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25th July 2010, 08:14 PM
Haven't been to a show for years so if my questions are a bit daft, please excuse.
I am about to start part loaning a coloured cob and someone mentioned doing a local show on him where there is a ridden colour horse class. What would be included in a class and what is the turnout? He is an Irish hunter and is hogged.
26th July 2010, 01:52 PM
For the horse you would need a brown with flat cavesson noseband and either a pelham or a double with two sets of reins.
For the rider tweed jacket, shirt and tie with tie pin, navy velvet hat, cream or beige jodhpurs, long black leather boots and brown gloves and cane.
In the class you will be asked to walk, trot and canter as a group on both reins. Then you will be pulled in and have to do an individual show which include walk, trot, canter on both reins and a gallop.
26th July 2010, 02:04 PM
Some classes dont always require an individual, and some prefer extended canter to gallop. It does vary from place to place. Most local classes arent quite as 'demanding' but generally they should have an individual and the judge have a good look at the horse from all sides. Good luck
26th July 2010, 08:20 PM
Dam, was hoping it would be a black jacket as have one of them, my hat is black as well. Not sure if I'm as interested if it means buying a new wardrobe!
What is the reasoning behind the double/pelham? is it just tradition?
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