My daughter just competed in an open show a few weeks ago. There was a class called w/t Steady Eddy. We had no idea what the class was but decided to do it anyway.
Each rider got a plastic drinking cup ( approx. 6 oz) filled with water . They had to ride around the ring at a walk and trot( both ways) at the end of the class the judge checked the cup to see how much water was left. The rider with the most water left in the cup won.
My daughter did well considering her horse doesnt neck rein well and he has a bouncy trot.lol . She got 2nd place out of 5-6 riders. She was wet but it was a hot day so it felt good : )
Also , costume class is always a fun one, we enjoy thinking up new costumes each year.
At the fun show for her 4H club , they had laundry race. Each rider got a laundry bag of clothes , raced down to a clothes line , dismounted, hung up the clothes on the line , mounted and raced back with another bag of clothes.
Fastest time wins. They had helpers to hold horses and a stool for mounting/dismounting for the shorter riders. Also to allow everyone to try it you could trot or canter for the race.
Sounds like fun!! Enjoy planning your show :)
Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world.
Josephine Demott Robinson Feed, muck, groom, ride. Repeat daily!