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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 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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Hunter Jumper Shows – Do you want to show?

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.

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What the Judge is Looking For – Two Point Position

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

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Show Ring Hunters – First Impressions are Important

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

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