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Southern Arizona Appaloosa Promoters  | Published on 8/26/2017

Southern Arizona Appaloosa Promoters

Oct 14th, 2017- Ranch Horse

Books Open at 8 AM

Show Starts at 9 AM


All shows will be at

Brandi Fenton Memorial Park

3482 E. River Rd.



The Southern Arizona Appaloosa Promoters Open Breed Horse Shows are intended to be safe and fun learning experiences with good sportsmanship for horse and rider.  These shows are open to all horses and riders.  Show volunteers will endeavor to be prompt, helpful and courteous

Rules & Information

These shows adhere to the SAAP Rule Book and the ApHC Handbook.  These books can be viewed at the office.


  1. Management has the right to excuse any rider or horse for safety or unsportsmanlike behavior. Rules for disputes and refunding of scratched classes will be posted at the office.


  2. ENTRIES:Enter at the show or pre enter by mail. The office will open at 8am.We accept cash or check.


    FEES:    $10.00 insurance fee per horse

                                    $8.00 per class                     











Your age on 1/1/2017 applies to the entire year.  These classes apply to High Point Awards.


    Adult 50 & Better: Any adult rider age 50 and older

    Adult 19-49: Any adult rider age 19 -49

   Older Youth: Riders 14-18

   Young Youth: Riders 13 and Under


Additional Information


  • Proper show attire is required. Long Pants, Proper Riding Boots & Long Sleeved Shirt.Western riders are allowed (and encouraged) to wear helmets.
  • PATTERNS will be available day of show
  • BREAKS may be shortened or canceled but changes will be announced.The main arena will be open for warm up during all breaks.
  • A class may be canceled or combined with another class if there are less than three entries. A large class may be split with both classes receiving points.


Award Information


Riders who are excused due to unsportsmanlike behavior will lose eligibility for any awards.

Walk Trot is not eligible for High Pt. or Reserve Awards


Class awards

  • Each class is placed 1st-5th.Ribbons will be at show office
  • Points are earned as follows:
  • 1st place 5 points
  • 2nd place 4 points

    3rd place is 3 points

  • 4th place is 2 points
  • 5th place is 1 point

High Point and Reserve Awards will be given for all four  divisions at each show.  To be eligible for High Point awards riders must declare the division that they wish to compete for awards in when signing up. 

  1. Any division with less than five declared riders will only be awarded High Point.
  2. Points earned in other division classes that the rider qualifies for are applied to the division that the rider declares for High Point awards.



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March 11th, 2017 

            Oct 14th, 2017    


  1. Young Youth Ranch Horse Conformation
  2. Older Youth Ranch Horse Conformation
  3. Adult 19-49 Ranch Horse Conformation
  4. Adult 50 & Better Ranch Horse Conformation


    ***BREAK 15min.***


    .      ***Obstacle Course ***


  5. Young Youth Obstacle
  6. Older Youth Obstacle
  7. Adult 19-49 Obstacle
  8. Adult 50 & Better Obstacle


  9. Young YouthRanch Horse Pleasure
  10. Older Youth Ranch Horse Pleasure
  11. Adult 19-49Ranch Horse Pleasure
  12. Adult 50 & Better Ranch Horse Pleasure


    ***LUNCH BREAK –.***


  13. Young Youth Ranch Riding
  14. Older Youth Ranch Riding
  15. Adult 19-49 Ranch Riding
  16. Adult 50 & BetterRanch Riding



  17. Young Youth Ranch Horse Reining
  18. Older Youth Ranch Horse Reining
  19. Adult 19-49 Ranch Horse Reining
  20. Adult 50 & Better Ranch Horse Reining


















Must be POST MARKED by the below dates for each show. PAYMENT DUE WITH MAIL IN ENTRY (No Exceptions)


Post Marked for each show as follows:


March 4th, 2017

October 7th, 2017


Ranch Horse General Rules/Guidelines


  1. The ranch rail pleasure class measures the ability of the horse to be a pleasure to ride while being used as a means of conveyance from one ranch task to another and should reflect the versatility, attitude, and movement of a working horse. The horse should be well-broke, relaxed, quiet, soft and cadenced at all gaits. The horse should be ridden on a relatively loose rein with light contact and without requiring undue restraint. The horse should be responsive to the rider and make timely transitions in a smooth and correct manner. The horse should be soft in the bridle and yield to contact. The ideal ranch rail horse should have a natural head carriage at each gate. In all gaits, movement of the ranch rail pleasure horse should simulate a horse needing to cover long distances, softly and quietly, like that of a working ranch horse. This class should show the horse’s ability to work at a forward, working speed while under control by the rider. Light contact should be rewarded and horse shall not be shown on a full drape of reins. The overall manners and responsiveness of the horse while performing the maneuver requirements and the horse’s quality of movement are the primary considerations. Ranch horse riding is offered for horses three years of age and older, and is offered as an all-age divisions class.



The Ranch Horse confirmation is judged based on a working ranch horse. The judge will be looking for a balanced, structurally correct horses with adequate muscling


Ranch Trail will have obstacles found in everyday work on the ranch.


Please note that Ranch Riding is a patterned class. The horse’s performance should simulate a horse riding outside the confines of an arena and that of a working ranch horse.


Ranch Pleasure is a rail class


Equipment with silver should not count over a good working outfit. Silver bridles and saddles are discouraged..


No tail Extensions will be allowed. No braided or banded manes.


Splint or Skid Boots, Bell boots are optional


Please see  ApHC rule book which is available at show office