Our first cyber show was extremely successful with 133 horses and 208 entries. This was an excellent promotional opportunity for our breed. The NAPHA Board of Directors wishes to express its gratitude to all of our members who helped make our first attempt a success. We also wish to thank our exhibitors for completing the survey. The survey helped us identify the pros and cons of our first effort so that we can keep refining our offerings. Based on that, the board approved a set of rules for cyber shows.  This set of rules is an evolving document and process. Both the Cyber Show Committee and the NAPHA Board of Directors appreciates continued input.

Given the ongoing COVID issues and the cancellation of the U.S. National and regional shows, we all remain in place without the usual opportunities to connect and celebrate our horse. We hope our members will take this second opportunity to engage with your horses, family and friends to create new videos while respecting requirements regarding social distancing and face-masks as necessary or as required by some facilities.

DEADLINE:

Entries and Videos can be submitted August 21st through September 21st, 2020. No videos or entries will be accepted after September 21, 2020.

Videos can be submitted via email to [email protected], our NAPHA Facebook page, WhatsApp, or dropbox. Please email [email protected] if you need a dropbox invitation or a number to send videos via WhatsApp.

Judges:

In accordance with NAPHA rules, judges are not to be contacted before nor during the show.

Breeding/Luxury Division Judges: 

Andrés Ponciano from Guatemala
Pico Castillo from Guatemala
Ernesto Sándigo from Arizona

Performance, Novice, Junior Division Judges:     

Nicholas Breaux-Fujita from Mississippi
Juan Bosco Sándigo from Arizona
Mimi Busk-Downey from Canada

Trail Class Judge:

Megan Walker from Texas

Cost:

NAPHA Members: $25 per class
Non-members: $35 per class
One-on-one post-show judge’s review: $10 per class (This allows exhibitors to communicate with one of the judges about their ride.)

Selling your horse? We can post a “For Sale” notice on your class video that you can forward to potential buyers. Member price: $35 per class; Non-member: $45.

How to Register:

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You will need the following information:

  • Full name
  • Horse name
  • NAPHA registration number
  • Current membership number
  • Current amateur declaration
  • Designate novice status
  • *Honor system for drugs

Riders can present multiple horses in each class for classes #1-10 & 1.  I.E. Rider A has 4 Mares to show in Breeding, the same Rider A is allowed to show/ride all 4 mares.  Novice & Junior classes, riders can only enter once with one horse, but the horse is allowed to be presented by multiple riders.

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CLASS LIST:

Cyber show winners will receive their awards within two weeks following the last day of classes.

  • Recognition
    • Winners will be promoted on NAPHA social media platforms and website
    • Cyber show points will be applied (details to follow)
  1. Geldings Bozal
  2. Mares Bozal
  3. Colts Bozal
  4. Geldings Luxury
  5. Mares Breeding
  6. Stallions Breeding
  7. Amateur Breeding Horse
  8. Gait – Open
  9. Open Performance Horse
  10. Amateur Performance Horse
  11. Novice Equitation
  12. Novice Performance
  13. Juniors 12 and Under – Performance
  14. Juniors 13 and Over – Performance
  15. Junior Equitation 12 and Under
  16. Junior Equitation 13 and Over
  17. Trail class

Novice:

We are very pleased to see the interest from novice riders. We hope to see them return for this second show to participate in the new novice performance class. Please note the patterns below. Any tack and attire is acceptable and absolutely no show experience is necessary. You may also enter any class on the list. Membership is not required. The class fee is $35 for nonmembers, $25 for members.

Juniors:

Junior classes will be divided by age groups, 12 and under and 13 and over. Juniors will perform the same pattern as the novice division; please see below. Juniors 12 and under competing in any classes are required to wear a helmet.

SHOW ATTIRE:

  • For the Breeding/Luxury Division and the Gait Division, the attire requirement will be white pants, a white long-sleeved shirt, brown or black boots and belt, a Peruvian or Panama-style straw hat, and a white scarf. NO PONCHOS.
  • For bozal, halter and merito zootecnico classes, attire will be white pants, a long-sleeved white shirt tucked in at the waist, brown or black boots and belt. In the halter class, white athletic shoes may be substituted for boots. NO SPURS OR PONCHOS.
  • For the Performance Division, unless alternative tack and attire is specified in the class list, the basic attire of white pants, black or brown boots and belt, a white, long-sleeve shirt and blazer is suggested but not required. NO PONCHOS.
  • For the trail division, attire will be typical trail riding attire to include long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and boots.  Vests, jackets and hats may be worn but are not required.  Please, no western costume or specialty outfits.
  • All juniors 12 and under competing in any classes are required to wear a helmet.
  • Basic attire of white pants and a white, long-sleeved shirt is suggested in junior, novice and equitation classes, but not required. Blazers optional. NO PONCHOS.

Considering the heat at this time of year, blazers are optional.

Please be aware of the footing. For example, if the grass or sand is too deep to properly show the movement of the horses, the judges will be unable to properly see footfall to the detriment of the exhibitor.

Patterns:

Please take care to follow the patterns as described. Any exhibitor going off pattern may be penalized by the judges.

Breeding/Luxury:

Bozal and breeding/luxury classes will be judged for 30 seconds in each direction including the turn-around for a strict total of 60 seconds. Camera should be approximately 35 feet off of the “rail” (and positioned in the middle of the 30 seconds each direction.) Begin the breeding/luxury video with the horse standing for 3 seconds. Moving from the left of the camera to the right, start at a walk and transition to slow gait. Make the turn and return on the same path extending the gait. Videos longer than 60 seconds will be rejected.

