Updated: March 19, 2020



Friday July 10, 2020 - English

Saturday July 11, 2020 - Western

Time:  TBD

Location:  Victoria Sports Park - Stampede Grounds - 350 E 100 N


Printable Rules

Equestrian Specific Entry Form


Age Groups and Events: All ages as of January 1st, of current year.        

PEEWEE                                 11 years and under

JUNIOR                                  14 years and under

INTERMEDIATE                       15 - 17 years

SENIOR                                  18 years and over

BEGINNER RIDER                   17 and under (Walk/Trot only)

BEGINNER RIDER                   18 and over (Walk/Trot only)


Note: BEGINNER RIDER classes are open to all competitors in their first or second year of riding. Entrants in these classes cannot cross-enter with any other classes except showmanship. E and F classes may be combined depending on number of entries.


Age divisions may be split, combined, or altered to accommodate equality in class sizes.


Amateur status is required. Under Equestrian Canada regulations, an Amateur is an individual over the age of 18 that does not get paid for riding and only coaches at the Instructor of Beginner (IOB) equivalent or lower.


Regional Representation:

Open registration - no limit on the number of athletes from each region.

Participants are eligible to participate in as many Equestrian events as they choose.


Format: TBD



Friday, July 10, 2020 - ENGLISH




Command Class

Cross Rails to 18” - (entrants in this class may not enter any other over fences classes). To be judged on riders’ position and horses’ way of going.

Equitation over Fences - 17 and under - Maximum 2’

Equitation over Fences - 18 and over - Maximum 2’6”

Jumper - 17 and under - Maximum 2’6”

Jumper - 18 and over - Maximum 3’


Note: In case of a tie in the 1st jumper round, the second round will be timed.



Walk trot

Training level

First level


Handi-Horse Classes - To be held in the outdoor arena between 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM. Please complete at your earliest convenience. Judged as a trail class but using English attire and tack. Beginner riders’ pattern will require walk/trot only.

Handi Horse


English Dressage Classes - To be held in the indoor arena between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Please complete at your earliest convenience. Dressage tests are from Cadora and patterns can be found on the website: Western Style Dressage Association of Canada

Walk Trot - CADORA Test A 

Training Level - CADORA Test A 

First Level - CADORA Test A 


Saturday, July 11, 2020 - WESTERN





Command Class

Reining - 17 and under

Reining - 18 and over






Trail Classes - To be held in the outdoor trail arena between 8:30 AM and 12:00 PM. Please compete at your earliest convenience. The Beginner Rider pattern will require walk/trot only.

Trail Horse


Western Dressage - To be held in the indoor arena between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Please complete at your earliest convenience. Dressage tests are from Cadora and patterns can be found on the website: Western Style Dressage Association of Canada

Introductory - WDAA Test 2 

Basic Level - WDAA Test 1


Friday, July 10, 2020 - ENGLISH


  1. Peewee English Pleasure
  2. Junior English Pleasure
  3. Intermediate English Pleasure
  4. Senior English Pleasure
  5. Beginner Rider Youth English Pleasure
  6. Beginner Rider Adult English Pleasure
  7. Peewee English Equitation
  8. Junior English Equitation
  9. Intermediate English Equitation
  10. Senior English Equitation
  11. Beginner Rider Youth English Equitation
  12. Beginner Rider Adult English Equitation
  13. Peewee Command
  14. Junior Command
  15. Intermediate Command
  16. Senior Command
  17. Peewee Cross Rails
  18. Junior Cross Rails
  19. Intermediate Cross Rails
  20. Senior Cross Rails
  21. Beginner Rider Youth Cross Rails
  22. Beginner Rider Adult Cross Rails
  23. Equitation over fences 17 and under Maximum 2’
  24. Equitation over fences 18 and over Maximum 2’6”
  25. Jumper 17 and under Maximum 2’6”
  26. Jumper 18 and over Maximum 3’
  27. Peewee Handi Horse
  28. Junior Handi Horse
  29. Intermediate Handi Horse
  30. Senior Handi Horse
  31. Beginner Rider Youth Handi Horse
  32. Beginner Rider Adult Handi Horse
  33. Dressage Walk Trot
  34. Dressage Training Level
  35. Dressage First Level


