All handlers 17yrs & under must wear a hard hat. Saddlers RC organisers strongly recommend hard hats are worn by all.
Colts & stallions to be bitted, handlers over 16yrs.
9.15am Competitors are invited to a free practice round with their horses under Warm Up the guidance of the ring steward. Support given where needed.
Class 9 - Novice Senior Handler. Quailifier for TSR, GMS, RL
For handlers 15 years and over on 01/01/19 not to have been placed first in previous years in any In Hand Class at any show. Support and advice given if needed. Please enter the class in the spirit it is intended. This class is kindly sponsored by Rushton Hair
Class 10 - In Hand Three Years and Under. Qualifier for TSR, GMS, RL
Open to horses and ponies born in or after 2016. Saddlers RC Rosette to the highest placed yearling. Foals must be a minimum of 4 weeks old on the day of the show.
Class 11 - In Hand Mare 4 Years and Over. Qualifier for TSR, GMS, RL
Born in or before 2015. Any height or breed. Annual trophy donated by Zoe Golding in memory of Riverdance.
Class 12 - In Hand Gelding 4 Years and Over. Qualifier for TSR, GMS, RL
Born in or before 2015. Any height or breed. Rosettes kindly sponsored by Kirsty Carter in memory of Wes Hawkins
Class 13 - In Hand Veteran Horse or Pony 15 Years & Over. Qualifier for TSR, 15+, GMS, RL
Born in or before 2004. Horses age must be displayed on the bridle. Saddlers RC rosette awarded to the highest placed veteran over 25 years. This class is kindly sponsored by Cool Covers. Annual trophy in memorial of Granby Desert Spice kindly donated by Vanessa Atkins and Donna Jillings.
Class 14 - In Hand Coloured, Spotted & Palomino. Qualifier for TSR, 15+, GMS, RL, (Eq - Piebald / Skewbald)
Any breed, height, age.
BSPA / EQUIFEST IN HAND PIEBALD / SKEWBALD Open in Hand Piebald / Skewbald stallion, mare, colt, filly or gelding, any age. The first three places will also qualify for the BSPA Championships. Subject to their show rules & conditions
Rosettes kindly sponsored by Stephanie Donnor in memory of Valentina Princess Patchwork.
Class 15 - In Hand Cobs, Traditional & Heavyweights. Qualifier for 15+, GMS, RL
To be shown according to type. This class is kindly sponsored by Equus Health.
Class 16 - In Hand Driving Type. Qualfier for TSR, 15+, GMS, RL
Open to horses and ponies any age. No vehicles permitted. Rosettes kindly sponsored by Mary Lane in memory of Margaret Lane
The following classes will not commence before 11.30am
Class 17 - Young Handler. Qualifier for TSR, GMS, RL
Handlers to be 14 years or under on 01/01/19. Hard hats must be secured at all times. No colts or stallions. Saddlers RC rosette to highest placed Mini Handler under the age of 9 years. Adult assistance allowed in the Mini section. This class is Kindly sponsored by Paddock Pony Parties, Lichfield.
Class 18 - In Hand Mountain and Moorland Small Breeds. Qualifier for Eq, TSR, 15+, GMS, RL
Ponies to be shown in a natural state. Open to pure bred Dartmoor, Exmoor, Welsh Sec A, Welsh Sec B and Shetland. Rosette to highest placed Shetland in each class. Qualifier for Spillers / Equifest M&M In Hand Championship. Saddlers RC dedicate these rosettes in memory of Roger Handy. End of year points awarded for Annual Shetland Trophy which is kindly donated by Mrs S Male at Nunswell Shetlands.
Class 19 - In Hand Mountain and Moorland Large Breeds. Qualifier for Eq, TSR, 15+, GMS, RL
Horses and ponies to be shown in natural state. Open to pure bred Welsh Sec C, Welsh Sec D, Fell, Dales, New Forest, Connemara and Highland. Qualifier for Spillers / Equifest M&M In Hand Championship This class is kindly sponsored by Maryann Turner in memory of Mary Cheshire.
Class 20 - In Hand Riding Club & Sports Horse or Pony Type. Qualifier for TSR, Eq, 15+, GMS, RL
Open to any horse or pony suitable for all riding club activities. Judged on suitability, manners & turnout. Qualifier for the O’Donnell family / Equifest In Hand Riding Ponies. In hand Riding Ponies, stallion, mare, colt, filly or gelding. Any age, not to exceed 153cms at maturity. Rosette awarded to the highest placed retrained racehorse by Natalie Vale in memory of Divertimento. This class is kindly sponsored by Rosette Displays.
Class 21 - In Hand Foreign Breeds and Part Breeds. Qualifier for TSR, 15+, RL, FBS, GMS
Open to any horse or pony that is non-indigenous to the British Isles, excludes Irish horses/ponies.
Class 22 - In Hand Arab / Part Arab / Anglo Arab. Qualifier for TSR, 15+, GMS, RL
End of year trophies kindly sponsored by Jelusevic Technical Services.
IN HAND CHAMPIONSHIP for First and Second Prize Winners
CHAMPIONSHIP held at the end of the ridden classes