Meet Laura at Horse World Expo Maryland Jan 2018Meet Laura at the 2018 Maryland Horse World Expo. January 19th - 21 HorseWorldExpo 2018
"Very useful tips and exercises. They allowed me to develop a better awareness of my body position and its effect on a horse."
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If you have never entered a horse show before your first show can be a daunting experience. First thing you should do is discuss the possibility of going to a show with your coach or trainer. They will be able to assist you in deciding which classes to enter.
If you are riding a show ring hunter or showing in the hunter jumpers then getting the correct strides between fences is important. Most horse shows have the strides between the fences set at 12 feet. This means that when you are cantering the number of canter strides between the fences will be a multiple of 12, PLUS the distance for a correct take off and landing. Continue reading
Hunters are judged on their jumping style, manners and way of going in the competition ring. Usually judges score hunters on a percentage basis and assign horses a score that reflects the way the hunter round was presented in the ring.
When you are in a hunter jumper class your two point position is critical. Find the 3 things that a perfect 2 point position should have. Continue reading
A judge has very little time to decide on a winner. If there are 20 horses in the ring you have to make your horse stand out. Make your horse stand out by following these tips from a Senior judge. Continue reading
There are many things a Hunter Judge has to consider when judging a hunter over fences class. Take for example the form of the horse over fences. We all strive to get our horses to round over their fences and … Continue reading
photo credit: renrut When riding in the Hunter Jumper ring or in a hunt seat equitation class it is important to present the best picture possible. This can be helped with the proper stirrup length. Remember that in the hunt … Continue reading
This is one of the most popular questions that I get asked. As a Hunter Judge, in the Hunter Under Saddle class, we like to see a horse that has good performance, good movement and good manners. There are different … Continue reading
HOw do I get the judges attention? This is another popular question! Get the judges attention by showing your horse to the judge. Make your entrance shine. If your horse has an excellent trot, show off your horse as soon … Continue reading