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Door County S.H.O.W. - Drill Team Competition

Held annually on Saturday during the Door County Fair

John Miles Fair Park (Door County Fair Grounds) Sturgeon Bay, WI

Limit of 10 Teams

$75 Entry Fee (Paybacks for all teams)

Novice & Open Competition Divisions

Information, Entry Form & Waivers

By state law, all riders will be required to provide a Livestock Premise ID. For more information visit http://datcp.state.wi.us

Drill Team Entry Information

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Drill Team Waivers

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   FREESTYLE DRILL COMPETITION CRITERIA

• RIDERS: Any number of riders allowed (minimum of six riders required; 4 riders allowed for

quadrille team)

• TIME: A minimum of 7 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes are allowed (6 to 9 minutes for a

quadrille team)

• MUSIC: Music of choice. Points may be scored on how appropriate the music was to the

maneuvers performed and the pace the horses set to the music used.

• EXPLANATION: Primary emphasis shall be placed on the drill, uniforms, tack, equitation and

music.

JUDGING CRITERIA

EXECUTION: Spacing, alignment, timing, coordination and briskness (350 points)

Was the spacing consistent? Were the lines straight and properly aligned; circles evenly round and centered in the arena? Was the timing good with no rider racing or stopping to make “position”? Any missed holes or collisions? Were the connections between maneuvers good? Was the overall attitude of the team alert and their execution precise?

PERFORMANCE AND MANNERS OF HORSES (40 points)

Were the horses well mannered? No bucking or kicking? Did the horses break gait (i.e. trot when the rest of the team was loping)? Were they suitable as a drill horse? Note: Horses are not to be penalized for having their ears back.

ORIGINALITY, VARIETY AND ATTRACTIVENESS OF PATTERNS (75 points)

Were original and varied patterns used, or were the same patterns repeated several times? Was there a variety in the patterns (i.e. twos, fours, sixes, circle and line maneuvers mixed, echelons, pinwheels, etc.)? Were the patterns presented to the best advantage of the viewing audience?

SPECTACULARITY AND CROWD APPEAL (50 points)

Was the drill presented in a manner pleasing to the audience? Did the drill flow from one maneuver to another without a lot of set‐up moves? Crowd appeal can include the manner in which flags (if any) are presented, suitability of music to the maneuvers, and the tempo of the drill to the music.

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY (75 points)

A team that performs a more difficult drill should receive more credit than a team that performs relatively easy maneuvers. Rate the degree of difficulty from 1 to 75, with 75 being extremely difficult. Difficulty is determined not only by the difficulty of the maneuver itself, but also by the speed at which it is ridden, the closeness of the spacing between riders during the maneuver, and the lack of set‐up maneuvers. Degree of difficulty can also be influenced by the correct flag protocol of the working flag(s) in contrast to posted non‐working flag(s).

HORSEMANSHIP (30 points)

Equitation as adapted for drill team purposes (i.e. basic equitation position, hands and use or misuse of aids).

GENERAL IMPRESSION (30 points)

Horses clean and in healthy working condition, tack and uniforms/attire clean, neat, uniform and in good repair.

PENALTIES

Penalty points will be deducted in any of the penalty categories in which infractions occur. See score sheet for details.


   FREESTYLE DRILL SCORESHEET

EXECUTION (350 POINTS)

100 Spacing: The maintaining of a uniform distance between all of the horses throughout an entire maneuver. Spacing may vary in succeeding maneuvers depending upon the requirements of the maneuver being performed.

100 Alignment: Lines straight, properly aligned both vertically and horizontally; circles evenly round and centered in the arena. Are the pairs/fours even side to side? Do the riders track directly behind the rider in front of them?

100 Timing and Coordination: How the team members work together to perform the maneuvers. No

missed holes, collisions, etc.

50 Briskness: Precise execution, alertness and overall attitude of the team.

PERFORMANCE AND MANNERS OF HORSES (40 points)

25 Performance of Horses: Way of going, no broken gaits.

15 Manners of Horses: Well mannered, suitability as a drill horse.

ORIGINALITY, VARIETY AND ATTRACTIVENESS OF PATTERNS (75 POINTS)

25 Originality: Original patterns used; method of presentation of patterns.

25 Variety: Varied patterns used (i.e. pairs, fours, eights, echelons, pinwheels, etc.

25 Attractiveness of Patterns: Symmetry and definition of maneuvers; methods used for continuity in which one maneuver flows into another.

