Lindsay Agricultural Society
The 2020 Virtual Lindsay Exhibition
President: Len Dawson
1st Vice President: Lois Batty
2nd Vice President: Bev Fisher
Secretary/Treasurer: Evan Craft
General Manager: Harry Stoddart
Finance Administrator: Shelley Solomon
Competitions Coordinator: Shanice Sproule
Groundskeeper: Rich Brooks
Facebook: Lindsay Exhibition
NOTE: ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 at 11:59pm - no exceptions.
Entries must be made online at https://www.assistexpo.ca/lindsayex
LIVESTOCK EXHIBITOR CODE OF CONDUCT
The Lindsay Exhibition is committed to responsible animal care and treatment. This Code of Conduct outlines what is expected of livestock exhibitors in the handling and exhibiting of all animals involved with the LEX.
This Code has been developed to meet the following objectives:
- To ensure the health and well being of all animals at the fair
- To demonstrate an accurate and responsible animal care message to the public
- To maintain the integrity of all livestock competitions, displays, and sales
- All animals must be treated and handled in a responsible manner. The well being of the animals shall take precedence over the demands of owners, sellers, buyers, organizers, sponsors, and officials.
- The care of all animals must be as consistent as possible with their normal schedules and standards. High standards of nutrition, health, sanitation, environment and safety must be met at all times. All handling, housing and veterinary treatment must ensure adequate animal care.
- Livestock should be prepared with proper training, fitting and grooming prior to filming the submission for the LEX. Excessive disciplining of animals at the LEX is unacceptable.
- Exhibitors are expected to provide adequate training for anyone handling their livestock.
- Exhibitors should take every opportunity to enhance public awareness, education and appreciation of proper livestock management and handling practices.
There will be no tolerance for any mistreatment of animals. Any unacceptable exhibitor conduct will be subject to action including possible elimination from the competition(s) and/or exhibit, at the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Lindsay Agricultural Society.
RULES & REGULATIONS
It is the responsibility of each exhibitor to read and fully understand the rules governing horses at the Lindsay Exhibition.
- ENTRIES CLOSE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 at 11:59pm. Entries MUST be made online at https://www.assistexpo.ca/lindsayex. Complete pedigree information as requested on the entry form must be completed in full as well as a photo release waiver. ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DEADLINE.
- Due to the impact of COVID-19, we are unable to provide prize money for competitions at the 2020 Lindsay Exhibition. Virtual ribbons and placings will be awarded and results will be available online at www.lindsayex.com. NO ENTRY FEES are required for the Light Horse classes at the 2020 Lindsay Exhibition. However, in light of the present financial needs, voluntary donations are welcomed during entry submissions. All proceeds go to supporting the Lindsay Agricultural Society in 2020.
- All exhibitors must obey the general rules of the Lindsay Exhibition as well as the individual regulations of each division. An exhibitor violating any rule or regulation of this Society may be subject to penalties as the Board of Directors may see fit.
- THE LINDSAY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY reserves all rights to its show and may restrict or prohibit admittance to the show to any person or group of persons without giving reason for such action. Further, the Society may refuse the privilege of exhibiting to any individual without disclosing the reasons for such refusal.
- MEMBERSHIP: Any persons, on the payment of the annual membership fee of $15.00, shall be enrolled as a member of the Society for the current year and as such shall be entitled to the advantages and privileges conferred on members under the rules of the Exhibition. No membership fee will be retained from winners for their membership for the following year.
- OWNERSHIP: Animals or articles entered for competition must be the bonafide property of the person entering them, and with the exception of animals, must have been grown, produced, manufactured or made in the present year by the person or persons entering them. If any doubt arises on the subject, proof will be required. The President, Vice-President or Manager shall be obliged to cause any exhibitor with reference to whom such doubt exists, to make satisfactory declaration of compliance with the terms of the said rule. If any person shall enter an article for exhibition as produced or manufactured by himself or herself when it has not really been so, he or she shall forfeit all prizes, which may be awarded to him, and shall be precluded from exhibiting in the future.
- DISTURBANCES: An exhibitor who is guilty of creating a disturbance, whether by openly criticizing the Judge or using obscene language to any Judge, Official, Employee or Board Member, shall forfeit the right to any premium and may be suspended by the Society from exhibiting. Distrubances on social media platforms are subject to the same consequences.
