The question has been raised often in recent times regarding a horse showing expression in the Hunter and Equitation rings. The good news is here has been a shift in perception around judging hunters that allows for a demonstration of physical enthusiasm on course. But let's explore this deeper in order to answer the question by first defining expression as it pertains to horses showing in the hunter and equitation disciplines.
It’s show season! You are practicing at home without stirrups, cleaning your tack after every ride and finally getting those stubborn manure stains off your horse’s legs. But, are you ready for the show office? Let’s take a few minutes to cover some horse show office dos and don’ts and answer some commonly asked questions.
Are you getting the most out of your USHJA membership? USHJA has expanded its benefits and discounts program exclusively for its members. In addition to USHJA’s current offerings, the following discounts are now included:
Although it feels like only yesterday that the show season ended, we are already gearing up for the 2018 season! I have been asked to discuss warm-up ring safety and protocols as well as checking in with the people who run the back gate at shows.
The USHJA recently announced that the 2018 AON/USHJA National Championships will take place November 13-18, 2018 during The Las Vegas National, CSI4* in Las Vegas, NV. This inaugural, end-of-year event will include:
Application Deadline Approaching for 2018 Vital Horse Show Staff Award
This wonderful award recognizes two horse show staff members (one from each coast) for their behind the scenes work to make horse shows successful. CHJA and Zone 8 are filled with dedicated and passionate horse show staff, so who will you nominate? Hurry, the deadline is October 5th! Learn more HERE.