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Class Schedule

Ring 1: Grandstand

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Show starts at 8:30 AM

Course Walk from 8:00-8:30 AM

103 TICKETED WARM UP 

CVSJA Medal (Equitation)

Class 11: 2’6” or 3'0 Section

 

108 2'6 TICKETED WARM UP

Open 2’6”

Class 9: Optimum Time

Class 10: Time 1st Jump Off


104 3'6 TICKETED WARM UP 
Schooling
Class 12: Time 1st Jump Off
Class 13: Speed


105 3'9-4' TICKETED WARM UP
Modified Modified
Class 14: Time 1st Jump Off
Class 15: Speed

106 3' TICKETED WARM UP
Low Jumper
Class 16: Optimum Time
Class 17: Time 1st Jump Off


Thoroughbred Division sponsored  by 

Pacific Farms, Inc.
Class 18: Optimum Time
Class 19: Time 1st Jump Off

107 3'3 TICKETED WARM UP

Open 3’3”

Class 20: Time 1st Jump Off

Class 21: Speed

Child Adult

Class 22: Time 1st Jump Off

Class 23: Speed

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Ring 2: Meadows

Sponsorship Available

Show starts at 8:30 AM

Course Walk from 8:00-8:30 AM

 

102 2'6 TICKETED WARM UP 
Novice Rider Division sponsored by

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Class 5: Optimum Time
Class 6: Time 1st Jump Off

Novice Horse sponsored by Beautiful Bodies, Inc.
Class 7: Optimum Time
Class 8: Time 1st Jump Off

100 TICKETED WARM UP 

Cross Rails

Class 3: Optimum Time

Class 4: Optimum Time

101 2' TICKETED WARM UP
Puddle Jumper
Class 1: Optimum Time
Class 2: Time 1st Jump Off​

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

CROSS RAILS

18"

 Exhibitors compete over a course of 9  to 12 jumps.  Jump heights are no higher than 18". Both classes in this division are judged as an optimum time course.  Riders may not compete in any other class at the same show.  Ribbons from 1 to 8.

PUDDLE JUMPER

.65 Meters

Open to horses and ponies. Horses, ponies and riders in this division may only cross enter into any class not exceeding 3’ if otherwise Eligible. Fence height shall not be lower than 2’ or greater than 2’3” with spreads not greater than the fence height. Classes in this division include Table IV, Section 1 Optimum Time First Round, Table II, Section 2(b) Time first jump-off. Professionals may not compete in this division. Showing in this division only does not break novice status.

NOVICE HORSE

.75 Meters

Open to horses and ponies in their 1st or 2nd year of showing in jumper classes at any height higher than 2’ as of December 1 of the current show year. Horses may not compete in classes where jump height is higher than 3’.  Fence height shall not be lower than 2’3”or greater than 2’6” with spreads not greater than the fence height. Classes in this division include Table IV, Section 1 Optimum Time First Round, Table II, Section 2(b) Time first jump-off.  Season points are awarded to horse owner, are accrued to the horses membership number regardless of rider.

NOVICE RIDER

.75 Meters

Open to children and adult amateurs in their 1st or 2nd year of showing in jumper classes at any height higher than 2’ as of December 1 of the current show year. Riders may not compete in classes where jump height is higher than 3’.  Fence height shall not be lower than 2’3” or greater than 2’6” with spreads not greater than the fence height. Classes in this division include Table IV, Section 1 Optimum Time First Round, Table II, Section 2(b) Time first jump-off.   Professionals may not compete in this division. Season points are awarded to the rider in this division on any horse.

OPEN 2'6"

.75 Meters

Open to all riders and all horses.  Fence height shall not be lower than 2’3” or greater than 2’6” with spreads not greater than the fence height.  Classes in this division include Table IV, Section 1 Optimum Time First Round, Table II, Section 2(b) Time first jump-off.

LOW JUMPER

.90 Meters

Open to ponies, horses, and all riders. Fence height shall not be lower than 2’ 9” or greater than 3’ with spreads not greater than the fence height.  Classes in this division include Table IV, Section 1 Optimum Time First Round, Table II, Section 2(b) Time first jump-off.

