In light of our shows being abruptly cancelled the RPSBS Ltd is proud to introduce to you the ‘Astral Park’ 2020 RPSBS Ltd National Online Foal Show open to registered Riding Pony Foals.
This competition is meant to be fun and all members are encouraged to enter. The online show will be judged on a video filmed according to our criteria to ensure your foal is given the best opportunity to be judged.

Results / Photos will be published on the website and in the 2020 RPSBS Ltd Annual.

Please send any enquiries to publicity@rpsbs.com.au

Entry

$10.00 for first class
$5.00 for subsequent classes per a foal

Show Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors:

Astral Park
DQ Saddlery
RPSPS Ltd Vic Committee

If you are interested in supporting our online show, please email publicity@rpsbs.com.au

Judges

Dianne Nicholson (UK)

I have been involved in breeding animals since birth – initially dogs and cattle but since 1988 solely horses. I have bred under the prefix Dibynn – initially in South Africa and now in the United Kingdom.

My main interest is Riding ponies and Hacks – but all of my ponies have been part Bred Welsh with many having Arab blood as well. My Hacks have been OTT Thoroughbreds.

I have produced in Hand, Ridden and Private Drive supreme Champions in South Africa, and have been  fortunate to continue this success against mainly professionals in the United Kingdom.

I was on the National Welsh and Showing panels in South Africa and have  started judging in the United Kingdom on a few of the many panels.

Annabelle Hampton (NZ)

I live near a small village called Cave in South Canterbury, New Zealand. We live on a sheep and beef farm called Belmont Station. We have Stud Suffolk, Charollais and South Suffolk Sheep and 2 children who have now left school and on their next adventures.

I have been involved with Riding Ponies and Showing all my life. My Grandparents and Mother bred and Exhibited ponies and were Foundation Members of the NZ Riding Pony Society when it was established. I rode and exhibited ponies successfully all through my childhood, many being progeny of my mother’s ponies. I then attended University and continued following my passion for Riding Ponies by breeding and exhibiting and my daughter competed in Lead Rein and First Ridden.

I started judging soon after I left school through the RAS and through Young Farmers competitions and have judged Horses, Sheep and Boer Goats around New Zealand.

I have been heavily involved with the NZ Riding Pony Society, being Newsletter Editor for several years, Registration Officer for 14 years and am now a Councillor. I am also heavily involved with our local Agricultural Show in the Equestrian section.

annabelle

Entry Terms and Conditions

Read this carefully before asking questions.

Timing

  • Entries close 5pm 5th June 2020
  • Results will be announced on 22nd June 2020 on the RPSBS Website.

Entry Conditions

  • Owner must be a RPSBS Ltd financial member.
  • Foal must be Riding Pony foal registered.
  • Only open to riding foals born after 1/08/2019.
  • RPSBS Showing rules apply: https://www.rpsbs.com.au/showing-info/showing-rules/
  • You can only enter Show Hunter or Show Pony, not both.

Prizes

  • Emailed Certificates for 1st-3rd placings, champion & reserve.
  • Supreme mailed Rosettes + prizes where applicable, see the schedule.

How to enter

  • Film your foal according to our guidelines.
  • Take a single profile photo according to our guidelines.
  • Fill out the online form with payment and submit your video and photo.
  • Your video will be assessed to ensure it meets our criteria. If the video and photo do not, you will be asked to resupply your video and photo.

Foal Presentation

NO BODY CLIPPING

  • Foal may be trimmed and tidied, neck may be clipped out, but strictly no body clipping.
  • Foals should be presented clean and tidy.
  • Foals must be plaited as per RPSBS Showing rules.
  • Present as you would for a show, i.e leather halter with browband for show classes, and plain browband or leather halter for show hunter.
  • Performance Pony should be presented in a leather halter like a show hunter.
  • Handler attire should be neat and tidy, as not to distract from the pony.  If the pony is dark, wear light pants, if the pony is light, wear dark pants to give the judge the best chance of seeing the pony’s movement.

Video Guidelines

  • Watch our video here BEFORE filming your foal, on how to film and present your foal’s work out.
  • Film your foal doing the standard riding pony led workout, in a shorted format, max 2 mins per a video. https://www.rpsbs.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/rpsps-led-pony-workout.pdf
  • Film from the judge’s perspective, present to the judge, film the stand up, and around the pony showing front and back legs. Then continue to do the workout, ensuring you film the pony front on walking out and trotting straight back.
  • Video must be one complete video, NO EDITING, NO CROPPING, NO CUTTING, permitted.

Photo Guidelines

  • Provide an UNEDITED current side profile photo of your foal from the video session.
  • Photo must either be a high resolution camera photo, or phone photo (make sure you set your phone to use the highest available resolution)
  • This photo is not judged, and used for results presentation, and in the 2020 RPSBS Annual.

