Show Calendar
4-StateHorse Show Association

2013 Show Schedule
Logo March 30, April 20, May 25, June 22 September 14, October 12
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Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Show Starts at 9 a.m.
Valley Water Mill Park Equestrian Center
4007 N. Farm Road 171 Springfield, MO 65803
Halter Classes
1 All Breed Color ~ (Judged Only on Color at Walk)
2 Stock/Hunter Type ~ All Sexes
3 ASB Model ~ All Sexes **
4 Saddle/Pleasure Type Model ~ All Sexes **
5 Minature/Pony Breed ~ All Sexes
Showmanship Classes
6 Adult Amateur ~ All Type
7 Junior (Rule 21) ~ All Type
8 Adult Walk/Trot (Rule 10) ~ All Types
9 Junior (Rule 21 & 10) Walk/Trot ~ All Types
10 Leadline ~ 8 & Under
(Rule 12) ~ All Seats ~ All Types
Break - 15 Minutes
Huntseat Classes
11 Green as Grass ~ Walk/Trot
(Rule 17) ~ Open ~ All Breeds
12 Novice Horse Must Canter (Rule 15) ~ All Breeds
13 Stock/Hunter Types ~ AOTR (Rule 18)
14 ASB ~ AOTR (Rule 18)
15 OSB ~ AOTR (Rule 18)
16 Stock/Hunter Type ~ Open
17 ASB ~ Open **
18 Arabian ~ Open **
19 OSB ~ Open **
20 Stock/Hunter Type ~ Adult Amateur
21 ASB ~ Adult Amateur **
22 OSB ~ Adult Amateur **
23 Junior (Rule 21) ~ All Breeds **
 24 Adult Walk/Trot (Rule 10) ~ All Breeds
25 Junior Walk/Trot (Rule 21 & 10) ~ All Breeds
26 Equitation ~ Adult Amateur ~ All Breeds
27 Equitation ~ Junior (Rule 21) ~ All Breeds
28 Equitation ~ Adult Walk/Trot (Rule 10) ~ All Breeds
29 Equitation ~ Junior Walk/Trot (Rule 21 &10) ~
All Breeds
30 Fun Class ~ Open
Lunch Break - 30 minutes
31 Green as Grass ~ Walk/Trot
(Rule 17)~ Open ~Saddle/Pleasure
32 Novice Horse Must Canter (Rule 15) ~ Saddle/Pleasure
33 Country Pleasure ~ Open ~ Saddle/Pleasure **
34 Show Pleasure ~ Open ~ Saddle/Pleasure **
35 Arabian English Pleasure ~ Open **
36 ASB Country Pleasure ~ Adult Amateur **
37 OSB Country Pleasure ~ Adult Amateur **
38 ASB AOTR Country Pleasure (Rule 18) **
39 OSB AOTR Country Pleasure (Rule 18) **
40 Junior Country Pleasure
(Rule 21) ~ Saddle/Pleasure **
41 Adult Walk/Trot (Rule 10) ~ Saddle/Pleasure Types
42 Junior Walk/Trot
(Rule 21 & 10) ~ Saddle/Pleasure Type
43 OSB English/Show Pleasure ~ Adult Amateur **
44 ASB Show Pleasure ~ Adult Amateur **
45 ASB AOTR Show Pleasure (Rule 18) **
46 OSB AOTR Show Pleasure (Rule 18) **
47 Junior Show Pleasure (Rule 21) ~ Saddle/Pleasure **
48 Gaited Pleasure ~ Open ~ All Types (NO CANTER)
49 ASB 5 Gait ~ Open **
50 Equitation ~ Adult Amateur
Saddle/Pleasure Types **
51 Equitation ~ Junior
(Rule 21) ~ Saddle/Pleasure Types **
52 Equitation ~ Adult Walk/Trot
(Rule 10) ~ Saddle/Pleasure Types
53 Equitation ~ Junior Walk/Trot
(Rule 21 & 10)~Saddle/Pleasure Type
54 Arabian Costume (Hand Gallop Required) ~ Open **
 Break - 15 minutes
Western Pleasure Classes
55 Green as Grass ~ Walk/Trot
(Rule 17) ~ Open ~ All Breeds
56 Novice Horse Must Canter (Rule 15) ~ All Breeds
57 Stock/Hunter Types ~ AOTR (Rule 18) **
58 ASB ~ AOTR (Rule 18) **
59 OSB Type ~ AOTR (Rule 18) **
60 Stock/Hunter Types ~ Open
61 ASB ~ Open **
62 Arabian ~ Open **
63 OSB ~ Open **
64 Stock/Hunter Types ~ Adult Amateur
65 ASB ~ Adult Amateur **
66 OSB ~ Adult Amateur **
67 Junior (Rule 21) ~ All Breeds **
68 Adult Walk/Trot (Rule 10) ~ All Breeds
69 Junior Walk/Trot (Rule 21 & 10) ~ All Breeds
70 Horsemanship ~ Adult Amateur ~ All Breeds
71 Horsemanship ~ Junior (Rule 21 ) ~ All Breeds
72 Horsemanship ~ Adult Walk/Trot
(Rule 10) ~ All Breeds
73 Horsemanship ~ Junior Walk/Trot
(Rule 21 & 10)~ All Breed
Ranch Riding Classes
74 Ranch Horse Pleasure ~ Open (Rule 20) ~ All Breeds
75 Ranch Horse Pleasure ~ Junior (Rule 20 & 21) ~
All Breeds
Show Rules

1. In consideration of the acceptance of any entry, the owner and/or exhibitor hereby releases and agrees not to hold show management and/or 4-State Horse Show Association from any liabilities for damage or loss if any suffered or sustained by owner, exhibitor, or handler of such entries as a result of personal injury or property damage or theft occurring in connection with/or during these shows.

