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Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences

Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences

A. Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences may be run at a separate
location and concurrently with other classes. The Show
Committee or judge may designate a qualified person(s)
over the age of 18 to judge the jumping classes. Judges
cards MUST be signed by the person judging the class. Two
judges are required for jumping at a Pony Rama.
B. This class is judged on the rider’s hands, legs, position,
balance, aids and control of the pony over fences.
C. All exhibitors in the age division of 13 & Under or 18 &
Under shall run the same pattern posted for that class.
D. Courses should consist of a minimum of four fences and
require at least eight jumping efforts and include at least
one change of direction. A ground line is required for each
take‐off side. Jumps should be similar to those found in the
hunt field. Striped poles are discouraged. Course diagrams
should be described as in Rule 122 and Rule 123, and no
lines should be drawn by the Show Committee showing
the line or route to be taken.
1. Fence Heights. 9 & Under, Minimum 12” –
Maximum 18” (cross rails encouraged)
2. 10‐13 and 13 & Under, Minimum 18” – Maximum
24”
3. 14‐18 and 18 & Under, Minimum 24” – Maximum
30”
4. Jumps heights to be measured at the center of the
jumps. Spreads shall not be greater than the height
for that age group.
E. The performance begins when the pony enters the ring or
is given the signal to proceed after entering the ring.
Except for refusals, jumping faults of the pony are not to
be considered unless it is the fault of the rider’s ability.
1. The following result in elimination:
a. Three refusals.
b. Fall of pony and/or rider.
c. Off course.
2. Major faults that can be cause for elimination:
a. A refusal.
b. Loss of stirrup.
c. Trotting while on course when not part of test.
d. Loss of reins.
F. Each contestant may circle once if desired before
approaching the first jump. He shall then proceed around
the course keeping an even cantering pace throughout. If a
refusal occurs in a double or triple fence, riders shall rejump
all elements of the combination. Any or all
contestants may be called back to perform at a walk, trot
and canter, or to execute any tests listed under Hunt Seat
Equitation (Rule 110).

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