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    04-05-2009, 07:25 PM
  #21
Foal
The typical hunter is judged on its movement, manners, and way of going, particularly while jumping fences. A hunter in the show ring should perform like a horse on a foxhunt, going around a course smoothly and steadily,and the horse should move freely. Ideally the majority of the movement occus form the shoulder and hip.

The speed of the round should not change very much from the controlled gallop. Judges don't like to see horses that get stronger and faster throughout the course.

The horse should also jump with its knees even and legs lightly tucked beneneath it. This is a good trait, because it mean the horse is less liable to drop a rail. Dropped rails usually mean that you won't place.

Good manners are also important. A hunter should be kind and obedient, and should be happy to do its job. The horse should not be bothered by the colorful flowers or decorations on a jump. The horse should not wring his tail, pin his ears or buck either.

The horse must also take each jump in stride, and not take off too far from the fence or put in a tiny stride just before (called a chip).They ruin the flow of the round.

Remember that judges like to see a horse they would like to ride. Think, "Would the judge want to ride my horse?"

They will take off points for knocked rails and bad form, such as twisting over fences or letting its legs hang down. They also take off points for wrong leads, refusals, and if you use your stick they will take points off for that, too. They also penalize if your horse carries his head too high or if you cut corners.

You get a score after your round. The horse with the highest score gets the blue ribbon, and second highest places second, etc.

If you had a really good round, you will get something between 80 and 90. If you had minor mistakes, that would be something in the 70 range. If you had major problems such as a dropped rail or you had to use your crop, you will get a low score of 50 - 60. That can be lower if your horse bucks or refuses.

I have also seen people marked down for improper attire, such as half chaps rather than tall boots. Please remember to read the rule books as well, so you don't get into trouble for improper attire or "illegal" tack, etc.

Sorry it's so long but meh xD
     
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    04-05-2009, 08:04 PM
  #22
Green Broke
Thanks for all the info flexion!! Very helpful As for attire, I did read up on it and it seems there are a few acceptable trends...but I made sure to stay on the traditional side when I went to get my show outfit this weekend just in case...khacki breeches, tall field boots, navy hunt coat, white show shirt
     
    04-05-2009, 08:33 PM
  #23
Started
Make sure you get your rat catcher embroidered and you have a belt :)
     
    04-10-2009, 10:22 AM
  #24
Foal
IDK who was talking to you in the ring, but she said "release your fingers" NO. You need to release with your arms and elbow. Your fingers should be on the rein, keeping the rein length the same, and just changing the contact by moving your hands forward/back.
     
    04-10-2009, 10:33 AM
  #25
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by StormyBlues    
expect rich daddies girls who don't know that money doesn't grow on trees and they have there little bay push button TBs and set up practically a living room outside their trailer. That is why I switched to eventing! Too much brattyness! (I am not sayting that anyone on this site is like that, and don't think that. It is the people in my area!)
Thats what its like in my area. Kinda, they all have nice horses, but we (the non bratty ones) outnumber the brats so we usually scare them away from our shows haha.

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Originally Posted by ratlover    
This may be a little off topic, but what has made you decide to hunt?
I'm against hunting, and it's a hardly a sport IMO. If a sport, both sides should know they are part of the game.
Did you read or watch the video at all? Hunters. A sport in horseback riding where you show over a course of natural fences at an even, relaxed pace. Nothing to do with shooting anything.


Heres my opinion. I think your pony has a cute jump, great for hunters, the nice square knees. In your level of showing, you won't need flying changes, you can do simple changes. But eventually you will learn flying changes, once you start showing at 2ft-2ft6 they usually dock points for simple changes unless its a green class.

You two will do great. Have fun!
     
    04-10-2009, 01:59 PM
  #26
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by jumpwhat007    
IDK who was talking to you in the ring, but she said "release your fingers" NO. You need to release with your arms and elbow. Your fingers should be on the rein, keeping the rein length the same, and just changing the contact by moving your hands forward/back.
That was my friend's trainer...that was the first time Sandie and I had jumped together, we're both just learning, so she was just trying to get me to let go of her mouth a little over the jump. My trainer personally always tells me to "grab mane" up a foot above where my hands normally rest, to make sure I'm not popping her in the mouth (which means, as you say, releasing with your arms). Since she's just learning to jump, we don't want her to associate jumping with getting hit in the mouth with the bit since we don't want her to start refusing or anything!
     
