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2021 VBHSA Cooler Show
Aug 21 & Aug 22




2020 VBHSA Cooler Show High Point Winner
"Lusso" and Kennedy Dewan


2021 Cooler Show
Location TBD


Judge: TBD

Show Manager: TBD

Contact:
phoneTBD
email Email

Stewards: TBD

Schooling ends
TBD
Show Starts:
TBD

2021 Prize List

Will be available approx. 2-4 weeks prior to cooler show date.
Online Entry Form is closed
You may enter from your phone, tablet or laptop!
A statement will be emailed to you!

Show Fees:
Divisions:TBD
Classes & Warm Ups:TBD
Stalls:TBD (non-refundable)
Checks Payable: "VBHSA"
Parking: TBD

Hard copy of Coggins is required to show
*NO EXCEPTIONS*

To allow for social distancing at secretary stand, please provide your trainer with your check for show fees and a copy of the coggins.
Your trainer will submit them to the show secretary on the day of the show and will receive your show packet.
Open checks are permitted for day of show, but must be submitted by the trainer at check in.



Cooler Challenge &
Classic Rules

$500 Cooler Challenge
Entry Fee: TBD

Biography sheet must be submitted by 10:00 am the day of the show

Objective: To offer a class that shows the overall ability of horse and rider. This class will recognize the trainer, owner of the horse, parents of the rider and class sponsors. It is open to juniors and amateurs. The class is to be judged on the best overall horse and rider combination.
Class Requirements: The class will run in the format of the Hunter Classic. No entries will be accepted once the class has started. There will be two rounds ridden over two different courses. Numerical scores will be announced at the completion of each horse/rider’s trip. The top 12 rounds will be called back and will ride the second course in reverse scoring order (lowest score starting first), within jump heights.
Jump Heights: Small Ponies 2’ Medium Ponies 2’3” Large Ponies 2’9” Horses: 3’
Rules of the course: The first course and second course will have 8-10 fences.
Each round is worth 50% of your total score.
The scores will be announced upon completion of each round
Each rider must wear protective headgear in accordance with general rules.
Mane braiding and proper show attire is required.
Adults may ride ponies.
Owner, rider and animal must be VBHSA member 30 days prior to Cooler Show
Prizes: First Place: $200, Perpetual Trophy and Ribbon
Second Place: $125 and Ribbon
Third Place: $75 and Ribbon
Fourth Place: $50 and Ribbon
Fifth Place: $30 and Ribbon
Sixth Place: $20 and Ribbon
Seventh Place: Ribbon
Eighth Place: Ribbon

More Details...

$250 Cooler Show Classic
Entry Fee: TBD

Biography sheet must be submitted by 10:00 am the day of the show

Objective: To offer a class that shows the overall ability of horse and rider. This class will recognize the trainer, owner of the horse, parents of the rider and class sponsors. It is open to juniors and amateurs. The class is to be judged on the best overall horse and rider combination.
Class Requirements: The class will run in the format of the Hunter Classic. No entries will be accepted once the class has started. There will be two rounds ridden over two different courses. Numerical scores will be announced at the completion of each horse/rider’s trip. The top 12 rounds will be called back and will ride the second course in reverse scoring order (lowest score starting first), within jump heights.
Jump Heights: 2’ or 2’6” (Rider’s Choice)
Rules of the course: The first course and second course will have 8-10 fences.
Each round is worth 50% of your total score.
The scores will be announced upon completion of each round.
Each rider must wear protective headgear in accordance with general rules.
Mane braiding and proper show attire is required.
Proper show attire is required.
Adults may ride ponies.
Owner, rider and animal must be VBHSA member 30 days prior to cooler show
Prizes: First Place: $100 and Ribbon
Second Place: $50 and Ribbon
Third Place: $40 and Ribbon
Fourth Place: $30 and Ribbon
Fifth Place: $20 and Ribbon
Sixth Place: $10 and Ribbon
Seventh Place: Ribbon
Eighth Place: Ribbon

More Details...



