THE 32nd pat flynn horse show
Friday, june 28 and Saturday, June 29, 2019
The first Pat Flynn Memorial Horse Show was held April 25 & 26, 1987 at Gold Creek Stables in Woodinville, WA. There were over fifty riders from Oregon, Washington, & Canada competing in equitation, jumping, dressage and obstacle classes. The show was named in honor of Pat Flynn, a former Little Bit student who had passed away the previous year. Pat made a bequest to Little Bit to assist in building our Woodinville facility, where we hosted the annual show until 2013 when we moved to Redmond.
The show hosts over a hundred competitors each year. Classes currently being offered are: Equitation, Obstacle, Barrel Racing, & Costume. Classes are divided by age, skill level, & the amount of assistance needed to ride.
This year we will hold our 32nd Annual Pay Flynn Memorial Horse Show! The show will run from approximately 1pm to 5pm on Friday, June 28 and from 9am to 3pm on Saturday, June 29. We hope many of you will be able to join us as competitors, supporters, and volunteers.
The show will be followed by our annual summer BBQ event!
Interested in sponsoring a class? $100 for the costume class and $75 per equitation or obstacle class. All sponsorship is 100% tax deductible.
Email JSlack@littlebit.org to sponsor a class!
Please review the show information provided on this page. When you are ready to register please click on the button below.
The closing date for entries is June 8, 2019. Entries after this date will incur a $20 late fee and are at the discretion of the Show Administrator.
Walk- Independent or w/Assistance (with or without assistance in an enclosed arena) The rider must demonstrate control around the arena at a walk while keeping the horse on the rail, demonstrating a change of direction, circles, and walk/halt transitions.
This may be done with or without assistance for safety.
Beginning Trot (with or without assistance in an enclosed arena) The rider must demonstrate control at a halt, rein back, walk, and minimal sitting trot while keeping the horse on the rail, changing direction across the arena, and circling in both directions.
This may be done with or without assistance for safety.
Intermediate Trot (without leaders or side-walkers in an enclosed arena & open space) The rider must demonstrate control at a halt, rein back, walk, and sitting and rising trot while keeping the horse on the rail, changing direction, and circling in both directions. The rider must also demonstrate correct posting diagonals.
This is to be done safely without assistance; a spotter in the arena is acceptable
Walk / Trot / Canter (without leaders or side-walkers in an enclosed arena & open space) The rider must demonstrate control at a halt, rein back, walk, trot, and canter while keeping the horse on the rail, changing direction across the arena, circling both directions, both in an enclosed arena & in an open space. Canter will be demonstrated individually & must be done safely without assistance. Control of the horse, riding skills, and proficiency are rewarded.
Arm Bands: Any rider who is unable to post or sit the trot should be clearly indicated on the entry form. Riders who are non-verbal or with visual or hearing impairments may choose to wear arm bands during their class for safety purposes. Band colors are as follows:
Red - visual impairment
Purple - non-sitting trot
Yellow - non-posting trot
Green - non-verbal
Blue - hearing impairment
Equitation: A class judged by age group with all entries competing together at the same time. Good posture and body position, control of the horse, riding skills, and proficiency are rewarded.
Obstacle / Trail: This class consists of a series of obstacles for the rider to maneuver through, over, and around. To be judged 70% as equitation and 30% on performance of the horse.
Obstacles may include: Cones, circles, cavaletti, open mailbox, backing, ring on pole, bridge, barrels, “L”, gate, figure 8, and questions from the judge.
Barrel Racing: A timed clover-shaped pattern ridden around 3 barrels. A fun way to show your riding skills.
Halter Obstacle Course This class is open to volunteer leaders and riders who are able to lead their horse. They will demonstrate leading skills through the obstacle course with no tack, just a halter and lead rope.
Costume Class: A great way for each rider to express himself or herself! All costumed riders will show off their “talent” at a walk only. (You can dress up your volunteers, too!)
