Thursday Morning Horse Show
The Thursday Morning Horse Show Series is a long established tradition at the Bucks County Horse Park. Continuously running for almost 30 years, our philosophy is to provide exhibitors a fun schooling atmosphere while introducing the rules and procedures of more formal shows. This show series culminates at the Annual Banquet held in November, where Year End Award recipients are honored.
Many volunteers are always needed; this is a great way to learn more about hunters and jumpers. All ages, no experience necessary and great perks! Call the office for more information.
Thursday Morning Horse Show Series 2018Results
|Date||Hunter Ring||Jumper Ring||Children’s Ring||Prize List||Results|
|05/27||Doug Curry||Jessica Levin||Louise Kass||Prizelist||Pre-Enter|
|06/07||Creigh Duncan||Jessica Levin||Louise Kass||Prizelist||Pre-Enter|
|06/14||Louise Kass||Jessica Levin||KaeDee Cole||Prizelist||Pre-Enter|
|06/21||Meg Black||Jessica Levin||TBA||Prizelist||Pre-Enter|
|06/28||Leslie Post||Jessica Levin||KaeDee Cole||Prizelist||Pre-Enter|
|07/05||Doug Curry||Jessica Levin||Louise Kass||Prizelist||Pre-Enter|
|07/12||Shane Ledyard||Jessica Levin||TBA||Prizelist||Pre-Enter|
|07/19||Creigh Duncan||Jessica Levin||KaeDee Cole||Prizelist||Pre-Enter|
|07/26||Leslie Post||Jessica Levin||TBA||Prizelist||Pre-Enter|
|08/02||Timothy Cleary||Jessica Levin||Louise Kass||Prizelist||Pre-Enter|
|08/09||Shane Ledyard||Jessica Levin||KaeDee Cole||Prizelist||Pre-Enter|
|08/16||Susan VanBlarcom||Jessica Levin||TBA||Prizelist||Pre-Enter|
|08/23||Louise Kass||Jessica Levin||KaeDee Cole||Prizelist||Pre-Enter|
Our Hunter Ring will start at 8 am with the four 18" cross rail divisions. Leading off will be "Schooling Hunter", a division open to ALL as a schooling opportunity. This division is NOT pointed for Year End Awards. The Pleasure Division will follow no earlier than 10 am. The ring will be watered and dragged each week at the division break closest to 11:30 am.
Certain divisions qualify for the Colonial Classic Horse Show to be held August 31-September 2, 2018, at the Harrisburg Farm Show Complex. Riders may qualify for this show by participating in the designated TMHS classes between May 27, 2018, and August 9, 2018. Look for the Colonial Classic logo in the TMHS prizelist to see which divisions qualify!
Marshall and Sterling League classes are also offered. The M&S Finals will be held September 12-16, 2018, at HITS-on-the-Hudson, Saugerties, NY. TMHS offers the Bit'O'Straw Hunter Classic, the M&S Adult and Children's Medals, the Dover Saddlery Adult Medal, the Sore No-More Children's Medal and Pony Medals. Additional classes may be offered as requested. Three riders must compete to fill a class; non-members may compete. Only those riders currently members of M&S will have point count. Classes may be combined.
The Jumper Ring will start no earlier than 8:30 am with the Itty Bitty Division; Level I Jumpers will not start before 11 am. TMHS offers six jumper divisions. NEW! To encourage safe and effective riding, touches to count in classes 71 to 77. Itty Bitty riders must memorize only two courses – A and B. Course A will be run over cross rails, then Course B over cross rails, then Course A again over 2' verticals, then Course B again over 2' verticals. All other divisions will run over 3 separate courses with no fence height change. Electronic timers will be used when possible. All courses become slightly more challenging as the season progresses.
The Children's Ring will host five divisions this year and will begin at noon. NEW this year will be shade tents for guests, a Competitor Tent with water, and a beautiful Awards Area where photos may be taken by proud parents and grandparents. A revised prize list offers more options to those just beginning their riding career. This ring is available for Jumper warm up prior to 11:30 am.
The Year-End Awards Program is available for members and registered competitors who have competed at 4 Thursday Morning Horse Shows in the SAME division. Bucks County Horse Park members pay no fee but must register for the program; non-members register and pay a $20 fee. The May TMHS PreVu Show counts for both points and attendance. The September Fall Jumper Classic does NOT count for points OR attendance.
TMHS Points Information
- Competitors must attend 4 shows IN THE SAME DIVISION to qualify for Year-End Awards in that division.
- Members must enroll but pay no fee; non-BCHP members must enroll and pay $20 fee.
- Year-End Points for Hunter/Pleasure Divisions are accumulated by the horse.
- Year-End Points for Equitation Divisions are accumulated by the rider.
- Year-End Points for the Children's Ring Classes are accumulated by the RIDER.
- Year-End Points for the Jumper Divisions are accumulated by the horse.
- Exceptions to the above are at the sole discretion of management.
- It is expected that good sportsmanship will prevail in the "chasing" of year end points. Riders and/or Trainers are responsible for appropriately entering their horses.