Blacktown Gymkhana

       The Horse Forum > Showing Horses > Horse Shows

Blacktown Gymkhana

This is a discussion on Blacktown Gymkhana within the Horse Shows forums, part of the Showing Horses category
  • Blacktowngymkana
  • Blacktown open gymkhana

LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-25-2008, 10:51 PM
Blacktown Gymkhana

Any Sydneysiders here that have been to this monthly gymkhana? My mum wants to take Angel out and do the led mare class with her and she said I can take Com for something to do, yay.

Any tips for hacking and led class??? I haven't hacked in years, since high school!
Sponsored Links
    08-29-2008, 11:03 PM
I haven't been to that gymkhana but here are some tips for the hacking and led classes.


Make sure your horse, has a nice shiny coat, plaited nicely (preferably rosettes) good weight (not too fat or thin and has some prettiness/elegance to him.

Hacking is a very precise and elegant sport, requiring the horse and rider to be absolutely spotless.

So make sure all your is sparkling like a disco ball and yourself clean and tidy.


Your workout for led will be this. Usually your horse will be shown in a bridle (or halter if Quarter Horse). Once again make sure everything is clean and spotless!
Once you enter the ring you and all your other competitiors will walk around the judge and from there she may pick 4/5 competitors to do a workout or you may all do the workout.
Usually the workout is walk/trot away from judge present horse side on and trot back again. THat is all that is required. Remember to keep him straight away and to the judge.
Also while in the line up don't let your horse rest his leg or have a bored expression on his face - try to keep him interested.


Once again clean and tidy .... :) The workout will usually be a trot figure eight and canter figure eight ( a simple change ). The only thing to remember in the hack ring is to show the judge that your horse is calm, responsive and the best.

Good Luck !

Let Me Know How It Goes!

    08-30-2008, 04:31 AM
Thanks for the reply, but unfortunately the weather isn't looking too good and I was too lazy to wash them :S Maybe next month I will take Angel.

But I was practicing my flying changes with Com today just incase hehe

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0