What is High Performance hunter?

What is High Performance hunter?

High Performance hunter classes are to be judged using normal judging principles for hunters. Hunters will be rewarded for good jumping style, consistent pace and distances, beauty and good movement.

What is difference between hunter and jumper?

Hunters: Where the horse and rider jump a course and the judging is based on accuracy, grace, and elegance. Jumpers Where the horse and rider memorize a course of jumps and a jump-off course. Jumpers are judged by how quickly a horse can complete a course of jumps with the fewest errors, called faults.

What are the hunter divisions?

There are three main divisions at a hunter/jumper horse show: hunter, jumper and equitation. In all three, a rider guides a horse over a set course of obstacles in a ring. However, each is scored differently.

How high do hunter Jumpers jump?

For hunters, bounce jumps may only be used with verticals and may not exceed 1.10m (3’7”) in height. Jumps in the schooling area may not exceed 5’3” (1.60 meters) in height, 5’11” (1.80 meters) in width.

What is a hunter gag?

These are referred to as “Hunter Gags,” due to the fact the loops are concealed. These are in the grey area of the USEF rules and fall under Judges discretion, this is of no issue with the Jumpers. As with all these types of bits, they are predicated on the amount of gag required.

Can you use a flash in Hunters?

Judges must eliminate a horse or pony that competes in illegal bits or nosebands. Illegal bits include, but are not limited to, three rings, gags (other than the hunter gag), et cetera… Illegal nosebands include, but are not limited to, drop, flash and figure eight nosebands.

What is hunter discipline?

The Hunter/Jumper sport is made up of two disciplines: Hunter and Jumper, also known as Show Jumping. Each year more than 1,000 US Equestrian-rated and countless other local Hunter/Jumper competitions take place across the country. While Hunter and Jumper classes judge the horse, Equitation classes judge the rider.

What makes a good hunter jumper?

In its most basic definition, good form for a show hunter is characterized by tightly folded knees over his fences. If a horse jumps without tight form and dangles or hangs his forelegs, it is considered poor form. Jumpers can get away with less than perfect form over fences far more easily than the show hunter.

What bits are illegal in the hunter ring?

In the hunter ring, traditional bits are recommended, which include snaffles, pelhams, and full bridles—all with a cavesson nosebands. Nontraditional bits, such as hunter gags & Kimberwicks, MAY be penalized at the judge’s discretion. Illegal bits includes two & three ring bits, jumper-type gags, etc.

How high are low children’s hunters?

Fence Height: Low Children’s Jumper 1.00m to 1.05m. High Children’s Jumper 1.10m for the first class of the section. In all other classes of the section fences to be set no lower than 1.10m and no higher than 1.15m.

What is the highest hunters jump?

The biggest a hunter will jump is in an international hunter derby, with jumps up to 4’9″.

What age should a horse stop jumping?

Some trainers do it at age 3; others wait until age 4 or even later. Since most horses continue to grow until about age 7, doing too much too soon can cause injuries. However, incorporating a judicial amount of jumping into a carefully planned and monitored training program can be perfectly safe at any age.