I am not a hunter. Never have been. However, since I've been showing with my college's Equestrian Team, I need to know a bit more about hunters. I plan on showing in Hunters a bit this summer so I can skip having to "point out" of my current IHSA class. I grabbed a program from a local barn about to have their fall hunter show and looked through the class list and discovered I have NO IDEA what theyre talking about. The class system is incredibly different form the way IHSA runs things.
Short Stirrup? Long Stirrup? Junior Beginner Hunter? Junior Beginner Equitation? Adult Beginner? Junior Limit? Pre-Green Hunter? Novice Hunter? Low Hunter? Regular Working Hunter? Hunter Hack? Amateur? Hunter Under Saddle?
I'm so confused!
Is there some giant master list somewhere that can give me definitions of all the different hunter classes?
I'm 18 (does that make me an adult or still a junior? What makes an amateur?) and 5'9"; I'd be showing Heidi (an 8 year old halflingerxQH pony mare who has never shown on the "circuit" before) and Hank (a 12/13 year old Paint gelding, 15.1, who has also never shown in the circuit).
What sort of classes does that make us eligible for?