Judging

  • The Judges will be provided the videos in class lots. They will not receive any information on the entries, no names, breeding etc.
  • Your video will be judged based on the breed standard for each class.
  • Each class will be judges by BOTH judges.
  • The Judges will place the ponies in order from 1-10. The scores will be totalled between the judges to give the final three placings.
  • The Judges decision is final.

Image: This image is not judged, however must be from your video session. This photo will be published in the results and annual. It must be a full body profile shot.

Video: This video is a guide on what to include in your filmed workout. Remember if your foal misbehaves you can film it again until you are happy with the video. The video must be one contiunous film, no cropping or editing.

Schedule

Riding Pony Show Pony Foal

  1. Show Pony Filly to mature ne 12.2hh
  2. Show Pony Filly to mature o 12.2hh, ne 13.2hh
  3. Show Pony Filly to mature o 13.2hh, ne 14.2hh

Champion & Reserve Riding Pony Show Pony Foal

  1. Show Pony Colt/Gelding to mature ne 12.2hh
  2. Show Pony Colt/Gelding to mature o 12.2hh, ne 13.2hh
  3. Show Pony Colt/Gelding to mature o 13.2hh, ne 14.2hh

Champion & Reserve Riding Pony Show Pony Colt/Gelding

Supreme Champion Riding Pony Show Pony  Foal
Sponsored by DQ Saddlery (Show Foal Halter)
Supreme Rosette sponsored by RPSBS Ltd Vic Committee

Riding Pony Show Hunter Foal

  1. Show Hunter Pony Filly to mature ne 12.2hh
  2. Show Hunter Pony Filly to mature o 12.2hh, ne 13.2hh
  3. Show Hunter Pony Filly to mature o 13.2hh, ne 14.2hh

Champion & Reserve Riding Pony Show Hunter Filly

  1. Show Hunter Pony Colt/Gelding to mature ne 12.2hh
  2. Show Hunter Pony Colt/Gelding to mature o 12.2hh, ne 13.2hh
  3. Show Hunter Pony Colt/Gelding to mature o 13.2hh, ne 14.2hh

Champion & Reserve Riding Pony Show Hunter Pony Colt/Gelding

Supreme Champion Show Hunter Riding Pony Foal 
Supreme Rosette sponsored by RPSBS Ltd Vic Committee
Clock Plaque sponsored by Astral Park

RPSBS Show Hack & Hunter Hack Foal

13. RPSBS Show Hack Filly to mature over 14.2hh
14. RPSBS Show Hack Colt/Gelding to mature over 14.2hh

Champion & Reserve RPSBS Show Hack

15. RPSBS Show Hunter Hack Filly to mature over 14.2hh
16. RPSBS Show Hunter Hack Colt/Gelding to mature over 14.2hh

Champion & Reserve RPSBS Show Hunter Hack   

Supreme RPSBS Show Hack/Show Hunter
Supreme Rosette sponsored by RPSBS Ltd Vic Committee
Clock Plaque sponsored by Astral Park

Performance Riding Pony

A performance pony is a foal with conformation and movement that would be suitable for dressage show jumping or eventing. Only open to ponies to mature under 14.2hh

17. Performance Pony Filly
18. Performance Pony Colt
19. Performance Pony Gelding

Champion & Reserve Performance Pony

Coloured Riding Pony Foal

20. Coloured Riding Pony Filly
21. Coloured Riding Pony Colt
22. Coloured Riding Pony Gelding

Champion & Reserve Coloured foal

Dual Registered Riding Pony

Pony must be eligible to be registered with another society. i.e welsh, arabian, pinto, etc)

23. Dual Registered Filly
24. Dual Registered Gelding
25. Dual Registered Colt

Champion & Reserve Dual Registered Foal

Amateur Owner / Home Produced

Foal is owned by a non-professional, has not been stabled, trained or handled by a professional within the last 6 months. Owner is to present the foal in the video.

26. Amateur Owner / Home Produced Show Pony Filly
27. Amateur Owner / Home Produced Show Pony Gelding / Colt
28. Amateur Owner / Home Produced Show Hunter Gelding / Colt
29. Amateur Owner / Home Produced Show Hunter Filly

Champion & Reserve Amateur Owner Riding Pony Foal

30. Amateur Owner / Home Produced RPSBS Show Hack Filly to mature over 14.2hh
31.  Amateur Owner / Home Produced RPSBS Show Hack Colt/Gelding to mature over 14.2hh
32. Amateur Owner / Home Produced RPSBS Show Hunter Hack Filly to mature over 14.2hh
33. Amateur Owner / Home Produced RPSBS Show Hunter Hack Colt/Gelding to mature over 14.2hh

 Champion & Reserve Amateur Owner RPSBS Show / Show Hunter Hack