Showing

A guide to showing your veteran.

 

The Veteran Horse Society hosts showing classes throughout the UK at a variety of shows; From Riding Club Shows to Royal County Shows.

The Society works tirelessly to bring VHS Members as many opportunities to compete their horse, as possible.

You can find your local Shows by date on the Area, Regional, Direct, Open tabs.

The Route for showing is:

Qualifying route -2016-2017

 

Shows are constantly being added as more Showing Organisers, choose Veteran Horse Society.

The Classes to qualify  consist of:

Pre-Veteran (15-19) In hand and Ridden

Veteran (20-24) In hand and Ridden

Diamond (25years Plus) In hand and Ridden

Mountain and Moorland (Direct & Regional Finals)

 

Open Class-Open to Professional and Non professional Riders, (Horses up to and including 30 years)

 

Qualification System

You can qualify at an area show without being a member.

To enter a Regional (2nd round) you MUST become a member before entering.

 

Below is the new format for the 2017 showing series for

ENGLAND & WALES

Veteran Horse Society – Area QUALIFIER 2017.

First round qualifier for the Veteran Horse Society Supreme Final:
VETERAN HORSE OF THE YEAR 2017
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Open to members and non-members. All competitors and grooms must adhere to VHS Rules in all circumstances. Failure to do so may result in immediate disqualification.

Qualifying From an Area Show to a Regional Final

VHS Regional Final qualification. All competitors placed 1st to 4th in each age category, in an area qualifier, will qualify for the corresponding class at VHS Regional Finals. Members will present their Show Card to the Judge for signing, whilst non-members will receive a red card which can then be exchanged for a verified 2017 Show Card on receipt of their Membership application. Regional Finals are open to members only.

Mountain & Moorland Classes.  Qualification from this class will qualify to a Regional Final corresponding with their age.  There is no Regional Class for Mountain & Moorland.  However, the highest placed Mountain & Moorland in each Age Category at a Regional Final gets a ticket to the Supreme Mountain and Moorland Final.

All competitors are eligible to enter open classes at the National Veteran Open Championships. No qualification or membership necessary. See VHS website for schedule.

 

 

 

REGIONAL FINAL 2017

Second round qualifier for the Veteran Horse Society Supreme Final:
VETERAN HORSE OF THE YEAR 2017
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All competitors and grooms must adhere to VHS Rules in all circumstances. Failure to do so may result in immediate disqualification. Only fully qualified Members holding a verified or Signed Showing Card for the current year and current VHS membership card and may enter. All cards must be carried in the ring and produced on request – no exceptions will be made.

VHS Supreme Final qualification. Competitors placed 1st and 2nd in each age class will qualify for the corresponding class at the VHS Supreme Final, to be held in September 2017 at the National Veteran Open Championships, at Arena UK. Lincolnshire.
If the competitor has already qualified or does not wish to attend, they must refuse the qualification card and pass it down the line on the day. Entries for the VHS Supreme Final must made within 21 days of qualification date. Late entries are no longer permitted.

VHS M&M Supreme Final qualification. The highest 1st & 2nd placed M&M in each age class will receive a yellow qualification card allowing them to enter the VHS M&M Supreme Final at the National Veteran Open Championships.

Veteran Horse Society – DIRECT QUALIFIER 2017.

Direct qualifier for the Veteran Horse Society Supreme Final:
VETERAN HORSE OF THE YEAR 2017
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Open to Full members and Day membership only. Day membership must be purchased from VHS head office in advance of the show, at a cost of £15. A day membership card and age badge will be provided. All competitors and grooms must adhere to VHS Rules in all circumstances. Failure to do so may result in immediate disqualification.
Full Members and Day members must carry their current VHS membership card and show registration card or Day Membership in the ring and produce these on request – no exceptions will be made.

1st & 2nd Place to qualify to the Supreme VHS Final

3rd & 4th Place to qualify for the Regional Finals

VHS Supreme Final qualification. Competitors placed 1st and 2nd in each class will qualify for the corresponding class at the VHS Supreme Final, to be held in September 2017 at the National Veteran Open Championships, Arena UK. Lincolnshire.
If the competitor has already qualified or does not wish to attend, they must refuse the qualification and pass it down the line on the day. Entries for the VHS Supreme Final must made within 21 days of qualification date. Day members must become full VHS members in order to enter the Supreme Final.

VHS Regional Final qualification. All competitors placed 3rd and 4th in each age class will qualify for the corresponding class at VHS Regional Finals. Members will ask the Judge to sign their Show Card.  Day Members will ask the Judge to sign their Day Membership Card. Regional Finals are open to full members only.  Day Members to apply for full Membership before entering a Regional Final.

VHS M&M Supreme Final qualification. The highest 1st & 2nd placed M&M in each age class will receive a yellow qualification card allowing them to enter the VHS M&M Supreme Final at the National Veteran Open Championships.

 

Veteran Horse Society – OPEN VETERAN QUALIFER 2017.

Direct qualifier for the Veteran Horse Society Supreme Final:
VETERAN HORSE OF THE YEAR 2017
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to be held at the National Open Veteran Championships 2017
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Open to horses aged 15-30 years – Ridden

Open to both members and non-members purchasing. Age badges to worn and maybe purchased at VHS head office. All competitors and grooms must adhere to VHS Rules in all circumstances. Failure to do so may result in immediate disqualification.

Members must carry their current VHS membership card and show registration card in the ring and produce these on request – no exceptions will be made. Non-Members will be given a Red Non-Members Card and must send this with their full Membership to enter the Open Supreme Final.

This class is open to both professionals and amateurs.

VHS Open Class Final qualification. Competitors placed 1st and 2nd will qualify for the VHS Open Class Final, to be held at the National Veteran Open Championships, Arena UK in September .

If the competitor has already qualified or does not wish to attend, they must refuse the qualification card and pass it down the line on the day. Entries for the VHS Open Class Final must made within 21 days of qualification date.

All non-professional competitors are eligible to enter a wide range of classes at the National Veteran Open Championships held in September of each year.  2017 Arena UK. No qualification or membership necessary. See VHS website for schedule.