Horse Shows and Event Opportunities with Partridge Horse Hill
At Partridge Horse Hill we encourage and support you to have fun with your horse and participate in special events so you can:
- challenge yourself
- set goals
- expose you and your horse to new things
- try something new
There are different types of experiences
- In House Shows – shows hosted at Partridge Horse Hill are the most cost effective because there is no trailering. These are both hunter and obstacles/fun classes.
- Offsite Shows – shows hosted at other facilities. These shows usually cost more because we need to transport the horses to the show.
- Offsite Schooling experiences – these are practice experiences at other facilities. These are usually cheaper than shows, and are a great opportunity to pretend you are at a show and see how it feels to ride your horse somewhere else.
- Harmony Horsemanship Student Assessments – testing for your student levels (which are posted in the arena), which is a step towards becoming an instructor, gives you a certificate and student level gift to acknowledge your progress. You are not judged against other riders, instead are trying to achieve 80% on your own test.
- Summer Camp Teen Week – there is a teen week that will have some lessons with Lindsey and is geared to students that already have experience riding at PHH.
- Workshops – hosted at Partridge Horse Hill that focus on different specialty topics. These go into more depth on a particular topic than a regular lesson because they are typically much longer than a regular lesson. They are a very cost effective way to learn a lot.
- Christmas Concert – This is in December with our Christmas market. It is free to current students to prepare a musical routine with their coach and perform at the concert.
- Christmas Parade – In Pontypool, we dress up the horses with lights and trail ride through the town as part of the Christmas Parade.
- Trail Rides – these are only available to students that are a HH Student Level 2 or higher and are independent for handling their own horse for mounting, dismounting, leading, and can halt from canter.
- All of the dates we post to our events page.
Some things you need to know:
- Offsite site shows have different classes, divisions, and costs than PHH shows so please read the host facility entry form for more details.
- Are you ready to show offsite? Our PHH in house shows are geared towards beginners, casual and new competitors. The offsite shows at New Beginnings typically are more experienced and show with more accuracy. For example, placing riders at New Beginnings in the cross rails likely have consistent pace, go into corners, and correct leads/posting diagonals. Whereas at PHH our placing riders usually have less experience and you may place even if you cut corners, accidentally break stride, or miss a posting diagonal.
- Offsite schooling, Trail rides, and other opportunities may be added to the calendar as availability is confirmed. We will update the website and monthly newsletter as they occur.
- Franny is the lead Horse Show Team Coach for both onsite and offsite shows – Franny is a multiple time international champion and has achieved high levels in both jumping and obstacles including a top 10 finish in Show Jumping and Champion in Trail at the Thoroughbred Makeover in Kentucky and most recently Champion of the Versatility Competition in Massachusetts this past fall. Additional PHH coaches may support at the shows depending on numbers and availability.
- Lindsey plans to be helping at all of the PHH onsite shows and some of the offsite shows. There may be some exceptions to lead coaches at the shows (for example if Franny becomes unavailable).
- Horse Transport to offsite events will be provided by Lindsey and Franny.
- Anyone wishing to show is encouraged to register for the Horse Show Practice Workshop with Franny who is the Show Team Coach for PHH.
Who Rides Who?
- To help things be fair and predictable the order of priority horse choosing is to the 1) First Part Boarder, 2) 2nd Part Boarder, and 3) then to the student that applies first and is meeting the skill level for what is available.
- Onsite shows at PHH can have a horse be ridden in a max of approx 4 divisions (this depends on what division because the Leadline division for example is not very hard work and easy to add compared to 2’3” is very hard work and the horse can only do that once in a day). At our onsite shows, there can be 2 riders on the same horse in the same division. For example Sally and Maggie can both ride Asha in the walk/trot division. If you aren’t sure about horse availability, please email us to confirm.
- At offsite shows, horses can be ridden by 1 rider in 1 division. For example Sally can ride Asha in walk/trot but Maggie would need to ride a different division such as cross rails.
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