Walk Only Equitation-w/Assistance - 18 & over
Walk Only Equitation-w/Assistance - 13 - 17
Walk Only Equitation-w/Assistance - 7 - 12
Walk Only Equitation-w/Assistance - 6 & under
Walk Only Equitation-Independent - 18 & over
Walk Only Equitation-Independent - 13 - 17
Walk Only Equitation-Independent - 7 - 12
Walk Only Equitation-Independent - 6 & under
Beginning Trot Equitation - 18 & over
Beginning Trot Equitation - 13-17
Beginning Trot Equitation - 12 & under
Intermediate Trot Equitation - 18 & over
Intermediate Trot Equitation - 13-17
Intermediate Trot Equitation - 12 & under
Advanced Equitation (Walk/Trot/Canter) - 18 & over
Advanced Equitation (Walk/Trot/Canter) - 13 –17
Advanced Equitation (Walk/Trot/Canter) - 12 & under
Walk Only Obstacle-w/Assistance - 13-17
Walk Only Obstacle-w/Assistance - 7 - 12
Walk Only Obstacle-w/Assistance - 6 & under
Walk Only Obstacle-w/Assistance - 18 & over
Walk Only Obstacle-Independent - 18 & over
Walk Only Obstacle- Independent - 13-17
Walk Only Obstacle- Independent - 7 - 12
Walk Only Obstacle- Independent - 6 & under
Beginning Trot Obstacle - 18 & over
Beginning Trot Obstacle - 13 - 17
Beginning Trot Obstacle - 12 & under
Intermediate Trot Obstacle - 18 & over
Intermediate Trot Obstacle - 13 – 17
Intermediate Trot Obstacle -12 & under
Advanced Obstacle (Walk/Trot) - 18 & over
Advanced Obstacle (Walk/Trot/) -13 – 17
Walk Only Barrels –w/Assistance - 18 & over
Walk Only Barrels –w/Assistance - 13-17
Walk Only Barrels –w/Assistance - 12 & under
Walk Only Barrels –Independent - 18 & over
Walk Only Barrels –Independent - 13-17
Walk Only Barrels –Independent - 12 & under
Trot Barrels –w/Assistance -18 & over
Trot Barrels –w/Assistance - 13-17
Trot Barrels –w/Assistance - 5 - 12
Trot Barrels –Independent - 18 & over
Trot Barrels –Independent - 13-17
Trot Barrels –Independent -5 - 12
HALTER OBSTACLE COURSE CLASS
Halter Obstacle Course -All Ages
Costume - All Ages
The show schedule this year will be held from approximately 1 PM - 5 PM on Friday and 9 AM - 3 PM on Saturday. The class order maybe changed at the discretion of the show management.
Riding is first come first serve with the sign up deadline on June 8th . Entries after this date will incur a $20 late fee and are at the discretion of the Show Administrator.
The maximum number of classes a rider can sign up for is 2.
The horses will each have a maximum of 4 riders only each day, meaning a horse has a max of 8 classes a day. Instructors will assign horses on a case by case basis, meaning you may not be assigned to your current horse.
Non-Little Bit Horses will not be allowed unless associated with another therapeutic riding center and must be approved ahead of time by the Little Bit Head Instructor and Barn Manager. Please contact the show administrator for information. A stabling fee of $35 will be charged, no hay or feed is provided. All horses must have proof of vaccinations including Eastern and Western Equine Encephalomyelitis, West Nile Virus, Equine Influenza and Equine Herpesvirus (Rhinopneumonitis), and a Negative coggins test issued within 6 months of the show date. A stabling form must be completed for all non-Little Bit horses.
Non-Little Bit Riders will be required to sign and accept the Little Bit Waiver and Liability Release and Emergency Medical Consent forms located here before being allowed to participate in the show. These can be completed and mailed to Little Bit or provided on the day of the show.
Registration is not complete until payment is received. Payment can be made by credit/debit card on the online form or by calling 425 882 1554. Payment by check can be made at the Little Bit front desk or by mail. Checks must be received before the closing date. Cash payment can be taken at the Little Bit front desk before the closing date.
Cancellations for the show received prior to the closing date will incur a $20 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after the closing date will not be refunded.
All participants should read and review the Photo Release Form located here, you will be asked to accept or reject the content of this form within the registration form.
questions and queries
Please contact the Show Administrator at 425-882-1554 or JSlack@littlebit.org with any questions or queries.