- FRAUD: Upon the discovery of fraud, deception, or dishonest practice, either in preparation, ownership, or of any misrepresentation concerning any article exhibited which may be affected, or may have been intended to affect the decision of the Judges, the Board of Directors shall have the power to withhold the payment of any prize awarded, and may prohibit any such party or parties from exhibition in any class for one or more years, and may publish the names of such persons or not as deemed most expedient.
- ALL PLACINGS MADE BY THE OFFICIAL JUDGE ARE FINAL. No protests will be considered.
- ATTIRE: Neatness of dress in the submission is required in all divisions. Exhibitors may dress in breed association or 4-H style attire. No hats are to be worn and there is to be no marketing or slogans visible on clothing.
- The Society reserves the right to interpret its own rules and regulations and should any dispute or question arise not provided for in the rules and regulations, the decision of the Board of Directors shall be final.
- Accepted file types:
Photos - JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIFF
Videos - MOV, MP4, MPEG
VIRTUAL HUNTER & JUMPER SHOW
COMMITTEE: Chairperson Melanie Stainton; Tracey Alder, Jennifer Johnston, Muriel Jones, Chris English
Judge: Shelly Parkinson
- Entries MUST be made online at www.assistexpo.ca/lindsayex
- Entry deadline is 11:59pm on Friday, September 18, 2020
- Make sure to complete all required fields for entries and upload all media files before submitting entries
- Visit our Virtual Competition Resources page for examples and guidance on photo and video submissions
- Read all Hunter & Jumper Media Submission Rules carefully
HUNTER & JUMPER MEDIA SUBMISSION RULES
- All video must be muted (no sound).
- Videos and photos may not include any farm names, farm signs, or advertising.
- Video quality must be 720p or higher (no 4K).
- The video is to be no longer than 3 minutes and must be one continuous video. Do not edit multiple videos together. Videos and photos are not to be edited in any way. Entries that do not adhere to the specifications for videos and images will be disqualified.
- Photos and videos may be re-used for multiple classes where applicable.
- Video must adhere to specific class guidelines, including patterns, gaites, and number of fences.
- Video and photos must be taken between the dates of August 1st to September 18, 2020.
- It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to upload the entry video(s) and photo(s) in the correct format within the acceptable time frame. Judging may begin IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ENTRY DEADLINE.
- Photos and video will be available on our website and on social media. Ensure your media submissions portray a positive image with appropriately attired riders and healthy horses.
- Sand footing is preferred. Appropriately mowed grass is allowed.
- Riders must follow the pattern for each class where specified. Refer to patterns for suggested camera placement.
- Video for over fences classes must show the minimum number of fences. Courses must be executed at the canter with a return to trot at the conclusion of the course. Hunter O/F classes must conclude with a courtesy circle.
- Animals must be suitably clean and tidy. Manes and tails must be clean and tidy. Animals may be clipped but it is not mandatory. Braiding is not required.
- Appropriate, legal tack and equipment specific to Hunter and Jumper classes is expected.
- Beige breeches
- Polo shirt or other appropriately collared long sleeve shirt (black, white, tan, navy blue)
- Tall boots/similar coloured black or brown paddock boots with half chaps
- ASTM approved helmet
- Crop and/or spurs are permitted
- Beginner class is open to riders of any age who have not yet competed at the canter. Riders in this class may cross enter into any other class.
- The Society reserves the right to disqualify any entries that do not appear to satisfy standard health requirements acceptable for in-person competition. Animals that display signs of distress, ill health, or are not an acceptable representation of a healthy animal, based on species specific criteria, will be disqualified. All material from the Virtual LEX is available for the public to view and all entries must represent high standards of animal care.
- Acceptable media file formats:
Photo: JPG, JPEG, TIFF, PNG
Video: MPG, MPEG, MOV, MP4
Beginner Equitation on the Flat
Show walk and trot
-Open to riders of any age who have not yet competed at the canter
Open Hunter Equitation on the Flat
Show walk, rising trot, sitting trot, canter
-See flat pattern provided below
Open Hunter U/S
Show walk, trot, canter
-See flat pattern provided below
Open Hunter Equitation O/F
Show a minimum of 5 fences with at least one change of direction. Any height, no crossrails.
-See suggested course provided above
Open Jumper Equitation
Show a minimum of 5 fences with one change of direction, any height
-Read Media Submission Rules carefully