Designed to test the horsemanship abilities of youth and amateur riders using western tack. Divided into two sections, riders first follow a prescribed pattern of maneuvers at a walk, trot or lope. Finalists ride as a group around the perimeter of the arena. Judging focuses on the rider’s body position, seat in the saddle and ability to control the horse.

January 25, 2021 | News and Publications , Horsemanship
Look the part of the confident equestrian with advice from AQHA Professional Horsewoman Gretchen Mathes.
January 12, 2021 | Showing , Horsemanship
Heed these 12 tips to change your thinking before heading to your next horse show.
December 15, 2020 | News and Publications , Horsemanship
These riding lessons are both temporary and permanent for those who want to be horsemen, not just riders.
November 12, 2020 | Showing , Horsemanship
Develop a secure seat, strong legs and incredible rhythm with these equestrian exercises.
July 16, 2020 | News and Publications , Horsemanship
These simple horseback-riding exercises are guaranteed to make you stronger and more balanced in the saddle.

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AQHA Pro Horsemen's Competitive Edge: Horsemanship