Showmanship at Halter

A class for youth and amateur exhibitors only, it is designed to judge the showmanship skills of the exhibitors. Judges evaluate the grooming and fitting of the horse, and expertise of the exhibitor in presenting the horse. Each exhibitor is required to perform a pattern designed by the judge with emphasis on preciseness of pattern and degree of confidence exhibited by the showman. 

June 16, 2021 | News and Publications , Showmanship
Learn from three top competitors as you and your horse prepare for challenges of patterns and the showmanship class.
April 14, 2021 | News and Publications , Showmanship at Halter
Whether you’re showing in conformation or showmanship, your horse’s halter must fit correctly.
March 29, 2021 | News and Publications , Showmanship
AQHA Professional Horsewoman Kathy Smallwood troubleshoots common mistakes with banding, poorly fitted halters and dirty, dusty horses.
February 17, 2021 | Showing , Showmanship at Halter
Shine in showmanship with these horse-showing tips.
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.

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AQHA Pro Horsemen's Competitive Edge: Showmanship