Scoring System

SCORING SYSTEM FOR ECAHO CLASSES

5 topics – 20 points. Half points are allowed

Each judge gives 1-20 points for the following criteria:

a) type, b) head & neck, c) body& topline, d) legs, e) movement

Judging system with the highest and lowest mark excluded

The judging system where the highest and the lowest mark for each horse is excluded and the total score is counted from the remaining marks.

Rules for Ties in Qualifying Places

In the event of a tie in the qualifying places of a class, the higher place will be given to the horse with the most points for type. If there is still a tie, the higher place will be given to the horse with the most points for movement. If the highest and lowest points are eliminated, only the remaining points for type and movement are considered in the tie break. Failing a decision on either of these, one judge chosen by ballot will name his preference. 

1st, 2nd and 3rd from ECAHO Classes results will qualify to enter the championships.

Rules for Ties and Championships – Open Method

The Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners will be selected from amongst all the horses which have qualified in their respective classes for each championship.

The number of horses qualified from each class will be officially announced by the show organizer in the schedule and the show catalogue.

The Championships will be judged as follows:

a) All the horses qualified for the championship will enter the ring and line up according to the numerical order of their catalogue numbers.

b) The horses will be judged individually, standing and trotting.

c) Each judge will nominate his choice for gold silver and bronze medals together at the same time, from amongst all the horses qualified for the championship.

Points will be given to the nominated horses as follows:

A horse nominated by a judge for Gold Medal will receive 4 points.

A horse nominated by a judge for Silver Medal will receive 2 points.

A horse nominated by a judge for Bronze Medal will receive 1 point.

The Gold Medal will be awarded to the horse with the most votes for Gold Medal Champion. In case of an equal amount of vote for Gold Medal Champion, the Gold Medal will be awarded to the horse with the highest number of championships points.

From the remaining horses:

The Silver Medal will be awarded to the horse with the highest number of championship points.

The Bronze Medal will be awarded to the horse with the 2nd highest number of championship points.

In the case of a tie, the Rules for Ties in championships will be followed.

The judges will not discuss the horses.

A fourth horse will be selected, which will become the Bronze medal winner should one of the three medal winners be disqualified. If this exhibit is not apparent from the voting papers, the judges will be asked to nominate one. This horse will not be announced. In the event that two or more of the medal winners are disqualified, no further substitution will be made.

All horses that qualify for their respective Championships must take part in the Championship. Unless a certificate from the DC veterinarian is produced, failure to compete will disqualify the horse from the show, with its record of score and class placing being deleted and the horse being disqualified from showing for the period of one year as from the date of the show. In the event of a disqualification, horses placed behind the disqualified horse will move up a place in the class. Should a horse be sent out of the ring by the judges or taken out by the handler for any reason, it will be deemed to have taken part in the championship.

All horses that are awarded a medal in their respective Championships must take part in the Championship prizegiving ceremony. Unless the DC decides otherwise in which case any representative of the horse may accept the medal without the horse being present, absence of the horse or any representative to appear in the prizegiving ceremony will disqualify the horse from the show with its record of score in the class and championship placing being deleted and the horse being disqualified from the showing for the period of one year from the date of the show. In the event of a disqualification, all horses placed behind the disqualified horse will move up one place in the Championship.

METHOD OF JUDGING – KSA DESERT BRED CLASSES -non ECAHO

Classes will be judged comparatively by 3 judges. A Call judges shall be appointed by the Show Organizer.

The Call Judges shall instruct the Ring Master prior the start of the class on how she/he intends to run the class. The Call Judge will maintain order if the class through the RM.

All horses entered in the class shall enter the ring, at a trot, one after another, in a anti-clockwise direction and upon completing their circuit line up along the rail and wait until all horses are in the ring.

Once all horses are in the ring, the horses will be walked collectively in an anti-clockwise circular direction using as much of the rig as is deemed necessary.

Whilst the horses are walking, and before beginning individual inspections, the Judge shall instruct the Ring Master to call all the exhibits in to a preliminary line up. All horse remain in the show ring.

Each horse will then be called forward for an individual inspection

Once all entries have been individually judges, the final evaluation will be made.

The judges shall judge all horses equally and not drawn attention to any exhibit’s faults.

If a horse appears lame, the judges may indicate to the exhibitor, through the Ring Master, that he/she considers the horse to be going unevenly and thereby give the exhibitor a chance to withdraw from the class rather than be placed down the line.

The Judges shall be brisk and adapt him/herself to the time available

The Judges shall consider the interest of all exhibitors, and the method of judging shall be consistent.

Any badly behaved horse or handler can and will be dismissed from the class

Handlers can only present one horse in this class

The judge’s decision is final and shall be respected by all exhibitors

According to their ranking horses will receive 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 points.

In case of a tie, the ranking of the Call Judge is the tie breaker.