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AHA Equitat ion MANUAL Arabian Horse Association 1 0805 E. Bethany Dr. • Aurora, CO 80
AHA Equitat ion MANUAL Arabian Horse Association 1 0805 E. Bethany Dr. • Aurora, CO 80
AHA Equitat ion MANUAL Arabian Horse Association 1 0805 E. Bethany Dr. • Aurora, CO 80

Arabian Horse Association

10805 E. Bethany Dr. • Aurora, CO 80014-2605 303-696-4500phone • 303-696-4599 fax info@ArabianHorses.org ArabianHorses.org

2013 edition

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Thank You

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Special thanks to the following people without whom the publication of this manual would not have been possible:

Deborah Johnson, Chair Carole Stohlmann, Vice-Chair

Mary Jane Brown Kathy Callahan-Smith Lori Conway Michael Damianos Juli Goder-Larson Ted Lange Larry Hoffman Jody LaSalle Chuck Mangan Gary Paine Lori Schroder-Ross Joyce Thomas Jodi Zeier AHA Staff

And extra thanks to Craig Christiansen and D. Hennington for use of their drawings.

A very special thanks to Frances Newsom, USEF Steward for her proofing and

checking patterns against current rules in 2013, and to Deborah Johnson for her assistance in 2013.

©Copyright 2007 & 2013 by the Arabian Horse Association SM

All rights of this publication are reserved. Reproduction of this publication (except the pattern pages which are granted a limited, non-exclusive license for use by AHA Recognized Competitions) without prior written permission

is strictly prohibited.

Table

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contents

LocaL LeveL GuideLines Guidelines Do’s.and.Don’ts Guidelines—Tips.for.Judges 4 5–6 7 Saddle.Seat .
LocaL LeveL GuideLines
Guidelines
Do’s.and.Don’ts
Guidelines—Tips.for.Judges
4
5–6
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Saddle.Seat
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Ring.Generalship
8
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Equitation.of.Rider/Suitability.of.Horse
9
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Attire.of.Rider/Tack.of.Horse
10
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Patterns.and.Tests
11–12
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Railwork.and.Pattern.Considerations
13–14
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Equitation.Patterns
16–35
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UPHA.Challenge.Cup
36
Western.Seat/Reining.Seat/Western.Horsemanship
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Position.of.Rider./.Suitability.of.Horse
37-–39
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Attire.of.Rider./.Tack.of.Horse
40–41
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Reining.Seat
43–44
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Reining.Seat.Score.Card
45
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Patterns.and.Tests
46–55
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Western.Horsemanship
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Railwork.and.Pattern.Considerations
56
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Patterns
57–80
Hunter.Seat
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Position.of.Rider./.Suitability.of.Horse
81–82
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Class.Routine./.Patterns.and.Tests
83
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Attire.of.Rider./.Tack.of.Horse
84
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Judging.Hunter.Seat.Equitation
85
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Table.of.Faults
86
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Table.of.Scoring
87
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Equitation.Not.to.Jump
88–89
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Equitation.Not.to.Jump.Patterns
Showmanship
90–111
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How.You.are.Judged
112
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Showmanship.Faults
113
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Showmanship.Credits
114
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Systems
115
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Suggested.Maneuver.Evaluation
116–118
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Suggested.Scoring.System.for.Maneuvers
119–120
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Showmanship.Patterns
Dressage.Seat.Equitation
121–133
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Please visit U.S. Dressage Federation website at

http://www.usef.org/documents/ruleBook/2013/08-dR.pdf

Chapter DR133

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Guidelines

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This information has been compiled and endorsed by the AHA Equitation Committee in an effort to clarify many of the ambiguities that are currently present in the rules pertaining to the equitation divisions. It is not intended to be the final word on the subject, for any controversial statements with regard to equitation will almost certainly be met with disagreement. There may also be some areas that need addressing but were inadvertently omitted. Hopefully the benefits obtained by the use of this information will far outweigh any of its shortcomings. Items covered directly in either the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF— formerly USA Equestrian) or the Equine Canada (EC— formerly Canadian Equestrian Federation) Rule Books, or the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) Handbook are not covered herein except for purposes of clarification.

Exhibitors should always know the rules of the pertinent association(s) and the classes in which they are competing. In the Arabian division, this means that the current USEF/ EC Rule Books prevail, except where specifically modified by the current AHA Handbook. Copies of all rulebooks should be carried to horse shows, for easy reference. Any questions not readily answerable by consulting these rulebooks should be referred to this manual.

Other questions should be addressed in writing and emailed to info@ArabianHorses.org or mailed to the Arabian Horse Association, 10805 E. Bethany Dr., Aurora, Colorado 80014-2605 — Attention Judges & Stewards Commissioner. Canadian Shows are governed by the current Equine Canada rules. These can be obtained by writing or calling Equine Canada, 2685 Queensview Dr., Suite 100, Ottawa, Ontario Canada K2B 8K2 (613-248-3433).

