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    01-31-2009, 06:57 PM
english pleasure show - what can I expect?

I really want to show my mare Jubilee this summer. I've never shown before, but I know of English pleasure shows in my area and I've heard the judges aren't too hard. A little info ... Jubilee is an 18 yo TB and she's well trained in dressage and jumping and has been in lots of shows before I bought her.

I just want it to be a learning experience but fun. Has anyone shown English pleasure before? What should I expect?
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    01-31-2009, 09:42 PM
I would go and watch a class at the specific show you plan on attending. There are different types of EP classes.

I'm assuming you would be showing your horse in the Hunter manner:

But I've also shown in EP classes that are Saddle Seat:

So I would just make sure you know exactly what EP class you're going into.

    02-01-2009, 02:46 PM
Yes, it is hunter style. It involves walk, trot, canter and hand gallop, all on command. As well as counter-canter, halt and change of direction.
    02-01-2009, 05:23 PM
I've never had to counter-canter in an EP class.
    02-01-2009, 08:12 PM
Jubilee Rose, that show sounds so fun!!!
    02-01-2009, 10:55 PM
Thank you horsegirl, it does! I am excited. I hope it all works out. I don't know for sure yet if I'm going in it, but hopefully.

Entitled - Hmm... maybe there are different levels? I'm not sure if its actually called English Pleasure, but its something along those lines. Maybe "Hunter Undersaddle," not sure...

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