Wanborough Horse Show

The Wanborough Horse Show has been running for more than 50 years and has grown from a small village show to one that is recognised throughout the county. Over the years the show has moved around the village and last year we moved to our current one at
Ridgeway Stables on the road to Foxhill.

This years Horse Show is scheduled for Saturday 19 May and barring a couple of tweaks will follow the same format as last year show. Due to the continued popularity of dressage locally we are adding a novice class and introducing two new ridden showing classes, side saddle and Western riders.


Wanborough Horse Show Classes

There are six rings of which two hold 11 jumping classes, catering for the very novice jumpers at 1’6″ up to the more experienced horses and riders able to jump 3’6″. Not to forget the dogs…we also hold a horse & hound class. If your horse needs a bit of support or encouragement, why not enter the pair’s class with a more experienced friend?

Please see drop downs for the 2018 Wanborough Horse Show Classes
Click on Ring to see table for Class details.
Before entering any classes, please read our Horse Show Rules.

Download the 2018 Horse & Dog Show Programme

Enter Online Today (booking fee apply)

Entry Prices
Admission for spectators

£2.50 per adult (Children Free)

Free car parking available

Horse Show Entries

Entry fee for all classes excluding the dressage is £7 pre-entry and £9 late entry and on the day.

Entry fee for the dressage classes is £8 (pre-entry only).

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-entry for dressage by Sunday 14th May. Dressage times available on 18th May on-line, on Facebook or by phone between 7.00 and 9.00pm from Gill on 01793 330059

  • RING 1: Show Jumping

    9:30am start

    Please allow enough time to book in and collect you number.

    Classes to be judged as two phase BSJA rule 286a
    Class 10:

    Lead rein jumping – 1’6”
    Riders aged 9 years & under
    Trophy – Boydell Challenge Cup
    Class 11:

    Under 12’s jumping – 1’9”
    Riders aged 12 years & under. They must not be led but may have an adult in the ring for confidence.
    Trophy – Allied Dunbar Challenge Cup
    Class 12:

    Truly Novice - 2’0”
    For horse/rider combinations not competing in an Open class, and who have never to have been placed in any jumping competition.
    Trophy – Maslin Challenge Cup
    Class 13: Novice - 2’3”
    For horse/rider combinations not competing in an Open class, and who have never won more than £10 in any jumping competition.
    Trophy – Bovis Homes Challenge Cup
    All classes against the clock, to have a first round and jump off.
    Class 14:
    Open - 2’3” - 2’6”
    Trophy – Top Gear Shield
    Class 15: Open - 2’6” - 2’9"
    Trophy – Office Wise Shield
    Class 16:
    Open - 2’9” - 3’0”
    Trophy – Richard Waygood Salver
    Chase Me Charlie
    (if time allows)
    Trophy – Chase me Charlie Cup.
    Ring 1 is kindly sponsored by Bourton Vale Equine Clinic.

  • RING 2: Working Hunter & Novelty Jumping

    9:30am start

    Please allow enough time to book in and collect you number.

    Class 20:Novice Working Hunter Pony – not to exceed 14.2hh
    For horse/rider combinations not competing in an Open class.
    Jumps not exceeding 2’0”
    Trophy – Brian Docwra Memorial Cup
    Class 21: Novice Working Hunter - 14.3hh plus
    For horse/rider combinations not competing in an Open class.
    Jumps not exceeding 2’3”
    Trophy – Sadler Challenge Trophy
    Class 22: Open Working Hunter Pony – not to exceed 14.2hh
    Jumps not exceeding 2’6”
    Trophy – Equestrian Rug Services Trophy
    Class 23: Open Working Hunter - 14.3hh plus.
    Jumps not exceeding 2’9”.
    Trophy – The Mark Todd Challenge Trophy
    Class 24: Pairs relay jumping - 2’0”.
    One round completed by each horse and rider.
    Entry fee is per rider i.e. both need to enter.
    If you need a partner, ask at the Secretary’s tent as we will be making a note of those riders that would like to enter but have nobody to partner with.
    Class 25: Horse and Hound relay jumping - 1’6”.
    One round by horse and rider. Followed by one round by dog and handler.
    Entry fee covers both horse and dog.
    Working Hunter Classes (20-23) are very kindly sponsored by McGonnell & Gillatt Equine Vets.
    Novelty Jumping Classes (24-25) are very kindly sponsored by The George Equine Clinic.
  • RING 3: Unaffiliated Dressage

    9:00am start

    Class 31:BD Introductory B
    Trophy – Introductory Dressage Trophy
    Kindly sponsored by Wessex Equine Veterinary Practice.
    Class 32:BD Preliminary 13
    Trophy – Preliminary Dressage Trophy
    Class 33:BD Novice 27
    Trophy – Novice Dressage Trophy
    Kindly sponsored The Plough Inn, Wanborough.
  • RING 4: Ridden Showing

    9:00am start

    Class 40:Best turned out
    30% each for rider, tack and horse and a further 10% for overall appearance.
    Trophy – Toomers Challenge Shield
    Class 41:Ridden Hunter
    Horse or pony deemed capable of carrying its designated weight for a full day’s hunting.
    Trophy – Dixie Memorial Cup
    Class 42:Ex Racehorse
    Open to horses that have been in training and raced under rules.
    Trophy – Ex-Racehorse Trophy.
    Kindly sponsored by Barrett ATS.
    Class 43:Coloured
    Best skewbald, piebald, spotted and odd coloured.
    Kindly sponsored by Shane Hobbs Dip WCF.

