The English Country Pleasure horse may be less showy than the Show Pleasure horse but should still be typical of the breed. Easy, ground-covering action is desired. As in all Saddlebred sections, the best quality specimens of the breed should prevail. Must be plain shod or unshod. Permissible as plain shod shall be a shoe (inclusive of caulks), which may be thicker at the heel and may include toe clips and side clips. Also permissible is an eggbar shoe. Not permissible as plain shod: bands, bars, pads of any kind, wedges, lead, springs, any attachment that extends below the bottom of the shoe, and any foreign substance not specified as permissible. The sole and entire frog of the foot must be visible. Any animal with prohibited shoeing must be disqualified from further competition at that competition and forfeit all entry fees and winnings. Quarter boots are permitted only in Five-Gaited classes. Entries must be shown with full mane and tail. Tails must not be gingered or put in any device (i.e., tailset, bustle or brace) which alters their carriage while on the grounds. The fact that a horse’s tail has once been set does not exclude participation. Braids and artificial manes are prohibited. Inconspicuously applied hair in the tail is permitted. Classes are open only to mares and/or geldings. Qualifying gaits in under saddle classes are flat walk, trot, extended trot and canter; plus slow gait and rack in Five-Gaited classes. In Driving classes, the gaits are a flat walk, trot and extended trot. Manners and suitability as a pleasure mount are paramount. Special emphasis is placed on a true, flat walk. Entries must be asked both ways of the ring to halt and stand quietly on the rail. Horses must stand quietly and back readily in the lineup. All classes in this division are Judged 75% on manners, performance, presence and quality, 25% on total conformation.

  1. Three-Gaited English Country Pleasure—Amateur Owned and Trained. Must be Amateur owned and trained.

Wednesday Evening             Entry Fee. $25.00

 

  1. Three-Gaited English Country Pleasure—Adult Amateur. Open to amateur exhibitors who have reached their 18th birthday on or after December 1 of the current competition year.

Wednesday Evening                Entry Fee. $25.00

 

  1. Country Pleasure Driving. Shown to a two-wheeled jog cart with driver only. Open to an amateur exhibitor of any age.

Thursday Evening                                                        Entry Fee. $25.00

 

  1. Three-Gaited English Country Pleasure–Alabama Owned

Horses must be owned by a resident of the State of Alabama.  Open to an amateur exhibitor of any age.

Thursday Evening                                            Entry Fee. $25.00

 

  1. Three-Gaited English Country Pleasure—Junior Exhibitor. Open to exhibitors who have not reached their 18th birthday as of December 1 of the current competition year.

Thursday Evening                                             Entry Fee. $25.00

 

  1. Three-Gaited English Country Pleasure–Novice Rider
    Open to riders who have not won three first place ribbons (ribbons won in one- horse classes do not count).

Friday Morning                   Entry Fee $25.00

 

  1. $300 Three-Gaited English Country Pleasure—Adult Amateur Championship. Must have qualified by having shown and been judged in class 11, 18, 26, or 66.

Friday Evening       Entry Fee.$50.00

Trophy/Ribbons and $85, 60, 50, 40, 35, 30, R, R

 

  1. $300 Country Pleasure Driving Championship. Must have qualified by having shown and been judged in class 24.

Friday Evening     Entry Fee. $50.00

Trophy, Ribbons and $85, 60, 50, 40, 35, 30, R, R.

 

  1. $250 Three-Gaited English Country Pleasure–Junior Exhibitor Championship. Must have qualified by having shown and been judged in class 26, 32, or 66.

Saturday Evening Entry Fee $45.00

Trophy, Ribbons and $80, 50, 45, 30, 25, 20, R, R.