Heavy Horse Grassroots Show Schedule
Saturday 4th September 2021
The aim of the show is to create a welcoming and friendly environment for all
abilities to be able to get into the show ring and have fun. For 2021 all classes
are open and no pre qualification is necessary.
Entries close Friday 14th August 2021
Please send your entry form with payment to the show secretary:
Mrs Fiona Ford, Oaklands Farm, Heathlands, Leavenheath, Suffolk, CO6 4PY
Tel: 07977 500402 (between 9am – 7pm), Email: Fiona_ford@btconnect.com
Entries are available online – www.myridinglife.com
OVERNIGHT STABLING AND HOOK UP AVAILABLE
In Association with:
Heavy Horse World Magazine
The Shire Horse Society
The Clydesdale Horse Society
The Suffolk Horse Society
The Percheron Horse Society
All entries (except for class 9) must be registered in the main British stud books of the Shire Horse
Society, Clydesdale Horse Society, Suffolk Horse Society or the Percheron Society.
Horses must be entered in the name and ownership that they are registered in. Handlers and Riders
of stallions must be 16 years or over.
Top 2 places in classes 1-7 are eligible to go forward for the Inhand championship.
The best braided from classes 1-7 will be put forward for the Best Braided Championship which will
be judged after the Inhand championship.
The Top 2 places in classes 12-14 are eligible to go forward for the Ridden Championship
Inhand Classes: start at 9.00am
Entry Fee: £15 per class Judges: D Nulty (class 1-4) and S Ledsham (class 5-7)
Class 1: Yearling
Class 2 : 2/3 year old filly or gelding
Class 3: Broodmare with foal at foot
Class 4: Foal of broodmare in class 3
Class 5: Barren Mare 4 years old and over
Class 6: Gelding 4years and over
Class 7: Stallion or Colt: 2 years old and over
Inhand Championship: Open to all competitors from class 1-7 who were placed 1st or 2nd. Judges
Delma Nulty and Steve Ledsham
Heavy Horse World Trophy and Sash to the Champion, Sash and rosette to the Reserve
Silver Plated Spoon and Rosette presented by the Shire Horse Society to the best shire mare or filly
Silver Plated Spoon and Rosette presented by the Shire Horse Society to the best shire stallion
Champion Rosette to the best Suffolk Horse, Champion Rosette to the Best Clydesdale and
Champion Rosette to the Best Percheron
Best Braided Championship: Open to all competitors from classes 1-7 who were placed 1st or 2nd.
Champion will receive a full inhand braiding set kindly donated from Heavy Horse Decorations,
reserve will receive a set of mane rolls. Judge: Pip Read
Class 8: Judge D Nulty Ring 1
Best Young Handler of a Heavy Horse.
Entrants to be over 12 years old and not to have reached their 18th birthday on the day of the show.
The class will be judged on the handling of the animal and not its conformation.
Class 9: Judge S Ledsham Ring 1b
Foreign Breed Heavy Horse
Open to all foreign breeds of heavy horse, Comtois, Ardennes, Belgian Drafts etc.
NOT BEFORE 1.30PM
Class 10: Judge S Ledsham
Novice Driven Class – 2 wheel cart.
Open to 2 wheel carts with any horse registered with the Shire Horse Society, Clydesdale Horse
Society, Suffolk Horse Society or the Percheron Horse Society.
This class will have a pre-judging harness and safety check to ensure safety to all parties. Anyone not
deemed safe to compete will be withdrawn from the class.
Kindly Sponsored by Zilco Europe Limited
Class 11: Judge Steve Ledsham
Inhand Harness Class
open to any horse registered with the Shire Horse Society, Clydesdale Horse Society, Suffolk Horse
Society or the Percheron Horse Society.
Kindly sponsored by Phil Goodchild Heavy Horse Harness Maker
Class will be split into
a) Best Horse in working cart/shaft harness:
Horses should be shown plaited and wearing basic harness with a minimal amount of extra brasses
and should be ready to be put to a vehicle. The harness should be well fitted and should be adjusted
correctly. There should be no patent leather. Cleanliness of the horse and harness will be taken into
b) Best Decorated Horse in Harness:
Horses should be shown plaited and wearing harness decorated in any style ( ie brasses, flowers,
wool etc ). Patent leather harness is allowed and harness should be well fitted and should be
adjusted correctly. Cleanliness of the horse and harness will be taken into account
Class 12: Judges D Nulty (Conformation) and E Green (Ride).
