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Let's Watch a Horse Show: HUNTER/JUMPER (ALPHARETTA)

  • Jan 18, 2014 · 12:30 PM
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The 2014 show season is here!

Let's watch an English Hunter/Jumper riding competition.  Save the date.  More details as we get closer.  Admission is free.

ATLANTA WINTER CLASSIC I

http://www.eliteshowjumping.com

Week I is a USEF “A” show

What does hunter/jumper mean?

“Hunter/Jumper” refers to a specific equestrian discipline or style of riding where horses are ridden English style and jump over a series of obstacles, also called fences or jumps. A series of fences is called a "course." Equitation is a specialty area of the hunter/jumper discipline.

Within the discipline there are three distinct subdisciplines: hunters, jumpers and equitation. The two terms “hunter/jumper” are often used synonymously because today's horse shows offer classes in both subdisciplines to accommodate competitors, as well as the third less common subdiscpline, equitation.

In a nutshell, hunters show over simplified courses meant to mimic traditional hunt field obstacles and the judging is subjective. In general, judges are looking for horses that are well mannered, athletic and attractive to ride safely and smoothly over the fences.

On the other hand, jumpers ride over technically difficult courses that tend to twist and turn. The judging is objective and mathematical based on whether the horse knocks down a fence, stops at a fence or does not complete the course in a certain time limit. All of those mistakes incur "faults" or penalties. The horse with the fewest faults and the fastest time taken to complete the course wins the competition.

Equitation, is a hybrid between hunters and jumpers, where the rider’s abilities are judged subjectively over a more difficult jumper type

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I came a little late and didn't get to meet anyone but me and the little one enjoyed ourselves.

    January 19, 2014

  • AMOS

    I had an awesome time at my first show.

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am late, but will find you!

    January 18, 2014

  • Ron (HAP) H.

    Due to schedule change I'm off to Denver in the AM

    January 17, 2014

    • Cella

      Hope to see you next time Ron.

      January 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wouldn't have enough time to get back to take Mom to church. :-(

    January 18, 2014

    • Cella

      There is another show on Feb 8th...watch the calendar.

      1 · January 18, 2014

  • Cella

    FYI: There is a large tent right next to the benches with heaters :) Not sure of the available seating in the tent there weren't any when I was there earlier today.

    January 17, 2014

  • Cella

    Park in the lot next to the large, light grey maintenance shed (it has green trim on the front). Come through the red gate - we will be on the benches immediately to your right. (I will have a sign that says "Georgia Horseback Riding.")

    Folding chairs are not necessary - I think there will be enough seating. Pack a lunch if you wish. See you there. Note the Equestrian Center is on Wills Road between Old Milton Parkway and S. Main (aka Hwy 9.)

    January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It is an hour from where I live. How long is the show? I have to be in Smyrna at 4:30 PM to take my mom to church. Given the time change I'm not sure I will be able to make it

    January 17, 2014

    • Cella

      The show goes until 5. You probably will not have enough time to enjoy it. I am working on another show at Wills on the 8th. Its a western riding competition...watch the calendar for details. We will also do the Hunter/Jumper again. The season has just started so there will be loads of other opportunities.

      January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Already had plans with a friend for the afternoon. Looking forward to dressage, equitation.

    1 · January 17, 2014

    • Cella

      Great - also looking at a western event at Wills on Feb 8...will advise.

      January 17, 2014

  • Mindy

    This is my 1st time with this group are we meeting somewhere to sit together?

    1 · January 16, 2014

    • Cella

      Yes we will be together. I will advise tomorrow, Please note the new time of 12:30p.

      1 · January 16, 2014

  • Cella

    Hi everyone - please note the new meetup time of 12:30p on Saturday. Also, I am heading over there tomorrow so check back tomorrow afternoon for details on exactly where we will all meet.

    January 16, 2014

  • Jennifer E.

    So sad to miss this. Looking forward to the next one!

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • AMOS

    Hello everyone, I am so excited again to jump in and make some more new associates. God is so good. I hope everyone is in good health and your families blessed. See you all Saturday.. No mud playing this day. Lol. I'm truly a horse lover now.....
    Hooah!!!!!!
    Amos

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Cella

    Basic show etiquette:
    Stay clear of areas where the riders and staff are working. If there are any really forbidden areas, the staff should have them fenced off. No loud noises or sudden movements.

    It’s common sense really, you don’t have to be as silent as a golf match. Show horses are expected to deal with regular stuff like people, dogs, cameras and not be spooky. But it is good to avoid having unusual stuff along the rail like umbrellas, flappy things, noisy things etc. Never hang anything on the rail or leave it where it can blow or roll into the arena. Always keep your dog leashed and quiet! And your children under control. Stay away from the horses and ask before approaching to pet one. Most horses are friendly but some are definitely not.

    1 · January 12, 2014

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