2. Rules of the AQHA/PtHA (American Quarter Horse Association) are to be followed for all stock horse classes unless specified. The AQHA/PtHA Handbook, unless amended, will be used for all 4 State Horse Shows in the stock horse classes. Along will the 4-State Horse Show Association Rules.

3. Rules of the USEF (United States Equine Federation) are to be followed for all saddle/pleasure classes in all 4 State Horse Shows. Along will the 4-State Horse Show Association Rules.

4. Horse Types: Hunter - Predominantly Thoroughbred, Warmblood, Draft breeding, conformation and type. Stock - Predominantly Quarter Horse breeding, conformation and type. Saddle - Predominantly Saddlebred, Hackney, Tennessee Walking Horse , Paso Fino, Foxtrotter breeding, conformation and type. Pleasure - Predominantly Arabian , Fresian, Morgan breeding, conformation and type.

5. Neat attire required, proper dress not required. In all classes long sleeve shirts and western hat or English riding helmet and boots. Safety helmets shall be deemed to be appropriate attire. Helmets are strongly encouraged for riders 18 & under.

6. Judges and Show Management reserves the right to split or combine any classes. Judges and Show Management reserves the right to remove any unmanageable animal or person from the show at any time at his/her discretion.

7. Entries must be made at least 3 classes in advance and all tabs will be required to have a signed blank check upon entry and if not filled out at end of show, this gives 4 State Horse Show Association express permission to complete check and deposit in the bank.

8. There will be a 2 minute gate call that will be enforced. Any tack changes must be made known to show management at least 3 classes in advance.

9. Patterns will be posted one hour before the start of the show.

10. Walk/Trot: Novice Rider- The RIDER may NOT have ever shown in a judged canter class. A snaffle bit is permitted (Rider must ride with two hands when using a snaffle bit).

11. Adult Amateur Classes- Rules according to USEF or AQHA.

12. Leadline riders cannot cross enter into any other classes.

13. Gaited horses entered into Saddle/Pleasure classes, will be judged at the favored gait when trot/jog called for.

14. Class 42 Gaited Pleasure the horse must do one of the following: Single Foot, Slow Gait, Rack, Running Walk, Paso Corto, Foxtrot when favored gait is called for. NO Cantering.

15. A Novice/Junior Horse in Classes cannot have won 3 first place ribbons in the same class the previous year with. If the horse qualifies at the first show of the year, it may show all year. Junior Horse is a horse of 5 years and younger.

16. Rider’s and Horses’ age will be calculated as of January 1st of the current year.

17. Green as Grass: Novice horse usually in the first year of showing and never entered a canter class. Walk/Trot only, cannot enter any canter classes

18. AOTS: AMATEUR OWNED, TRAINED & SHOWN (AOTS) CLASSES. Horses are not to have been professionally trained during the current competition year (riding and driving instruction excluded). In addition, horses are not to be presented, prepared, groomed or schooled with the aid of a professional before or during the competition. Horses may be stabled with a professional during the competition and hauled by a professional. Professional help for situations relevant to safety is permitted. The horse cannot have been with a trainer from the start of the competition year. The entire competition year is defined as January 1 to December 30. Instruction is considered a lesson on the horse because the horse is not being trained, only you are receiving the training, the riding and driving instruction can be performed on any horse including the horse on which you will compete. The trainer can not school the horse by any method (i.e. ride, drive, lounge, long-line, etc…).

19. Stallions may only be shown in halter classes and open. Handler/Rider must be 18 years of age.

20. RANCH HORSE PLEASURE. The purpose of Ranch Horse Pleasure horse should reflect the versatility, attitude, and movement of a working horse. The horse's performance should simulate a horse riding outside the confines of an arena and that of a working ranch horse. This class should show the horse's ability to work at a forward, working speed while under control by the rider. Light contact should be rewarded and horse shall not be shown on a full drape of reins. The overall manners and responsiveness of the horse while performing the maneuver requirements, and the horse's quality of movement are the primary considerations. SHW416.1 Offered as an all age class for open, amateur and youth and for horses three years of age or older. SHW416.2 No horse may cross enter, i.e. a junior/senior western pleasure horse shown at a show is not eligible to show in the ranch pleasure at the same show; a youth western pleasure horse shown at a show is not eligible to show in the ranch pleasure at the same show.
Class Entry Information

** Indicate that the class pointed with the MHSA.

OSB stands for Other Saddle/Pleasure Breed

Junior Rider is 18 years old and younger

Negative Coggins must be presented at every show before entering in classes.

Office Fee: $10 for each Horse

Entry Fees: $8 per class or $45 for six classes and $5 per class there after per each rider/horse combination.

Exhibtion Entry Fee: $4 per class (turn back # upside down)

Annual High-Point Nomination Fee: $10 .00

Annual Membership Fees: $25 Individual or $30 Family

More Info: 417-669-4393 ~ 417-669-5837
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Requirements for year-End Awards

A. Must be a 4 State Member that has paid the nomination fee which is based on one horse/one rider combination for each division nominated.

B. Points will be counted from the first day you join and nomination fee is paid.

C. Halter Points follow the horse not the handler.

D. Exhibitor must show at a minimum of 4 show dates and in the same classes for each age division nominated to qualify for Year-End/High Point Awards.

E. Each exhibitor/their alternant (Family member, Friend, someone from there barn ect. ) must work the minimum of 4 divisions, “Setting Up, Handing out ribbons, working gate or Helping at the sign up table ect. counts as one division”, during the current show year.