Q: What does a Horse Show at Honora Bay Riding Stable cost?
A: Annual HBRS Riding Club Membership: $25/person or $40/family
$5.00 for every event you are competing in.
Q: Can I bring my own horse?
A: Absolutely, you can bring your own horse.
You will have to provide proof of either OEF insurance or liability insurance through your home, as well as a vet record of vaccination for Influenza, Rhino and either a negative strangles blood test, or strangles vaccine. Please do not load your horse off the trailer before presenting your documents.
Or, you may rent one of our horses to ride in a show - the fee is $35/day.
Q: What are the levels of riding?
A: All levels of riding will be accepted, from beginner to advanced, however HBRS reserves the right to limit the lead line classes depending on the participants.
Q: What type of events can I expect?
A: English Shows will have Equitation Classes, HunterClasses, Dressage, and some Jumping Classes.
EQUITATION: Here, only the rider is judged, including his or her position on the flat and over fences and overall effectiveness while riding. The horse does not have to exhibit perfect movement or jumping form, but it needs good manners and an attractive way of going that does not detract from the rider's performance.
HUNTER CLASSES: Here, the horse and/or the achievement of the goal (e.g.clearing the jump) is judged. Hunter classes can be either on the flat or over fences.
DRESSAGE: You will ride a 'Dressage Test' which you and your horse will have practiced before the show and which you will hand to the judge prior to your ride. Ideally, you should memorize the pattern of your test but you can have the instructions called out to you during your ride.
JUMPING CLASSES: In both, Stadium Jumping or Cross Country, accuracy and speed will determine the winner.
Q: What do I wear?
A: Western shows require western shirts, jeans and proper footwear (boots with a heel).
English classes require blouses, jackets, breeches and riding boots.
Helmets are MANDATORY in all events at all times.