Ask The Horse Show Judge

askthehorseshowjudge_logoAsk The Horse Show Judge Hunter & Equitation Experts and Horse Show Judges are talking on AskTheHorseShowJudge.com.  Here’s your chance to get inside the minds of the nation’s most respected horsemen and horsewomen , the big “R” in rated USEF and USHJA hunter and equitation judges. We’ve tapped the brains of equestrian legends of hunters and equitation, top-rated because they not only are officials at A-level competitions (Indoors, Palm Beach, Toronto Royal Winter Fair, Desert Circuit, HITS, Harrisburg, Capital Challenge, USHJA International Hunter Derbies) but also because they have earned the rights of passage as riders, trainers, and wise teachers of horse savvy.

These horsemen and women have done it all – not just at horse shows, training international stars, and as clinicians and breeders, but also working their way up through the ranks including grooming, braiding, hauling, buying, selling, along side top-notch veterinarians and farriers. Horsemanship is cross-discipline and they have taught the greenest of the green, including hand-holding parents, owners and children.

And the information, answers, opinions and videos are all FREE.

Ask The Horse Show Judge is an ALL VOLUNTEER organization and the judges have graciously donated their time to educate YOU. The panel of experts represents the epitome of the hunter/equitation industry and these pros have taken time out of long days to answer a wide range of questions, to educate and give back to this sport that is their livelihood. Whether your goals are competition-related or you just want solid rides with your partner at home, these experts want you to know how to rate an optimum performance – on the flat, over one fence or a course. We urge you to take advantage! Ask The Horse Show Judge allows exhibitors, trainers, riders and owners to tap into the knowledge base of horse show judges, benefit from their experience and get constructive feedback. Many of us cannot afford the time or money to attend a clinic or take lessons from the industry’s elite.

The questions are commonly asked, detailed and focused on an optimum performance and good horsemanship so we receive precise answers. AND each question has an explanation so you will learn not only how the judges make their selections, but the ABCs of hunters and equitation. The answers are filmed… you hear them straight from the judge’s mouth. Sort by question topic or the expert / judge’s name. The result is a virtual clinic of hunter and equitation expertise.

From position to jumping style, lead changes to showmanship, you’ll discover just what the judges are looking for in horsemanship and quality performances… what turns their heads, and what they detest! For under ten dollars a month, peruse 425+ video answers on a variety of topics… the ideal hunter and optimum jumping style… which carries more weight, a close jump or a late change… differences between judging pre-greens versus amateurs?  Bits, martingales… the judges see it all and here’s your chance to learn! Do you think you’ll want to know the favorite work-off tests of the judge BEFORE next week’s horse show?

Check out Ask The Horse Show Judge, and start preparing for your next horse show.