New Classes for 2016

SSRC is pleased to announce the following new classes for 2016:

Leadline – riders under 8 may compete in leadline classes provided that they are accompanied by an adult handler holding a leadline attached to the horse’s bridle or a halter with a bridle. Riders must hold the reins. English or western tack and attire are permitted – helmets must be worn. Pommel/safety straps, neck straps, safety vests and safety stirrups are permitted. Competitors will show at a walk only, both directions of the ring. Competiors will be judged on the rider’s seat, posture, hand and leg position, the turnout of the horse and rider and basic horsemanship. Competitors may be asked basic questions about their horse or equitation.

Pleasure Driving – Youth Reinsmanship – open to all competitors 18 years of age and under. Exhibitors 13 years and younger must be accompanied at all times by an adult horseman who is capable of rendering assistance if required. Individual competitors may share and horse and cart, as judging is on the ability of the drier to show the horse as a suitable pleasure driving horse. To be judged primarily on the handling of the reins and whip, control posture and overall impression of the driver, as well as condition of harness and vehicle and neatness of attire. Drivers and grooms must wear properly fitted, approved headgear with the safety harness correction fitted at all times while in the vehicle. The class will follow on of the following formats: (a) Rail work – drivers will be asked to drive both directions of the ring at walk, working trot/pace and slow trot/pace. Must halt and stand readily. May be asked to rein back. No more than 3 entries will work in the ring at one time OR (b) Driven Test – drivers will be asked to perform an individual driving patter which may include any or all of the following: walk, slow trot/pace, working trot/pace, halt, rein back. Pattern may include work on the rail, circles, half-circles, figure-eights, crossing the diagonal.

Introduction to Trail (Trail Poles) – This class is judged on the horse and rider’s ability to negotiate a course of poles. Class must be ridden in Western equipment and attired. Rules of equipment and attire will follow Western Performance Class rules with the exception that properly fitted tie-downs and martingales will be permitted. Obstacles allowed are (a) walkover a pole or log (16-24” in height), (b) crossovers or leg yielding along a pole, (c) trot poles, (d) back through (min. space 25”), (e) serpentine obstacles (e.g. cones or poles at 6′ spacing). Points will be deducted to missing or not completing an obstacle, hitting or stepping on an obstacle, breaking gait, stepping outside of an obstacle, knocking down an obstacle, disobedience (kicking, bucking, rearing, etc) or dropping an object. Horse will be eliminated if the horse or rider falls.

Please see the Rulebook for further details.

We’re Hosting a Clinic!

Standardbred Showcase is excited to announce that we are holding a dressage and hunter clinic on June 21, 2015!

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The clinic will be held at Warwick Equestrian Development in Mossley, Ontario, approximately 20 minutes south west of Ingersoll and 30 minutes southeast of London. Owner and certified coach, Alison Warwick, will be conducting the hunter clinic and we are offering various height levels from 18″ to 3′ – if there is interest we can also offer a flat/equitation session.  The facility boasts two sand rings and a warm-up ring on the infield of the 1/4 mile track.  Group lessons (3-4 riders) are $50; private and semi-private are $60.

Elaine Ward will be teaching the dressage clinic.  Elaine is an Equine Canada level 2 certified coach and is well known in english and western dressage circles as well as to our standardbred riders, as she has judged our shows in the past.  (She is also judging this year at the Showcase Summer Classic, so it’s a great opportunity for some input on what she will be looking for!)  Private and semi-private lessons are available for $60.

The clinic will be held Sunday, June 21, 2015.  Auditors are welcome – $10 at the door.

For more information, contact Renee at 905-929-8820 or renee.sutton@standardbredshowcase.com

2015 Clinic Registration Form

Location:  3433 Crampton Drive, Mossley, Ontario  MAP

 

 

 

Congrats to our 2014 Award Winners!

AWARDS BANQUET

Tickets are available for our Awards Banquet being held on November 9th at the Mohawk Inn and Conference Centre. Cost is the same as last year: $40 for a buffet lunch, awards and some great extras.

If you would like to send your money to Aimee Adams, we will have your tickets available at the door, or for those near the Carlisle area, Renee Sutton has the tickets there. Please email Aimee at aimee.adams@standardbredshowcase.com for her new address.

