LIGHT Horses

Chief Stewards – Ros Hargreaves & Jude Rothwell

Our Light Horse section just keeps growing and includes seven prestigious Horse of the Year Show qualifying classes. We have the elegant Hacks, strong classes of Riding Horses, workmanlike Cobs and the Working Hunters. It makes us very proud to go to the NEC in October to watch and celebrate the successes of “our” qualifiers!

However, there are classes for everyone, from lead rein family ponies to coloured cobs with a bit of rustic jumping in between! We want to encourage our local riders, so a series of unaffiliated classes means you can bring along your horse or pony without having to join a society or pay to register.

New for 2020 are a class for Novice Hacks, Cobs and Riding Horses (under BSHA rules) and 2 classes for NCPA Junior Ridden Mountain and Moorland ponies.

In 2019, we offered an extra competition for the Best Shod Horse in the Horse of the Year Show qualifying classes. This year, it will be offered in the Hack section, and again will be judged by local farrier and great supporter of the show, Thomas Dyson. There will be a prize for both the exhibitor and the horse’s farrier.

The classes for Rescued Horses and Ponies are being very well supported, so we’re running those again in the Main Ring from 8.30 am. Please come along and support not only the work of the amazing charities which take on some sad cases, but also those who loan them and give them a fantastic new life. Be warned – keep your tissues handy!

Keep up to date with availability of the schedule and opening of entries on here and on our social media. We look forward to seeing you again on Saturday, 1st August, so make sure we’re in the diary!

Enties will be taken from 1st May 2020.
Closing Date for Entries – 17th July 2020. Please read Rules & Regulations before entering.

Please note – Shipping charge for Light Horse entries includes a £2 First Aid contribution.

1 Open Unaffiliated Ridden Horse
2 Open Unaffiliated Ridden Pony
3A In Hand Veteran Horse
3B In Hand Veteran Pony
4 Lead Rein Pony
5A Ridden Veteran Horse
5B Ridden Veteran Pony
6 First Ridden Pony
7 M & M Leading Rein
8 M & M First Ridden
9 In Hand Riding Pony or Hunter Pony
10 In Hand Hack or Riding Horse
11 In Hand Part Bred
12 In Hand M & M Small 4+
13 In Hand M & M Large 4+
14 In Hand M & M Small Youngstock
15 In Hand M & M Large Youngstock
16 Shetland Stallion
17 Shetland Standard Mare
18 Shetland Standard Gelding
19 Shetland Standard Yearling
20 Shetland Standard 2 & 3
21 Shetland Standard Coloured
22 Miniature Coloured Shetland
23 Miniature Shetland Stallion
24 Miniature Shetland Mare
25 Miniature Shetland Gelding
26 Miniature Shetland Yearling
27 Miniature Shetland 2 & 3
28 HOYS Small Hack
29 HOYS Large Hack
30 HOYS Small Riding Horse
31 HOYS Large Riding Horse
32 RoR Novice Ridden Show Horse
33 HOYS Lightweight Cob
34 HOYS Heavyweight Cob
35 BSHA Maxi Cob
35A Novice Hack, Cob & Riding Horse
36 Ridden M & M Small
37 Ridden M & M Large
38 Ridden M & M Welsh C & D
38A Junior Ridden M & M Small
38B Junior Ridden M & M Large
39 Unaff / Novice Working Hunter
40 HOYS Cuddy Working Hunter
42 Novice M & M WHP
43 Open M & M WHP
44 Cradle Stakes
45 Nursery Stakes
46 BSPS Novice WHP
47 BSPS Open WHP
48 CHAPS Non Native Ridden
49 CHAPS Native/Cob/Trad Ridden
50 CHAPS NN Youngstock
51 CHAPS NCT Youngstock
52 CHAPS NN Any age
53 CHAPS NCT Any age
54 Rescue Horse
55 Rescue Pony

All Exhibitors who enter shall be considered to have read the following Rules & Regulations as laid down by the Show Committee. Anything not covered but brought into question will be decided by the relevant authority.

The decision of the Show Chairman & Committee will be final.

1) Entries must be lodged in a proper manner on the enclosed form, signed by the Exhibitor an authorised agent, and complying in full with these Regulations and any other conditions as may be specified in the current Rule books of Societies to which this Show has affiliated.

