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alexischristina 12-22-2010 11:17 PM

Baby Green vs. Welcome Hunter vs. Warm Up Hunter... ack
 
Ok, so I competed in some lower level schooling shows last year, and this year I'm stepping it up a notch... schooling shows for 'Bronze' start next month and I was looking at the entry form and I'm lost...

Here are the classes, I need a bit of a 'low down' about the differences, if at all possible.

Hunter Hack - basically, walk, trot, canter, etc. as a group and then two fences individually, right?
Welcome Hunter - 2' 2'3
Low Working Hunter - 2' - 2'3
Warm-Up Hunter - 2' - 2'3
Low Working Hunter - 2'3 - 2'6

and then the flat classes are
Equitation
Hunter Under Saddle
English Pleasure
Road Hack

I know Equitation focuses on rider, obviously. Hunter Under Saddle focuses on horse, English Pleasure on horse, etc.
What I don't know is which ones are ridden as 'group' classes and which ones are like... patterns? That you ride on your own. So yeah. Help please?

Shortpygmies 12-23-2010 12:36 PM

if im correct they'll all(except for the Equitation, Hunter Under Saddle, English Pleasure, and Road Hack) ask for a little flat work and then they will also give you a pattern i'm not for sure that's just what most of the shows i go to always do

alexischristina 12-23-2010 01:13 PM

No, most of the over fences courses I'm pretty sure don't give you flat work, it's a course... I'm asking what the difference between the categories are.

Shortpygmies 12-23-2010 02:24 PM

Oh well equitation Hunter Under Saddle
English Pleasure and Road Hack are all group classes where you only work on the flat if that helps :)
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VelvetsAB 12-23-2010 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by alexischristina (Post 861624)
Hunter Hack - basically, walk, trot, canter, etc. as a group and then two fences individually, right?
Welcome Hunter - 2' 2'3
Low Working Hunter - 2' - 2'3
Warm-Up Hunter - 2' - 2'3
Low Working Hunter - 2'3 - 2'6

and then the flat classes are
Equitation
Hunter Under Saddle
English Pleasure
Road Hack

To the best of my knowledge, all of these classes are not going to give you a pattern to follow. All the flat classes that you listed are going to be different variations on walk-trot-canter. The pleasure class will be looking for a slower gait, while the road hack will want a more forward gait (95% sure, but not 100%). The road hack is most likely to be based off wanting a horse that could cover ground for mail delivery type of thing...(or that would be my assumption). Hacks are *normally* all flat classes, but they could vary province to province, state to state. Maybe if it was a rated 'A' show, and they were having trouble pinning, they would make them jump a fence, but I've only ever seen flat hack classes. Doesn't mean an over fences one doesn't exist somewhere though!

When I think pattern classes, I think a Halter class, Trail Class (both western, or possibly a Hunter-in-Hand class.

What were you competeing last year?

To me, as I only show in schooling shows so far, the only difference is really the height in the different classes.

Green Hunter/Welcome Hunter--Either a first year hunter/first year rider.

Warm-up is most likely just that....a warm-up, which you also probably paid for last year as well... Normally each division would have a warm-up, but they possibly only have the one at a smaller height.


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