April 17, 2020: 2020 MCVC's Swing Into Spring Competition

End Date:April 18, 2020
Location:Blackfalds, AB
Contact Name:Angelique Vick
Contact Email:[email protected]
Contact Phone:403-556-5001


April 17 & 18 2020: MCVC Swing into Spring Competition


Location:          Horse In Hand Ranch, Blackfalds
Address:           Box 632 Blackfalds, AB T0M 0J0

Directions: From the highway QE2: Exit @ Blackfalds overpass and go West. Turn right (NORTH) at the "South Aspelund Industrial Park" sign (first road). Keep to the right which takes you back East back toward the Highway 2. Continue to follow the road, which goes from pavement to gravel; they are the second ranch on the left. Sign at the driveway.

Horse In Hand is on Google Maps

Judges: John Eccles FEI 3*
No Attending EC Steward

Entry Deadline: Wednesday March 25th, 2020.


To Access Online Registration System: Log In, go to Events (Top), Competitions (Left) Online Registration will be available on Monday February 26th, 2020.

Each vaulter, coach, lunger, groom, booster and all volunteers must complete, sign and return both release/waiver forms. Each club must also complete a Person Responsible Release Form, this is only done by one coach (person responsible for entries in their club).

Participation will not be permitted without a properly completed and signed form. Release/waiver forms are due on Wednesday March 25th, 2020.

Download the Release/Waiver Forms here:

2020 MCVC's Swing Into Spring Competition – Release Form 
2020 MCVC’s Swing Into Spring Competition – Person Responsible Form 
Horse In Hand Ranch - Release Form 


The 2020 MCVC's Swing Into Spring Competition is sanctioned as an EC Bronze Competition, member of Equestrian Canada, and is governed by the rules of Equestrian Canada.

Equestrian Canada; 308 Legget Drive, Suite 100, Ottawa, Ontario, K2K 1Y6

This competition is recognized by the following associations:

The Alberta Equestrian Vaulting Association - AEVA
The Equestrian Vaulting Association of B.C. - EVA of B.C.
The Saskatchewan Equestrian Vaulting Association - SEVA

On Call Veterinarian: Alberta Veterinary Clinic 403-347-1711
On Call Farrier: Kent Potter 403-586-0155

Equestrian Canada Statement of Principles

Equestrian Canada (EC), the national equestrian federation of Canada, supports adherence to humane treatment of horses in all activities under its jurisdiction.

EC is committed to:

Upholding the welfare of the horses, regardless of value, as a primary consideration in all activities

Requiring that horses be treated with kindness, respect and the compassion that they deserve, and that they never be subjected to mistreatment;

Ensuring that owners, trainers and competitors or their agents use responsible care in the handling, treatment and transportation of their horses as well as horses placed in their care for any purpose;

Providing for the continuous well-being of horses by encouraging routine inspection and consultation with health care professionals and competition officials to achieve the highest possible standards of nutrition, health, comfort and safety as a matter of standard operating procedure;

Providing current information on Code of Practice for the care and handling of equines and their equine health and welfare initiatives.

Continuing to support scientific studies on equine health and welfare;

Requiring owners, trainers and competitors to know and follow their sanctioning organization’s rules, and to work within industry regulations in all equestrian competition;

Reviewing, revising and developing competition rules and regulations that protect the welfare of the horses.

The standard by which conduct or treatment will be measured is that which a person, informed and experienced in generally accepted equine training and exhibition procedures, would determine to be neither cruel, abusive nor inhumane.


All Classes: John Eccles FEI 3*


No Attending EC Steward

Organizing Committee Contact

Angelique Vick – Competition Manager
[email protected]
Phone: 403-556-5001
Mailing address: Box 15 Site 7 RR 4, Olds, AB T4H 1T8 Canada

Peggy Supernant – Competition Manager
[email protected]
Phone: 403-556-5430


Entry Deadline: Wednesday March 25th, 2020

Music for all mounted classes and Waivers for all participants must be received by Wednesday March 25th, 2020. Each vaulter, coach, lunger, groom, booster and all volunteers must complete, sign and return a release/waiver form. Participation will not be permitted without a properly completed and signed form. Volunteer Waivers and proof of Equine Influenza Vaccinations for all horses are allowed to be submitted at Club Check-In.

*Music to be submitted online only. Please label clearly.

** Back up music – ideally this would be handed in along with all waivers on or Wednesday March 25th, 2020. This will help ensure your vaulters music is on the lap top, make sure it is labelled correctly as described below and explained in the YouTube link.


