Cheval Québec Rule Book (pdf)

 

Competition Guidelines

 

GUIDELINES:

 

A Coggins test dated within the current year 2019 is mandatory.

 

Valid Cheval Québec (CQ) card is mandatory.  By holding a CQ card, you are covered for insurance.

 

Valid CEPWE membership card is mandatory. 

 

All shows will be held at the Ayer’s Cliff Fair grounds.

 

All shows will start at 8:00am Sharp!

 

All entry fees and coggins test must accompany all entry forms.

 

Helmets are obligatory for riders 13 years and under as of January 1st, 2019 in all classes, as well, at all times on the grounds when mounted (Cheval Québec rule).

 

Helmets are oligatory for riders 18 years and under as of January 1st, 2019 who ride in gymkhana classes, as well, at all times on the grounds when mounted.

 

You must register and pay at least five classes in advance to enter an additional class. Please note that the class that is presently in the ring competing does not count, as a class to register it is the class that is on deck that counts.

 
 

  General Rules

 

1.  Coggins tests are obligatory. All horses that arrive on the grounds the day of the show must present a coggins test that is dated within the current year 2019.  No Exceptions.

 

2. Participants must hold a valid Cheval Québec membership card. By holding a Cheval Québec card, you are covered for insurance.

 

3.     Participants must hold a valid CEPWE membership card.

 

4.   All shows will be held at the Ayer’s Cliff Fair grounds and will start at 8am sharp.

 

5.  All entry fees and coggins test must accompany all entry forms. Entry fees will only be refunded upon the presentation of a veterinary certificate.  No Exceptions.

 

6.   Participants of the green rider walk / trot pleasure, walk / trot 11 and under, green rider walk / trot equitation and green rider walk / trot trail classes are not permitted to enter classes where they will be asked to canter or lope.

 

7.   Once a participant has participated in a class where they will be asked to canter or lope, they may no longer enter green rider walk / trot pleasure,  walk / trot 11 and under, green rider walk / trot equitation and green rider walk / trot trail classes.  This applies to youth and adult classes.

 

8.   Lead line participants must be 3 to 6 years of age, as of January 1st 2019 and are not eligible for any other riding class.  The handler must be an adult.

 

9.    An adult is someone 19 years or over as of January 1st, 2019.

 

10.  Helmets are obligatory for riders 13 years and under as of January 1st, 2019 in all classes, as well, at all times on the grounds when mounted (Cheval Québec rule).

 

11.    You must have proof of the age of your horse in order to compete in the 4 years and under snaffle bit class.

 

12. The CEPWE Administrative Council will deal immediately with any conduct deemed unacceptable on the show grounds.

 

 

 

    

      All dogs MUST BE ON LEASHES and you will be responsible for picking up excrements.  No dogs will be allowed in the indoor arena.
      
       

Novices

 

     NOVICES:


      Per the Cheval Québec rules, novice eligibility is on a per class bases. Riders may be eligible to ride in some novice classes and be no longer eligible to ride in others. The point system is as follows; a maximum of 10 points in a novice class or 5 points in a non-novice version of this class, whichever is reached first. If you reach your maximum number of points during the show season, you may continue to ride in the novice class and accumulate points until the end of the year. Please note that you can accumulate non-novice points in youth, adult and open classes.


     A participant is considered a Novice Gymkhana until he has accumulated 50 points in novice classes ONLY. Once a participant has earned 50 points he will no longer be eligible to compete in novice classes in subsequent years, but may continue to compete as a novice until the calendar year is over.

 

 

     It is forbidden for a novice to show a stallion when there is more than one horse in the ring (Cheval Québec rule 100G).

 

     The Gilles Lapointe Pleasure class is open to novice riders in their first year of showing with CEPWE. (This class is free of charge).

 

     *Participants are responsible to know whether or not they are eligible for a novice classe or not.

 

     GILLES LAPOINTE CLASS:


     The executive has determined that the Gilles Lapointe class was established as a performance class for first year riding participants. Participants who have previously shown only in showmanship, halter, lead line and/or walk trot in previous years will be eligible for the Gilles Lapointe class.

 

     GREEN REINER:


1.  Riders may use any horse.

2.  Horse may be ridden with one or two hands; the rider must remain consistent with his or her initial choice.

3.  Horse must be ridden in any CQ approved bit.

4.  Novice and Open Reining riders are not eligible for Green Reiner Classes.

 

     For a more detailed list of the Green Reiner rules, see section Green Reiner on the website.

 

     NOVICE GYMKHANA:


     Note: It is the rider who is considered a novice not the horse.