Classes Ridden
Horses are shown “ridden” only.
Three divisions will be offered:
ClassicPleasure
In this discipline, horses demonstrate a snappy, animated movement in saddle seat tack and attire at the walk, normal trot, strong trot, canter and hand gallop.
HunterPleasure
This is a pleasure discipline for the horse that can cover ground easily and with a long, low, efficient stride, while wearing hunter-style tack.
WesternPleasure
This pleasure discipline has its roots in the old west, when cowboys rode their horses from sunup to sunset. Horses demons- trate a calm, willing, obedient attitude and have smooth, soft gaits that the rider can sit all day.
Levels
Ridden classes will have two levels divided by the previous experience of horse and/or rider.
Novice
Available classes
(AAC Novice Ridden)
  • Westernpleasure
  • Hunterpleasure
  • Classicpleasure
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Advanced
Available classes
(AAC Advanced Ridden)
  • Westernpleasure (optionnal)
  • Hunterpleasure (optionnal)
  • Classicpleasure (optionnal)
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Scoring system
  • Classic pleasure All gaits are performed with willingness and obvious ease, cadence, balance and smoothness. These fine horses combine their athleticism with grace and style typical of the Arabian horse.
  • Hunter pleasure Hunter pleasure scoring is based on horse and rider manners, performance, suitability as a hunter, quality and conformation.
  • Western pleasure Horses should be pleasant moving but cover ground efficiently, softly and obediently, while looking content, happy and willing to do the job at hand.attitude and have smooth, soft gaits that the rider can sit all day.
Rules & Regulation