HUNTER PACE CROSS-COUNTRY CLASSES

CLASS 1A. WARM-UP, PAIRS

To be ridden over a short outdoor course, without obstacles, at a pace of 200 meters per minute (trot speed.) Closest to optimum speed wins. A good class for a green horse or a green rider. This is a pairs class. 

CLASS 1B. WARM-UP, SINGLES

Same course as 1A, but for individual riders, 200 m/m.

CLASS 2A. ELEMENTARY, PAIRS

To be ridden over a course of jumps. 18"- 2’ at a pace of 250 meters per minute (fast trot.) At least one rider must jump each obstacle.

CLASS 2B. ELEMENTARY, SINGLES

Same course as 2A, but one rider at a time. The rider must jump each obstacle. 250 m/m.

CLASS 3A. LOW BEGINNER NOVICE, PAIRS

To be ridden over a course of low jumps, 2' to 2'3”, at a pace of 300 meters per minute (slow to moderate canter.) Water optional, At least one rider must jump each obstacle.

CLASS 3B. LOW BEGINNER NOVICE, SINGLES

Same course as 3A, but one rider at a time.

CLASS 4A. HIGH BEGINNER NOVICE, PAIRS

To be ridden over a course of low jumps, 2'4” to 2’7", at a pace of 325 meters per minute (canter); at least one rider must jump. Possible water jumps.

CLASS 4B. HIGH BEGINNER NOVICE, SINGLES

Same course as 4A, but one rider at a time.

CLASS 5. NOVICE CROSS-COUNTRY, SINGLES ONLY

One rider at a time, over a course of obstacles to 2’11” to be ridden at a pace of 350 m/m. Course will include water. Course length: 3/4 to 1 mile (1200 to 1600 meters)

CLASS 6. TRAINING CROSS-COUNTRY, SINGLES ONLY

One rider at a time, over obstacles about 3' 3", to be ridden at 400 meters per minute. Course will include water.

CLASS 7. OPTION (AND RE-RIDE) CLASS.

This class may be entered on the day of the show'! This is your chance to re-ride any class or try a different one. May be ridden as pairs or singles. This class will not be awarded ribbons or prizes.

 
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