SHOW POLICIES: Definitions:
- The Show is held in conjunction with the Norco Horse Affair. https://www.facebook.com/norcohorseaffair/
- There will be a parking fee payable to the Horse Affair each day that allows you entry to any of the Horse Affair’s attractions.
- The Show Hall will be in a roped off section of the Nellie Weaver Hall at the Equestrian Center. There will be live horses on premises, so please be aware and act in accordance for everyone’s safety.
- The Show Hall open at 8AM and show will start at 9AM.
- Space in the hall is limited. There are two seats per table maximum.
- Once the show starts tubs and dollies must fit under your table or be returned to your car. You will not be able to leave your belongings or your models in the hall overnight.
- No running in the hall.
- Please don't bump other people's tables. Never touch other people's models without permission.
- Please keep noise to a reasonable level so everyone can hear the announcements.
- Unattended children are not allowed in the show hall. Children must be under control at all times.
- No Pets allowed
- Unruly or unsportsmanlike behavior may result in expulsion from the show hall without any refund. Any disregard for show rules may result in the same consequence.
- Qualifications: Any model that placed 1st or 2nd at any of the qualifying shows is eligible to show in Champ classes.
- Because these divisions are often not included in many shows, there will be no prequalification required for entries in the Youth, Hartland and the Performance divisions. However, these models MUST be pre-registered and prepaid. Please include them on your model forms with a star in front of each of their names so we know who is coming.
- Any unqualified model may enter the “Last Chance” classes at the beginning of every section. These models should not be preregistered or prepaid. Do not include them on your model entry form. At show time, please place the $1 per horse/per class entry fee next to each model in these classes. (if you are showing a model in both Breed and Collectability or Breed and Workmanship, that’s $2 since these are separate classes with separate class numbers and separate awards). Models from the Last Chance classes that place 1st or 2nd may advance to the appropriate Champ class that follows.
- Entry Cards: This is a 3x5 card show (leg tags are not used but you may keep them on your model). Each model placed in a class must have a 3x5" index card. For Breed Halter & Performance please use a white card. For Collectability & Workmanship, please use a colored card. One side should have class number, breed and gender with the model name and owner name on the reverse. Entries without index-type entry cards will not be judged. Please do not use scraps of paper or Post-It notes, 3x5" index cards ONLY. Print or write your cards legibly! Place your card with breed side up.
- Double-Judged Classes: If your class is double judged, please place two index cards (one white, one colored) next to your model. If you don’t want it to be double-judged, place only the card you wish it to be judged upon.
- Documentation: Documentation is encouraged for breed classes *only where needed*. Documentation is MANDATORY for Collectability and Performance. Documentation size may not exceed 8.5x11”; please make smaller if possible. No bound books are allowed as documentation.
- Collectability: extra “stuff” may be displayed but large items (boxes, etc.) must be placed on the floor under the show table. You may indicate the extra items on your documentation. Your documentation should tell your judge why your model is collectable (see Judging Criteria).
- Performance: Each setup MUST have a written description of the action being portrayed. If the event is a pattern class, your description should include a diagram of the part of the pattern you are portraying, where the horse is in the pattern, the gait and the direction of travel. If there is more than one equid in the setup, place your 3x5 card next to the entry model. Maximum size of any setup is 18”x30”. Multi-horse hitches may be given extra space at judge’s discretion.
- Showing Limits: Each OF model may only show in one Breed class and one Collectability class. Each customized model may only show in one Breed class and one Workmanship class. “Last Chance” classes do not count in this total.
- Performance models may show in as many classes as the entrant can manage. HOWEVER, there will only be a 10 minute allowance for tack changes so please plan accordingly.
- Class Limits: For Classic/Trad classes class limits are 3 per class. For Mini classes, limits are 5 per class. There are no class limits for China or Performance.
- Model Limits: There is no limit to the total number of models you may enter. HOWEVER, during the show you are limited to storing your models and tubs ONLY on or under your table space.
- Each entrant is responsible to get their models on the show tables. Please do NOT ask the show managers or judges to hold classes or notify you when your class is starting. It is solely the entrant’s responsibility to get their models on the show table on time and remove their models when the class is ended. Models left on the show tables by their owners will be moved to a Pony Pound. If they are lost or damaged the showholder shall not be held responsible. Please only bring as many models as you can safely manage.
- Model Placement: Please place your model in a line around the edges of the show table with your card next to your model. Please be considerate of other showers; space reasonably close together and leave room where possible. If the table fills to capacity around the edges, you may place models in the center. But please be extremely careful not to bump other models. If a shower chooses to lay their entry down on the table rather than place it in a standing position, they automatically give the judge the authority to pick up the horse for judging. Showholder(s) and judges are not responsible for any damage that occurs on the show table. Please lay horses down on a modestly sized piece of padding to protect your entry.
- Scale Classes: Classic and larger sized models will show in the regular classes. Stablemate, Microminis, Little Bits, Pebbles and Chips will show in the Mini classes (defined as 4” or less from the withers to the bottom of the hoof).
SHOW POLICIES: Definitions:
- Original Finish: An original finish plastic, china, or factory resin is a mass-produced model in its original state as released by the manufacturer. Models may be repaired or restored to the original state, although a judge may penalize any visible repair at his/her discretion. Any alteration to a model beyond original state disqualifies it from the OF division.
- Custom (formerly known as "Simple Custom"): A custom model is a one-of-a-kind created by altering an OF model, whether plastic, factory resin, china, or other material. Any alteration from original factory finish means a model is customized. A custom model may be repainted with or without hair or sculpted mane and tail, repositioned, have body parts re-sculpted or replaced, or be created from two or more models.
- Artist Resin: (or "Original Sculpture"): An artist resin is a casting of a unique work. Artist resins may be finished by the original artist or by another artist; may be altered from the original casting; may have sculpted or hair manes and tails. Regardless of who finished the model or how altered, if the underlying body is an artist resin, the model should be shown in the Artist Resin division. An original sculpture is a unique figure created by an artist from raw materials; although it may be based on an armature, no mass-produced model or artist resin, regardless of how altered, is used as a base or armature. An original sculpture may be the prototype for an artist resin run or may exist as a single, stand alone work of art.
- Breed Halter: Suitability of model to breed assigned; Correct anatomy, biomechanics and breed conformation; Overall condition and workmanship.
- Collectability: Rarity; Age; Condition; Overall desirability as a collectable piece.
- Workmanship: Quality and execution of finish work; Accuracy/correctness/realism of sculptural work; Accuracy and realism of color for realistic or creative use of color for non-realistics.
- Fantasy Workmanship: There is no breed “standard” or correct anatomy for a fantasy creature. Judging criteria will be overall judge’s impression regarding workmanship and condition.
- Performance: Model is correctly and safely executing a maneuver that is appropriate (includes proper anatomy, biomechanics and suitability of model for event); Tack fit and suitability/correctness for event; Accuracy of documentation, props and horse in relation to event presented; general condition of model, tack and props.
- Judges Decisions: Decisions of the judges are final! Please stay away from the tables when judges are judging a class. If you have a question regarding a placing, please ask the judge politely and promptly after the class.
- Splits: Judges may choose to split classes at their discretion but none are guaranteed. Judges are asked not to unnecessarily split small classes.
- Awards: Flats will be awarded to the Top Five class winners; Rosettes to section and division Champions and Reserves.
- This show will be submitted for NAMHSA approval. If approved, NAN cards will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place models in each class (including Last Chance classes).