Beverly A. Bedard

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

If you have a question for Show Steward Beverly Bedard send an email to Mary Lou Yuskiewicz at: myuskiew@rochester.rr.com Mary Lou will send Beverly and your question/answer will appear in the next month issue of Equine Extra – watch the website for updates. 

AUGUST


Amy Asks: What exactly does a Show Steward do at a show? 

BEVERLY: 

Amy,
A show steward is there to see that the show runs according to the rules of the USEF. We are there to answer any questions about rules that anyone has, be it an exhibitor, an owner or the management. It is our obligation to be as familiar with the rules of each division in the show, as we can be and to know how to find the answers to the questions in the rule book. We are not policemen, as some people think; we are there to prevent situations from happening that may cause a protest or charge. This job has a lot of responsibility with it and it demands tact and diplomacy when dealing with rules situations. Sometimes managers have questions for us, sometimes even judges have questions for us and we need to know how to find the answer quickly, if we don't have it in our heads. When I am the steward at a show, most of my time is spent just watching that everyone is obeying the rules and that there are no illegal tack or attire problems. If I see such things, I speak to the riders/trainers to tell them that they are in violation and may be disqualified when they enter the ring. Most times the people will be very grateful and ask what they can do to correct the problem. My intent, as a steward, is always to be fair in solving any problem or answering any question, but always within the limits of the rules.

Roberta Asks: Is in appropriate to ask a Show Steward a question while I am showing and do I have to go thru the Show Manager?

BEVERLY: 

Roberta,
Yes, you can walk up to a steward any time during a horse show to ask a question. The only person you may not approach alone is the judge, then you have to go through the steward to ask to speak to the him/her. There are some judges who will not talk to an exhibitor, but I have only had that happen twice in my 37 years of stewarding. So, talk to the steward any time you want to, but not to the judge.

If you have a question for Show Steward Beverly Bedard send an email to Mary Lou Yuskiewicz at: myuskiew@rochester.rr.com Mary Lou will send Beverly and your question/answer will appear in the next month issue of Equine Extra – watch the website for updates. 
BEVERLY BEDARD'S INTERVIEW

INTERVIEW

Beverly Bedard

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Bowen, Wes
Bullock, Donnie
Cameron, Peter

 



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