Breeding/luxury judged 41% gait, 27% brio and temperament, 27% on conformation, 5% on condition. Bozal judged 35% on conformation, 40% gait, 20% brio and temperament, 5% condition.

Novice & Junior Equitation:

Novice Equitation will be judged for maximum time of 60 seconds, 30 seconds each direction. Camera should be approximately 35 feet off of the “rail” (and positioned in the middle of the 30 seconds each direction.) The rider is to start with gaiting to from left of camera to right. Perform one circle to the left halfway down. Then complete a reverse now gaiting right of camera to left. Halfway down the rail complete a circle to the right and finish with a stop at the end.

Performance class:

Performance classes will be judged for 60 seconds and held to a strict maximum of 60 seconds. Any videos beyond 60 seconds will be rejected. The pattern follows the diagram below with the use of seven cones (or any similar object such as milk jugs, buckets, flowers, etc.). As filming begins:

  1. Gait to the first cone. Stop and stand 3 seconds.
  2. 5 total (each footfall counts as a step) steps back and then immediately move forward at a gait.
  3. Perform one circle to the right around first positioned cone.
  4. Proceed through next three cones as diagrammed below.
  5. Perform figure 8 around the fourth cone in the straight line, starting with a circle to the right, then a circle to the left. Proceed through the middle of the two cones.
  6. At the last cone, perform one circle to the left.
  7. As you exit the last cone, you should be to the left of the cone pattern with videographer to your left. (No cones between you and camera.) Proceed in gait back to the starting point. Video should end as horse passes the start cone.

Amateur, Novice and Junior Performance class:

These classes will be judged for 60 seconds and held to a strict maximum of 60 seconds. Any videos beyond 60 seconds will be rejected. The pattern follows the diagram below with the use of seven cones (or any similar object-such as milk jugs, buckets, flowers, etc.). As filming begins:

  1. Gait to the first cone. Stop and stand 3 seconds.
  2. 5 total (each footfall counts as a step) steps back and then immediately move forward at a gait.
  3. Perform one circle to the right around first positioned cone
  4. Proceed through the next four cones as diagrammed below.
  5. At the last cone, perform one circle to the left.
  6. As you exit the last cone, you should be to the left of the cone pattern with videographer to your left. (No cones between you and camera.) Proceed in gait back to the starting point. Video should end as horse passes the start cone.

Trail Class:

NAPHA is excited to be adding this component to our cyber show class list. This class is also open to our registered part-blood Peruvians and mules. We worked in conjunction with our Trail Horse Testing Program and created our obstacles from the certification list. We hope that practicing and learning these obstacles encourages more of our members to participate in that wonderful program. Completing the THTP also adds a notation to your horse’s registration papers to add value to a documented pleasure horse.

Obstacles were chosen by their best fit in this timed course. Exhibitors will have a MAXIMUM of 2 minutes to complete this course. Any videos in excess of 2 minutes will not be accepted. Please note the 360-degree pattern below.

  1. Start from a stand at the rear of the back-up chute.
  2. Walk forward until rear legs are clear of the chute and then back all the way out of the chute.
  3. Turn sideways with left side facing the camera and do a 180-degree turn on haunches and stop.
  4. Move forward and walk onto a tarp. Stop and stand momentarily.
  5. Pick up the drag from a post and move forward approximately 24 feet. Return the drag rope to a post. “Post” may be anything that is rider height.
  6. Move to the slicker and remove from a post, then lay it across the front of the saddle so that it drapes down on both sides. Return to post.
  7. Turn toward the camera and side pass 3 steps to your left and 3 steps to your right, then stop.
  8. Proceed in gait back to starting point.

Open Performance: serpentine cones will be 8 feet apart and include a figure eight.

Amateur Performance: cones will be 10 feet apart.

Novice and Junior Performance: cones will be 12 feet apart.

Trail Obstacle: 360 degree pattern with camera in the center.

 Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Cyber Show Committee with questions or concerns:

2020 NAPHA Cyber Show Sponsorships

We are offering several levels of sponsorships for the 2020 NAPHA Cyber Show! This is a great way to show your support for NAPHA and its activities.

Bracket (Class) Sponsorships: $20

Sponsor a a bracket within a class! Bracket sponsorships are $20 each and will show your name & or business/ranch logo at the end of each bracket. A bracket consists of a section of 4 horses within each class.

Gold Cyber Sponsor: $350

The Gold Cyber Sponsorship includes a 30 second commercial (provided by sponsor) to be run at least 15 times throughout the show &/or promotions of the show. Logo/Name promotions will also be included in brackets.

Silver Cyber Sponsor: $250

The Silver Cyber Sponsorship includes a 30 second commercial (provided by sponsor) to be run at least 10 times throughout the show &/or promotions of the show. Logo/Name promotions will also be included in brackets.

Bronze Cyber Sponsor: $150

The Bronze Cyber Sponsorship includes a 15 second commercial (provided by sponsor) to be run at least 7 times throughout the show &/or promotions of the show. Logo/Name promotions will also be included in brackets.

Trophy Cyber Sponsor: $350

The Trophy Cyber Sponsorship is for all trophies of the Cyber show. Logo/Name promotions will also be included in brackets.

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