The following information pertains to the Ridden Section of the Standardbred Show Ring only. If you are competing in other RAS Sections (eg. Park Hack, Hack, Riding Horse etc) you will need to refer to the RAS website for further information.
When a Standardbred begins it's show career under saddle it holds the status of "Novice". All Novice horses are required to be shown in a single bridle with snaffle bit and all riders of Novice Standardbred's are required to carry a Standardbred Performance Card (SB Performance Card) at all RAS A + P shows. This card records all wins (with you or previous owners) in the following sections;
When a horse has received 6 conformation wins under "Novice" status, the horse then becomes "Open" and can no longer compete in "Novice" classes.
Conformation wins are defined as any of the following;
PACED + MANNERED
When a horse has received 6 wins under "Novice" status, the horse then becomes "Open" and can no longer compete in the "Novice Paced and/or Mannered" classes.
Paced + Mannered wins are defined as any of the following;