Originally Posted by kitten_Val
Spyder, I looked it up in google, but still confused. What's the difference between the hacking and low level dressage then?
I never showed in the class myself but a show I went to many times had a hack division.
Mainly it is somewhat like a pleasure class except the road hack may be required to put out a better level of difference in type of gait such as lengthened. The horse will be more in the bridle compared to the pleasure version.
In England the judges will actually select some horse and ride them themselves.
Hack divisions are more popular in the UK and tend to look more dressagish compared to the NA version looking a bit more hunterish.
Now the above is not from any rule book, just an observation from me.