2019 Time Table


 Saturday and Sunday, August 17th and 18th, 2019

South Western Ontario Standardbred Horse Show



Ridgetown Ag Society

20480 Victoria Rd, Ridgetown, ON  

(if using GPS, enter 180 Main St E, Ridgetown, ON)
(right behind TIm Hortons)

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To print off your entry form please click on the Forms tab.  All waivers and the entry form are listed.   Proof of Liability Insurance is required.


 Stalls and camping available at the fairgrounds.


Accomodations: (click on a link below)

Lake Horse Inn

Airbnb options close to Ridgetown


What's new this year for the series?  

Leadline – riders under 8 may compete in leadline classes provided that they are accompanied by an adult handler holding a leadline attached to the horse’s bridle or a halter with a bridle. Riders must hold the reins. English or western tack and attire are permitted – helmets must be worn. Pommel/safety straps, neck straps, safety vests and safety stirrups are permitted. Competitors will show at a walk only, both directions of the ring. Competiors will be judged on the rider’s seat, posture, hand and leg position, the turnout of the horse and rider and basic horsemanship. Competitors may be asked basic questions about their horse or equitation.

Pleasure Driving – Youth Reinsmanship – open to all competitors 18 years of age and under. Exhibitors 13 years and younger must be accompanied at all times by an adult horseman who is capable of rendering assistance if required. Individual competitors may share and horse and cart, as judging is on the ability of the drier to show the horse as a suitable pleasure driving horse. To be judged primarily on the handling of the reins and whip, control posture and overall impression of the driver, as well as condition of harness and vehicle and neatness of attire. Drivers and grooms must wear properly fitted, approved headgear with the safety harness correction fitted at all times while in the vehicle. The class will follow on of the following formats: (a) Rail work – drivers will be asked to drive both directions of the ring at walk, working trot/pace and slow trot/pace. Must halt and stand readily. May be asked to rein back. No more than 3 entries will work in the ring at one time OR (b) Driven Test – drivers will be asked to perform an individual driving patter which may include any or all of the following: walk, slow trot/pace, working trot/pace, halt, rein back. Pattern may include work on the rail, circles, half-circles, figure-eights, crossing the diagonal.

Introduction to Trail (Trail Poles) – This class is judged on the horse and rider’s ability to negotiate a course of poles. Class must be ridden in Western equipment and attired. Rules of equipment and attire will follow Western Performance Class rules with the exception that properly fitted tie-downs and martingales will be permitted. Obstacles allowed are (a) walkover a pole or log (16-24” in height), (b) crossovers or leg yielding along a pole, (c) trot poles, (d) back through (min. space 25”), (e) serpentine obstacles (e.g. cones or poles at 6′ spacing). Points will be deducted to missing or not completing an obstacle, hitting or stepping on an obstacle, breaking gait, stepping outside of an obstacle, knocking down an obstacle, disobedience (kicking, bucking, rearing, etc) or dropping an object. Horse will be eliminated if the horse or rider falls.

Please see the Rulebook for further details.

Returning this year is:

Awards for Non-SSRC Shows and Events (click link for more information)

SSRC is pleased to announce that we are now offering year-end awards to recognize those members who compete in open shows and standardbred shows that are not part of the Ontario Standardbred Show Series.

Competitors must be members in good standing with SSRC and be showing a purebred Standardbred to qualify.

Division of High Point Awards

This year, the high point award will be divided into English and Western.

The following classes are eligible for the High Point English Award: Walk-Trot Dressage, Training Dressage, English Pleasure Walk-Trot/Pace, English Pleasure Walk-Trot/Pace-Canter, English Equitation, English Showmanship and all jumping classes.

The following classes are eligible for the High Point Western Award: Western Dressage Pre-Basic, Western Pleasure Walk-Jog/Pace, Western Pleasure Walk-Jog/Pace-Lope, Western Equitation, Western Showmanship, Pole Bending and Keyhole. Note that if you do your pole bending and keyhole in English tack, the points will go towards the Western High Point award, not the English High Point Award.

World Standardbred Show

Ohio Standardbreds & Friends are holding the World Standardbred Show on October 16 - 18, 2015 at the Eden Park Equestrian Complex in Sunbury, OH. We have already heard from several of our competitors that they intend on traveling down to show or observe. 


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