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.

April 18, 2022 | News and Publications , Hunter Under Saddle
In a career that spanned three decades, Guns Flash Bull epitomized the versatility of the American Quarter Horse.
March 30, 2022 | News and Publications , Horsemanship
Dispel your nerves and prepare to ace patterns, including showmanship, horsemanship and hunt seat equitation, with these tips.
October 27, 2021 | News and Publications , Horsemanship
Improve your horse show pattern-class performance with these tips.
October 25, 2021 | News and Publications , Working hunter under saddle
14 steps to make riding without stirrups a regular – and safe – part of your riding routine all year long.
June 19, 2021 | 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.

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AQHA Pro Horsemen's Competitive Edge: Hunt Seat Equitation