Show Guidelines

The presentation of the Ojibwe Horse is in keeping with the breed standard.  The Ojibwe Horse is to be presented for show in a manner that honors the rugged and natural beauty of this Indigenous breed.  In all classes, the horse should be in good apparent health, fit, sound and in good body condition.  The horse should be alert and, although spirited, manageable at all times.  In hand the horse many be presented with a square stance or a split hind stance.  

GROOMING:

The hair coat should be clean, well-brushed and in good condition.  Application of detangling products, shine enhancers and coat polishes are permitted but color enhancers, tinted products and oils are not acceptable.  Hooves are to be properly trimmed and, if shod, the shoes must be properly fitted with neat clinches.  Hooves must be clean and may be painted with clear hoof dressings or left natural.  Black hoof polish is unacceptable.  The mane and tail are to be entirely free of ornamentation, un-pulled and un-clipped aside from a neat bridle path not to exceed 2 inches in length.  Plaiting or braiding of the un-pulled mane and tail are permitted in English and Sport Horse disciplines.  The length of mane and tail may vary, as long as they are neat, clean, free of tangles and untrimmed. The head may be trimmed to neaten the jawline and to bring the ear hair to level with the outer edge of the ear. The ear is NOT to be cleaned of hair and whiskers are not to be removed. The body is other wise NOT to be clipped. 

APPOINTMENTS BY CLASS AND DISCIPLINE:

The use of whips and crops are optional though must not be used to lash the horse.  Protective headgear may be worn without penalty.

Halter Conformation or Showmanship and Western Style:

Tack - The Ojibwe Horse is to be shown in a Leather Stable Halter or Western Show Halter with leather lead and optional chain.  Minimal silver plating or modest bead work is permitted.   

Attire -  Long sleeved top, long pants, paddock shoes or boots -or- Western attire; hat, long sleeved shirt or tunic, long pants, western boots. Optional: Gloves, belt, vest or jacket, tie are optional.  Indigenous modifications to apparel are acceptable for Indigenous exhibitors.  Protective head wear is not to be penalized. 

Halter English, Hunter Style, Sport Horse:

Tack - The Ojibwe Horse is to be shown in a plain leather halter or hunt bridle (additional leather lead may be added when using a hunt bridle and is attached to the bit or to the cavesson (noseband) Horses may be braided or left natural.

Attire - Hunt cap or helmet with harness, hunt coat, breeches, hunt boots, hunt style shirt with collar, shirt and tie Or Hunt cap or helmet with harness, hunt coat, jodhpurs, jodhpur knee straps (garters) paddock boots, hunt style shirt with collar, shirt and tie. Optional: gloves, jacket, tie

English Dressage Style:

Dressage bridle or plain leather halter. Horses may be braided or left natural.

Attire: Helmet or top hat, dressage coat or shadbelly dark conservative color, shirt with collar or stock tie, light or white breeches, boots Optional: gloves

Pleasure Driving:

Tack - The Ojibwe Horse is to be shown in a Leather Harness and two wheeled pleasure cart.   

Attire -  Long sleeved top, dark colored long pants or skirt, paddock shoes or boots. Optional: Hat or helmet, gloves, belt, vest or jacket, tie are optional.  Indigenous modifications to apparel are acceptable for Indigenous exhibitors.  

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