THOROUGHBRED JUMPER

.90 Meters

Horses competing in the Thoroughbred division will accrue points for VHSA & CVSJA.  The VHSA Associate Thoroughbred Jumper Division is limited to horses that are registered with or are eligible to be registered with the Jockey Club and have a TIPS number.  Horses and owners must also be registered current members with VHSA for points to count toward VHSA year-end awards.
Fence height shall not be lower than 2’ 9” or greater than 3’ with spreads not greater than the fence height.  Classes in this division include Table IV, Section 1 Optimum Time First Round, Table II, Section 2(b) Time first jump-off.

CHILD/ADULT JUMPER

1.0 Meters

Open to ponies, horses, juniors, and amateurs. Fence height shall not be lower than 3’0” or greater than 3’3” with spreads not greater than the fence height.   Classes in this division include Table II, Section 1 Time First Round, Table II, Section 2(b) Time first jump-off. Professional not allowed.

OPEN 3'3"

1.0 Meters

Open to all riders and all horses.  Fence height shall not be lower than 3’0” or greater than 3’3” with spreads not greater than the fence height.   Classes in this division include Table II, Section 1 Time First Round, Table II, Section 2(b) Time first jump-off.

SCHOOLING JUMPER

1.10 Meters

Open to ponies, horses, and all riders. Fence height shall not be lower than 3’3” or greater than 3’6” with not greater than the fence height.   Classes in this division include Table II, Section 1 Time First Round, Table II, Section 2(b) Time first jump-off.

MODIFIED JUMPER

1.20 Meters

Open to ponies, horses, and all riders. Fence height shall not be lower than 3’6” or greater than 4’ with spreads not greater than the fence height.  Classes in this division include Table II, Section 1 Time First Round, Table II, Section 2(b) Time first jump-off.

CVSJA MEDAL
(Equitation)

2'6" & 3'

Open to all Juniors and Adult Amateurs riding horses or ponies. Jump courses will be designed to follow jumper style equation guidelines. This class is intended to give riders a chance to practice and improve their equitation showing talents and prepare them for the top National Equitation qualifying classes.  Each rider will execute a course of a minimum of 8 jumps as well as ride a flat phase.  Ribbons 1st through 6th will be awarded as well as a Dover Saddlery Gift Certificate to the winner.  The judge will provide written feedback for each trip and a brief verbal conversation of rider’s performance.  Jump heights will be offered in two classifications 2’6” and a 3’.  No horse may jump more than 2 trips.  Year-end award for high point rider. Additionally, our  junior committee will vote on most improved junior participant.

SPECIAL CLASSES

JEANNE DUNFORD MEMORIALGAMBLER'S CHOICE

We will run two separate classes. Class 1: Jumps lower than 1 meter (3'3"). Class 2: Jumps will be 1 meter and higher. Each jump is assigned a point value and may only be jumped twice. Riders choose their own path and jump as many jumps as possible in 60 seconds. If a horse has left the ground to a jump when buzzer sounds, that jump will count. If a jump is knocked down, it may not be jumped again. The Joker is the highest jump worth most points. It may be jumped twice. If you clear the Joker then you earn the points, but if you knock it down the points are deducted from your total score. Horses with the most points win.

COSTUME CLASS

The costume class will be used to determine the order of go for the rotating pair relay. Ribbons 1-6 will be awarded for costume class. Costumes are not mandatory, teams not in costume will go at the top of the order. The rotating pair relay consists of a team of 2 riders. The entire course is jumped twice. The team chooses how they want to divide the course into sections, but the fences must be jumped in the correct order.  One change of rider is mandatory. Each rider must jump at least 2 jumps. Competitors may change over as often as they wish. A change is obligatory when a fault is incurred.  A disobedience  is indicated by an audible signal at which time the other competitor must first jump the obstacle which has not been jumped by his partner and then continue the course. Knock downs  incurred are penalize by adding four seconds for each occurrence to the time of the round. The first two disobedience's are penalized only by time, the third disobedience incurs elimination. Should a competitor jump an obstacle before his partner has landed over preceding obstacle, the pair will be eliminated. Both riders enter the ring, after the tone the first rider begins their section. (If team member 1 has a knockdown at fence 3 team member 2 must jump fence 4. If team member 1 has a stop at fence 3 team member 2 must jump fence 3.) The fastest overall time wins. In case of a tie for first place there will be a jump off over a shortened course.  

