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What the Judge Is Looking For – Turnout Matters

As the old saying goes ‘you have one chance to make a first impression’. When you enter the arena at a hunter show, you are being judged the moment you set foot into the ring. When you present yourself as … Continue reading

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Show Preparation – Bathe That Horse

It is spring and with it comes horses that are shedding. The show season is ramping up and getting your horse clean and clipped is a priority for the competiton ring. If your horse is like mine they seem to … Continue reading

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Hunter Under Saddle – The Walk

A well established walk that is free and reaching will win you points in the dressage ring as well as in the hunter and hack divisions. To tell that a horse is walking properly it’s hind hooves should step infront … Continue reading

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Equitation Tips – What the Judge is Looking For

Get some tips and improve your position with these insights from a Senior Judge.

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Amusing Hunter Short Hand Notes

This was sent to me by a friend. Some Hunter Judge’s Shorthand. photo credit: queered IHOP(International House Of Pancakes) A horse that jumps as flat as a pancake CIA(Chair in the air) Rider is Left behind over a jump TYT(take … Continue reading

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Equitation – What the Judge is Looking For

When riding in the show ring your equitation will count. Even in classes that equitation is not being judged, how you ride and show a horse will help identify your horse as a show ring winner. Take for example a … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Hunter Judge Website

Here we will discuss all things showing and help you get into the show ring and learn what the judge is looking for!

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