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Club Rules

  • Unless otherwise specified, HWSC will follow the Michigan 4-H Horse & Pony project rules.
  • A negative Coggins test of the current year will be required to show at HWSC.
  • Rider’s age is as of January 1 of the current year.
  • Each horse/rider team may compete in only one division per show.
  • HWSC reserves the right to combine classes if there are fewer than five entries.
  • Pony height to be 56” and under.
  • Ribbons are given through 6th place.
  • SEI/ASTM helmets are strongly recommended for riders 18 and under.
  • Classes must be entered at least 2 classes prior to the start of the added class.
  • HWSC is PAC approved.
  • Jr. Horses are 5 years and under, Sr. Horses are 6 years and over.
  • Walk/Trot exhibitors are prohibited from entering any lope/canter classes.
  • Lead Line class is $4, and exhibitors must please enter, obtain a number, and sign a waiver.
  • Flying lead changes will not be required in Western Riding. Western Riding will alternately use AQHA/APHA/MIHA patterns 1 & 2. Copies will be available in the clubhouse.
  • The Longe Line class will follow NSBA rules, except no warm-up time is allowed. Lunge Line entries may show under saddle but are limited to the Walk/Trot classes.
  • High Point & Reserve High Point awards are given in every division and are calculated on a one horse/one rider basis.