April 7, 2017: MCVC's Swing into Spring

End Date:April 9, 2017
Location:Blackfalds, AB
Introduction:We are excited to get the show season started again with our EC Gold Recognized Show at the Horse in Hand Ranch!
Contact Name:Angelique Vick
Contact Email:[email protected]
Contact Phone:1-403-556-5001


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: Kendel Edmunds
Attending EC Steward: Dayna Solmie

Entry Deadline: Saturday March 4th, 2017

To Access Online Registration System: Log In, go to Events (Top), Competitions (Left) Online Registration will be available on Saturday February 25th, 2017.

Each vaulter, coach, lunger, groom, booster and all volunteers must complete, sign and return both release/waiver forms. Participation will not be permitted without a properly completed and signed form. Release/waiver forms are due on Saturday March 25th, 2017.

Download the Release/Waiver Forms here:

2017 MCVC's Swing Into Spring Competition – Release Form
Horse In Hand Ranch - Release Form

The 2017 MCVC's Swing Into Spring Competition is sanctioned as an EC Gold 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 Mounted Classes: Kendel Edmunds

All Barrel Classes: Kendel Edmunds


Attending EC Steward: Dayna Solmie

Organizing Committee Contact

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

Kathleen Saunders – Competition Manager
[email protected]
Phone: 403-638-7754


Entry Deadline: Saturday March 4th, 2017

Music for all mounted classes and Waivers for all participants must be received by March 25th, 2017. 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 payment and all waivers on or before March 25th, 2017. This will help insure 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 Kathleen Saunders 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 by cheque by ground mail.

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. 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 4th, 2017.


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.

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, 2017.

** Pending Rule Changes from Equestrian Canada & VaultCanada: Canadian horses competing in Canter A and AA must have an Equestrian Canada Passport and valid EC horse license, or valid FEI Passport, or a Temporary Horse Registration must be purchased from the competition. The registration fee is currently (as per the EC Schedule of Fees - effective Dec 1, 2010) $45.00

** If rule changes are made prior to the entry deadline – Canadian horses competing in Canter A and AA do not need an EC Passport/Horse Registration.

For American horses in Canter A and AA, an affidavit for foreign-owned horses must be completed. There is no charge for this.

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 horses entered at the Gold level; $7.00. Please note that only the highest level fee is charged, horse owners are not required to pay twice if a horse is entered in both Bronze and Gold Levels.

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.

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

Memberships & Licenses

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

Canadian vaulters entered only in Walk D Under 10 or Fundamentals do not need a sport license but must be members of their provincial vaulting association and 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.


All stabling costs listed are per horse! One horse per stall.
Indoor stalls will cost $75.00 for 1 night
$110.00 for 2 nights

Tack Stalls will cost $100 for the weekend Tack only permitted in Tack Stalls, not in alley/washbays etc. during the weekend.

Outdoor pen will cost $50.00 for 1 night (for 1 horse)
$75.00 for 2 nights (for 1 horse)

Haul in/day will cost $35.00/horse (note that we can not guarantee a spot for your horse in the barn during the day!)

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.

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)


Club Check-in: Friday April 7 between 3:30pm and 4:30pm.

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. Please see the Equestrian Canada Vaulting Rules, section L201 for additional information regarding the vaccinations requirements.

** 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 7th

Competition starts at 5:00PM

Competition ends at 7:30PM

Saturday April 8th

Competition starts at 9:00AM

Competition ends at 4:00PM

Sunday April 9th

Competition starts at 9:00AM

Competition ends at 3:00PM

Awards to follow at approximately 3:30PM

Offered Classes

All Walk and Trot classes will consist of one round (of both compulsories and freestyle) this includes B Walk and Trot pairs classes. B Walk Squad will consist of two rounds (where round two consists of freestyle only). All 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. Canter A and AA Pairs classes will consist of two freestyle 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 - $30.00

  • 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 - $ 45.00

  • Canter C - $ 45.00

  • Canter B - $ 45.00

  • Canter A - $ 45.00

  • Canter AA - $ 45.00

  • 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 (with an optional alternate) - $ 100.00 per team

  • Trot (B) Team of 6 (with an optional alternate) - $ 100.00 per team

  • B Canter Team of 6 (with an optional alternate) - $ 100.00 per team

  • A Canter Team of 6 (with an optional alternate) - $ 100.00 per team

  • AA Canter Team of 6 (with an optional alternate) - $ 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) - $ 30.00

  • 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 (D comps in canter, freestyle in walk) - $ 100.00

  • Beginner C Canter Team (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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