Excerpt from the November 2017 issue of Heels Down Magazine.
By Rebecca Agocs
The numerical system of scoring hunter and equitation classes is much like a grading scale teachers use on tests, rewarding quality riding and horses with higher scores. It offers a ranking system which helps riders know where they stand in comparison to their competition.
However, equitation scoring is a little different than scoring in hunter classes.
The major differences between scoring different classes is the focus on horse instead of rider. In equitation, your score will reflect your position and style, your effectiveness, and how well you answered the course’s questions (read: if there’s a trot jump, you better trot it!).
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