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 by clicking on the appropriate link.

 

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)

 

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 

First round qualifier for the Veteran Horse Society Supreme Final:
VETERAN HORSE OF THE YEAR
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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.

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 

Second round qualifier for the Veteran Horse Society Supreme Final:
VETERAN HORSE OF THE YEAR
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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.

Direct qualifier for the Veteran Horse Society Supreme Final:
VETERAN HORSE OF THE YEAR
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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.