This program was created by a group of Regional showers and showholders and outlines a regional show tag system. Use of this system would be VOLUNTARY for showholders. Larry Nichols has volunteered to maintain an Exhibitor Number database. Most of the live model shows in this region have agreed to use a standard system for tagging your model horses.
It provides universal, uniform information for judges
It saves time and effort on the part of the shower and show holder
It is an easy tracking system for your horse
Once you have made and attached tags to your horses, you can keep them tagged for the entire season, unless you attend a show in another region, or a show not using the system
It is up to each show holder if they are going to use the system. If they are using the Regional Tag Program, this will be noted in their showpacket. Shows using the Program are noted on the Regional Calendar in bold type.
You will be responsible for creating your own tags. The tags may be hand written or typed, but must be clearly written and easy to read. You should use tags that are about 1 34" to 1 3/32" in size, these are Avery tags # 12204, white and stringed. Tags like this can be found at office supply stores such as Staples, Office Max and Office Depot. They can also be ordered online here:
The information on the tags should include the following:
On the front of the tag you will have
Horses Breed, gender, OF or CM (Original Finish or Custom), and age (optional) and your horses ID number.
The ID number will include your 3 digit exhibitor number (123) and the 3 digit number you issue to your horse (003) and should be larger then the other information on the tag. It would look like this: 123-003
On the back of the tag you will put the horses name, your name and address (optional).
When you enter a show, you MUST make a list of your horses and their numbers. This list MUST be turned into the showholder. The showholder will tell you in the showpacket when this list needs to be submitted (with entry fee, morning of the show, before the end of the day, etc. We recommend showholders require lists to be turned in either with the entry fee, or the morning of the show) The showholder is responsible for creating a list of results for each show, and that list needs to include the name of the horse and owner, therefore, it is imperative that your list of horses and numbers be submitted. You may not be allowed to show without turning in this list!
This list is extremely important for the show holder to
have. Many will be using the numbers only on the judges cards
and need your list to do the find and replace function to create
the results for the show. If you do not turn in your horse
list, you may not be allowed to show.
Fear not!You can look your number up right here.
When doing the results for NEMHC found it EXTREMELY difficult when the numbers were not in order AND horses were given the same number. Make that even more difficult when the breed isn't listed next to the horse, i.e. Both Brownie and Blackie are #000 - 001 and that number pinned in both App & QH. Who is who???