Sample of Saturday
Prize List

*VHSA Assoc. points awarded
Number of entries will be posted night of August 20, 2020.
Entry numbers are subject to change

No. Of
Entries
Class
Nos.
Division
1 Warm Up
Unjudged, Open all day
2 VBHSA Breeding
Open to VBHSA recorded horse/pony
3, 4, 5 Open Hunter
Fences: 2', 2'6, or 3'
  6, 7, 8 Thoroughbred Hunter*
Fences: 2'6 or 3'
  9, 10, 11 Green Hunter Horse*
Fences: 2'6 or 3'
  12, 13, 14 Working Hunter*
Fences: 2'6 or 3'
  15 $500 VBHSA Challenge
  16, 17, 18 Adult Amateur Hunter*
Fences: 2'6 or 3'
  19 VHSA Associate Adult Amateur Equitation*
Fences: 2'6 or 3'
  20 VHSA Adult Amateur Equitation on the Flat*
Walk, trot, canter; judged on position, control and guidance.
  21, 22, 23 Children's/Junior Hunter*
Fences: 2'6 or 3'
  24 VHSA Associate Children's/Junior Equitation*
Fences: 2'6 or 3'
  25 VHSA Associate Junior Equitation on the Flat 14 & Under*
Walk, trot, canter, judged on position, control and guidance
  26 VHSA Associate Junior Equitation on the Flat 15-17*
Walk, trot, canter, judged on position, control and guidance
Limited Schooling Break
  27, 28, 29 Small, Medium, Large Pony Hunter*
Fences: Small 2', Medium 2'3, Large 2'6
  30, 31, 32 Green Hunter Pony*
Fences: Small 2' Medium 2'3 Large 2'6
  33 VHSA Associate Pony Equitation over Fences*
Fences: Ponies: S-2', M-2'3, L-2'6


Sample of Sunday
Prize List

*VHSA Assoc. points awarded
Number of entries will be posted night of August 21, 2020.
Entry numbers are subject to change

No. Of
Entries
Class
Nos.
Division
34 Warm Up
Unjudged, Open all day
  35 Lead Line
  36, 37, 38 Very Beginner Pleasure
All riders in first year of showing
  39, 40, 41 Walk - Trot Equitation Younger
Riders 10 and Younger
  42, 43, 44 Walk - Trot Equitation Older
Riders 11 and Older
  45, 46, 47 Short Stirrup Hunter*
Fences: Cross rails (Held in indoor arena)
  48, 49, 50 Beginner Equitation
Fences: Cross rails (Held in indoor arena)
  51, 52, 53 Pleasure Pony*
Open to ponies shown in hunter tack on the flat ridden by juniors
  54, 55, 56 Pleasure Horse Junior*
Shown by Juniors with hunter tack on the flat
  57, 58, 59 Pleasure Horse Adult*
Shown by Adults with hunter tack on the flat

**Schooling Break**
30 Minutes
  60 $250 Cooler Show Classic
(Details)
  61 Open Equitation on the Flat
Junior & Adult Riders
  62 Open Equitation over Fences
Fences: 2' or 2'6 or 3'
  63, 64, 65 Schooling Hunter
Fences: 2' or 2'6
  66, 67, 68 Special Hunter
Fences: 2' or 2'6

2019 Cooler Show Trophy Winners

Ocean Blue Classic Trophy

Donated by: Lisa Doczi
2019 Ocean Blue Classic Winner

2019 Winner: “By Grace” Owned & ridden by Megan Kessler

For children, there is a “favorite” pony - the one you could crawl under, dress up, trail ride, or learn to jump fences on -- the pony who was kind and took care of you and made you feel safe.
For parents, there is also a “favorite” pony -- the one you will forever cherish because she safely toted your child through years of lessons, learning and exploring on horseback.
“Ocean Blue” was everyone’s favorite pony. “Blue” patiently taught dozens of children to ride in her two decades.... a very special pony who will always hold a special place in our hearts.
The Ocean Blue Cooler Show Classic Perpetual Trophy is awarded to the winner of the VBHSA Cooler Classic.

Sweet Caroline Trophy

Donated by: Lisa Doczi
2019 Sweet Caroline Winner

2019 Winner: "Atoka" Owned & ridden by Sydney Callagy

“Sweet Caroline” a 15-hand Gray Arabian Mare was owned and loved by Lisa Doczi for 19 years. Caroline competed in the Children’s Hunter and Adult Hunter divisions throughout the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Caroline won many VBHSA year-end awards over numerous years. Caroline also won numerous ribbons at top rated shows including Deep Run, Culpeper, The Barracks, just to name a few.
Most importantly, Sweet Caroline will always hold a special place in the hearts of those who knew her.
The Sweet Caroline Memorial Trophy is awarded to the Best Child Rider on a horse.

