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16th June 2010, 12:40 PM
What is the judge looking for in these classes and how good a rider do you have to be?
I'm an experienced rider but lack of lessons lately means I've picked up some bad habits :o
Also what would be correct turnout? Would the usual beige jods, long black boots, brown tweed jacket etc be ok or would it be black jacket?
16th June 2010, 12:49 PM
tweed is always correct, shwoing attire is about the type of horse your riding, nto the class.
by best rider classes do you mean liek senior rider etc?
because, if there is a senior rider class there should be a senior novice rider class, which you can enter if you havnt won 3 firsts or somethign liek that. i generally think rider classes are a bti of fun, so go go for it! i dare ya ;)
16th June 2010, 01:29 PM
The schedule info just says: Best Rider over 10 years.
What kind of thing would I have to do/show?
16th June 2010, 02:14 PM
its exactly the same as any riding class, but instead of predominantly being judged on your horse, its your rididng that is being judged. you go around together, walk trot canter, line up then induvidual shows. its judged on how your horse goes, and hwo you look while riding. rider classes are very confusing, there arent really any rules, it just depends on your judge.
16th June 2010, 02:22 PM
What kind of things are usually shown in best rider classes? I'm new to ridden showing and rather confused lol
16th June 2010, 05:14 PM
If its like an equitation class they may ask you to quit your stirrups or do things like rein back.
16th June 2010, 07:35 PM
Whatever class you do you should always turnout correct to type for that horses breed or type, so welsh you would be in tweed,
Equitation classes are about the correctness of your position and also how your riding influecnes the horse, you dont need to be foot perfect, like if you get the wrong lead its not a problem still stop correct it nicely, anything speacil she can do it sometimes can be nice to put those in, like flying changes medium work etc the older riders may also be asked to quit and cross the stirrups as well as do a show, have one prepared but they may give you a set show
usually you will have to show without spurs, no whip and in a snaffle bridle
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