MINI PRIX

The last show of the year is our Mini Prix offering $2,500 in prize money for the day.  Formal Dress Required (Jackets, Breeches and boots, No half chaps).  The fee for each class is $50. You must be pre-registered to compete, there is a posted order of go for each class.    Winners are awarded double points toward CVSJA year-end awards.  There is only one class in each division which will consist of 12 jumps, and will be scored under the USEF Table II, Section 2 format. Riders may choose to do their jump-off immediately following their qualifying round or come back at the end of all the qualifying rounds. Each class must have 5 riders to fill the class. Presentation of sashes and celebration victory gallop will follow each division.

 

Prize money is paid out as follows .

 

                    1st        2nd       3rd        4th        5th        6th

                    40%      25%    15%       10%       5%        5%

 

             $250 Prize Money                             $500 Prize Money

                   2’     (.65 M)                                         3’3” (1.0 M)

                   2’6” (.75 M)                                         3’6” (1.10 M)

                   2’9” (.80 M)                                         3’9” (1.20 M)

                   3’     (.90 M)                                        

​TIME TABLES AND SCORING​​

Table II, Section 2 (b)    Time First Jump-off

Timed first round and jump-off, if any, are decided by adding the faults incurred over the course and any penalties for exceeding the time allowed.  If a competitor is clear in the first round, the competitor will, without leaving the ring and upon audible signal commence the designated jump-off course.  If there are no clear rounds and a tie exists for first place, there will be one jump-off in which time will decide the event of equality of faults.

 

Table II, Section 1     Time First Round

The first round is decided by adding together the faults incurred over the course and any penalties for exceeding the time allowed.  Horses with clear rounds or equal faults are classified according to their time taken to complete the course.

 

Table IV, Section 1     Optimum Time First Round

The first round is decided by adding together the faults incurred over the course and any penalties for exceeding the time allowed.  Horses with clear rounds or equal faults are classified according to their time taken to complete the course. Horses with the time closest to the optimum time (over or under) will be placed accordingly.  The optimum time for the course is 4 seconds less than the time allowed.

 

TIME ALLOWED – The time allowed will be based on a speed of 350 meters per minute.  Judges may adjust times as they deem necessary.

 

TIME TO START – A competitor will have 45 seconds from the time the judge sounds an audible signal to cross between the start markers in the proper direction and start the course.  If a competitor does not cross through the start line within the allotted time, the timers will begin counting the time of the jump course immediately as the start clock expires.  In classes or (phase of class) where time is not being recorded, competitors will have the 45 seconds to cross the start line or be eliminated.

 

Refusals and knock downs each penalized: 4 faults

Time faults – per second exceeding allowed: 1 fault

3 Refusals equal: Elimination

Rider Falls equal: Elimination    

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Conditions of Competition
Jumper classes are judged in accordance with the rules and specifications of the VHSA
and USEF Rule Books.
Only current active members in good standing will be eligible to compete in any class.
Riders and horses must have valid VHSA membership numbers for points to count towards
VHSA Annual Awards


Registration and Entry Fees

We will be assigning each rider, owner, and horse a permanent membership number.Registration for membership will begin soon, you are strongly encouraged to complete allmembership papers as soon as possible. Registration must be done on line via our new member portal.

Annual Registration - $50 per rider required


Entry Policy and Procedures
CVSJA Entry Agreement
Every entry shall constitute an agreement and affirmation that all participants (which include
without limitation, the owner, lessee, trainer, manager, agent, coach, driver, rider, handler, the
horse, their principals, representatives, or employees): Shall

  1. Be subject to the constitution and rules of the association and competition.

  2. Agree that they participate voluntarily in the competition fully aware that horse sports and the competition involve inherent dangerous risk of serious injury or death, and by participation that they expressly assume any and all risk of injury or loss, and they agree to indemnify and hold the competition and the officials, directors, employees, and agents harmless from and against all claims including for any injury or loss suffered during or in connection with competition, whether or not such a claim injury or loss resulted, directly or indirectly, from negligent acts or omissions of said officials, directors, employees or agents of the competition. The State of Virginia Equine Activity Liability Act limits liability for injury to a person resulting from the “intrinsic dangers of equine activities” and bars claims or recovery for injury, loss, damage or death of a person resulting from the “intrinsic dangers of equine activities.”

  3. Horses will be assigned an annual show tag number, to be used at all CVSJA Shows.

Closing Dates for Entries is 7pm Monday prior to each show.

 

  • Exhibitors must pre-enter in order to compete, ride times will be assigned for each trip entered, class entries may be modified the day of the show providing space is available.

  • Entries received after the closing will be accepted as space allows and will be charged a $25 late fee per entry.