Benlea Neptune Memorial Trophy

Donated by: Mary Shearin

2019 Benlea Neptune Memorial Winner

2019 Winner: "“Magic Rox” Owned by Summersett Farms & ridden by Jessica McElhaney

“Benlea Neptune” was born in 1990 and died in 2009. He was a beloved familiar face to the VBHSA where he began and ended his career. He was also very successful in the “A” show arena with his longtime riders Kirkland Brown, Taylor Shearin, and Holly Shearin. He earned the VHSA Small Pony award numerous times as well as the Grand Pony award and the Mary Drury Award. He was Champion at Devon and Pony Finals in 1999. He also won championships at Upperville, Middleburg Classic, Deep Run, Hits Culpeper, Lexington Spring Premiere & Encore, James River, Rosemount, Blowing Rock and many others.
Despite all these numerous accomplishments, he is most fondly remembered for his endearing personality and for the thousands of safe trips aboard his sturdy back. A once in a lifetime pony!
The Benlea Neptune Memorial Trophy is awarded to Best Child Rider on a pony.


Crafty Fox Farm


Hosted the 2020 Cooler Show


2020 Cooler Sponsors

We would like to thank our wonderful and generous sponsors!
And encourage you to support them as they have the VBHSA!

Show Rules

Show is held in accordance with VBHSA ByLaws and VHSA Associate Rules

  • Judge’s decision is final.
  • Six ribbons will be awarded for 1st through 6th placement in each class.
  • Championship and Reserve ribbons will be awarded in each division
  • Hard hats must be worn at all times when mounted
  • Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Entries must be paid at the time of entry or covered by an open check left with the secretary.
  • Current negative Coggins must be left with the show secretary, to keep. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Cell phones must be on vibrate mode or turned off and are not permitted in the show ring.
  • Discourtesy to an official by any spectator, rider, trainer or groom will disqualify the horse(s) with which they are associated and all fees are forfeited.
  • Management reserves the right to cancel or combine classes or to reschedule classes and to interpret all questions and conditions in regards to or arising out of an incident at the show without claims for damages or recourse of any kind.
  • All questions not covered in these rules and regulations shall be decided by Management, and their decision is final.

Condition of Entry

Participants who submit an entry form (signed or not) realize and accept the inherent risks of equine activities as outline in VA Code 32.2-6206. Every horse entered for competition will be under the control of Show Management but Show Management will in no case be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur, and it shall be a condition of entry that each exhibitor shall hold the Show, the Management, and the facility harmless for any loss or accident to his or her horse, horses, or equipment which may occur from sickness, fire or otherwise.

Covid - 19 Precautions

These precautions were updated on 1/24/2021 and are subject to change as the situation evolves.
Please check this list prior to all shows for new changes.

  • It is strongly suggested to enter online. Online entries posted by 5pm the Thursday prior to the show will receive online/early entry rate. Entries received afterwards will be charged normal rate.
  • There will be no concessions provided. Please bring your own concessions.
  • Stalls will be assigned by show management with extra space between barn/trainer groups. We will notify you of your stall placement prior to the show. Stalls will be limited.
  • Trainers may pick up show packets with rider show numbers and jump course at secretary stand day of show. Trainers must provide a copy of their participating exhibitors' valid Coggins and any remaining entry fees when picking up show packet. Please allow only one person at the secretary stand at a time.
  • Warm up ring will be open 30 minutes prior to the show. Please limit the warm up area to no more than 6 horses at a time. There are plenty of open grass areas if you need to lunge or ride your horse before your time in the warm up area is open.
  • Trainers should stay on track with schooling and getting your students to the rings. Please make the gate keepers aware of any problems or conflicts. It is essential to keep the day moving as there are extra schooling sessions throughout the day.
  • Class results will be announced, and ribbons may be picked up at the ribbon rack.
  • Social distancing must be a priority at all times. This includes the secretary stand, gatekeepers and announcers. Non-related groups standing or sitting need to keep at least 6 feet apart and no gatherings of more than 50 people in a given area.
  • Spectators are not allowed. Parents may accompany minor exhibitors but please limit to one parent if possible.
  • There is plenty of space on the show grounds, when parking please keep a minimum of 12' between all vehicles.
  • Masks are required while on show grounds except while mounted.
  • It is strongly suggested you bring your own hand sanitizer.
  • Bathrooms will be stocked with disinfectant spray. It is up to each user to clean surfaces prior to and after use.
  • Exhibitors should leave the premises 30 minutes after their classes are completed.
Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you at the show!

Show Details...

2020 Winners

Cooler Classic Winner

TBA

Challenge Winner

TBA

Cooler Show High Point Winner

"Lusso" and Kennedy Dewan

Special Award Winners

Sweet Caroline Trophy
TBA

Ocean Blue Classic Trophy
TBA

Benlea Neptune Memorial Trophy

TBA

In addition to prize money and special ribbon, class winners also received an embroidered saddle pad!
Congratulations to this year's Cooler Show winners and competitors!