Here is a quick link to a YouTube video that shows how to relabel everything. If you could put all your music in one folder labelled with your club name, and then within this folder, have two folders; one labelled barrel classes and one labelled mounted classes.


Each song should be labelled as follows

NAME : the class the vaulter is in. ie: Canter B

TITLE : the vaulters name and class. ie: Averill Canter B Freestyle

Album : club and year. ie: MCVC 2016


Please contact if you have any questions or concerns regarding music.

No paper entries will be accepted, all entries must be submitted online.

ONE payment per club must be received by the entry deadline. 

Payment options:
- e-Transfer to [email protected]
- or cheque by ground mail send to (cheque payable to Meadow Creek Vaulting Club):
            Angelique Vick
            Box 3, Site 7, RR4
            Olds, AB T4H 1T8

Each coach, lunger, groom and vaulter will pay a $30.00 registration fee.

Late entry fees are $30.00 per entry - NO EXCEPTIONS

Late fee for Waivers and Music not received by March 25th, 2020 is $30.00 – NO EXCEPTIONS

There will be NO refunds of competition entry fees for either withdrawal from the competition or cancellation of entry after the entry close date of March 25th, 2020.


Right to refuse an entry:

The show committee reserves the right to refuse any entry, as per article A603.2.b.

Important Information about this Competition

All information about this show will be posted here on this website.

Please check this website under rules for any recent rule changes which could affect your club.

“All horses attending an Equestrian Canada sanctioned competition must have met the requirements of Article A519, Vaccinations. See Rules of Equestrian Canada, Section A, General Regulations, Article A519, Vaccinations.” 

This competition is a family-oriented event. All vaulters and coaches should ensure that music selections, should they contain vocals, are appropriate for an all-ages audience.

Please visit then the AEVA tab to find the standards for submitted music.

NOTE: Back-up Music USB sticks are to be sent in with payment and waivers by March 25th, 2020.

Any horse entered in any class at a competition may, while on the competition grounds, be selected for equine medication control testing while at the event location. Drug testing fees, as set by Equestrian Canada, will be added to the stabling costs for all entered horses. All horses entered at the Bronze level; $3.50

All competing horses will be issued a show number that must be worn and visible, on the right-hand side of bridle or halter, whenever the horse leaves the stable area. Failure to wear this number in schooling arenas, exercise and competition arena’s, or while in transit from stabling area to these arena’s, can/or may disqualify the horse from the competition.

EC Horse Recordings are not required for this competition.

There will be NO horse inspection prior to the competition start.

Memberships and Licenses

Canadian vaulters, lungers and horse owners must be members of their provincial vaulting association and are required to have an Equestrian Canada Bronze sport license or higher -National Level Classes (A, AA) and Provincial Level Classes (B-D), and third-party liability insurance provided through membership in their provincial sports organization.

American vaulters and lungers must be members of the American Vaulting Association, and the USEF if applicable.

Membership numbers must be submitted with your entries. Any vaulter who does not have the correct memberships by the Deadline will be scratched.

EC Horse Recordings are not required for this competition.


All stabling costs listed are per horse! One horse per stall.
Indoor stalls will cost   $75.00 for 1 night (Friday)
                                     $120.00 for 2 nights (Thursday & Friday or Friday & Saturday)
                                     $160.00 for 3 nights (Thursday, Friday & Saturday)

Tack Stalls will cost      $110 for the weekend            Tack only permitted in Tack Stalls, not in                                                                                                        alley/wash bays etc. during the weekend.

Outdoor pens will cost            $40.00 for 1 night/horse (Friday)
                                                $75.00 for 2 nights/horse (Thursday & Friday or Friday & Saturday )
                                                $100.00 for 3 night/horse (Thursday, Friday & Saturday)

If you wish to come earlier or stay an extra night, this can be arranged by contacting the Horse in Hand Ranch directly to make arrangements.

Stabling costs include the Equine Canada drug testing fees.

Please Note: Horses are permitted to arrive and leave the grounds at any given time. Horse transportation, movement and care is the responsibility of their owners/handlers/clubs.


Every class offered herein is covered by the rules and specifications of the current rules of EC and will be held and judged in accordance with the EC Rule Book.

All horses attending Equestrian Canada sanctioned competitions must have met the requirements of Article A519, Vaccinations. See Rules of Equestrian Canada, Section A, General Regulations, Article A519, Vaccinations.

If you wish to have a copy of the Canadian National Rules, please visit

A time schedule for riding and arena use will be supplied to each club at check in. When warming up, training or exercising horses under saddle, riding must only be in a designated riding ring. Suitable footwear and properly fitted, securely fastened ASTM/SEI or BSI/BS EN approved protective headgear must be worn.

