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Hello Members and Friends,


Our first horse show was a huge success!  We are grateful for everyone's cooperation with the new show format and following all the COVID 19 rules.   We are making a few tweaks to the scheduling to improve the flow of the show.  Please review the updated rules below.   We are following the new guidelines set up by US Equestrian, VHSA and the State of Virginia, as they apply to our smaller single day horse shows.  It is imperative that we all follow these rules in order to continue having these events.   This show is both CVSJA and VHSA points sanctioned. 


We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email them to


UPDATED COVID19 Horse Show Rules and Format Changes


These rules may be updated, as necessary. Please check this list prior to all shows for new changes. 


  1.  All entries must be submitted and paid for online or provide CC number by the Tuesday prior to the show.  CC transaction fees have been removed.   Class changes are available but limited and will be allowed as the schedule permits.  All Mandatory Fields must be completed for entry to be accepted.  No "day-of-new" post entries permitted.

  2. There will be a $50 scratch fee for any entry that cancels or doesn't show.

  3. Riders are limited to bringing 2 parents/guardians and 1 trainer only to the show grounds.

  4. A posted order of go will be established for each class.  Trainer names must be submitted with your entry if you are coached by a trainer.  This will allow us to appropriately establish ride times with minimal trainer conflicts.  Order of go lists will be emailed and will be posted online the day before the show.

  5. There is a new waiver that needs to be signed by all participants. Including Trainers that are not riding. This will be part of the online registration forms.

  6. Exhibitors should arrive no earlier than 1 hour prior to ride time and should leave the premises 30 minutes after their classes are completed.

  7. Social Distancing must be a priority at all times.  Non-related groups standing or sitting need to keep at least 6 feet apart.  Markers to help facilitate this have been established on the show grounds.

  8. There is plenty of space on the show grounds when parking please keep a minimum of 12 between all vehicles.

  9. Masks are required while using the rest rooms and are suggested but not required while outdoors .  Riders while mounted do not need to wear one.

  10. Plexiglass has been installed at the show grounds,  please keep these partitions between yourselves and our show staff.

  11. Stalls will be assigned by show management.  We will notify you of your stall placement prior to the show.  All the barns and stalls have new numbers posted on them.  We will post the map of the show barns on the website.

  12. Rider packets with show tags and information will be available for pick up at the secretary stand.

  13. Jump Courses will be posted online prior to the show.  Copies will be available at show, with several posted near the ring.  Please spread out when reviewing. 

  14. Course Walks will be done in small groups, based on established orders of go and trainer groups.

  15. We will be carefully managing the flow of riders in the schooling areas as well as the show rings.  We are requesting everyone give us their cell phone number and cellular carrier, so we can text you updates on the shows progress and your time to come up to the rings.

  16. Schooling rings will be open 30 minutes prior to the show.  Only horses in the first 3 rotations are allowed in the schooling area.  Total 9 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 schooling area is open.

  17. There will be hand sanitizer posted by the show and schooling rings.  Anyone handling jumps must use this prior to handling the jumps.

  18. As exhibitor rotations are completed, we will be announcing the next group to come to schooling areas and show rings.

  19. Ticketed warm-ups will be held throughout each division.  Ticketed warm-ups must be pre-registered.  Each ring will invite 2 Rotations of 3 horses at a time to the ring to show.    These groups will do their assigned warm up, after the  warm up, these rotations will complete their judged trips and then they should return their trailer or stalls.   Warm up times will be strictly enforced.  If you do not leave the ring when the judges buzz the end of the session you will be charged for an extra warm up session.

  20. We ask trainers to 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 warm-up sessions throughout the day.

  21. Class results will be announced, and ribbons may be picked up at the ribbon tent.  The Junior Committee will be handing out ribbons to the posted winners.

  22. All Championship money will be paid back through electronic transfer or mailed check.  We are working on that technology and will let you know those options soon.  

  23. Bathrooms will be stocked with hand sanitizers and Lysol spray.  It is up to each user to clean surfaces prior to use.

  24. Pony Club will be offering breakfast and coffee.  And a local Food Truck will be on site to provide lunch.  These will be in locations that allow social distancing between customers.

  25. For the time being we will not have sponsor tents or encourage areas of gathering.

Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you at the shows.

Kimberly Anderson and Sulu Rose Reed


Central Virginia Show Jumping Association

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