Saturday, July 11, 2020 - WESTERN


  1. Peewee Showmanship 
  2. Junior Showmanship
  3. Intermediate Showmanship
  4. Senior Showmanship
  5. Peewee Western Pleasure
  6. Junior Western Pleasure
  7. Intermediate Western Pleasure
  8. Senior Western Pleasure
  9. Beginner Rider Youth Western Pleasure
  10. Beginner Rider Adult Western Pleasure
  11. Peewee Western Equitation
  12. Junior Western Equitation
  13. Intermediate Western Equitation
  14. Senior Western Equitation
  15. Beginner Rider Youth Western Equitation
  16. Beginner Rider Adult Western Equitation
  17. Peewee Command
  18. Junior Command
  19. Intermediate Command
  20. Senior Command
  21. Reining 17 and under
  22. Reining 18 and over
  23. Peewee Trail
  24. Junior Trail
  25. Intermediate Trail
  26. Senior Trail
  27. Beginner Rider Youth Trail
  28. Beginner Rider Adult Trail
  29. Peewee Barrel Racing
  30. Junior Barrel Racing
  31. Intermediate Barrel Racing
  32. Senior Barrel Racing
  33. Peewee Pole Bending
  34. Junior Pole Bending
  35. Intermediate Pole Bending
  36. Senior Pole Bending
  37. Peewee Keyhole
  38. Junior Keyhole
  39. Intermediate Keyhole
  40. Senior Keyhole
  41. Western Dressage Introductory Level
  42. Western Dressage Basic Level

Rules and Regulations:

  1. Every athlete must be able to produce appropriate identification at all times.


  1. Competition to be governed by the Alberta Equestrian Federation Wild Rose Rulebook, 2017 edition. This rule book can be found at albertaequestrian.com.


  1. ALL RIDERS OF ANY AGE MUST WEAR ASTM/SEI APPROVED PROTECTIVE HEAD GEAR AT ALL TIMES WHEN MOUNTED. An exception to this rule (AEF 1.13) is made for Western Riders who are over the age of 18 (on the date of the show). Although it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that a helmet be worn, these riders may use an appropriate Western hat.


  1. The Host Community along with the Equestrian Chair reserve the right to decide any point not covered by the rules, and to correct any error or make any necessary alterations in the rules.


  1. The Host Community along with the Equestrian Chair reserve the right to reject any entry at any time for disrespect of the rules, intoxication, rough treatment of animals, or for any other reason.


  1. No person other than the officials, steward, attendants on duty, and the judges of the class may enter the show ring without permission.


  1. Gate announcements are a courtesy call only. It is up to the competitor to be ready for their class. Gates will not be held and late arrivals are not permitted. If a tack change is necessary, please make arrangements with gate official.


  1. Every horse/rider will be assigned a number which must be visible and worn in each class.


  1. Horses may be shared by more than one rider within these limits: the number of times a hose can be ridden in each category is 2. Example: Horse can be ridden twice in Pleasure or twice in Equitation (different age divisions). May also be ridden twice in each game and/or over fences category (i.e. 2 “B” age competitors may use the same horse in Barrels, but then that horse cannot be used for any other age division in the Barrel competition). Horses used in the Showmanship class may only be used in one age division.


  1. In the Western Division, Junior Horses (5 years old and under as of January 1, 2018) may be ridden with two hands on the reins, if using a snaffle bit or bosal. Senior Hoses (6 years and older) must be shown with one hand on the reins, except when using romal reins where standard AEF rules apply. Riders can use bitless bridles but may not use mechanical hackamores or horse hair bosals.


  1. Proper attire and equipment must be used at all times in the ring. Please review the AEF rulebook for clarification regarding bits, chin straps, nose bands, martingales, tie-downs, etc. Horses may wear leg protection for reining, Western speed events, and Jumper classes.


  1. An unruly horse may be excused from the ring at the discretion of the judge. Stallions are not permitted at this show.


  1. The Arena equipment required for a class may not be used for practicing before the event begins, under penalty of disqualification from that event.




  1. In the spirit of good sportsmanship, it is hoped that there will be no cause for dispute. However, in the unlikely event it is deemed necessary to have a complaint, the S.A.R.A. protest policy will apply: Objections must be made to the Show Chair of the competition in writing and accompanied by a deposit of $100.00 no later than one hour after the occurrence which gave rise to the objection. The deposit is forfeited unless the objection is upheld. The decision of the S.A.R.A. board is final.


  1. High Point award for each day will be awarded to the horse and rider combination with the highest accumulative point score for that day.


Additional Information:

Open riding will be available Thursday night (6:00-8:00 PM) free of charge


Stalling is available in the pens by the outdoor arena at no charge - riders must clean up after themselves

Self-penning is available - riders must clean up after themselves

Camping is available at no charge with proof of Equestrian registration - no hookups


All stalling, penning and camping is on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Please reach out to our Sport Chair, Roxy Wright, at roxy@heartshavenranch.ca to book your spot.


Registration Deadline:


Registration Deadline as designated by your Regional Director

All registrations are done through your Regional Director, who will determine the Regional Deadline. The registration fee must also be submitted to your Regional Director. 

Signed consent forms must accompany the waivers. 


No late registrations will be accepted.


Events will be cancelled if there are five or less individuals or teams registered.  Should any event be cancelled due to lack of registrations, the athletes being affected by the cancellation will be given opportunity to re-register in another suitable category provided that the event is scheduled to run.