West Niagara Equine Schooling Series

A *new* event for the West Niagara Fairgrounds, which can be found at our outdoor riding ring on three Sundays this summer!  

Note:  Due to COVID-19 -  June 7th event is Cancelled.  At this time July 5th and Aug 9th are still planned.

Picture of two horses getting ready to be schooled

June 7th - Cancelled

July 5th - Cancelled

August 9th 

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a horse being schooled around a ring

lead line, walk trot, novice/green 2ft hunter, 2'3 hunter,

2'6 hunter, hack division, .75 jumpers

Entry fees - $15.00 per class

For more detailed information please Email Renate McGillivray

Spectators are encouraged to come out, support and cheer on their favourites!

(For those of you curious, this is also a great opportunity to come, watch and learn) 

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

This event is a fundraiser to improvement of the riding facility.

What is a Schooling Show?
A schooling show is one where the competition is geared towards inexperienced or rusty riders and horses in preparation for more serious showing. These competitions are also referred to as training, preparation or practice shows. The rules might be less strict. Jumps might be lower, dressage tests might be simpler, and riders may attend with the goal being for the experience and not the actual competition.
A typical schooling show is one day long. In contrast, most recognized shows tend to be two or more days, so these shows are a bit easier on time commitment. A recognized show is also more expensive, so Schooling shows are a great way to prepare and gain the experience for more expensive and serious competitions.

Schooling tack and clothing tends to be more colorful, less regulated and less traditional than show clothing. Bright colors and patterns can be worn for everyday schooling, rather than the more formal attire and tack worn at a horse show. Schooling helmets come in a variety of patterns and styles. Half-chaps and jodhpur boots may be worn rather than tall boots.

Finally, Schooling show are a great time to have fun and enjoy time with your horse.

+ ES Glossary of Horse Terminolgy

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