Congratulations to our award winners:

English Performance

Champion: Meaghan Melchers / RU PULLIN MY LEG
Silver Champion: Jaci Payne / CRIMSON JIFFY
Bronze Champion: Jessica Allen / CLEAR XAMPLE

English Under Saddle

Champion: Breanna Houben / BLUERIDGE CAMOTION
Silver Champion: Jackie Panko / DOUBLE A VICTORY
Bronze Champion: Michelle Bohrer / DOMINANT KEMP

English in Hand

Champion: Jaci Payne / CRIMSON JIFFY
Silver Champion: Meaghan Melchers / RU PULLIN MY LEG
Bronze Champion: Jackie Panko / DOUBLE A VICTORY

Over Fences

Champion: Meaghan Melchers / RU PULLIN MY LEG
Silver Champion: Breanna Houben / BLUERIDGE CAMOTION
Bronze Champion: Amanda Clark / TRINOMOLLY

Novice Over Fences

**Tie**
Champion: Amanda Clark / TRINOMOLLY
Champion: Meaghan Melchers / RU PULLIN MY LEG
Bronze Champion: Emma Christoforou / THE PAINTED PONY

Open Over Fences

Champion: Breanna Houben / BLUERIDGE CAMOTION
**Tie**
Silver Champion: Julia Clark / CHELEMARK CAM
Silver Champion: Meaghan Melchers / RU PULLIN MY LEG

Walk/Trot Dressage

Champion: Meaghan Melchers / DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
Silver Champion: Jaci Payne / CRIMSON JIFFY
Bronze Champion: Mary Mark / GRIN AND BOO IT

Training Dressage

Champion: Meaghan Melchers / DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
Silver Champion: Meaghan Melchers / RU PULLIN MY LEG

Western Performance

Champion: Meaghan Melchers / DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
Silver Champion: Jaci Payne / CRIMSON JIFFY
Bronze Champion: Jennifer Graham / IONA SUCCESS

Western Under Saddle

Champion: Shawn Jenkinson / CRIMSON JIFFY
Silver Champion: Meaghan Melchers / DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
Bronze Champion: Jackie Imeson / MATTS WARRIOR

Western In Hand

Champion: Jaci Payne / CRIMSON JIFFY
Silver Champion: Meaghan Melchers / DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
Bronze Champion: Tia Biro / FIT FOR ACTION

Western Games

Champion: Tracy Coomber / HUGO
Silver Champion: Meaghan Melchers / DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
Bronze Champion: Jackie Imeson / MATTS WARRIOR

Western Dressage

Champion: Meaghan Melchers / DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
Silver Champion: Jaci Payne / CRIMSON JIFFY
Bronze Champion: Tracy Coomber / HUGO

Mounted Obstacle

Champion: Meaghan Melchers / DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
Silver Champion: Julia Clark / CHELEMARK CAM
Bronze Champion: Bonnie Holland/ YOUNG POINTER N

Driving 

Champion: Michelle Bohrer / JUST JATE
Silver Champion: Jackie Imeson / MATTS WARRIOR
Bronze Champion: Shawn Jenkinson / CRIMSON JIFFY

Youth English

Champion: Emma Christoforou / THE PAINTED PONY
Silver Champion: Amanda Clark / TRINOMOLLY
**Tie**
Bronze Champion: Lita Curran / YOUNG POINTER N
Bronze Champion: Julia Clark / CHELEMARK CAM

Youth Western

Champion: Lita Curran / YOUNG POINTER N
Silver Champion: Emma Christoforou / THE PAINTED PONY

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High Point Adult

Champion: Meaghan Melchers / DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
Silver Champion: Jaci Payne / CRIMSON JIFFY
Bronze Champion: Meaghan Melchers / RU PULLIN MY LEG

High Point Junior

Champion: Emma Christoforou / THE PAINTED PONY
Silver Champion: Lita Curran / YOUNG POINTER N
Bronze Champion: Amanda Clark / TRINOMOLLY

High Point Youth

Champion: Emma Christoforou / THE PAINTED PONY
Silver Champion: Lita Curran / YOUNG POINTER N
Bronze Champion: Amanda Clark / TRINOMOLLY

Rookie Horse Of The Year

TRINOMOLLY

Rookie Rider Of The Year

Lita Curran

Versatility

CRIMSON JIFFY

So You Want to Host a Horse Show…

From time to time, we get requests to hold a horse show in a particular area. Unfortunately, Standardbred Showcase cannot run each horse show – there is just not enough time or manpower – so we rely on like-minded Standardbred-lovers to host their own!  We are willing to help as much as we can, so that more shows can be added to the series.

