What is Heritage Circuit?

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Heritage Circuit is a provincial competition program with the purpose of generating and maintaining participation in General Performance across Saskatchewan by supporting clubs, gaining interest from athletes, coaches and breeders to competitions at an introductory level. The Saskatchewan Horse Federation ensures that riders of all ages, recreational or competitive, have the opportunity to learn to compete, keeping fees reasonable and competitions accessible in each of the Sport Districts around the province. 

 

The SHF Officials Program ensures that provincial officials are trained, educated, and accessible for show organizers.  The provincial competition program includes multiple disciplines where all breeds are recognized.
The annual Heritage Circuit Provincial Finals provides a venue where all disciplines are able to participate over 3 days. SHF rewards athletes for their dedication to the equestrian competitive sports. After having nominated, and qualifying at local and provincial shows, points from the annual standings are then calculated and prizes are distributed during a special ceremony at the end of the fiscal year.

 Nomination System:
We encourage all those competing to "Nominate" themselves and their horses in order for points to be counted to qualify for year end awards! Nominating also ensures the possibility to qualify and compete at the Heritage Circuit Finals and the possibility to qualify for other great competitions such as the Saskatchewan Summer Games! You may nominate when you apply for or renew your individual membership or you can nominate at any time during the year by filling out this form.
 
Note: Points will only start counting following nomination, any competitions prior to nomination will not count for year end tabulations.

 

There are a variety of classes offered within our Heritage Circuit competitions, the qualifying divisions and classes are:

 
Western Performance Division (Junior A, B, C, Adult, Open):
  • Western Pleasure
  • Trail
  • Reining/Ranch Reining
  • Western Riding
 
Western Speed Division (Junior A, B, C, Adult, Open):
  • Barrels
  • Poles
  • Figure 8 Stake Race
  • Keyhole Race
 
Equitation Division (Junior A, B, C, Adult, Open):
  • Showmanship
  • Horsemanship
  • English Equitation
  • Hunt Seat Equitation over fences
 
Hunter Division (Junior, Adult, Open):
  • Cross Rail
  • 2'0"
  • 2'3"
  • 2'6"

 

Dressage Division (Test 1, Test 2, Test 3, Test 4):
  • Walk/Trot
  • Training Level
  • First Level

 

Hack Division (Junior A, B, C, Adult, Open):
  • Show Hack
  • Road Hack
  • English Pleasure
 
Driving Division:
  • Turn-Out
  • Working
  • Reinsmanship
 
Western Dressage Division (Test 1, Test 2, Test 3, Test 4):
  • Introductory Level
  • Basic
  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Level 3
 
Age Divisions:
  • Junior A (15-17)
  • Junior B (12-14)
  • Junior C (11 & under)
  • Senior
  • Open ("Stake" classes are usually open classes with added purse)