    Kindly sponsored by Miss R S Palmer.
    Class 44:Lead rein pony - 12.2hh and under
    Open to riders aged 9 years and under.
    Kindly sponsored by Horse Chestnut Therapies.
    Class 45:Child’s first pony - 13.2hh and under
    Open to riders aged 12 years and under.
    Trophy – Cotswold Rug Wash Award.
    Class 46:Family pony/horse
    All round horse or pony, judged on suitability for all family members to ride.
    Trophy – Richard Pitman Challenge Cup
    Kindly sponsored by Emerald Windows
    Class 47:Mountain & Moorland
    Open to pure and part bred.
    Trophy – “NEW” Comma’s Memorial Cup (Kindly donated by the Stiles family)
    Kindly sponsored by Back In Line.
    Class 48:Veteran (VHPRC Qualifier)
    Open to ponies and horses over the age of 15.
    Trophy – Marlborough Joinery Award
    Side Saddle Association Classes (Affiliated)

    Run under SSA Rules defined in the current Member’s Handbook. Open to SSA Members and Non-Members. Members carrying their current Championship Points Cards are eligible for SSA rosettes to 3rd Adult and 3rd Junior places and SSA Championship Points
    Class 49a: Best Horse/Pony Ridden Side Saddle
    Judged as a showing class with manners, way of going and conformation being taken into account.
    Class 49b: Open Side Saddle Equitation
    It is the rider and not the horse that is being judged, however the horse or pony should, in the judge’s opinion have manners suitable for carrying a side saddle.
    Class 49c: Side Saddle Costume Concours d’Elegance
    Judged on the elegance of the picture presented of the horse/pony and rider and the way of going in costume. Fancy dress is not permitted.
  • RING 5: In Hand Showing

    9:30am start

    Class 50:Youngstock
    Open to horses and ponies aged three and under.
    Trophy – “NEW” Sussex Celebratory Cup (commemorating the Royal Wedding)
    Class 51: Best Condition
    Trophy – Equestrian Microbiz Award
    Class 52:World Breeds
    Open to pure and part bred
    Trophy – “NEW” Kir Royale Memorial Cup, kindly donated by Gill Nobbs. Kindly sponsored by Affleck Electrical.
    Class 53:Dilute
    Palomino, buckskin, cremello, perlino, silver, dun, champagne, pearl & mushroom.
    Class 54: Mountain & Moorland - Open to pure and part bred.
    Trophy – Queen Elizabeth Cup
    Class 55:Veteran (VHPRC Qualifier)
    Open to ponies and horses over the age of 15
    Trophy – Ridler Challenge Trophy
    Kindly sponsored by Horse Chestnut Therapies.
    Class 56:Coloured
    Best skewbald, piebald, spotted or odd coloured.
    Trophy – Bob Hewer Trophy
    Kindly sponsored by Shane Hobbs Dip WCF.
    Class 57: Ex Racehorse
    Open to horses that have been in training and raced under rules.
    Trophy – “NEW” Husse (Swindon) Trophy.
    Kindly sponsored by Barrett ATS.
    Class 58: Child Handler
    Handlers aged 12 years and under (may be accompanied) Judged on the child’s ability to confidently handle the pony in hand at walk and trot.
    Kindly sponsored by Baxter & Lily’s Dog Treats. Visit their stand on the day.
  • RING 6: Clear Round

    Entry at ring side

    £3 per round or 2 rounds for £5, with a rosette for every clear round.
    There is no limit on entries per rider, horse or pony

Class Prizes

Trophies and prizes are awarded where stated (see classes/rings above).

Each class will award rosettes to 6th place, plus a keepsake trophy. Many classes also carry a returnable perpetual trophy and some have prizes. We will be awarding a Leading Rider Trophy and rosette to the rider who gains the most points in jumping, showing and dressage classes throughout the day. It may not be possible to announce this on the day, in which case they will be contacted soon after.

Wanborough Horse Show Leading Rider

Challenge Trophy to the rider accumulating the most points during the day

Helping out on show day

Wanborough shows are organisied and ran by volunteers and we can always use an extra pair of hands, even if you can only help for an hour or two. You don’t need to be horsey as assistance is required with stewarding, parking and general admin. If you are able to spare some time and help our ever growing shows then please contact us.

Anyone who volunteers will be given a Health and Safety briefing, and food and drink.

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