We would love to see additional shows to the east and west of the GTA, as well as some to the north.

Wondering what you need to host a show?  Check How to Host a SSRC Show

New for 2014 – Memberships in SSRC

Standardbred Showcase Riding Club is now in its seventh year!  In order to continue to grow the series and offer more to Standardbred owners/riders in Ontario, we are now  offering memberships!

Membership Levels

Memberships are being offered in the following categories:

  • Adult – $20
  • Youth – $15
  • Family (up to two adults and two children) – $30

Benefits of Membership in SSRC

  1. Adult members will have voting rights at the AGM (usually held in January each year).  Your input is always welcome and anyone who is interested in becoming a board member will require membership.
  2. All members will require membership in order to earn points for year-end awards.  Points will count only for shows attended after you have purchased your membership.  You may not buy your membership mid-season and have points earned in early shows go towards your year-end tally.

Download your membership form here:  2014 Membership Form

Incentives and Awards for 2013

The Ontario Standardbred Show Series competition organizers have been busy planning some exciting awards and programs for this year’s show season!

Incentive Program for Juniors Returns for 2013!

Once again, all four shows will be offering four free classes for junior competitors. A junior competitor is anyone who has not passed their 19th birthday as of January 1st of the current calendar year. We hope this will encourage younger exhibitors to come out and give showing a try in a fun and low-key environment.

Rookie of the Year Award

Two new awards have been implemented to reward first-year riders/drivers/handlers and first-year horses. If this is your or your horse’s first year showing, be sure to check the appropriate box on the entry form so your points are tabulated for this award. The Rookie Rider of the Year and Rookie Horse of the Year awards will be handed out at the awards banquet in the fall.

Division of High Point Awards

This year, the high point award will be divided into English and Western.

The following classes are eligible for the High Point English Award: Walk-Trot Dressage, Training Dressage, English Pleasure Walk-Trot/Pace, English Pleasure Walk-Trot/Pace-Canter, English Equitation, English Showmanship and all jumping classes.

The following classes are eligible for the High Point Western Award: Western Dressage Pre-Basic, Western Pleasure Walk-Jog/Pace, Western Pleasure Walk-Jog/Pace-Lope, Western Equitation, Western Showmanship, Pole Bending and Keyhole. Note that if you do your pole bending and keyhole in English tack, the points will go towards the Western High Point award, not the English High Point Award.

World Standardbred Show

The Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of Ohio and New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program are holding the World Standardbred Show on October 5-6, 2013 at the Eden Park Equestrian Complex in Sunbury, OH. We have already heard from several of our competitors that they intend on traveling down to show or observe. The Ontario Standardbred Show Series will be making a substantial contribution to cover showing costs to the high point English and high-point Western competitor of the series. In the event that the high point competitor does not wish to take advantage of this opportunity, it will be offered to the reserve high point competitor of that division. The showbill is located available here

Standardbreds in the Waterdown Santa Claus Parade!

Standardbred Showcase Vice President Renee Sutton gathered together a group of Standardbreds to help lead Santa through the streets of Waterdown on the evening of November 24.  The riders creatively decked out their mounts with bows, garland and lights!  Thanks to Julie Hunter for taking the photos.

Thanks to the following horses and riders who came out to celebrate Santa!!

