The Crabbet Organisation Showing Rules 2020

These Crabbet Organisation Showing Rules have been designed with the welfare of horses in mind as well as achieving an accurate and objective assessment. Our aim is to support owners, studs and breeders of Crabbet Arabians by providing a means of showing them in a style that compliments the strengths and attributes of these essentially performance athletes.

 

We believe that a more traditional way of in-hand showing and a natural stance will enable the judge to see and assess your horse’s conformation and movement. Horses can still move freely forward in this style and with the correct preparation, conditioning and training show their true paces.

In-Hand Showing Rules

  1. For all types of classes run under these rules your horse needs to be registered with The Arab Horse Society.

  2. For Crabbet classes your horse must be pure bred Arabian and have 75% or over Crabbet and/or Old English bloodlines.

  3. For Crabbet related classes your horse must be pure bred Arabian and have one parent with 75% or over Crabbet and/or Old English bloodlines.

  4. For Crabbet part bred and Anglo Arab classes your horse must have one parent with 75% or over Crabbet and/or Old English bloodlines.

  5. Crabbet related, part bred and Anglo Arab classes must be run separately from Crabbet classes.

  6. Competitors need to obtain a letter to ascertain that their Arabian has the required bloodlines to enter classes run under these rules. The Crabbet Organisation issues these letters. Please allow at least 6 weeks from ordering to the date needed. This service is free to members and £20 for each letter to non-members. Please email crabbetletters@gmail.com with the full registered name of your horse, full name of sire and dam and your name, address and contact details. A copy of this letter needs to be sent with your class entry or shown to the show secretary if entered on the day of the show. If you have a Heritage Certificate issued by The Crabbet Organisation a copy of this is also acceptable. If horses are eligible for special awards for Arabians of 100% Old English or Crabbet Stud Bloodlines, this will be stated in the letter.

  7. Exhibits should enter the ring at a walk and in a manner that does not disturb the other exhibits and proceed around the ring in walk until given further instructions by the ring steward. Outside assistance and attempting to influence the behaviour of exhibits in the ring is strictly forbidden.

  8. All horses forward MUST be shown in a natural manner. The pose must be natural, i.e. one fore leg slightly behind the other and one hind leg slightly behind the other.  The head should be held with the neck showing natural arch and curve of throat line, so that the neck is not uncomfortably stretched or raised. The horse should be trained to stand sensibly in this position with expression of interest in the handler. A frozen pose is unacceptable.

  9. Any unnatural posing, flicking with a whip or circling when being run out, will result, at the Judge’s discretion, in the horse being judged as though no presentation or display had been possible and therefore penalized accordingly.

  10. We recommend that judges of our classes penalise uncontrolled or bad behaviour by the horse as temperament and trainability is essential in a performance breed. Any horse behaving in a dangerous manner which could threaten the safety of other competitors or spectators may be asked to leave the ring at the judge’s discretion. Horses asked to leave the ring will be disqualified.

  11. Whips must be no more than the length of a cane i.e. 65 cm. Halters can be traditional or modern as long as they are comfortable for the horse.

  12. Handlers dress must be neat and tidy, traditional or modern showing clothing is acceptable.

 

 

Rules for The Crabbet Organisation National Championships

 

  1. The in-hand showing rules 1-12 apply to The Crabbet Organisation National Championships.

  2. These Championships do not have classes for Crabbet Related, part bred or Anglo Arab horses.

  3. If your Crabbet Arabian is not a yearling in the year of the Championships you will need to qualify your Arabian at one of the eligible shows or events. A list of these eligible classes can be found on our web site at www.crabbetarabian.org. You will need to download a qualification card off our website which needs to be signed at the show or event. Exhibitors entering eligible qualification classes do not need to be members of The Crabbet Organisation. 

  4. Crabbet Arabians coming first or second place will qualify for the Championships. If the first or second placed Arabian is already qualified the qualification place can move down the line at the discretion of the judge. If the judge considers that the Crabbet Arabian does not meet a suitable standard the qualification place can be withheld. Qualification lasts for the lifetime of the horse, so all horses that have previously qualified and horses who attended any of the UK Crabbet Conventions are eligible to enter the Championships.

  5. Yearling Crabbet Arabians may enter The Crabbet Organisation National Championships without having to qualify at eligible shows. You will need a Crabbet letter for your yearling.

  6. Lifetime qualification will be awarded to the highest placed yearling in the "Crabbet Young Stock Class" at The Crabbet Championships. If there are 5 or more yearlings entered the second highest placed yearling will also be awarded a lifetime qualification.

  7. Yearlings not awarded a lifetime qualification will be required to qualify at one of our eligble shows or events in the usual way to enter The Crabbet Championships in future years.

  8. Exhibitors entering The Crabbet Organisation National Championships classes (including yearlings) must enter on the Arab Horse Society National Show Schedule entry form. Your horse (except yearlings) must have qualified before entry. If your horse qualifies close to the date of the Championships please contact The Arab Horse Society National Show Secretary as late entries may be accepted up until the end of June.

  9. Exhibitors entering the championships must be members of The Crabbet Organisation before the horse goes in the ring. For membership please contact Rachael Claridge at rjclaridge@yahoo.co.uk.

 

Ridden Crabbet Classes Showing Rules

  1. For all types of classes run under these rules your horse needs to be registered with The Arab Horse Society.

  2. For Crabbet classes your horse must be pure bred Arabian and have 75% or over Crabbet and/or Old English bloodlines.

  3. For Crabbet related classes your horse must be pure bred Arabian and have one parent with 75% or over Crabbet and/or Old English bloodlines.

  4. For Crabbet part bred and Anglo Arab classes your horse must have one parent with 75% or over Crabbet and/or Old English bloodlines.

  5. Crabbet related, part bred and Anglo Arab classes must be run separately from Crabbet classes.

  6. Competitors need to obtain a letter to ascertain that their Arabian has the required bloodlines to enter classes run under these rules. The Crabbet Organisation issues these letters. Please allow at least 6 weeks from ordering to the date needed. This service is free to members and £20 for each letter to non-members. Please email crabbetletters@gmail.com with the full registered name of your horse, full name of sire and dam and your name, address and contact details. A copy of this letter needs to be sent with your class entry or shown to the show secretary if entered on the day of the show. If you have a Heritage Certificate issued by The Crabbet Organisation a copy of this is also acceptable. If horses are eligible for special awards for Arabians of 100% Old English or Crabbet Stud Bloodlines, this will be stated in the letter.

  7. Ridden classes will be the same as other Arabian Ridden Classes where the horse may be ridden by the judge and may be expected to do a show.

  8. The Crabbet Organisation prefers one Judge not a separate conformation Judge.

 

Please contact Pauline Atkinson pauline.atkinson8@gmail.com if you have any questions about these rules. The Crabbet Organisation website is www.crabbetarabian.org.

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