In the Magazine: Equitation Needs a Better Foundation

In the Magazine: What's Next for the Hunters?

Excerpt from the January issue of Heels Down Magazine:

By Rebecca Agocs

If there’s one thing judges in the hunter and equitation ring can agree on, it’s that riders and trainers need more education in regards to what judges are looking for. The general consensus? To bring the sport forward, we need a better foundation of education for participants of all levels – not just those with access to top trainers and big shows.

“Bringing higher levels of education to lower levels of competition will really help move our sport in the right direction,” says hunter and equitation USEF ‘R’ judge, Elizabeth Huntsman Deangelis, based in Cape Ann, Mass. “It’s an important conversation to have – and now – since the cost to play has gotten higher, which could leave the smaller and more local trainers, riders and shows behind.”

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In the Magazine: Equitation Needs a Better Foundation

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