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    Question Championships Class Question for DSHB...update #9...only one in the class! :(

    I hope I'm not jinxing myself by asking this, but if you do get invited back to the championship class, how is it run? Are all the 1 & 2nd place colts or fillies in the ring at the same time? Do you all trot together or one after another?

    The only reason I am asking is my whip helper (which I do need) also has a filly a year older that she is showing (I have a yearling). I was just thinking that could be a problem...depending on how the class is run.

    I have never watched this class before, obviously. Usually the breed classes are a day before we got there to show undersaddle and this is my first young horse.

    TIA!!
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    Yes, they all go in together. I have seen handlers have several in the Championship class. We had 2 of mine once in the Colts Championship. They just hand off to a holder, and move to the next one. Make sure you have an extra person with that can hold a horse in the arena. They usually have to have signed a release, but not paid the USEF fees as long as they are not showing the horse.



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    All horses walk together using the entire arena. In the ones I've seen, the handler tends to walk the one he/she thinks has the best shot at winning. Usually this is the one that got the highest score in its age/sex class.

    For the trot, the judge will tell one person to stop at the end of one long side and has everyone line up behind that person. Beware of crowding! It can get dangerous to have the young horses too close. Then the judge will have each person, one at a time, take their horses down the other long side at trot. This is when you see lots of horse swapping as handlers take horses to trot and holders take horses the handlers have finished trotting.
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    I always walk my own horse in for the championship. When it's my horse's turn to trot, then the handler takes over.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Callaway View Post
    I always walk my own horse in for the championship. When it's my horse's turn to trot, then the handler takes over.
    Same here -



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    I'm not being clear, what I mean is I am the handler the entire time, but I have a second person a.k.a. "assistant handler" with a lunge whip for the trot work (which I understand, hopefully correctly, is allowed).

    But maybe that isn't allowed in a championship class due to the number of horses in the ring?
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    It's allowed. In your scenario, you need a third person to hold the 2yo while the 2 of you show the yearling. Then your whip helper shows her own horse and your third person holds your yearling while you whip for your friend, if needed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    It's allowed. In your scenario, you need a third person to hold the 2yo while the 2 of you show the yearling. Then your whip helper shows her own horse and your third person holds your yearling while you whip for your friend, if needed.
    Thank you so much!

    I hate feeling so unprepared for something, but wasn't able to find anyone to handle her for me (so she's stuck with mom) and I am not completely sure how it is run, so I really appreciate eveyone's input.
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    Augh. Schedule is now up and we are the only yearling filly entered. There is only one other filly period--the two year old. I am also the only one entered in our breed class. How lame! Good thing we were doing it for ring experience, but I'm really disappointed!! I want to see other youngstock. Is this normal?

    I'm not even sure what this means for regionals...



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    Quote Originally Posted by TrotTrotPumpkn View Post
    Augh. Schedule is now up and we are the only yearling filly entered. There is only one other filly period--the two year old. I am also the only one entered in our breed class. How lame! Good thing we were doing it for ring experience, but I'm really disappointed!! I want to see other youngstock. Is this normal?

    I'm not even sure what this means for regionals...



    Somebody come to Mason City with me!
    Are you coming to Huron? There should be more youngsters there. We are bringing a two year old colt and are hoping for a good turnout.



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    Yes, (I sent you a message on FB yesterday in my pout over the entries for Mason City). I will have a yearling filly and my barnmate has a 2 year old filly. I'm glad you are going! I hope it isn't as unbearably hot as it was last year (I didn't show, but I did go watch and thought I was going to die. I can't imagine what it was like to ride in the afternoon).

    Do you know if Solomon Farm is bringing youngsters too?
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