~Show Class Examples~
Here are the different classes that you will see at Donkey Shows and some Educational Photos/Videos showing those classes!
This page is still under construction.
~ In-Hand Classes ~
Reference Rule# 138 in NMDA Show Rule Book
Donkeys to be judged on the priority of conformation, quality, presence and way of going. Disposition and manners shall also be considered.
Reference Rule# 221 in NMDA Show Rule Book
In a Showmanship at Halter class only the Competitor shall be judged. The Donkey is only a “prop” to show the ability of the Competitor but will be considered for appearance
Reference Rule# 151 in NMDA Show Rule Book
In-Hand Jumping consist of leading your donkey over a pattern of jumps. Donkeys must be 3 years or older to jump. If under the age of 3, they "jump" over ground poles. Jumpers are to be judged on accumulated faults only on the first round. A second round, also known as "Jump-Off,' will occur in the case of a clean first round and for placement of class. Jump-offs are timed. Minimum height for jumps must be 18” and maximum height 28” for first jumping round. Competitors may go over the jumps with their Donkey.
Reference Rule# 152 in NMDA Show Rule Book
Coon Jumping is a class where the equines jump from a stand still. For NMDA, everyone starts at 16". Each round, the jump increasing 2"-3". If your equine knocks the pole down, you are eliminated. The rounds continue until there is one competitor left.
Reference Rule# 153 in NMDA Show Rule Book
This is a timed event where the Donkey is led across a starting line, down the center of the arena, around pole or cone and back across the starting line.
Reference Rule# 154 in NMDA Show Rule Book
Fastest Time Wins. There will be three poles/cones to go around, then a jump, and a barrel. You weave your donkey through the poles/cones, jump over the jump, turn around the barrel, jump over the jump again, and weave back through the poles/cones, to then cross the finish line.
Reference Rule# 155 in NMDA Show Rule Book
Fastest time wins. The donkey is led across the starting line, over a jump, turned to the left to curve around a barrel, over two more barrels, then across the finish line.
Reference Rule# 161 in NMDA Show Rule Book
Snigging is an Australian word for dragging a load behind an equine. As a class, snigging tests how quickly and carefully a Donkey and his handler can move a load through an obstacle course. The course for snigging is a line of five cones which the Donkey and Competitor must serpentine through, both out and back. The Competitor shall ground drive behind the harnessed Donkey.