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Frequently Asked Questions


Q: I want to reserve a stall but am undecided on which classes I would like to enter - can I reserve a stall and register for classes later?

A: Yes, it is best to get your paid stall reservation in as soon as possible as there is a limited number of stalls. First paid, first stalled (sorry, no exceptions). Stalls are non-refundable unless you are put on a wait list and do not get a stall.

Q: How do I know if I didn’t get a stall?

A: We will notify you if the stalls are full and put you on a wait list. Assigned stalls will be posted online typically one-two days before the show. Stall charts will be posted at the show.

Q: Can I reserve a stall with credit card payment?

A: Yes; however, there is a 5% credit card fee (non-refundable).

Q: I’m showing dressage. Do I need a different show number if I’m also going to show hunter and/or jumper classes?

A: No, once your horse has been assigned a show number (show number stays with the horse, NOT the rider), you will use that same show number with each discipline.

Q: Can I enter more than one discipline?

A: Yes. The rings run simultaneously, so it just takes a little communication. The gate people are very good at keeping track if you let them know ahead of time.

For example, if you are riding dressage and are entering hunter classes and believe the times may conflict, you should go see the hunter gate person and let them know which hunter class(es) you entered and let them know your dressage times. Then the gate person can make a note so they can wait for you in the hunter ring, if necessary.

Q: Can I enter a dressage test that is not listed?

A: Possibly. Please contact us (jill@stcroixsaddlery.com) for prior approval. If approved, you will still be responsible for providing your own scoresheets.

Q: Do you offer musical freestyle as a class?

A: No, sorry, we are not equipped to handle musical freestyles.

Q: What is appropriate show attire for the Three Ring Circus Schooling Show?

A: All competitors must wear an approved helmet and appropriate riding boots when mounted. NO EXCEPTIONS. The rest is up to the rider – basically, neat and tidy, presenting yourself well.

Q: How do I scratch from a hunter and/or jumper class?

A: You will need to complete and submit an “Add/Scratch” form found in the show office. The original will stay with the show office and you will need to take the copy to the ring gate person. No refunds will be made after your class has begun.

Q: What if it rains?

A: The show will continue and only be stopped if the weather becomes dangerous.

Q: Can I bring a horse and not show him/her?

A: Yes, there is a $10.00 insurance fee for the day.

Q: Will there be a food vendor at the show?

A: Yes.

Q: Where do I find my score?

A: Dressage scores will be posted on the backside of the announcer’s stand and will then be available to pick up at the ribbon/hospitality tent. Hunter and jumper scores will be found at the ribbon/hospitality tent.