PSJ Upgrades Entry Procedure and
Refines Time Schedule for All Shows
We are constantly trying to improve your horse showing experience. Our most frequently asked question is, “When does my class/division go?” The answer to this has always been varied due to the fact that we have allowed people to add classes/divisions the same day. Starting in January at all our shows, we will be implementing a highly successful system used at shows out west. Why are we doing this? We would like to guarantee that everyone entered will get to show. And, if a ring has too many entries to complete before dark, you will know the evening before by 8 pm that you will be competing in another ring. Nothing would be better than being able to plan your entire day because you will know exactly when your class/division will start and when it will finish. So, exactly how do we plan on executing this? Read the entry and schedule guidelines below. I’m sure you will have questions and we look forward to answering them and securing confidence that we are committed to make this change. Here’s how it goes.
Entry and Schedule Guidelines
In order for us to schedule the entire day, your entries will need to be in the show office by 5 pm the day prior to your show day. The new system will not function correctly with out your input.
Once received, we will make a time schedule plan. We will designate a Priority Ring each day and only that ring will have a POSTED order of go. The remaining rings will have a start time and a finish time for each class/ division where you will check in with your starter.
The schedule will be posted at the show office and at each starter ingate no later than 8pm the day before you show.
An official show time will be announced 1 hour prior to the start of the show each morning.
Questions and Answers
Can I enter online? For USEF shows you can go to www.equestrianconnect.com and input all of your information for the entry blanks. You would then need to print or save the file to mail, fax or email to the PSJ Office. For local shows you can find entry blanks to print out at www.psjshows.com.
What is the latest I can add a class/division? 5pm the day prior to the day your class/division is scheduled.
What if I fail to make my entries on time? You may be able to post enter in the office the same day. If the last horse entered in the class/division has gone and there is still time remaining before the next class/division starts, you may go at that time as long as your entry doesn’t exceed the time allowed for that class. There is no guarantee that post entries will have time to show.
Will I be charged if I scratch a class? No. Exception: if you are the qualifying entry in a class/ division you will be charged for that class/division if you scratch the same day it is scheduled.
What is the latest time I can scratch a class/division with out being charged? Scratches must be received in the show office before the class/division starts in the time schedule. Scratches will not be accepted at the ingate.
Can I add and scratch online? No, all adds and scratches must be done in the show office.
How do you determine order of go? There will be a posted order of go in the priority ring organized by the manager and starter. In all other rings you will need to check-in with the starter and complete your trips prior to the scheduled finish time.
What if the class/division finishes before the finish time, will you start the next class/division early? No
What if a class/division doesn’t fill when someone scratches the same day?Will you allow the entries that didn’t scratch to replace that class/division with another class/ division the same day? Yes. This will happen infrequently and will have already been allotted for in the time schedule.
What if I have entered in two classes/ divisions that go at the same time? You will need to show in the priority ring at the designated time and work with your starter in the other ring as to when to schedule your trips so they are not in conflict. (This applies to trainers having students in more than one ring or a horse or pony showing in two rings during the same time frame) Example: As a trainer, you have one student showing in the Short Stirrup in the annex ring and another student showing in the Children’s Hunter in the priority ring and they are both scheduled to go from 10 am to 12 pm. Your Children’s student is scheduled in the order of go at 11am in the priority ring. You cannot change this. You will then check-in with the starter at the annex ring and either post to go between 10 am – 10:45 am or from 11:15 am to 12 pm with your Short Stirrup student.
As everyone reads these guidelines, I’m sure we will get many more questions. We will add these questions to this list and post for your information. Thank you for helping make our shows a better place to compete.
Making every stride count,