English Gymkhana Events
This site is intended to be useful to those who are interested in the Judging of Model Horses. It can be used by judges and exhibitors. It is not perfect or does it have everything ever written for model horse show rules. It is the IMEHA Board of Directors hope that it will be useful in that it will help the online and mail in model horse exhibitor set up their photos correctly and that judges will find it a fair and useful tool. Any comments are welcome.
The profiles on this site were first taken from United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the governing breed specific association rulebooks such as American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). They were then placed on the IMEHA Discussion Board as to how these rules pertain to the showing of model horses and discussed by the membership and then voted in as IMEHA Approved Guidelines. We encourage other model horse mail in and online photo holders to approve and sanction this site so we may achieve a total balance in model horse mail in and online photo showing. If you have a club and wish to approve these guidelines for your club just email us and they will add you the the Sanction List.
IMEHA Board of Directors 2010
English Gymkhana Tack
Hunt Seat Tack:
Bridles – English snaffle (no shank), Pelham (with two or
four reins), Kimberwicke and/or full bridle with plain brow
bands are required.
Saddles – English or forward seat skirted hunting saddles
must be used. They may have suede and/or suede
insert on skirt and either cloth or leather lining. Girth may
be leather, web, cord or linen. Hunting Breastplate is
Bridles – Full bridles preferred. Weymouth, Kimberwicke
or Pelham bits are acceptable when used with double
Saddles – English flat saddles are required. Saddles
may be of show, cut back, or Park type. Forward seat,
flat saddles with knee rolls, and western saddles are
Leg protection commonly seen.
Hunt Seat Attire:
A. Riders must wear boots, breeches, coat, and hunt
B. A hunt hardhat cap or a hardhat derby is acceptable.
All colors are acceptable with preference for traditional
conservative colors. Hunt caps or helmets for children.
C. Coats acceptable but Gymkhana is less
strict and shortsleeve or cross country style clothing is allowed.
D. High English boots or jodhpurs and jodhpur or paddock
E. Long or short sleeve shirts with ties or chokers are
preferred. Choker pins are acceptable.
F. Gloves are optional.
Saddle Seat Attire:
Formal or informal saddle suits are acceptable but rider
may ride without the coat. Ties and gloves are optional.
A. Informal—Conservative solid colors are acceptable.
Solid colors include: black, blue, gray, green, beige
or brown with matching jodhpurs (white jacket in
season) and derby or soft hat.
B. Formal—Solid colors are: dark gray, dark brown,
dark blue, or black tuxedo-type jacket with collar and
lapels of the same color, top hat, jodhpurs to match
and gloves or dark colored riding habit and accessories.
All colors acceptable, but preference is for traditional,
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see at larger size.
Name: Simplee the Last
Info: Chocolate varnish/roan Appaloosa Sporthorse gelding
Mold: Hot Chic cm'ed and painted by Sherry Clayton. Portrait model
Shown by: Robin Nere