Remove and replace materials from a mailbox. Sidepass. An obstacle consisting of four (4) logs/rails, each 5′ – 7′ long, laid in a square.
Enter the square by riding over log or rail as designated.
When all four feet are inside the square, rider should execute a turn, as indicated, and depart. Any other safe and negotiable obstacle which could reasonably be expected to be encountered on a trail ride and meets the approval of the judge may be used. A combination of two or more of any of the obstacles is acceptable. Except for junior horses shown with a bosal, hackamore or snaffle bit, only one hand may be used on the reins, except that it is permissible to change hands to work an obstacle.
While horse/pony is in motion the rider’s hands shall be clear of horse/pony and saddle. Command Class – This is class is open to riders under English or Western tack.
When a command is given the exhibitor must respond promptly and correctly.
Failure to execute the maneuver and when observed by the judge, the exhibit will be called into the center of the ring.
The last remaining horse/pony executing the commands accurately will be the first place horse.
Ribbons will be awarded 1st to 5th place.commands will consist of walk, trot, lope, extended trot, hand gallop, reverse, stop, back, counter canter, lead changes, and side passes, etc. English Pleasure – Horse/pony is shown at a walk, trot and canter both ways in the ring.
A hand gallop may be asked at the discretion of the judge.
The horse/pony is also required to back up.
Basically the horse/pony must demonstrate that he is a pleasure to ride with the trot being brisk, smart, elegant and balanced without loss of form.
The canter should be smooth, collected and straight on both leads. English Equitation – This class is designated to determine the riding ability of the rider, not the actual performance of the horse/pony.
Therefore the riders are asked to individually perform a predetermined pattern which consists of maneuvers and tests that the judge feels necessary to determine the rider’s ability.
Pattern will be posted on the day of the show. Western Pleasure – Contestants are required to work on the rail going both ways in the ring at a walk, jog and lope.
The horse/pony is judged on smoothness and easy way of traveling.
Backing is also required.
The horse/pony must demonstrate that he/she is a pleasure to ride. Western Horsemanship – This class is designed to evaluate the rider’s ability to execute a set of maneuvers described by the judge with precision and smoothness and maintaining a balanced functional correct body position.
The ideal horsemanship pattern is extremely precise with the rider and horse working in complete unison.
Executing each maneuver with subtle aids and cues.
The following maneuvers are acceptable in a pattern: walk, jog, trot, extended trot, lope, or extended lope in a straight line, curved line, serpentine, circle or figure eight, or combination of these gaits and maneuvers; stop; back in a straight or curved line; turn or pivot, etc.
The pattern will be posted on the day of the show. Hunter Hack Open – This class is similar to English Pleasure with the addition that the horse is required to jump two (2) fences which will be 18inches in height or higher at the discretion of the judge.
This is judged on the horse’s way of going and the gracefulness of the jumping. Reining – Only those with previous reining experience or who have participated in a reining clinic may show in this class.
Those qualifying for this class must not have competed above “Green as Grass”, Beginner or Rookie level and/or have not earned money competing in any reining event.
The pattern for this class will be posted on the day of the show.
Because of time, there will be a maximum of five entries in this class (filled on a first come first serve bases).
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