SPECTACULARITY AND CROWD APPEAL (50 POINTS)

25 Spectacularity: Precision not to be sacrificed for speed, but speed to be noted because it is more difficult to perform in a maneuver well at a faster tempo. Also, liveliness and energy to compliment music and patterns.

25 Crowd Appeal: Drill performed in a manner pleasing to an audience; crowd appeal can include the manner in which the flags are presented and suitability of the drill music to the maneuvers.

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY (75 POINTS)

75 A team that performs a more difficult drill should receive more credit than one that performs relatively easy maneuvers. Rate degree of difficulty from 1 to 75 points, with 75 being most difficult.

Difficulty is determined not only by the difficulty of the maneuver itself, also by the speed at which it is ridden, the closeness of the spacing between riders during the maneuver, and the lack of set‐up maneuvers. Degree of difficulty can also be influenced by the correct flag protocol of the working flag(s) in contrast to posted non‐working flag(s).

HORSEMANSHIP (30 POINTS)

30 Equitation as adapted for drill purposes, such as basic equitation position, hands and the use of aids.

GENERAL IMPRESSION (30 points)

30 Horse clean, in healthy working condition; no penalty for teams of mixed colors; equipment clean, neat, uniform and in good repair; uniforms clean, neat, uniform and in good repair.

TOTAL POSSIBLE SCORE – 650

PENALTIES

Points are deducted for each occurrence

‐2 Broken tack and/or dropped flag: Tack shall include hats, leg bands, tail bows, pennants, etc., anything that has fallen to the ground, or makes it necessary to stop to repair. All equipment, tack and uniforms should be checked prior to entry into the arena.

‐10 Fall as a result of a collision between two or more horses.

‐5 Fall not resulting from a collision.

‐2 Over or under allowed time: Time allowed shall be no less than 7 minutes and no more than 10 minutes from entry of first horse to exit of last horse.

‐10 Regroup or off course: Regrouping will be done under extenuating circumstances, such as a fall off of a horse or rider, severe tack breakage, or medical emergency. Off‐course is defined as a major part of the team being out of position or having lost its organization as opposed to one or two riders being out of line. Should a team be unable to continue at the present time for either of these circumstances, they may ask the timekeeper for permission to regroup. They may halt their drill and restart from any point in the drill for a one‐time penalty of 10 points. Should they be unable to continue due to injury to horse or rider, they may ask for permission to leave the arena and return at the end of the draw to complete their drill. In this case, time and all deductions will remain. 

2020- Cancelled due to Covid


2019 Winners

NOVICE

1st Kettle Moraine EZ Rider (1772 points)

2nd Lacrosse County 4-H Drill Team (1679 points)

3rd Door County Rollers (1641 points)

4th Kewaunee Dream Team (1547 points)

5th Sheboygan County 4-H Renegades-D Team

(1454 points)

6th Sheboygan County 4-H Renegades-C Team

(1337 points)

OPEN

1st Kettle Moraine Rough Riders (1806 points)

2nd Sheboygan County 4 H Renegades-A Team

(1715 points)

3rd Hope Riders Equestrian Drill Team (1604 points)

4th Sheboygan County 4-H Renegades-B Team

(1588 points)

5th Denim & Diamonds (1578 points)


2018 Winners

NOVICE

1st Shawano County 4-H Clovers (1791 points)

2nd Door County Rollers (1761 points)

3rd LaCrosse County 4-H Lightening (1678 points)

4th Sheboygan County 4-H Renegades-Health

(1626 points)

5th Kettle Moraine EZ Riders (1624 points)

6th Sheboygan 4-H Renegades-Hands (1598 points)

OPEN

1st Sheboygan County 4-H Renegades-Head

(1879 points)

2nd Kettle Moraine Rough Riders (1872 points)

3rd LaCrosse County Thunder (1826 points)

4th Sheboygan County 4-H Renegades-Heart

(1778 points)


2017 Winners

NOVICE

1st- Kettle Moraine EZ Riders (1664 points)

2nd- LaCrosse 4H Crashers (1635 points)

3rd- DC Rockers (1621 points)

4th- Shawano County 4H Clovers (1474 points)

OPEN

1st- LaCrosse 4H Crushers (1781 points)