    04-16-2009, 08:52 PM
  #27
Foal
Videos:
www.countrylanewarmbloods.com *go to the stallion page - then click on westporte - scroll down to jumping video link

Equitation class -



     
    04-16-2009, 08:53 PM
  #28
Foal
Quote:
expect rich daddies girls who don't know that money doesn't grow on trees and they have there little bay push button TBs and set up practically a living room outside their trailer. That is why I switched to eventing! Too much brattyness! (I am not sayting that anyone on this site is like that, and don't think that. It is the people in my area!)
It actually "rich daddies girls who don't know that money doesn't grow on trees and they have there little bay push button WARMBLOODS" not TBs.

And yes, there are rich spoiled girls but mostly at the big 'A' rated shows where you wouldn't start out anyways.
     
    04-16-2009, 11:03 PM
  #29
Green Broke
Thanks for all the helpful input everyone!! The funny thing is that my trainer (who is an Eventer) and another girl at the barn who does Eventing as well have convinced me to try out a little "mini trial" this summer just to see if I'd like it.

So my trainer has been focusing on dressage more with me and some jumping as well, but with Eventing esp for just the "intro" level mini trials like I'll be in at first, it seems like it's all going to come down to how the dressage test goes, because really all I have to do is make it over the jumps without knocking anything down, falling off, or having Sandie refuse! Wish me luck, and perhaps I need to start a thread now called "Hey all you EVENTERS out there"! Lol Got any tips for me?!

I'd still like to enter a hunter/jumper show just to see what I think of it as well, but for now, I have Eventing on the board so far!! We'll see how Sandie likes showing...she's never been to a show in her life (so that makes two of us)!
     
    04-17-2009, 10:19 AM
  #30
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flexion    
The typical hunter is judged on its movement, manners, and way of going, particularly while jumping fences. A hunter in the show ring should perform like a horse on a foxhunt, going around a course smoothly and steadily,and the horse should move freely. Ideally the majority of the movement occus form the shoulder and hip.

The speed of the round should not change very much from the controlled gallop. Judges don't like to see horses that get stronger and faster throughout the course.

The horse should also jump with its knees even and legs lightly tucked beneneath it. This is a good trait, because it mean the horse is less liable to drop a rail. Dropped rails usually mean that you won't place.

Good manners are also important. A hunter should be kind and obedient, and should be happy to do its job. The horse should not be bothered by the colorful flowers or decorations on a jump. The horse should not wring his tail, pin his ears or buck either.

The horse must also take each jump in stride, and not take off too far from the fence or put in a tiny stride just before (called a chip).They ruin the flow of the round.

Remember that judges like to see a horse they would like to ride. Think, "Would the judge want to ride my horse?"

They will take off points for knocked rails and bad form, such as twisting over fences or letting its legs hang down. They also take off points for wrong leads, refusals, and if you use your stick they will take points off for that, too. They also penalize if your horse carries his head too high or if you cut corners.

You get a score after your round. The horse with the highest score gets the blue ribbon, and second highest places second, etc.

If you had a really good round, you will get something between 80 and 90. If you had minor mistakes, that would be something in the 70 range. If you had major problems such as a dropped rail or you had to use your crop, you will get a low score of 50 - 60. That can be lower if your horse bucks or refuses.

I have also seen people marked down for improper attire, such as half chaps rather than tall boots. Please remember to read the rule books as well, so you don't get into trouble for improper attire or "illegal" tack, etc.

Sorry it's so long but meh xD


Ah that is great information! I have my first rated hunter show coming up and I am very excited but always very nervous that we will get the striding messed up, she will knock one down, we will go too fast,,, ect ect ahhhh I think I am just going to focus on having fun and maybe it will then it will go good! Haha
     

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