  • We are accepting entries online via our website and member portal.  All entries must  be secured with a credit card in order to be accepted. 

  • ENTRIES MUST HAVE CURRENT VALID NEGATIVE COGGINS ON FILE PRIOR TO CLOSING DATE FOR EACH SHOW, OTHERWISE ENTRY IS CONSIDERED LATE.

  • Horses will not be allowed to compete until current coggins copy is given to the show secretary.

  • All entry accounts will receive a show receipt via email prior to credit cards being charged.  All accounts with a payment failure will be charged an NSF fee of $50, if balance not paid prior to start of next show, rider will not be allowed to compete.  

  • Pre-Entry $25 per class

  • Ticketed Warm Up same as class price

  • Extra unjudged trips at the end of divisions $25 each and may be done only after your judged trips, if time permits.

  • Stall $40 or $45 for overnight, no bedding provided. Payable to CVSJA show secretary by end of show.

  • Non-refundable office Fee $12

  • Any returned payments for any reason will be charged a $50 penalty fee.

Dress Code

Shows are informal, (excluding Mini-Prix which is full show dress) tall boots, breeches, half chaps, paddock boots, knee straps, polo shirts or rat catchers are acceptable. All shirts must be tucked in to breeches, all riders should wear a belt.

  • No Full Chaps

  • No collarless shirts

  • ASTM Approved Helmet must be worn by all riders while mounted on the show grounds.

  • Rider may not enter the ring with cell phones or any other communication devices.

  • Protective vests may be worn during competitions and should comply with Federation recommendations regarding current ASTM standard F1937 or Certified by the Safety Equipment Institute.

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CODE OF CONDUCT & RULES

Any action(s) against a horse by an exhibitor or other person, which is (are) deemed excessive by a judge, member of the Executive Committee, or CVSJA member, in the competition ring or anywhere on the competition grounds may be punished by official warning, elimination or other sanctions which may be deemed appropriate. Such action(s) could include, but are not limited to excessive use of whip, spurs, poles, or other equipment. A violation of these rules is determined after consultation between members of the Executive Committee or other officials involved and a judge. Competitors found to be in violation of these rules may be eliminated or disqualified from competing that day and may forfeit all entry fees for that competition.

 

  • Poling WILL NOT be permitted on the show grounds.

  • Offsets are not allowed.

  • The schooling area must contain at least one vertical and one spread fence with standards and cups.

  • Multiple Ride competitors will be given priority in “order of go” (as needed) to keep show running smoothly.

  • The Steward’s or member of the Executive Committee’s decision regarding schooling fences, tack and equipment allowed is pursuant to VHSA rules.

  • Lunging allowed in designated areas only.

  • Horses must enter and exit the show rings at a walk.

  • Juniors and Adults may ride ponies.

  • Motorized Vehicles of any kind may only be driven by licensed drivers anywhere on the show grounds.

  • No horse may be ponied behind a motorized vehicle

  • Electrical Installation and connections must meet all state and county code.

  • No Sharps allowed in manure pits. Sharps must be placed in proper containers.

  • Resolutions of ties are the decision of show management

  • No loose dogs/pets are allowed anywhere on the show grounds.

  • All must be on a hand-held leash or tied leash.

  • Management reserves the right to enforce a $50 fine for non-compliance.

About CVSJA

The Central Virginia Show Jumping Association (CVSJA) is an organization committed to promoting the sport of show jumping in central Virginia. As an associate member of the Virginia Horse Shows Association, we are proud to produce an annual show jumping series that helps further the popularity of show jumping in Virginia. The CVSJA has consistently been voted as one of the VHSA's top 10 shows!

 

Since 2002, our show venue has been the ever popular Deep Run Show Grounds. With the covered grand stand seating and excellent ring footing, Deep Run is popular with spectators and exhibitors alike.

 

With each season we hope to provide a friendly and supportive venue to all exhibitors regardless of experience. We hope to welcome new comers to the excitement of show jumping as well as more experienced amateurs and professionals hoping to hone their skills for the A shows.

Show Staff
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Maire Wight

Show Secretary

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Announcer Ring 1

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Kate Hudson

Announcer Ring 2

Board of Directors

Chairman - Gail Thompson
President - Sulu Rose-Reed
Vice President - Chuck Clement
Treasurer - Ashley Bulthuis

Communications - Abigail Bromilow
Web Design - Kelly Gannon
Social Media Management - Addie Locke
Show Secretary - Carolyn Naoroz

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