Show Types are a grouping mechanism for sections and individual classes. Depending on whether you are using the Hunter Jumper discipline or one of the other disciplines Show Types will be handled a little differently. For Hunter Jumper the Show Types are in their own stand alone list....
For the other disciplines they are part of the Show Type/Division/Class Template Set Hierarchy...
Notice the Show Type to the left. A discussion of Show Types for Hunter Jumpers Follows, for other disciplines you should look at Show Type/Divisions/Class Template Sets.
Hunter Jumper Show Types
Usually you'll only have one show type and there will be no advantage to having more than one. In fact, Show Types primarily support a feature in OrgPro, our organization and points management software, that enables organizations to recognize more than one type of show.
You may be tempted to create show types "AA Rated Shows", "A Rated Shows", etc. because you see these as "show types" that you do. This is NOT recommened. You will likely have duplicate sections under both show types and this will cause problems with circuit points if you use them. Each section should only exist once in your organization configuration.
If you do have more than one show type there will be nothing to prevent you from using more than one show type in a single show. For example you could have a C & Pony Show that would use a "C Circuit" show type and a "Pony Show" show type. You will need to decide if there is an advantage in having more than one show type or if having more than one will be a disadvantage.
Although you must have a minimum of one show type if you only have one show type the selection box will not appear on the Show Screen - since there is only one show type it is implicitly selected and there is no reason for the selection box to appear. If you have more than one show type a selection box will appear on the Show Screen.
When you click the Show Types button the following typical list editor dialog box is displayed...
If you only will have one show type we recommend you name it "Regular Member Show".
To create a Show Type simply click New, this will create a Show Type "New Show Type". Then edit the name to suit using the edit box at the bottom.
The list editor to the left is a recurring theme in ShowPro, please see the topic Working With List Editors.