Michelle Bohrer and Dominant Kemp
Jeff Greenfield and Just Jate
Jessica Allen and Clear Xample
Kelly Bryzcka and Bel Air
Marta Brent and Lifes Rocky A
Mary Mark and Grin And Boo It
Keira Liberte and A Crack Of The Whip
Tiffany Stein and Finally Connected

and our two non-Standardbreds:
Ronnie and Toby
Haylee Lowe and Cracker

 

2012 Year End Awards Banquet

The Ontario Standardbred Show Series paid tribute to the horses and riders who competed at this year’s shows.  On October 28, everyone gathered at Mohawk Racetrack to enjoy a delicious buffet brunch and to receive their awards.  Without further ado…

English Pleasure-Walk/Trot or Pace
Champion – Madison Rier and Tiny Timothy
Reserve Champion – Jackie Imeson and Matts Warrior

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Madison Rier, Tanya Martin (Standardbred Showcase), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Jackie Imeson, Tanya Martin (Standardbred Showcase), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

English Pleasure-Walk/Trot or Pace/Canter
Champion – Michelle Bohrer and Dominant Kemp
Reserve Champion – Madison Rier and Tiny Timothy

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Michelle Bohrer, Tanya Martin (Standardbred Showcase), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Jackie Imeson, Tanya Martin (Standardbred Showcase), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

English Equitation
Champion – Keira Liberte and A Crack of the Whip
Reserve Champion – Madison Rier and Tiny Timothy

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Tanya Mitchell (Standardbred Showcase), Kiera Liberte, Janet Zizian (Oxer), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Tanya Mitchell (Standardbred Showcase), Madison Rier, Janet Zizian (Oxer), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

Dressage Walk/Trot
Champion – Jackie Imeson and Matts Warrior
Reserve Champion – Pip Muser and Lady Athena

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Jackie Imeson, Bernadette Rogers (Standardbred Showcase), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Janice Hughes (Standardrama)

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Pip Muser, Bernadette Rogers (Standardbred Showcase), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Janice Hughes (Standardrama)

Dressage Training Level
Champion – Pip Muser and Lady Athena

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Pip Muser, Bernadette Rogers (Standardbred Showcase), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Janice Hughes (Standardrama)

English Showmanship
Champion – Jackie Imeson and Matts Warrior
Reserve Champion – Madison Rier and Tiny Timothy

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Jackie Imeson, Brittany Hart (Standardbred Showcase), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Janice Hughes (Standardrama)

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Madison Rier, Brittany Hart (Standardbred Showcase), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Janice Hughes (Standardrama)

Halter Stallions or Geldings
Champion – Jackie Imeson and Matts Warrior
Reserve Champion – Tracey Coomber and Hugo

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Jackie Imeson, Brittany Hart (Standardbred Showcase), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Janice Hughes (Standardrama)

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Tracey Coomber, Brittany Hart (Standardbred Showcase), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Janice Hughes (Standardrama)

Halter Mares
Champion – Jill Atkinson and All Over Khan A
Reserve Champion – Pip Muser and Lady Athena and Megan Woodyatt and Colourful Gourmet (tied)

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Tanya Mitchell (Standardbred Showcase), Jill Atkinson, Janet Zizian (Oxer), Janice Hughes (Standardrama)

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Pip Muser, Megan Woodyatt, Janet Zizian (Oxer), Aimee Adams (Standardbred Showcase), Janice Hughes (Standardrama)

Western Showmanship
Champion – Marni Koelln and Just Outstanding
Reserve Champion – Megan Woodyatt and Colourful Gourmet

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Marni Koelln, Janet Zizian (Oxer), Aimee Adams (Standardbred Showcase), Janice Hughes (Standardrama)

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Megan Woodyatt, Janet Zizian (Oxer), Aimee Adams (Standardbred Showcase), Janice Hughes (Standardrama)

Western Dressage
Champion – Marni Koelln and Just Outstanding

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Marni Koelln, Janet Zizian (Oxer), Renee Sutton (Standardbred Showcase), Janice Hughes (Standardrama)

Western Pleasure-Walk/Jog or Pace
Champion – Jackie Imeson and Matts Warrior
Reserve Champion – Michelle Bohrer and Just Jate

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Jackie Imeson, Renee Sutton (Standardbred Showcase), Janice Hughes (Standardrama)

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Michelle Bohrer, Renee Sutton (Standardbred Showcase), Janice Hughes (Standardrama)

