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Hunter Jumper – Take some tips from the Professionals!

While at a local hunter jumper show, you could pick out the people who did the horse show circuit for a living because they had a schedule and program worked out. By narrowing it down to three things, you could also make your warm up more efficient and effective.
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What the Judge is Looking For – Knock Downs

A jump is considered to have been knocked down when the height of the jump is lowered by the horse or rider. Learn how a hunterjudge determines a score for a knock down. Continue reading

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Horse Grooming for the Hunter Jumper Ring

If you ride hunter jumpers and want to get noticed in the horse show ring, then pay attention to the horse grooming tips offered here. Learn how having a good turn out will get the judges attention and how you display your horse can make a difference to the horse show results.
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What the Judge is Looking For – Refusals

When showing in the hunter jumper ring, the hunter judge will score you a major error if your horse refuses. There are many different types of errors that are considered disobediences and marked as major errors.

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Scoring the Hunter Round

It is important to remember that anything that detracts from a rhythmic, steady round (breaking to a trot, wrong leads, adding and leaving out strides) will cause the score to go down. Continue reading

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Hunter Jumpers – Tack and Equipment

Having the correct tack in the hunter ring is important. If you show up in the wrong type of bridle or bit it could be detrimental or even cause you to be eliminated from your class. It is important to know which tack, bridle and bit are permissible. Continue reading

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Hunter Jumper – The Prepatory Circle

When riding in the hunter jumper ring you are allowed to make one prepatory circle. There are some instances, however, when the circle is unneccessary and may even drop your placings down. The purpose of the prep circle is to … Continue reading

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What the Judge Is Looking For – Hunter Under Saddle

Senior Judge Laura Kelland-May reviews What the Judge is Looking For Hunter Under Saddle Continue reading

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Hunter Judge Goes Live!

Senior hunter judge discusses ‘what the judge is looking for’. Continue reading

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Hunter Jumper Riding Straight

Riding straight is important. Watch as these two horses try to eveade a straight line by drifting to the left and learn how to fix it! Continue reading

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