Hunt Seat Equitation

Tests an amateur or youth’s ability to ride – not the performance of the horse. As in horsemanship, contestants work a predetermined pattern consisting of maneuvers such as changing gaits; travel in a figure-8 pattern; backing up as well as posting on correct diagonal and counter-cantering. Top riders return to be judged as they travel the perimeter of the arena performing gait changes at the judge’s discretion. Emphasis is placed on ability to sit correctly, hold the correct riding posture and control the horse on a precise pattern.

August 17, 2020 | News and Publications , Get Started with Horses
Here are exercises to ensure you always pick up the correct lead at the canter.
July 20, 2020 | News and Publications , Working hunter under saddle
With these English attire and style tips, look polished and professional next time you're in the show ring.
May 18, 2020 | News and Publications , English
The Certified Horsemanship Association illustrates the full seat, two-point, half seat and light seat in a horse-training video.
March 30, 2020 | News and Publications , Horsemanship
Building stamina, walking the pattern, reading the questions and drilling maneuvers are four ways to prepare for pattern classes.
March 27, 2020 | News and Publications , Horsemanship
An online horse show for pattern classes educates and entertains at the same time.

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AQHA Pro Horsemen's Competitive Edge: Hunt Seat Equitation