The ICAA Spots of Fall virtual show is scheduled as follows:
Entries opened on October 1, 2023
Videos will be accepted through October 31, 2023
Results will be posted by November 14, 2023
The Showbill and the Rules, Information, and Patterns are below. Classes include Halter, including Hunter-In-Hand and Performance Halter; Performance classes will include Trail, Pleasure, Ranch Riding, and Liberty; and there will be a few fun classes with Costume and Jumping, both in-hand and riding with low jumps that can be done in a western saddle.
The file with the rules and information also has links with some example videos. Please take time to watch some of these per the classes you would like to enter.
PLEASE HAVE THE PERSON WHO WILL BE RECORDING YOUR CLASSES READ THE RULES IN THEIR ENTIRETY AS WELL AS WATCH THE EXAMPLE VIDEOS, ESPECIALLY THE HALTER VIDEO, SO THEY KNOW WHAT IS EXPECTED; WHERE TO STAND, WHERE TO MOVE TO, and WHAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE SHOWN TO THE JUDGE (remember; the camera is the judge's eyes and without a good videographer, you will get a poor quality video which could count against you if our real judge can't see what she would have in person).
2023 High Point Buckles
The files below contain the Showbill and a file that has all the rules, information, and patterns. In addition, there are links at the end of the rule's file with links to YouTube videos with examples of how to perform some of these classes to the best of your and your horse's ability. These links are also on this page under the payment section. It would be helpful to have the showbill and rules pulled up while watching the videos.
Below the files is the entry form with directions. Please read the directions at the bottom of the form prior to filling it out. Below the entry form is the online payment section where you can pay through PayPal.
Videos must be converted to YouTube links and sent to email@example.com.
All horses must be ICAA registered or pending registration and 6-Panle N/N (unless grandfathered in per attached rules).
All owners and handlers must be current ICAA members.
Please read the information and rules in their entirety. There are notes included that will help you show your horse to his/her best advantage.
The above form is for enrolling your horse in the upcoming ICAA Virtual Show. Please use one form for each horse. In the Classes Entered section, list all classes (number and name) you will be enrolling this horse in. Total of classes will be your quantity in your PayPal shopping cart (below). If you are enrolling several horses, you can total up the number of classes for all horses for the total quantity in your PayPal shopping cart, but please use only one enrollemnt form per horse.
You can pay for your classes here through PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can use your credit card through PayPal. There is a small convenience fee, as PayPal charges us fees. Clicking on Add to Cart will take you to your PayPal shopping cart, where you can increase the quantity of classes you are paying for.
This is a very good training video that is also using our pattern, other than they are trotting to Cone C and we are walking as per the pattern and instructions. The sound quality could be better, but turn up the volume a bit and it should be fine. Watch to the end as they complete the pattern and the judge’s inspection (other than they showcase how to show the horse’s teeth at the beginning, where your video will be showing this at Cone C [he makes a comment at that point of the video]).
Note the following that will be helpful for your Halter Classes:
Note the following that will be helpful for your HIH Class:
A good example of a Walk/Trot pleasure class, in which the horse actually jog-trots as is how pleasure classes are shown. Good backup at the end
Western Pleasure classes are much slower-paced than Ranch Riding, as you’ll see in that video. Horse number 269 is the horse showcased and is a nice example, as the horses in so many pleasure classes look lethargic and this one does not. His slow lope still looks like an actual lope in the back, whereas some go so slow that they almost look like they’re trotting in the back. We do not want our horses to look lethargic, but the pleasure classes are meant to be a very slow pace, with jog-trotting, extended jog, slow lope, and extended lope without much speed.
Notes about this video:
Note the faster pace of the Ranch Riding vs the slow pace of the pleasure classes. They are not jog-trotting, they are in an actual ground-covering trot and extended trot, and they are not slow loping, but in a faster lope and extended lope.
This is the closest to perfection video we could find of a liberty class. This is a Minature with a great display of playing, cutting up and bucking, flying lead changes, extended trot, animation, and personality. Your horse should show a walk, if possible, as showing all three gaits is best. The catch took two tries rather than one in this video, but still a very good catch.
Photos from the ICAA Spring Fling are below. Click on the horse's photo to see classes and placings.
We had few entries this spring for a number of reasons, such as the fires in Canada stopping one member who always enters, many costly mishaps from another who always enters, and so on. Hopefully, our next show will draw more entries!