SHW767. WALK & TROT HUNT SEAT EQUITATION ON THE FLAT - Beginner: English equipment and attire, with exceptions of authorized adaptations, will be required. Riders must wear a properly fitted and fastened with harness, ASTM approved protective helmet. No equipment is allowed that would in any way affix the rider to the horse or saddle with the exception of light rubber bands. Safety stirrups (Peacock, S-shaped irons or Devonshire) are required if rider is unable to wear boots with a heel. Peacock irons are recommended in all cases.
SHW767.1 The following points have equal consideration in judging the class:
Use of aids
Ability to follow directions
Ring etiquette and safety
Results as shown by the performance of the horse are not to be considered more important than the manner used in obtaining them.
SHW767.2 Class Procedure - All exhibitors must work as a group (or in groups) of 10 or less. Riders will compete on the rail at a walk and trot both ways of the ring, line up and complete an individual workout. Riders will remain in the ring throughout the individual workouts.
SHW767.2.1 Individual Workout - Horses will be shown at three gaits - walk, trot and extended trot. The judge will ask rider/horse to walk from line up to first marker, then trot serpentine around markers. From the last serpentine marker extend the trot down the rail to marker on the wall. Stop. Back three steps. Walk back and line up. Judges are not permitted to alter the mandatory workout in any manner. Markers must be used, may be numbered. Handlers must stand behind with their riders along the rail in the lineup. Handler may only help at judge's or ring steward's indication. People must not be used as markers no matter if they are safety stand-by spotters. A competitor with a hearing impairment may have an assistant who communicates via sign language or cue cards to the competitor so they may hear the judge's directives. This assistant will be outside the ring and their position known to the judge and ring steward.
SHW767.3 Scoring. Exhibitors are to be scored from 0 - 20 with one-half point increments acceptable. 10 points should be allocated toward overall appearance of exhibitor and the horse and 10 points allocated toward performance of the pattern.
EQUESTRIANS WITH DISABILITIES
WALK/TROT HUNT SEAT EQUITATION PATTERN
X = Horse Handlers
Walk from line up to first marker. Trot serpentine around markers. From last serpentine marker extend the trot down the rail to marker on the rail. Stop. Back three steps. Walk back and line up.