Content tagged "horse judging"

Judging Horse Events – Ranch Riding Class

Horses Updated: September 11, 2015

The purpose of the ranch riding class is to show a working horse's: In this class, the primary considerations are the horse's quality of movement and overall...

Judging Horses - Conformation Classes

Horses Updated: January 28, 2015

Conformation is defined as the correctness of bone, musculature, and proportions. This is often referred to as "form to function." It relates directly to the...

Judging Horse Events - Western Riding

Horses Updated: January 22, 2015

The western riding class is one of flying lead changes. It is a combination of control and skills, mixing techniques from trail, reining, and equitation....

Judging Horse Events - Hunt Seat Equitation

Horses Updated: January 16, 2015

This event evaluates the ability of the hunter rider to perform various maneuvers on his or her horse which provides a base for natural progression to...

Judging Horse Events - Hunter Hack

Horses Updated: January 16, 2015

This class is the beginning of the over-fences classes. The purpose is to give horses an opportunity to show their expertise over low fences and on the...

Judging Horse Events — Hunter under Saddle/Hunter Pleasure

Horses Updated: January 16, 2015

"Hunter under Saddle" and "Hunter Pleasure" are different terms used by different organizations to describe very similar classes that have these...

Judging Horse Events - Western Horsemanship

Horses Updated: January 16, 2015

The western horsemanship event is judged both on how the horse performs for the rider and the rider's skill. The judge:Before scoring a horsemanship class, a...

Judging Horse Events - Cattle Classes

Horses Updated: January 16, 2015

It is important to understand that there is a difference when judging cattle classes under a breed association's rules and regulations versus a jackpot or...

Judging Horse Events - Reining

Horses Updated: January 16, 2015

Exhibitors in a reining class individually perform a specified pattern.The generally accepted guidelines for reining set forth by the National Reining Horse...

Judging Horse Events - Trail

Horses Updated: January 16, 2015

The trail class is judged on the performance of the horse over obstacles, with emphasis on manners, response to the rider, and quality of movement.The course...

Judging Horse Events - Showmanship at Halter

Horses Updated: January 16, 2015

The "Showmanship at Halter" event is also known as "Fitting and Showing." In this class, exhibitors are judged by how they present the horse while performing...

Judging Horse Events - Western Pleasure

Horses Updated: January 13, 2015

The western pleasure event is judged on the horse's ability to be a pleasure to ride, which includes these characteristics:The western pleasure event should...

Judging Horse Events - Working Hunter

Horses Updated: January 13, 2015

This event is scored on a basis of 0 to 100.Watch the video below of an example of a working hunter course.

Judging Horse Events - Equitation over Fences

Horses Updated: January 08, 2015

 The class "Equitation over Fences" is judged primarily on these criteria: All of the following information is provided by the AQHA Official Handbook 2014....

Judging Horse Events - Timed Event Classes

Horses Updated: January 08, 2015

 Timed event classes may also be referred to as "games," "gymkhanas," or "O-Mok-See." Generally in these classes, the fastest time wins. Deviating from the...

Judging Horse Events - Jumping

Horses Updated: January 07, 2015

Several competitive events involve horses jumping over an obstacle or a series of obstacles. Although they all involve jumping, there are specific...

Judging Horse Events - Dressage

Horses Updated: January 07, 2015

Dressage is an ancient equestrian discipline that highlights movements originally used in warhorses. The first horsemanship book, On Horsemanship, was...

4-H State Horse Show Judges Lists

Horses Updated: April 15, 2013

Links to each states' list of approved judges and judge's programs for 4-H Horse Shows are provided for your convenience to more easily locate qualified...

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