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present a variety of demonstrational show
videos for your enjoyment and education.
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Richards and Li'l Angels Full Moon.
This video shows an example trail
course, and how exhibitors help their donkey
Lynn Podesta and Li'l Angels October Rising
Son This video shows Lynn & "Sonny" as
they negotiate typical trail obstacles.
(Video is property of L Bar L
In Hand Jumping:
Loudamy and Stone Gates Acres Solar
Eclypse. This jumping course is
comprised of 5 jumps. The objective is to go
clean and have the fastest time.
Barb Grubb and Cedar Creek Farm's
Sparky. Coon jumping is a class named after
the practice of jumping mules over fences
during a hunt for raccoons with the dogs.
During the hunt, there were often fences in
the way of the chase. The rider would
dismount and place a blanket over the fence
(which was often barbed wire) and then have
the mule jump the fence from a standstill.
In the National Miniature Donkey Association
Coon Jumping class, the donkey has to come
to a complete stop after stepping inside of
a box drawn 10 feet in front of the jump.
The handler can put a towel or blanket over
the jump if he/she chooses to do so. After
coming to a stop, the donkey can move around
inside of the box before jumping but if it
steps outside the box, or knocks down the
jump, it is eliminated. It has 45 seconds or
3 attempts to make the jump. After all the
donkeys in the class jump (or have attempted
to jump) the bar is raised in 2-3 inch
increments. The donkey clearing the highest
jump wins the class. The short video clip
shows the last two donkeys remaining in the
class at Cheers For Ears 2004. Cedar Creek
Farm's Sparky (31 inches tall) won the class
over some much larger donkeys.
Barb Grubb and Cedar Creek Farm's senior
herdsire, LN Redsonne. This video is an open
driving class, judged primarily on the
performance of the donkey. The donkey has to
be able to trot at two speeds (a slow trot,
also called a park trot, and a faster trot,
also called a road gait). Competitors are
also asked to walk & rein back (back up).
Smoothness of gait and a clear transition of
gait are important. This 1998 video taken at
the Great Celebration Mule & Donkey Show in
Shelbyville, Tenn, shows Barb & Redsonne
competing with some of the country's top
mammoth donkeys. Barb & "Sonne" won the
Jeannie Richards and Little Chief.
Competitors are asked to perform similar
requirements as the pleasure driving class
except that the driver is judged rather than
Jeannie Richards and Little Chief. Class
to be judged on performance and way of going
with emphasis on manners through out the
course. Entries will be evaluated on
responsiveness and willingness, plus general
Barb Grubb and April Love.
Jeannie Richards and Little Chief. Three
barrels shall be placed to form an
equilateral triangle. This is a timed event,
with the fastest donkey and driver
determined the winner. Knocking over a
barrel will constitute a five second penalty
for each barrel knocked over. Contestants
shall be disqualified for not
following the pattern. Cantering is not
Single Stake Race:
Barb Grubb and LN Redsonne. The Single
Stake Race is an NMDA driving race in which
the donkey crosses over the starting line,
runs around a stake, cone or barrel placed
100 ft from the start, and then races back
to the starting line with the fastest donkey
winning. This 1999 video is from the Great
Celebration in Shelbyville Tenn. in which LN
Redsonne is showing his winning form,
winning the class. NOTE: NMDA has since
changed the rules and no longer allows
cantering, only trotting.
Gold Hill Challenge
Elizabeth Moore & Li'l Angels Mona Lisa.
Filmed on location at Benson Ranch, this
beautiful video features edited sections of
Dream Riders video of Elizabeth & Mona as
they participated in the different driving
competitions at the event.
Hill Triple Challenge featuring
beautiful photographs from the event in
What Do You Do With 'Em? A great video
showing the many talents of the miniature
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Longears Playday featuring
beautiful photographs from the event.