Novice British Ridden Heavy Horse
Open to horse 4 years old and over that are registered in the main British stud books of the Shire,
Clydesdale, Suffolk or Percheron Societies and that have not previously won a ridden class.
Horses must be entered in the name and ownership that they are registered in.
Riders of stallions must be 16years or over
Class 13: Judge: D Nulty (Conformation) Emma Green (Ride)
British Ridden Heavy Horse
British Ridden Heavy Horse Society Kilmannan Championship 2022 Qualifier
Open to horses 4 years old and over that are registered in the main British stud books of the Shire,
Clydesdale, Suffolk or Percheron Society at the time of qualification and must be entered in the
name and ownership they are registered in.
The highest placed registered Shire, Clydesdale, Suffolk or Percheron to qualify for the BRHHS
Championship, qualification to go down no lower than third place and there has to be three horses
forward in the ring for the qualifier to be awarded.
Riders of stallions must be 16 years or over.
Qualifiers are entitled to compete in the final of the Ridden Heavy Horse 2022 Championship (date
and venue to be confirmed)
This class will be run in accordance with the British Ridden Heavy Horse Society .
Class 14: Judges: D Nulty and E Green
Open to all heavy horses (including foreign breeds) 4 years or over. The essence of the class is the
word elegance and the winner will be the combination in which the Judges feel creates the most
Adults are able to wear alternative headwear from safety helmets if they sign a hat disclaimer before
RIDDEN CHAMPIONSHIP – Sponsored by Phil Goodchild, Harness Maker
1st and 2nd place winners from classes 12-14 are eligible
Champion to be awarded a pair of bespoke made reins by Phil Goodchild, Harness Maker
Sashes and Rosette to the Champion and Reserve
General rules and conditions of entry
1. COVID GUIDELINES: By attending the show, anyone entering the showground must not be
showing any symptoms of COVID 19. All government guidelines must be adhered to at all
times. Anyone found not complying with the rules will be asked to leave the show
immediately and entries will be forfeited.
2. The organisers reserve the right to cancel, add, or amend any of the competitions or vary
the timing of any event although this will generally be avoided whenever possible.
3. No claim can be made for anything competitors, onlookers, their property, servants or
horses in connection with or arising out of event sat this show. It shall be deemed a
condition of entry that each entrant shall agree to indemnify the promotors against any legal
action arising from such an accident.
4. All competitors must have their own public liability insurance.
5. The Organisers reserve the right to decline to accept any entry and may cancel the entry of
any competitors or exhibitors without stating any reason.
6. All horses entered must have received a full course of Equine Influenza Vaccination as
recommended by the Equine Veterinary Association within the twelve months prior to the
show. The Organisers reserve the right to check passports.
7. Competitors and their servants must carry out any directions given to them by authorized
officials of the show and failure to do so may result in the competitor s=being excluded from
taking any further part in the events and forfeiting all entry fees.
8. When not competing horses and vehicles shall be kept strictly to nominated areas and no
exercising or practicing shall be carried out except I the nominated areas.
9. Horses and ponies in the harness and ridden classes must be 4 years old or over.
10. The decision of the Judges shall be final in all events. Any protest must be lodged with the
Secretary’s Office within 15 minutes and accompanied by £20, which will be forfeited if the
protest is not upheld. Protests will be heard by the Show Secretary and Chief Steward who’s
decision is final.
11. Dogs to be kept on a lead at all times.
12. Do not muck out horseboxes on the showground, all droppings to be picked up.
13. When mounted, hats that confirm to the lastest BHS safety guidelines with chin strap
fastened must be worn at all times. For the concours class, adults may chose to wear a
different head attire but must sign a disclaimer card before the class starts.
14. All horseboxes and other vehicles MUST be parked as directed by the stewards and are
parked on the showground entirely at the owners risk.
15. Driven Class – there will be a pre-class harness and safety check to ensure safety to all
parties. Anyone not deemed safe to compete will be withdrawn from the class.
The Heavy Horse Grassroots Show is supported by the Shire Horse Society, The Clydesdale Horse
Society, The Suffolk Horse Society and the British Percheron Horse Society.
The Show and Classes will be conducted according to the Rules laid down by the Breed Societies By
entering the show, you agree to be bound by these rules and policies.
Heavy Horse World cannot be held liable for any delay, accident, injury or any other happening
however it may be caused.