The Open Ring starts at 8:00AM, and the Hunter Ring at 10:00AM. If you ARE showing in both rings, be sure to communicate with the gate-keepers so we know where you are and hold a gate when needs be.
Equitation classes - unless specified as walk/trot or jog only, will include a lope or canter.
Points and Year-End Awards
If you are riding for year-end awards, you do not begin to accumulate points UNTIL you become a member. If you plan on showing with us even a few times, you probably want to become a member to begin to rack up those points! We do not go back and count points for shows prior to becoming a member, but we WILL count points for the day you sign up. See our membership page for annual fees.
Early Entry and Early Entry Discount
All early entries, and the attendant discount, will be done using the on-line form. There are still forms at the show office to sign up day-of, but early entries need to come in by the on-line form. Please do not send money; bring it with you on show day. It is just simpler that way
Early Entry: $10.00 per class / Day of Show: $15.00
To qualify for Champion or Reserve Champion, you must show in all classes in your division, and there must be three or more riders in the classes. Championship and Reserves will awarded in the following Divisions:
OPEN RING Open English Walk/Trot Beginner English Walk/Trot Youth English Walk/Trot Adult English Walk/Trot Open English Youth English Adult English Gaited Horse Open Western Walk/Jog Beginner Western Walk/Jog Youth Western Walk/Jog Adult Western Walk/Jog Open Western Youth Western Adult Western
HUNTER RING Walk/Trot Walk/Trot/Canter Walk/Trot over Poles Crossrails Hunter O/F 18" Crossrails Equitation 18" Short/Long Stirrup O/F 2' Schooling Hunter O/F 2"
LAW Services of SC, owned by Lori Wharton, has stepped up to sponsor the Hunter Ring this year. Be sure to thank Lori when you see her!
TallPines Horse Show Circuit Show Dates, 2013
February 23 Now on March 2
October 19 (Halloween Costume Class)
November 9 (Spot Me in a Crowd Ride-A-Buck Fundraiser class at lunch)
The November show is double pointed, so don't miss it!
At the November show only
"Spot Me In a Crowd"
Memorial Ride-A-Buck Class
We have become a large horse show family, blessed with so many wonderful horses on our show grounds. We get accustomed to seeing familiar faces and hearing familiar names over the loudspeakers as our horse/rider teams work hard and win ribbons. With any large group of horses, time takes our old dear friends. We lost a number this summer - different stables, varied reasons. All heartbreaking. Every horse is special, loved and so missed when they leave us. It's hard to believe something so big, powerful and full of life can be gone so quickly. Our "privately owned" horses leave a terrible hole in their family's heart. But the school horses, and especially the therapeutic school horses, leave a vacancy seemingly impossible to fill. Their kindness, patience, and tolerance of our lack of skill defies understanding. There is a very, very special place for them in heaven.
"Spot Me In A Crowd" was one such horse. He was a star at Pattison's Academy for Comprehensive Education. The Academy's sole mission is to improve the quality of life for children with multiple disabilities by providing a comprehensive education program that integrates educational curricula with functional rehabilitation instruction to maximize the potential and well being of the child and to ensure family inclusion.
One form of functional rehabilitation is therapy on horseback. "Spot me in a Crowd", an 20 year old Leopard Appaloosa from Enchanted Acres in Givhans, was one of these exceptional therapy equines that touched many of the young lives at Pattison's Academy. On October 4, 2010, "Spot" passed away due to intestinal difficulties leaving behind his special friends at Pattison's and his loving best friend and owner, Emily Herrick.
Annually beginning 2010 at the November show, we hold a special, fun class in memory of "Spot" to benefit Pattison's Academy. The winner will be entrusted for a year with a beautiful traveling trophy, and will receive 40% of the monies collected, as well as a beautiful sash ribbon to commemorate the the occasion.
Description: This is an Open class consisting of Walk-Trot-Canter. Riders can be Western or English. This is a bareback class, as in no saddles or bareback pads permitted.
Of the monies collected, 10% will go toward the ribbon for next year, 40% will go to the winner, and 50% will go to Pattison's Academy. In addition to the trophy and the money, the winner will also receive a beautiful commemorative sash ribbon.
When the entries get too numerous to hold just one class, it will be divided into a youth and an adult division. The winner from the youth division and the winner from the adult division will then have a ride-off. The winner of the ride-off will win the trophy.
Entry fee for this class is a $15. However, any and all donation amounts will be accepted. A slip of paper will be placed under the riders thigh. It CANNOT be taped, glued, or attached in any way to the rider or the rider's clothing. After the paper falls, the rider is out, and the rider/horse team is excused to the center of the arena until a winner is determined. The last rider/horse team remaining with a paper still under the rider's thigh, after walk-trot-canter-halt-back in both directions, wins. That rider's name and year will be engraved on the traveling trophy and will be awarded during the Tall Pines year-end awards ceremony. The trophy must be returned the next year on or before the November show.