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post #1 of 6 Old 04-16-2011, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Red face First year showing questions?

Im showing showmanship and walk/trot/canter classes this summer. I have a few questions...
1) What are you being judged on for walk/trot/canter?
2) Walk/trot/canter doesnt have any jumps does it? I just seen someone on youtube have some.
3) Any tips?
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-16-2011, 03:27 PM
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Are you showing english or western?

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A w-t-c class should be just that. A walk, trot and canter in both directions.

Since you said trot-canter, I am going to assume you ride english.

Normally, if the class doesn't have eq or equitation on the end of it, the horse is being judged on the way of going. Each discipline will have different stuff they are looking for. If it was an eq class, you would be the one being judged.

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be observant and keep a headsup for other people, as sometimes they won't look out for you.

Remember that you are being judged the second you go into the ring and until you are pinned. Even after you are pinned, stay professional. Congratulate the other competitors.
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Good luck with your shows this year.

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If the horse is being judged, they are being judged on movement, manners and way of going, as well as suitability for the discipline. You want an relaxed, ground covering walk, a bright, forward trot and a balanced, slow, rythymic canter. Hunters are supposed to move with a sweeping gait and reaching stride with little break at the knee.

Wrong leads are marked down.

If the rider is being judged, you are being judged on position, control of the horse, correct diagnols and leads and overall partnership with the horse.

HTH
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-16-2011, 05:23 PM
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Durrrrr! I just realized this was in "english riding" - I'm smart (insert eye roll here) LOL.

Everyone else has given you good advice, I don't any to add. Except try to look as neat as you can and wear gloves! I didn't realize how important gloves and hairnets were until recently.

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