Barrel racing is a rodeo event in which a horse and rider attempt to complete a cloverleaf pattern around preset barrels in the fastest time. Though both boys and girls compete at the youth level, in collegiate and professional ranks, it is a rodeo event for women.
Competitive Trail Riding measures the fitness of a horse or pony as they travel over a marked trail of 20 to 120 miles. Horses are examined thoroughly before, on the trail and after finishing, by qualified judges and veterinarians. The events are strictly timed and penalties are given for finishing too early or too late.
A horse with poor conformation for a Grand Prix show jumper could have excellent conformation for a World Champion dressage horse, or to be a champion endurance horse. The Good Points & Bad Points of Horse Conformation : Points on horse conformation are quite a detailed subject if they are to be of any use to you and should be studied separately.
In 1898, the first cutting horse competition was held in Haskell, Texas. On March 14, 1908, the Old North Side Coliseum, now known as the Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas, hosted the first indoor cutting horse contest which grew into the Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show.
Dressage (/ ˈ d r ɛ s ɑː ʒ / or / d r ɪ ˈ s ɑː ʒ /; a French term, most commonly translated to mean "training") is a highly skilled form of riding performed in exhibition and competition, as well as an "art" sometimes pursued solely for the sake of mastery.
Mar 28, 2017 11 Different Riding Styles For Your Horse. Dressage. IMAGE SOURCE: BOB HAARMANS VIA FLICKR. Eventing. IMAGE SOURCE: RAYAND VIA FLICKR. Show jumping. IMAGE SOURCE: DWAYNE MADDEN VIA FLICKR. Western pleasure. IMAGE SOURCE: KATHERINE MUSTAFA PHOTOGRAPHY VIA FLICKR. Reining. IMAGE SOURCE: EDWARD DALMULDER VIA FLICKR.
Endurance riding is an equestrian sport based on controlled long-distance races. It is one of the international competitions recognized by the FEI. There are endurance rides worldwide. Endurance rides can be any distance, though they are rarely over 160 km for a one-day competition.
What’s Show-Jumping All About? The sport of show-jumping is designed to be a true test for horse and rider. The goal of horse and rider is to make it around a course of fences clear (without dropping any rails) and inside the optimum time. While it may sound simple, show-jumping requires extreme amounts of athleticism and precision. A show jumping course will be made up of anywhere between, on average, 10-15 fences not including combinations.
Showmanship is an event found at many horse shows. The class is also sometimes called "Fitting and Showmanship", "Showmanship In-Hand", "Showmanship at Halter" or "Halter Showmanship" It involves a person on the ground leading a horse, wearing a halter or bridle, through a series of maneuvers called a pattern.
Equestrian vaulting, or simply vaulting, is most often described as gymnastics and dance on horseback, which can be practiced both competitively or non-competitively. Vaulting has a history as an equestrian act at circuses, but its origins stretch back at least two-thousand years.