HORSE SHOW GUIDELINES
For the protection from possible transmission of the COVID-19 virus, anyone who exhibits symptoms or has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last two weeks, cannot enter the competition grounds. Participants must assume responsibility for themselves and their staff. An infrared thermometer will be available on site to test anyone that does not feel well.
Entries are Limited to 400 per week and there will be partitions in the aisle between barns.
Social distancing should be observed at all times. This includes spectating, whether standing or sitting.
Face covering required. Mounted riders may ride and/or compete in the ring with or without the mask. The use of gloves is recommended.
Communication with the show office should be done electronically as much as possible.
Entries can be submitted at Horseshowsonline.com or scanned and emailed to Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. o Every person coming onto the show grounds must submit the NEW Waiver and Release form which is available on blueribbonshows.net. Electronic submission is preferred.
▪ You will be given a wrist band once the waiver is signed. You must have a wrist band in order to be allowed on the show grounds. o All entries must sign and submit a NEW Entry Agreement which is available on blueribbonshows.net. Electronic submission is preferred. o Text or email stall counts, shaving, hay & feed orders as well as RV needs.
We will be using the GSWEC app. (Search “Pin Oak” in the iTunes or Google Play stores.) Use this to keep apprised of ring schedules and other notifications.
The show grounds will have only one entrance/exit available with 24-hour security in order to monitor and control attendance. A security guard will be at the entrance checking IDs.
Trainers/participants need to provide complete information for people attending the show from your barn.
Attendance should be limited to essential persons only. Trainers, riders, grooms, owners, competition staff and ONE family member of a junior rider should be the only people on the show grounds.
NO chairs/seating areas allowed at the end of barn aisles. Only people affiliated with a barn should be in the barn aisle.
Trainers will be held responsible for their barns and ensuring that those affiliated with their barns adhere to the rules. Please discuss with everyone the importance of following these guidelines and using common sense regarding this situation.
Schooling prior to the start of the show:
Limit 5 horses/riders plus trainer/ground assistance in the rings at a time.
Each session will be monitored and last no longer than 10 minutes.
Schooling Area guidelines: (These guidelines may be adjusted/enforced by show management) o Limit 2 horses schooling per jump. o Limit 2 people on ground per jump.
▪ Disinfecting spray bottles will be made available at each jump. Participants are strongly encouraged to use them to spray the jumps before handling. The use of gloves is also recommended.
Each barn may only have 2 horse/riders in schooling area at any time. o Limit 2 additional horses flatting/warming up. Priority will be given to people next in order of go.
No loitering in the aisle way outside the schooling areas.
In-Gate guidelines: (These guidelines may be adjusted/enforced by show management) o Limit 1 horse/rider plus 2 additional people per horse at the in-gate. o Water bottles will be made available to exhibitors at each gate during the show. There will be no water coolers.
Under saddle classes will possibly be split depending upon the number of entries and the size of the arena. This decision will be made at the discretion of show management.
Ribbons and awards can be picked up in our designated award area.
Maximum 2 horses in each Wash Rack
Golf carts use should be limited to use outside for transportation to and from rings.
This will assist in keeping aisles free of congestion.
Please be conscientious to avoid congregating and socializing.
Hand sanitizers will be available in the barn and at each In-Gate.
Restrooms will be cleaned every hour.