We would like to thank these exceptional young ladies for representing the Agricultural Society as our Ambassadors from 2019-2021. This year marks the end of their reign, and we wish them all the best.
Here are messages from these lovely young ladies.
Due to Covid, we were unable to hold an Ambassador competition for our 2021 Fair. Stay tuned for updates regarding the Ambassador program.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED - Stay tuned for results from our competition
We are once again excited to offer you the opportunity of taking part in an online, virtual horse show! We were very pleased with the response from last year. We have made a few changes that we hope will offer more opportunity and encourage participation! New this year will be an award for the Overall Highest Test Score, the addition of new tests and levels, and the option to enter in two consecutive classes. All classes will be Open with no age restrictions.
Again, we aim for this to be fun and educational as we try to keep the equestrian community engaged in our local fair. Feedback is welcome for future virtual and live shows and classes. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions and we will try our best to navigate through this together!
Judge: Joyce Cameron
The Hanover, Bentinck & Brant Agricultural Society and its horse show affiliates accept no liability for loss, accident, damage, injury, or illness to horses, riders, owners, or spectators or any person or property whatsoever.
|Equestrian Canada rules to be used as a guideline:||https://www.equestrian.ca/cdn/storage/resources_v2/cbLsBimTLA42L5uaj/original/cbLsBimTLA42L5uaj.pdf|
Registration and Payment Deadline: July 25, 2021 (before is encouraged, first come first serve, entries may be limited)
Video Submission Deadline: July 30, 2021 (before is encouraged)
• Results to be posted online August 7, 2021
• Winners (top 3 pinned) will have their video links posted online
• Judge’s feedback and test card will be provided to each competitor
Up to two tests per entry (horse/rider combination). *Please see specific options below.
Space may be limited per class; the horse show committee reserves the right to place riders on a reserve list should number of entries warrant.
The horse show committee also reserves the right to cancel or combine any classes with less than 3 entrants.
All entries will be confirmed via email when registration forms are received.
Gaited entries are welcome and will be pinned with Class 5 and 6 - please contact us if you have questions
ALL classes are OPEN and eligible for ALL ages
Class Entry Fee: $15.00 per test
Admin Fee: $5.00 per horse/rider combination
Prizes: Ribbons to third place for each class
1st - $30.00, 2nd - $25.00, 3rd - $20.00. Overall High Test Score: $100.00
|Leadline Walk Test|
Leadline Walk/Trot Test
Walk/Trot CADORA Test C
Training CADORA Test C
First Level CADORA Test C
Introductory WSDAC Test A
|7||Basic WSDAC Test A
*may be gaited
A single horse/rider combination may enter up to two classes of the following numbers: 1&2, 3&4, 4&5, 6&7, one of either 3 or 4 with either 6 or 7
Filming Instructions and Video Guidelines
New* The video MUST clearly have the entrants state their name and that the test was filmed for the Hanover Fall Fair Virtual Dressage Show. If this is not included, you will be asked to resubmit if time permits; if not, you will be disqualified.
*can be rider or handler for lead-line
*must not be edited audio
Ex: say “( Your Name) riding (Horse’s Name) for the Hanover Fall Fair Virtual Dressage Show” at the end of your ride before exiting the ring
A good quality video will allow the judge to score and comment on your test accurately and appropriately.
• Video must be continuous with no stops, edits or cuts
• “Helmet to hoof” must be included in the frame AT ALL TIMES along with the relevant letters for the movement
• A formal dressage ring is not required however a properly measured area (20m x 40m) will be marked with either actual dressage letters or pylons to indicate the four corners and eight letters
• Provide adequate space around the perimeter of your dressage area for your horse to travel
• The camera position will be stationary, located outside the ring, @C (considerations: slight elevation and distance back from ring)
• Use of a tripod is encouraged
• Zooming and panning are permitted provided “helmet to hoof” remains in the frame at all times
• Begin filming at least 10 seconds prior to start of test
• Continue filming at least 10 seconds after your final halt/salute as you exit the ring
• The rider (or handler) must state the rider’s name and the show name (Hanover Fall Fair Virtual Dressage Show) on film after the completion of their test
• Limit distractions including children, dogs, and excessive noise (exception: tests being called)
• Natural outdoor light is preferred
Failure to meet these requirements could result in insufficient quality to judge the video and therefore lead to disqualification
Note*: please be mindful of your settings if using PIXEO, PIVO or other auto-filming devices!
The relevant dressage letters to the movement need to be visible (ie: when halted at X, B and E should be in frame)
Attire and Tack
Properly fitted helmet and boots with a heel
Show turn out is encouraged
Horses legs to be unobstructed - no boots or wraps
Equestrian Canada rules to apply to tack (bits) and artificial aids
The Lead-line Handler must be over 18 and suitably turned out, wearing proper, closed toe footwear with a heel
• A single lead line will be connected to the noseband of the bridle or a closely fitted halter positioned under the bridle.
THE LEAD LINE WILL NOT BE CONNECTED TO THE BIT.
Instructions for Video Submission:
Registration confirmation will be sent via email and further instructions including competitor number and video title will be provided.
We look forward to your entries!!! Lets have some fun!!!
Hear from members of Hanover Council and HBBAS board members about why they love the Hanover Fair.
2020 is the first year that the Hanover, Bentinck and Brant Agricultural Society has the pleasure of offering the Charlie & Mildred Martin Scholarship. This annual award of $1500 is awarded to two Hanover, Bentinck or Brocton students who are entering or currently enrolled in a post-secondary agricultural, agri-business, or environmental program and who have a proven record of involvement in the community showing interest in the field of agriculture or the environment.
We are pleased to announce that this year’s winners of the scholarship are Taylor Draper and Tobias Aeberhard. For decades, Charlie and Mildred Martin were pillars of the Hanover Fair and like the Martins, both Taylor and Tobias have proven that they also possess great community spirit, a strong work ethic and genuine interest in the field of agriculture.
Taylor is the daughter of Cheryll and Derek Draper from Durham. Taylor showed her first calf at the Hanover Fair when she was three years old and she hasn’t stopped since. She is now a youth leader and greatly enjoys teaching the younger kids about agriculture. She will be entering Ridgetown College of Agriculture this fall in the associate diploma program. Taylor has started her apprenticeship as a dairy herdsperson and is receiving her on-farm training at Blanhaven Farms. She aspires to be employed at a show barn and to travel across Canada showing stock and learning about agriculture in other areas.
Tobias is the son of Andreas and Petra Aeberhard who operate a farm near Neustadt. Tobias is very familiar with the farm way of life and has worked along with his family with the beef cattle and sheep that they raise on their farm. He also has years of experience with the 4-H sheep and ploughing clubs. Tobias has been accepted into a Farm Equipment Technician apprenticeship with Roberts Farm Equipment. He has always loved to fix things, especially around the farm, and after doing a co-op placement at the dealership, he was hooked! He realizes how important it is to farmers to have someone they can count on to get their machinery up and running as quickly as possible. Tobias hopes to someday run his own farm equipment repair shop
The awards will be presented as part of our virtual Hanover Fair which takes place from August 7 to 9th.