Per Article A801, every entry at an EC-sanctioned competition shall constitute an agreement by the person responsible that the owner, lessee, trainer, manager, agent, coach, driver or rider and horse shall be subject to the EC constitution and all rules of EC and any additional rules set by the competition. It is the responsibility of all individuals participating in any capacity in EC-sanctioned competitions to be knowledgeable regarding the EC constitution and the applicable rules of EC and the additional rules, if any, imposed by the competition. Do not participate in this EC- sanctioned competition in any capacity if you do not consent to be bound by the constitution and rules of EC and any additional rules imposed by the competition. (A602.7)

Check In

Club Check-in: Friday April 17 between 1:30pm and 2:30pm.

Please bring Horse Passports (if applicable), Volunteer Waivers, and back-up Music USB sticks (only if not submitted with payment/waivers as preferred). You must bring proof of vaccinations to the Club Check-In (or submit with participant waivers prior to start of competition), in written form by the veterinarian.

** All Clubs will be required to leave an open cheque at show office at check in; to cover any outstanding fees at the end of the competition.

Please remember: There will be No Horse Inspection prior to the start of competition.

Tentative Schedule

Friday April 17th

Competition starts at 4:30PM

Competition ends at 7:00PM

Saturday April 18th

Competition starts at 8:30AM

Competition ends at 4:00PM


*There will be no awards ceremony, ribbons can be picked up at the end of the show in the show office along with scoresheets*


Offered Classes

All Walk and Trot classes will consist of one round (of both compulsories and freestyle). All Canter Classes: Individual and Squad Canter classes will consist of two rounds - round one includes compulsories and freestyle, and round two includes freestyle only, in accordance with the National Rules. Pairs classes will consist of two rounds. Green Horse classes will be offered per round. Cross class entries will be accepted at this competition. Please follow the permissible cross entries found in the National Rules. Every coach, lunger and vaulter will pay a $30.00 participation fee.

Mounted Classes:

  • Fundamentals Class - $20.00
  • Walk D Under 10 - $30.00
  • Walk D - $ 30.00
  • Walk C - $ 30.00
  • Walk B - $ 30.00
  • Trot D - $ 30.00
  • Trot C - $ 30.00
  • Trot B - $ 30.00
  • Canter D - $ 50.00
  • Canter C - $ 50.00
  • Canter B - $ 50.00
  • Canter A - $ 50.00
  • Canter AA Modified - $ 50.00
  • Canter AA - $ 50.00
  • Green Horse Walk, Trot or Canter Class (3 minutes of your choice of performance) - $ 30.00
  • Walk B Pairs -$ 50.00 pair
  • Trot B Pairs - $ 50.00 pair
  • Canter B Pairs - $ 50.00 pair
  • Canter A Pairs - $ 50.00 pair
  • Canter AA Pairs - $ 50.00 pair
  • Walk B Team of 6 - $ 100.00 per team
  • Trot B Team of 6 - $ 100.00 per team
  • B Canter Team of 6 - $ 100.00 per team
  • A Canter Team of 6 - $ 100.00 per team
  • AA Canter Team of 6 - $ 100.00 per team


Additional Mounted Classes offered (non-recognized):

  • Walk (D or C) Adult Challenge - $ 30.00
  • Trot (D or C) Adult Challenge - $ 30.00
  • Beginner Canter Individual (D comps in canter, freestyle in walk) - $ 40.00
  • Beginner D Canter Pairs (D comps in canter, freestyle in walk) - $ 50.00
  • Beginner C Canter Pairs (C comps in canter, freestyle in walk) - $ 50.00
  • Beginner D Canter Team of 6 (D comps in canter, freestyle in walk) - $ 100.00
  • Beginner C Canter Team of 6 (C comps in canter, freestyle in walk) - $ 100.00


Barrel Classes Offered

  • Individual Barrel Level 5 - $ 18.00
  • Individual Barrel Level 4 - $ 18.00
  • Individual Barrel Level 3 - $ 18.00
  • Individual Barrel Level 2 - $ 18.00
  • Individual Barrel Level 1 - $ 18.00
  • Barrel Pairs Beginner - $ 35.00 per pair
  • Barrel Pairs Intermediate - $ 35.00 per pair
  • Barrel Pairs Advanced - $ 35.00 per pair
  • Barrel Team Beginner - $ 70.00 per team
  • Barrel Team Intermediate - $ 70.00 per team
  • Barrel Team Advanced - $ 70.00 per team




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