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.  Entries must be shown with full mane and tail. Tails must not be gingered.  Classes are open only to mares and/or geldings. Qualifying gaits in under saddle classes are flat walk, trot, extended trot and canter.  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.