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CHAUTAUQUA SLEIGH RALLY
CHAUTAUQUA COUNTRY HORSEMEN'S ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL SLEIGH RALLY AND INFORMAL DRIVING COMPETITION
CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION , NEW YORK
We have planned a day full of friendly competition in the picturesque setting of Chautauqua Institution on the shores of Chautauqua Lake. Draft horses, Light horses, Ponies & Mules put to any type of winter vehicle are welcome to participate! In the unlikely event that there is little or no snow, we would encourage you to bring your wagons, buggies or carts. Refreshments and lunch will be available on the grounds. The Stateline Draft Horse Club will be offering sleigh rides through the grounds of the Institution throughout the day. Spectators are heartily welcomed!
Please, if you bring a horse and trailer be sure to enter a class or two, we only have enough parking space for our contestants. Spectator parking Is ample and across the street!
SCHEDULE Of EVENTS:
10:30 A.M. DRAFT HORSE CLASSES:
In order to allow members of the Stateline Draft Horse Club to participate, we have scheduled classes for the draft horses in the morning. The schedule will be as follows:
Roughtly at 12:00 P.M. PLEASURE DRIVE THROUGH CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION/CURRIER & IVES CLASS
The Currier & Ives Class will be judged during the pleasure drive, on authenticity, appointments and quality of overall turnout both in motion and standing. It Is important to show in separate groups as noted below in order to be more accurately judged for the Currier & Ives Awards. The line-up will be as follows:
Beginning with the rally of 2001, Grand Champion, Virginia Myers Memorial Class! All winners in the individual Currier and Ives Divisons above will compete for the overall Grand Champion of the Currier and Ives Drive. A special Trophy will be given in honor of Virginia for this class each year. This year's trophy was donated by the Crandall Family of Mayville, NY
The awards for the Currier & Ives Class will be announced immediately following the drive.
Entries will be judged on suitability of horse/team to provide a pleasant drive. To be shown both ways of
the ring at a walk and trot (a collected trot, working trot, and trot-on may be called for). To stand quietly when lined up. To be judged 70% on performance, manners and way of going; 20% on condition and fit of harness and vehicle; 10% on neatness of attire.
To be driven over a course of five obstacles. Time will begin when the driver crosses the starting line, and ends when crossing back over that line. Each obstacle must be completed. Time penalties will be assessed for each obstacle which Is missed or disturbed. The driver with the fastest time will be the winner. In case of a tie, a drive-off may be necessary.
PLEASE NOTE: Horses breaking from a trot to a canter will be disqualified!
CCHA reserves the right to cancel or combine classes as necessary. For further information or weather
Please Note, Chautauqua Institution does not allow alcohol,
so CCHA does not permit drinking at the Rally, Thank You!
We are sorry, we do not know if there is a Rally this Year. We no longer are affiliated with this event as a new group took it over. This is the only contact info we have: