Horsemanship

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.

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.
March 04, 2020 | News and Publications , Horsemanship
Daniel Carlson and 'Emily' had a relationship that took them to the heights in trail and other classes.
January 10, 2020 | Showing , Horsemanship
Stay safe in the saddle or set yourself up at home for a winning horsemanship run at the show with this breakdown of horsemanship position.
December 23, 2019 | News and Publications , Horsemanship
Take advice from top AQHA Professional Horsemen as they share ways to prepare for World Show patterns.

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AQHA Pro Horsemen's Competitive Edge: Horsemanship