Frederick County Fair Open Horse Show Print E-mail

Frederick County Fair Open Horse Show 

Hosted by the Golden Horseshoe 4-H Club 

Located  at Frederick County Fairgrounds

Winchester, VA

Saturday July 21, 2018

Youth show all day for $45; Adults for $50 (per horse/rider combination)

Or $10 per class for youth; $12 for adults

Classes start promptly at 9:00 a.m.

rain or shine 


Jackpot classes $15.00 (not included in the all day fees)

For More Information:

Rose (540) 877-4935

Faye (540) 533-7029


CLASSES start promptly at 9:00 a.m.

1. Hunter Showmanship - Beginner

2. Hunter Showmanship – Junior

3. Hunter Showmanship – Senior

4. Hunter Showmanship - Open

5. Gaited Showmanship - Open

6. Exceptional Rider Showmanship

7. Western Showmanship - Beginner

8. Western Showmanship – Junior

9. Western Showmanship – Senior

10. Western Showmanship - Open

11. Leadline Equitation- Ages 8-under

12. Exceptional Rider

10 Minute Warm Up

13.Hunter Under Saddle - Beginner (Walk/Trot)

14. Hunter Under Saddle – Junior (Walk/Trot/Canter)

15.  Hunter Under Saddle – Senior (Walk/Trot/Canter)

16.  Hunter Under Saddle – Open (Walk/Trot/Canter)

17.. Hunt Seat Equitation – Beginner (Walk/Trot)

18. Hunt Seat Equitation – Junior (Walk/Trot/Canter)

19.  Hunt Seat Equitation – Senior (Walk/Trot/Canter)

20.  Hunt Seat Equitation – Open (Walk/Trot/Canter)

10 Minute Break

21. Gaited Pleasure Gait- Open

22. Gaited Equitation -Open

23. Go As You Please Jackpot- Open  (All Riders, show attire excused)

10 Minute Break

24. Western Pleasure - Beginner (Walk, Jog)

25. Western Pleasure – Junior (Walk/Jog/Lope)

26.  Western Pleasure – Senior (Walk/Jog/Lope)

27.  Western Pleasure – Open (Walk/Jog/Lope)

28. Western Horsemanship – Beginner (Walk, Jog)

29. Western Horsemanship – Junior (Walk/Jog/Lope)

30.  Western Horsemanship – Senior (Walk/Jog/Lope)

31.  Western Horsemanship – Open (Walk/Jog/Lope)

32.  Working Western – Open

33.  Western/Hunter Command – Open (show attire excused)

34.  Cloverleaf Barrel Race – Open

35. Barrel Race- Open Jack Pot

36. Flag Race– Open

37. Pole Bending – Open

38. Catalog Race

39. Trail Class- Open

Trail Class will be judged immediately following Showmanship and will close by 2pm

Jackpot Pay Out- 60% of entry fees paid out as

1st 40% 2nd 30% 3rd 20% 4th 10%   (Must have at least 6 entries)

High Point Winners will be awarded for the following Divisions:

Western (Beginner, Jr., Sr. Open ): High Point Winner

Hunter (Beginner, Jr., Sr., Open): High Point Winner

Gaited ( Open): High Point Winner)

Gymkhana (Open) : High Point Winner

**To pre-register for the show, email form to Rose McDonald   at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or mail to: Golden Horseshoe 4-H Club, Attn: Rose McDonald,  1085 Collinsville Road Cross Junction, VA 22625


To be a show sponsor Contact Rose:

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Food Concessions on grounds all day!


1.       Current Negative Coggins (within 12 months) must be presented upon entering the show grounds.

2.       Protective headgear must be worn when mounted.

3.       Appropriate tack and attire are requested in all classes.

4.       The judge’s decision is final.

5.       NO DOGS ALLOWED!  (for everyone’s safety)

6.       This is an Open Horse Show. Everyone is Welcome!

7.       Each participant must sign an equine waiver form.

8.       The show committee reserves the right to refuse any entry or to combine, change, divide and/or cancel any classes    .

9.       Classes will be judged according to the State 4-H Horse Show Rulebook.

10.     The Virginia Cooperative Extension Office,  Golden Horseshoe  4-H Club and the Frederick  County Fairgrounds will not be held responsible for injuries to horses, riders or spectators or for damage or theft of property.

11.      Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, national origin, disability, or political affiliation.  If you are a person with a disability and require auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations for this event, please discuss your needs with VCE at (540) 665-5699 two weeks prior to the event.

12.     A two-minute gate call will be enforced.

13.     Good sportsmanship and horsemanship will be enforced.

14.     No alcoholic beverages permitted.

15.     Ribbons to 6th place.

16.     The following definitions will apply:

Leadline:         8 years or under  as of 9/30/2017

Beginner:        Showing in first or second show

Junior:            9 – 13 years as of 9/30/2017

Senior:           14 – 19 years as of 9/30/2017

Open:             All Ages

DIRECTIONS To get to the Frederick County Fairgrounds in Winchester, VA, just take I-81 to Exit 317 (Stephenson), go North onto U.S. Route 11 (Martinsburg Pike), and drive for about 2.7 miles. The fairgrounds are on the left.  


Western (Beginner, Junior, Senior, Open):  Show High Point Winner (includes all western Showmanship, Pleasure and Horsemanship)

Hunter (Beginner, Junior, Senior, Open):  Show High Point Winner (includes Showmanship,  under saddle, and equitation)

Gaited (Open): Show High Point Winner (includes Showmanship, Pleasure Gait and Equitation)

Gymkanna ( Open): Show High Point Winner (includes barrels, poles and flags)