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Open Horse Show Slide

2021 Open Horse Show

At the Jones County Equestrian Center
800 N. Maple Street (Berndes Center Gate)

SUNDAY JULY 18 2021 9:00 AM

MVRA and MWHA Accredited
Entry Fee - $6.00 per horse
CASH ONLY ACCEPTED!

1. Yearling & Under Halter
2. Open 2 and 3 year-old Halter
3. Open Pony Halter – Pony Under 14.1
4. Open Horse Halter - Horse 14.1 & Over
5. Color Breed Halter - All Color Registries Eligible
6. Performance Horse Halter - (Horse must show in one riding class)
7. Adult Showmanship - Handler 19 years and older
8. Youth Showmanship - Handler 14-18 years old
9. Youth Showmanship - Handler 13 years old and under
10. Lead-line Equitation - 6 years & under. (Led by 14 years & older horse or pony)
     a. Traditional leadline
     b. Horsemanship (Pattern)
     c. Fun Activity (Announced at show)
11. Youth Walk/Trot - 8 years and under
*****English Pleasure - Warm Up 15 Minutes*****

12. Open English Walk/Trot
13. Adult English Pleasure - 19 years and older
14. Youth English Pleasure - 18 years and under
15. Adult English Equitation - 19 years and older
16. Youth English Equitation - 18 years and under

*****Ranch - Warm up 15 Minutes****
17. Ranch Horse Pleasure
18. Ranch Horse Riding (Pattern Picked by Judge)
19. Ranch Horse Conformation
20. Reining

*****30 Minute Break for Pleasure Warm Up****

21. Select Walk/Trot - 40 Years & older
22. Adult Walk/Trot - 19 Years & older
23. Youth Walk/Trot - 14-18 Years & older
24. Youth Walk/Trot - 13 Years & under
25. Junior Horse Pleasure - Horse or pony 5 years & under
26. Adult Western Pleasure - 19 years & older
27. Youth Western Pleasure - 14-18 years old
28. Youth Pleasure - 13 years & under
29. Color Breed Pleasure - All Color Registries Eligible
30. Pony Pleasure - 14 years & under, Pony under 14.1
31. Senior Horse Pleasure - Horse or Pony 6 years & older
32. Adult Horsemanship - 19 years & older
33. Youth Horsemanship - 18 years & under
34. Optional Fair - OT - Walk and Favorite Gait

*****Running Classes - Warm Up 15 Minutes*****

35. Open Poles
36. Youth Poles - 18 years & under
37. Open Barrels
38. Youth Barrels 18 years and under
39. Open Flags
40. Dash for Cash

Show Rules
** No Stallions allowed in youth classes
** Ponies to be measured if questioned
** Proof of Color Registries in hand
** Proof of age required if questioned
** No Approaching the judge
** Dogs mys be on a leash
** Ages of January 1st

Gaming Class Rules
** Restraining riders to the saddle is prohibited
** Collard sleeved shirt is required

For Show Information:
Brian McQuillen 563.599.7161
Michael Wolken 319.480.3178

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Contests & Open Shows



Daily Gate Admission

Wed-Fri: $5 from 8AM-1PM, $10 after 1PM
Saturday and Sunday: $10 all day.
Children 10 and under: Always free

Gate admission can be purchased at the gates. Before the fair season gate admission can be purchased at the fair office or the banks of Jones County. During the fair season gate admissions can be purchased at the gates. Gate admission is not included in the cost of an event ticket. Children 10 years of age and under get free gate admission.


Gate Policies

• Bags Subject to Search

• No Coolers Allowed

• No Pets Allowed on Grounds


Season Passes

Gets you in the Gate for the 5 days of the fair. Cost is $30 if purchased in before June 1 and $33 thereafter. Available by coming in or calling the Fair Office

Also available at many banks in Monticello, Anamosa, Cascade and Wyoming.

Accessible Seating

Call the Fair Office at 319-465-3275 for Information and Availability of Accessible seating.

Contact Us:

Fair Week Office Hours:
8AM-8PM (Wed-Sat)
8AM-7PM (Sunday)
Phone: 319-465-3275
Fax: 319-465-6726
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