The Angus Show 2024


THE ANGUS SHOW 2024 - Saturday 8th June 2024

Light-Legged Horses

Light-Legged Horses Rules & Regulations

  1. Entries payable by cheque or BACS. Please make any cheques payable to Angus Agricultural BACS to sort code 831522, Account Number 00108614 – Name as payment ref
  2. Parents/Guardians of anyone under the age of 18 should specify if they do not wish their child/ children to be photographed by or in relation The Angus
  3. At or in the vicinity of any Angus Agricultural Association event, everyone mounted, whether competing or not must wear a hard hat conforming to the minimum safety standards, with a harness properly adjusted and fastened. Failure to do so will incur elimination of the horse    and /or rider from the competition. Hats marked PAS 015 or prefixed with ASTM or SEI are the minimum standard allowed. Hats marked BSEN 1384 only acceptable if they also have PAS 015 or ASTMF 1163 as a specification. Recommended hard hats should carry the quality assurance stamp of kite mark or SEI American standard SNELL E95 and Australian/New Zealand standard SNZ 3838 1998 are also acceptable. Where a hat is of skull cap style, this must be worn with a plain Juniors under 18, it is advised that a hard hat be worn whilst on competition grounds.
  4. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY: Save for death of personal injury caused by the negligence of the organisers of anyone for whom they are in law responsible, neither the organisers of any event to which these rules apply, nor the British Horse Society, nor the agent, employee, or representative of these bodies accepts any liability for any accident, loss, damage, injury, or illness to horses, owners, riders, spectators, land or any other person or property whatsoever, whether caused by negligence, breach of contract or in any other way
  5. Competitors are required to show courtesy towards others when warming up. If riding on the opposite rein to one another competitors should pass left shoulder to left
  6. The association will not be held responsible for any complaint regarding horses or ponies entered in the wrong classes, but will act as a mediator provided the complainer has proof on the day of the show.
  7. All stallions should be handled/ridden by a competent adult at all times while on the
  8. All horses and ponies should have a passport and vaccinations should be up to
  9. All horses and ponies must have an absolute minimum of public liability



This show is affiliated to the Coloured Horse & Pony Society (UK). Affiliation no 22-031. Both owner and the rider/exhibitor need NOT be a member of CHAPS (UK) nor must the horse or pony be registered with CHAPS (UK) to compete. However, in order to Qualify both Owner and Rider/ Exhibitor need to be a current showing member and have a valid Qualifier card. Members to apply to CHAPS (UK) for appropriate qualifier card. The CHAPS (UK) Championship show will be held on the 10th-13th August 2022. Shows held on or after the 7th August 2022 of Championship Show will count as 2023 qualifiers.

The following classes for CHAPS (UK) qualifiers are 203-207. For full rulings and information on competition/qualification, please refer to CHAPS (UK) members handbook; or visit for rulings. Only Skewbalds/Piebalds may compete in these classes. All stallions 4 years old and over entering these classes must be graded with CHAPS (UK). All stallions must wear Stallion ID discs in the ring without exception.


Ponies placed first to fourth in the qualifying classes will qualify for the Championships held at the Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair on Thursday 25th August 2022. Qualification may go down to sixth place if higher placed ponies have previously qualified.


Horses must be 15hh or over, 4 years old and over. Riders must be 18 years old or over. To compete at the final, either the rider or owner of the horse must be a member of the BHS.

Course:  8-12 fences approx 3’6″, judged in line with Sports Horse GB rules. The first three partnerships will qualify even if they have not jumped clear. If one of these has already qualified, their qualification may be handed down to the fourth placed horse and rider provided they had a clear round in the jumping. If a class has less than 4 entries only the winner will qualify for the Championships. To compete at the FINAL riders must be a BHS Member and this must be registered prior to the date of the final.


Classes (187, 188, 195, 196, 199, 201, 202, 203, 207, 209, 210, 211, 216, 217, 218) are qualifiers for the 2022 TSR Showing Finals. Qualify and enter ANY of the Finals Central, East Anglia, North West, North East, South East, South, Wales & South West or Scottish. You do not have to be a TSR member to qualify or enter a final. The Rider/Handler qualifies and can enter any horse/pony in any number of Finals. The 4 highest placed handlers/riders will qualify in each class Handlers MUST have their cards signed in the ring by the judge/steward, cards are available FREE from the TSR website. Full details at

Veteran Horse Society – AREA QUALIFIER 2022.

First round qualifier for the Veteran Horse Society Supreme Final: 

VETERAN HORSE OF THE YEAR 2022 Kindly Sponsored by Allen & Page.

Open to members and non-members.  All competitors and grooms must adhere to VHS Rules in all circumstances.  Failure to do so may result in immediate disqualification. 

VHS Regional Final qualification. All competitors placed 1st to 4th in each Area Qualifier class will qualify for the corresponding class at VHS Regional Finals.  Members must carry their card in the ring at all times and have their showing card signed by the judge as proof of qualification.  Non-members will receive a red qualification card which can be exchanged for signed showing card when applying for VHS membership, this MUST be done within 21 days of qualification. It is the competitor’s responsibility to present their Showing card to the judge. Regional Finals are open to members only. All competitors are eligible to enter open classes at the National Veteran Championships, to be held at Arena UK Lincolnshire on 30th September – 2nd October 2022.  No qualification or membership necessary.  See VHS website for schedule.

For further information please visit the VHS website  or telephone the VHS Show Office on 01239 881300 or 07789 514004


The Horse & Country Racehorses (HCR) series is open to Thoroughbreds who have raced, trained or been bred to race. Racing injuries will be ignored providing the horse is sound. Riders must be 14 years plus, ridden horses must be 4 years plus and veterans are 12 years plus. Judges will not ride and you will not be asked to gallop as a ride but maybe asked to gallop in your individual show. To compete at the HCR championships, the handler/rider and horse must be registered with HCR. Members must carry their cards in the ring for signing at qualifying shows and be placed 1st-4th (qualifications may be passed down to 6th place). Non-members must send their qualification cards (presented by the judge), fees and register with HCR before the closing date for entries for the HCR Championship show at Netherton Equestrian on Sunday 11th September 2022.