Ally Helmer and Graywood's Aedan Winning the Morgan Road Hack 2010
Abbey Pietrowski and Four Field Star Command winning the Sr Showmanship, Cattaraugus Co, Fair 2013
2016 Aehdan Training Horse Show Policies
Requirements to Show/ Preparation
*Academy vs Show Rider Academy riders are typically in their first few years of showing, they will be mounted on one of our school horses and must not have shown in a full suit or any classes other than academy before. Show riders will typically own or lease their own show horse. If you do not own or lease a show horse you may be able to show one of our horses if they are available for a per show lease fee.
*Mandatory Lessons All riders planning to show must ride a minimum of 1x/ week from March to October. We highly recommend riding 2x/ week to allow us to work on strength training and show practice each week.
*Show Clothes Must be approved by Ally before you show! We need to ensure everything is styled correctly and legal for the show ring. Do not purchase anything without approval (applies to tack as well).
Entries and Fees
All horses/riders traveling to a horse show with Aehdan Training will be billed by us directly, We will thoroughly fill out all entry forms and paperwork pertaining to the horse show. We will give you a full quote for the cost of each show before we send your entries. -In order to keep this process quick and easy, we ask that each horse owner provides a copy of your horses registration, coggins, rabies, and EHV vaccinations, as well as membership cards no later than May 1, 2016.
*Day Fees will cover each horse/ rider's time at the show including care, feeding, stall cleaning, grooming, coaching, and trainer/ grooms expenses. Each horse will be charged per-day fees starting the day before we leave the farm. The day before is spent preparing each horse; clipping, bathing, sanding feet, tack cleaning, packing etc. Rates will depend on type of show, length, and number of horses attending from $50-$75.
*Payments will be split into 3 separate checks to make paying easier and more budget friendly for our clients. 15% finance charge per payment if not paid by due date.
-Payment 1: Fees going directly to show with your entries. Due approx. 15 days prior to horse shows entry deadline -Payment 2 & 3: Pro-rated tack stalls, hauling, day fees, and any expenses incurred at the show such as extra classes or extra bedding etc. 1/2 payment due approx. 21 days from show start date, remainder due anytime before noon the last day of show. Actual dates will be listed on your invoice.
*Memberships are required for all rated shows. All riders will need a USEF membership, Morgan riders will need an AMHA, Saddlebred riders will need an ASHA, if Showing in any UPHA sanctioned classes such as the Challenge Cup you will need a UPHA membership. If you are not showing rated (WNY, Penn Ohio, Morgan Grand National) you will not need any memberships.
*Required Vet Papers as of Jan 1, 2016 all horses must present a rabies vaccination within 1 year, coggins test within 2 years, and new this year an EHV-1/ Flu rhino Vaccination within 6 months.
Horse Show Policies These rules have been put in place to reduce stress, rushing, and mistakes thus allowing us to turn each horse out to perfection and to keep things running smoothly.
-Each rider is responsible for getting themselves ready. Ally will not remind you more than once when and how to prepare yourself, she is responsible for your horse and you are responsible for yourself (Exception: Ally will do your show bun). *Makeup, getting dressed, pinning show # on coat, cleaning boots(top and sole), taping boots under jods etc. must be done BEFORE your session starts. * Buns will be done each morning or during breaks if you show later in the day. *Make sure you have your own bobby pins, hair ties, hair nets, # magnets, black electrical tape etc. *Your coat, hat, and gloves must be on and you must be ready to mount by the time your horse is bridled.
-NOBODY other than Ally and designated grooms should be in the aisle near stalls during show times and prep times (While we are getting horses ready when the show is still on break). This includes all riders and their guests. There will be seating at the front of our aisle for everyone to hang out, you may visit with your horse during breaks and when the show is over each day.
-Along with the rule above, absolutely NOBODY will be allowed in the groom stall besides Ally and grooms for any reason. We need to reduce the number of people in prep spaces as it only causes mistakes and horses to be turned out less than perfectly.
Horses Showing with Aehdan Training that do not reside at our farm Any horses stabling with us at a Horse show must follow all policies from this packet, please re-read ALL sections of this packet.
-DO NOT send entries separately, we will fill out and send your entries with the rest of our show horses -If you wish to send your own entries to avoid day fees, you must stable elsewhere -If you would like to stable separately but still receive coaching we will provide coaching at a per class fee. -Outside horses must arrive the same time as Aehdan Training horses -Please do not arrive earlier than us as you may disrupt our routine and set up plans. (If you do however arrive before we do, please put horse in an empty stall and DO NOT add bedding until we arrive to ensure that is the correct spot for your horse) -If your horse does not reside at our farm we highly recommend hauling to our farm 1-2 days before we haul out to the show so we can prep you horse with all other show horses (clipping, bathing, sanding etc) -You will be charged day fees from the day OUR horses arrive at the show or the day before we leave if horse is at our farm for grooming -If you cannot haul to our farm for pre show grooming, it is your responsibility to prepare horse properly. -You will be charged extra for pre show grooming if horse arrives and is not prepared properly. -You must bring your own feed hay/grain etc if your horse does not live at our farm
Please remember all horses showing under the Aehdan Training banner are direct representatives of our stable and our care. If they are not turned out perfectly it reflects on our stable negatively. We always strive for perfection.