A Judge's Perspective: Ranch Riding
AQHA Judge April Devitt analyzes a Level 1 youth ranch riding pattern from the 2017 Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships.
By Larri Jo Starkey | May 3, 2017
Judges in ranch riding are looking for forward movement, smoothness in transitions and a horse that works like he would be comfortable on a ranch.
So what does that look like in a specific pattern?
In this video, April Devitt analyzes the Level 1 youth ranch riding pattern from the 2017 Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships, specifically the winning go of Grace Wilson of Smithfield, Virginia, riding Bueno Summer Starlet.
The 2010 red roan mare is by Bueno Starlight and out of Aprils Summer Star by Mifillena. She was bred by Heather J. Powell of Chalfont, Pennsylvania, and Grace, 17, owns her.