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Open Driving Show

*Featuring Classes for Ontario Sidesaddle Association (OSA)

Diana Macdonald cell: 519-400-7675/

Vivianne Macdonald 519-848-5824


Saturday, September 10, 2022 - RAIN OR SHINE 

Driving 8:30AM SHARP, Ontario Sidesaddle Classes NOT BEFORE 11:00AM

Fenced sand ring 100’ X 200’, separate grass warm-up/holding area

Judge: John Fullerton

Official Show Photographer: Images By Connie Smith


  • All exhibitors and spectators must pay annual membership/entry to $5 to Arthur Agricultural Society upon entry to the grounds. Exhibitors will get credited their entry fee to their first class entered.

  • Exhibitors must show proof of minimum $3 million off-farm liability insurance (Ontario Equestrian, Canadian Recreational Horse and Rider Association or other 3rd party)

  • Driving to follow ADS/American Driving Society rules

  • Sidesaddle may be English, Western or Period/Historical. These classes will be judged as showing classes, manners, way or going and conformation will all be taken into account. - 25% conformation and action, 25% manners and way of going, 25% rider and 25% turnout of horse and rider.

  • Sidesaddle Concours D’Elegance - the sole criteria is the elegance of the picture presented by horse and rider. Attention may be paid to the rider’s personal appearance, but detailed inspection of rider and tack is not required. Period /Historical Attire is permitted.

  • Entries to be made at ringside or can be emailed to prior to Friday, Sept 9th. 2022

  • Entry fee $15.00 per class

  • Prize money in all classes except Progressive Jackpot = $20, $15, $12, $10, $8

  • OSA Concours D’Elegance Class for Award only, no prize money

  • Progressive Cones Jackpot = 75% payout with 50% to winner and 25% to 2nd place

  • Youth exhibitors under 18 years of age must have signature or consent by parent or guardian on entry form

  • Youth may NOT show stallions

  • Pairs and tandems will show in their appropriate size classes

  • Marathon vehicles are permitted. 

  • Wire-wheeled and pneumatic-tired vehicles are prohibited – exception antique vehicles with long wire spokes and hard rubber tires.

  • All Junior Exhibitors must wear properly fastened ASTM approved protective headgear while mounted or in driven vehicles. It is encouraged that all Drivers wear protective headgear in all driven classes.

  • OSA requires that all riders wear helmets in the aside classes

  • Green Division is open to equine and/or driver who have been competing less than 2 years (ie in 2022 – not to have competed before 2020). Where appropriate coaches or able-bodied handler may accompany the driver. Headers allowed in line-up.

  • In the Cones classes, Greens are to go in the appropriate size class, and equines may go twice – once with experienced driver and once with Green driver

  • VSE = Very Small Equine )less than 99cms with or without shoes

  • Large Ponies are Over 13.2hh (54inches/137cm)

Class Schedule


1. VSE Working

2. Pony Working

3. Horse Working

4. Green Working

5. VSE Turnout

6. Pony Turnout

7. Horse Turnout

8. Green Turnout

9. VSE Reinsmanship

10. Pony Reinsmanship

11. Horse Reinsmanship

12. Green Reinsmanship

13. Combination Drive and Ride

14. OSA Sidesaddle Walk/Trot

15. OSA Sidesaddle Walk/Trot/Canter

16. OSA Sidesaddle Concours d’Elegance




17. VSE, Small and Medium Pony Scurry

18. Large Pony and Horse Scurry

19. VSE, Small and Medium Pick Your Route Cones

20. Large Pony and Horse Pick Your Route Cones

21 Progressive Cones Jackpot

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