Originally Posted by minstrel
Surely it depends on class height restrictions? Small hunter classes (not hunter pony) vary on required height but are often 15-15.2hh, and since they are expected to weight carry would be considered adult classes, so long boots. A specific hunter pony not exceeding 15hh is a jodhpur boot class (and often this would be your working hunter height split) but a small hunter or lightweight hunter (again depending on height restrictions) would be long boots. Often you find height restrictions vary, as its the amount of bone that matters most.
I'd missed the part where she mentioned the lightweight hunter class - yes you would wear long boots in those classes as they are considered to be an adult/horse class.
I asked a few friends who's kids compete in WH and apparently you don't see so many jodphur boots now in the 15hh classes as the upper age limit is now 20 for that class
Its not that common at higher levels for 15hh hunter ponies ridden by 'children' to also compete in the adult horse classes ridden by the same child but no reason why not. The Hunter pony classes (affiliated) come under the BSPS registration whereas the hunter horses now come under the Sport Horse GB registration but obviously at local shows this wouldnt have any impact - though you rarely see the weight/height classes split at local level as not enough entries to warrant that.
It gets a bit confusing at higher level as a lightweight hunter
can be up to 16.2 and should be able to carry 12st 7lb and have 8.5 inches of bone so a 15hh horse might struggle in that class.
A small hunter
class might be better for the OP's horse as they should be 15.2 max and look like a smaller version of the middleweight hunter - the section D x TB can be a good mix for that look if its inherited enough bone from the cob side
OP - not sure if theres anything in these that might help you? http://www.poniesuk.org/images/ruleb...e_Book2012.pdf Turnout Guide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaC0DkpCaa4
Not a great video but gives an idea of the build of the horse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69xBqRpCvG4
Should be a link to pics of small ridden hunters E.S.Photography | National Hunter Supreme Championship Show 2012 | 08 Evening - Small Ridden Hunters