2nd- Kettle Moraine Rough Riders (1734 points)

3rd- Shawano County Cantering Clovers (1727 points)


2016 Winners

NOVICE

1st- LaCrosse County 4-H (1665 points)

2nd- Door County Rollers (1654 points)

3rd- Pink Ribbon Rebels (1604 points)

4th- Renegades Western Drill B-team (1555 points)

5th- Shawano County Cantering Clovers (1492 points)

6th- Crash Course Drill team (1314 points)

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION

1st- Renegades Western Drill teams A-team (1813 points)

2nd- Door County Rockers (1745 points)

3rd- Kettle Moraine Rough & Easy Riders (1740 points)


2015 Winners

NOVICE

1st- LaCrosse 4-H (1747 points)

2nd- Door County Rollers (1588 points)

3rd- Kettle Moraine Easy Riders (1554 points

4th- Shawano Cantering Clovers (1539 points)

5th- Pink Ribbon Riders (1469 points)

OPEN

1st- Kettle Moraine Rough Riders (1705 points)

2ndt- Door County Rockers (1698 points)





2014 Winners

NOVICE

1st- LaCrosse 4-H (1722 points)

2nd- Shawano Cantering Clovers (1690 points)

3rd- Kettle Moraine Easy Riders (1673 points)

4th- Door County Rollers (1671 points)

5th- Circle L Western Riders (1583 points)

OPEN

1st- Door County Rockers (1836 points)

2nd- Kettle Moraine Rough Riders (1819 points)



2013 Winners

NOVICE

1st- Shawano Cantering Clovers (1755 points)

2nd- Door County Rollers (1663 points)

3rd- LaCrosse 4-H (1542 points)

4th- Kettle Moraine Easy Riders (1406 points)

OPEN

1st- Kettle Moraine Rough Riders (1828 points)

2nd- Door County Rockers (1759 points)



2012 Winners

NOVICE

1st- Kettle Moraine Easy Riders (1708 points)

2nd- Shawano County 4-H (1653 points)

3rd- Door County Rollers (1629 points)

4th- LaCrosse 4-H (1505 points)

OPEN

1st- Kettle Moraine Rough Riders (1856 points)

2nd- Door County Rockers (1726 points)

3rd- LaCrosse Just Put Together (1477 points)



2011 Winners

NOVICE

1st - Shawano County 4-H (1653 points)

2nd - LaCrosse 4-H (1505 points))

3rd- Door County Rollers (1500 points)

4th - Kettle Moraine Easy Riders (1499 points)

OPEN

1ST– Door County Rockers (1782 points)

2nd- Kettle Moraine Rough Riders (1693 points)



2010 Winners

NOVICE

1st - Color Me Crazy (1711 points)

2nd - Door County Rollers (1569 points)

3rd- LaCrosse Mounted Drill Team (1320 points)

4th- Wisconsin Western Riders (1286 points)

5th- Kettle Moraine Easy Riders (1230 points)

6th- Shawano County 4-H (1116 points)

OPEN

1ST– Kettle Moraine Rough Riders (1778 points)

2nd- Door County Rockers (1756 points)

3rd– Color Me Wild (1608 points)



2009 Winners

NOVICE

1ST– Kettle Moraine Easy Riders

2nd– Door County Rollers

OPEN

1ST– Kettle Moraine Rough Riders

2nd- Door County Rockers

3rd– Color Me Wild



2008 Winners

NOVICE

1st - Door County Rollers (1652 points)

2nd - Kettle Moraine Easy Riders (1275 points

OPEN

1st– Door County Rockers (1768 points)

2nd- Kettle Moraine Rough Riders (1725 points)

YOUTH

1st- Color Me Wild (1688 points)

2nd- Double L Mini's (1640 points)

3rd- Door County Rollers (1530 points)



2007 Winners

NOVICE

1st - Door County Rollers (1816 points)

2nd - LaCrosse 4-H (1739 points)

3rd - Kettle Moraine Easy Riders (1677 points)

OPEN

1st- Rodeo City Riders (1850 points)

2nd- Kettle Moraine Rough Riders (1819 points)

YOUTH

1st- Door County Rockers (1866 points)

2nd- Double L Mini's (1857 points)

3rd- Color Me Wild (1767 points)

4th- Kantering Kowgirls (1693 points)