2) Animals must be entered under the name by which they are registered with their Breed Society (if applicable) and the name of the Owner(s) must be stated if different from the Exhibitor.

3) The appropriate Entry Fee MUST accompany the entry and must be received by the Closing Date. Entry Fees will only be refunded on receipt of a Veterinary Certificate. £5.00 will be retained from cancelled entries for administration charges. Entries will not be accepted by telephone – POSTAL ENTRIES or ENTRIES ONLINE at Changes to Entries must be received in writing before the Closing Date.

4) The Society reserves the right to refuse or cancel any entry already accepted without any reason for so doing. Should this occur, refund of Entry Fees shall be at the discretion of the relevant Committee.

5) Stallions MUST NOT be led by Juniors who have not attained their 14th birthday before 1st January, 2017.

6) Any animal deemed to be out of control or presenting danger to other exhibits must be removed from the ring at the request of the Judge, Steward or Committee.

7) The Committee, any of its Officers, Assistants & stewards shall not in any way be responsible for any loss, injury or damage that may happen to exhibitors or their assistants, or any other members of the public or to any animal or property, or to any vehicle brought into the showground or to any premises used in conjunction with the show, or while entering or leaving the same.

8) Exhibitors shall be responsible for the behavior of their assistants & riders/handlers & all persons in charge of exhibits shall be subject to the orders of Stewards or Judges.

9) DOGS – All dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. Please clean up after your dog.

10) OBJECTIONS shall be made in writing with the Objector’s full name & address within 1 hour of the class concerned and lodged at the General Secretary’s Office together with the sum of £50 deposit. The sum will be refunded if the objection is sustained, but if it is not sustained the deposit will be forfeited to the funds of Garstang & District Agricultural & Horticultural Society. The Committee reserves the right to refer the objection to the Society or Association under whose rules the class is being run.

11) It is strongly recommended that all exhibitors carry adequate Public Liability Insurance. The Society does not accept any liability for any injury or damage sustained by any third party whatsoever.

12) The Judge’s decision is FINAL. The Committee reserves the right to substitute, add or remove any Judge from any class or championship.

13) The number of animals which will give an individual show in any class shall be entirely the decision of the Judge(s).

14) All animals must be sound. All Judges have the right to request an examination of an animal by the Official Veterinary Surgeon. If, in his / her opinion the animal is not deemed fit to continue, it will be led from the ring & will not be presented for judging in any ring for the remainder of the day.

15) DISEASE - Any animal found to be suffering from any contagious or infectious disease shall be removed from the showground immediately at the request of the Official Veterinary Surgeon. Any animal found to be affected in this manner will be further disqualified from competing & must be removed from the showfield by the exhibitor without delay.

16) FLU VACCINATIONS - It is recommended that all exhibitors ensure that horses & ponies have an up to date certificate of vaccination against equine flu which should be available for examination if required. FULL PASSPORT MUST ACCOMPANY EVERY EQUINE IN TRANSIT.

17) There will be NO provision of Farriery services on the field. Exhibitors are recommended to ensure all farriery work is carried out prior to the show.

18) NO MUCKING OUT ON THE FIELD – Please take home all waste – livestock will be returning to graze the field within 2 days of the show.

19) Competitors are requested NOT to telephone the Show Office with queries concerning times of commencement of classes or numbers of entries. This information WILL NOT BE GIVEN due to pressure of time. Please allow plenty of time for your arrival prior to your first class.

All Entry Forms must be completed in full.

ENTRIES (inc. online entries) CLOSE 17th July 2020


EXHIBITORS’ PASSES : Exhibitor numbers, e-tickets and horsebox passes will be sent PRIOR to the show. If you have not received these by Wednesday 31st July, please contact the Secretary.

One e-ticket will be issued to each exhibitor, further e-tickets will be issued at the discretion of the Secretary for larger numbers of exhibits. Further discounted e-tickets can be purchased when entering at a cost of £10.00 each for adults - Max. 4 (£14 on the gate) and £1 for children 10 - 16 (£3 on the gate) children under 10 are free.


The Organisers of this Show have taken all reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone present. For these measures to be effective, everyone must take all reasonable precautions to avoid and to prevent accidents occurring and must obey the instructions of the Organisers and all Officials and Stewards.

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