SHOWS with Pinto classes/sections

At the bottom of the page is a list of shows in your area that have Pinto sections/classes

and which are Horse of the Year Qualifying Shows. 

The horses owner/leasee must be a current financial member

(check on the members list if you are unsure)


And the horse must be registered (check on the registered horses list if you are unsure) to compete at all A&P shows and RAS affiliated shows in the Pinto section

Horse of the Year qualification and attendance information is under

Horse of the Year on the menu

Definitions of Heavyweight, Middleweight and Lightweight

This season there will be some shows who have the Saddle Hunter and Show Horses classes replaced. To try and include more types of Pinto's.

Saddle Hunter will be replaced with Heavyweight e.g. any heavy type horse, hunter, cob etc

Middleweight is for horses that are inbetween heavyweight and lightweight, Riding Horse types


Show Horse has been replace with Lightweight.

Most shows will have Lightweight and Middleweight combined

Youngstock will stay the same judged on age not type

Hopefully this will be more inclusive to all the different shapes and sizes we have in the Pinto ring. Like everything we will assess after the season and make any changes required.

TRIMMING of whiskers, eyes and ear hair

RAS have implemented the rule NO trimming of horses whiskers, eyes and inner ear hair. The Pinto Society is fully supporting this.


Please refer as a guide


It is the owners responsibility to record the horses wins.  The wins go with the horse.

All Pinto Novice, Best Registered Ridden Pinto and Open Ridden Pinto wins count.

You are not eligible for Novice classes after your 6th win.