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post #1 of 10 Old 12-29-2009, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Grade Paso Fino in halter class?

My grade paso fino has good conformation and I would like to show him in some halter classes at the fair. Is there a class for grade horses that we can enter at most fairs? Or are they all breed specific? Thanks,
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-29-2009, 01:17 PM
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I always thought that they took just about anything.. The fun shows around here don't much care aboiut breeding unless they are specifically for certain breeds. Don't they have a sheet with everything listed on it? Call 'em up.

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whats a grade horse?? I've seemn that a few times but I am not really sure what it means...

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Look for "Open Halter" classes. Whenever you see the word "Open" it means that it is open to all breeds, even grade horses. Chances are there will be at least one open halter class. I'll warn you now though that those classes are usually HUGE and the competition will be steep because every horse owner and their mother will be sure to enter. Just go with the goal of having fun.

Triple Crown Girl, a "grade" horse is a horse without a registered pedigree. Usually they are mixed breeds, but sometimes they are simply horses whose pedigrees are unknown. It does not mean they are lesser quality (don't let anyone tell you that), I have known some great grade horses that did very well in shows. All it means is that they will never be able to compete in breed shows. The cool thing about grade horses is that they usually sell for less money and so if you are not interested in doing breed shows you can sometimes get really good deals on great horses. It's not so good if you want to sell a grade horse, unless you have done a lot of showing with it. Once a horse has racked up a bunch of ribbons, no one cares if they are grade or not ;)

I hope things go well at the show for you and your Paso Fino!

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post #5 of 10 Old 12-29-2009, 02:41 PM
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whats a grade horse?? I've seemn that a few times but I am not really sure what it means...

It means not registered.

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okay thanks!

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Awesome thanks! I'll try to get some pics up here to get a second opinion on his confo
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post #8 of 10 Old 12-30-2009, 06:54 PM
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They will have a class for grade horses, usually seperated by age and gender. In 4-H classes, it just goes by the member's age, not the horse. This woman that I knew and a friend of mine both had registered Paso Fino mares and they showed them at the fair. I cant remember what they showed them under...registererd performance mares? Ughhh...I cant remember, it was so long ago. Anyhoo, hope this helps

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post #9 of 10 Old 12-30-2009, 07:29 PM
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Most local shows have open classes, and unregistered classes. But open's are huge, just to let you know. Even registered horses will go in open.
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post #10 of 10 Old 12-31-2009, 12:39 AM
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Here is an example of the show results at my county fair a couple years back, so you can get an idea of some classes, though all 4-H programs are different...
http://www.pulaskicountyexpress.com/.../8-16-08/5.swf

My name is Bryanne and I showed a pony named Star and a horse named Thunder if you care. lol..we didnt do so good that year. (and yes, they put my name as Bryan once, and Amber is my sister)

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