Western Pleasure-Walk/Jog or Pace/Lope
Champion – Michelle Bohrer and Just Jate
Reserve Champion – Pip Muser and Lady Athena

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Michelle Bohrer, Renee Sutton (Standardbred Showcase), Janice Hughes (Standardrama)

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Pip Muser, Renee Sutton (Standardbred Showcase), Janice Hughes (Standardrama)

Western Equitation
Champion – Jackie Imeson and Matts Warrior
Reserve Champion – Michelle Bohrer and Just Jate

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Jackie Imeson, Renee Sutton (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Michelle Bohrer, Renee Sutton (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

Mounted Obstacle
Champion – Keira Liberte and A Crack of the Whip
Reserve Champion – Tracey Coomber and Hugo

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Kiera Liberte, Tanya Mitchell (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Tracey Coomber, Tanya Mitchell (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

Pole Bending
Champion – Elaine Reid and Uncle Hughie
Reserve Champion – Bonnie Holland and Young Pointer

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Elaine Reid, Cathy Moran (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Bonnie Holland, Cathy Moran (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

Keyhole
Champion – Jackie Imeson and Matts Warrior
Reserve Champion – Elaine Reid and Uncle Hughie

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Jackie Imeson, Cathy Moran (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Elaine Reid, Cathy Moran (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

Cavelletti
Champion – Breanna Houben and Blueridge Camotion
Reserve Champion – Keira Liberte and A Crack of the Whip

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Breanna Houben, Lisa Foster (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Kiera Liberte, Lisa Foster (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

Equitation over Fences
Champion – Madison Rier and Tiny Timothy
Reserve Champion – Elaine Reid and Uncle Hughie

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Madison Rier, Lisa Foster (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Elaine Reid, Lisa Foster (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

Hunter over Fences
Champion – Madison Rier and Tiny Timothy
Reserve Champion – Elaine Reid and Uncle Hughie

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Madison Rier, Lisa Foster (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Elaine Reid, Lisa Foster (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

Jumper
Champion – Elaine Reid and Uncle Hughie

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Janet Zizian (Oxer), Elaine Reid, Lisa Foster (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

Obstacle Driving
Champion – Jackie Imeson and Matts Warrior and Elaine Reid and Uncle Hughie (tied)

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Jackie Imeson, Elaine Reid, Linda Marlow (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama), Janet Zizian (Oxer)

Pleasure Driving
Champion – Jackie Imeson and Matts Warrior
Reserve Champion – Michelle Bohrer and Dominant Kemp

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Jackie Imeson, Linda Marlow (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama), Janet Zizian (Oxer)

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Michelle Bohrer, Tammi Hughes (Standardrama), Janet Zizian (Oxer)

Costume
Champion – Marni Koelln and Just Outstanding

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Marni Koelln, Kelly McLaughlin (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama), Janet Zizian (Oxer)

High Point
Champion – Jackie Imeson and Matts Warrior
Reserve Champion – Madison Rier and Tiny Timothy

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Jackie Imeson, Kelly McLaughlin (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

From left: Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Madison Rier, Kelly McLaughlin (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

Versatility
Champion – Jackie Imeson and Matts Warrior
Reserve Champion – Madison Rier and Tiny Timothy

From left: Janet Zizian (Oxer), Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Jackie Imeson, Kelly Mclaughlin (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

From left: Janet Zizian (Oxer), Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Madison Rier, Kelly Mclaughlin (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

High Point Junior
Champion – Madison Rier and Tiny Timothy
Reserve Champion – Breanna Houben and Blueridge Camotion

From left: Janet Zizian (Oxer), Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Madison Rier, Kelly Mclaughlin (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

From left: Janet Zizian (Oxer), Jennifer Graham (SWOSH), Breanna Houben, Kelly Mclaughlin (Standardbred Showcase), Tammi Hughes (Standardrama)

The Series’ organizers also made a presentation to Standardbred Showcase President Kelly McLaughlin to recognize the inspiration she has given all of us to promote the Standardbred as a performance horse.   The photos are of Kelly’s recently departed Standardbred mare, Dallas Princess.

 

More photos of the day are posted on our Photo Gallery page.