Created and approved (BOD 1/91) Amended and approved (BOD 11/95) Revised 06/13

USEF rules require posting of patterns one hour prior to the class; however, the Equitation Committee recommends that copies of patterns be posted 24 hours in advance of the class and that copies of patterns be made available to all exhibitors. Regional and National Class patterns must be posted 24 hours in advance of the scheduled class.

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Do’s and Don’ts

Be courteous at all times to fellow exhibitors, ring personnel, office workers, judges and the like. Sportsmanship is paramount in the field of equitation. Congratulate the winners. Your time will come some day and you would want the same courtesy extended to you. Also, be helpful to your fellow exhibitors. Point out, in a tactful manner, that their jod strap is undone or that their horse has slobbered on their chaps, etc.

Subtle verbal communication between rider and horse is encouraged in equitation classes; however, this communication should not be so loud as to be distracting to other exhibitors or ring personnel. A notable exception to this is when a rider is specifically addressing another rider, such as calling “rail.” However, excessive yelling of “rail, rail” is very distracting and undignified and should be discouraged. The only time “rail” is appropriate is when another rider is cutting in dangerously close and collision is imminent. It is inappropriate for a rider to come up behind a rider already on the rail and force them off the rail. Riders should always be positioned so that they can go around those ahead of them on the inside (not the rail side), and should be penalized at the judge’s discretion for not doing so.

Leave room in the lineup for the nervous horse or rider. In addition to being courteous and safety conscious, this will lessen the effect the other horse might have on your mount.

Show disciplined control of your mount, but never abuse it if it makes a mistake, either in the ring or after leaving the ring. The show arena and grounds are not proper places to “teach the horse a lesson.” Emotions run high and a lot is at stake. Because of this, most mistakes are due to rider error for which the horse should not be punished.

Do not wear anything or put anything on the horse or rider that jiggles, flaps, or waves. This includes loose hair or hair ribbons, lapping ties or fringe and unpinned numbers. All of these are very distracting to the judge, especially not being able to read a rider’s number. If a rider trims their number card, care should be taken to not reduce the size so that the judge can still easily read the number. Pinning numbers both top and bottom as well as from inside the shirt or jacket will make a smoother picture.

An exhibitor may wear protective headgear (ASTM/SEI) and/or a protective safety vest, specifically designed for use in equestrian sport in any division or class without penalty from the judge.

Judges should appraise the ability and level of proficiency of the riders at the show before posting patterns. This can be accomplished by asking a member of show management. If they don’t know the answer, they can easily find out by asking the steward to talk to the exhibitors. Both exhibitors and judges alike benefit from this little bit of advance

Applies to Saddle Seat, Western Seat, Reining Seat, Western Horsemanship and Hunter Seat Classes

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planning. Those who want a challenge are given one, while those whose ability is not as advanced are given a test which they can perform, and the judge’s decision is made simpler by this consistency. Judges should be prepared with more than one pattern for any given class so as to compensate for differences in the ability of the riders, ring sizes, weather conditions and the like. Judges should also be aware that in Reining Seat equitation only, the 13 and Under riders are expected to be able to perform the same tests as the 14-18 riders—one of the current RN patterns.

Riders should enter the arena ready to show, displaying confidence and presence. Show that you are a rider and not just a passenger. Poise and consistency, even under adverse conditions, are necessary. Perfect the performance of your horse(s) to best reflect your equitation abilities. A ground-covering smooth walk should not be so strong that its lateral movement creates too much body motion in the rider. A smooth, cadenced jog or trot will be much more attractive than a bone-jarring concussive gait. Likewise, a smooth flowing canter or lope will enhance a rider’s skill rather than the four-beat gait that shakes or vibrates the rider.

Electronic coaching devices may not be used while class is in progress. (Disabled riders may petition through the USEF/EC Steward for permission to use an appropriate aid.)

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Guidelines

TiPs FoR JudGes

1. Get your patterns to show management so that they can be reviewed by the steward and posted at the proper time.

a. AHA Medal Classes—At least one hour prior to an AHA medal class.

b. Regional & National Equitation Classes—At least 24 hours prior to the first section of the eliminations.

c. National Shows—Subsequent patterns are to be available immediately following the last working section of each phase.

d. It is helpful to show management and exhibitors to receive patterns prior to the

show so they may be copied for exhibitors and posted in a timely fashion.

2. Know if you have a center ring box and where the entrance and exit gates are located before drawing your patterns.

3. Know which tests are allowed for each age group.

4. Make sure you are familiar with the AHA Equitation Manual and bring it to the show.

5. Review the Equitation section of the USEF or EC Rulebook, both in the General

Equitation by seat and the Arabian Equitation Sections as well as the AHA Handbook. Bring Rulebooks to the show.

6. Know the depth of the competition when choosing a pattern so that all riders can accomplish the pattern and the best riders will do it the best.

7. If the class is large, do not keep the riders in the lineup. Effective 2003— It is mandatory at Regionals and Nationals to not have the lineup remain in the arena during patterns. This includes Saddle Seat, Hunter Seat not to jump, and Western Horsemanship classes. (BOD-Jan. 02)

8. Know your pattern and visualize it in the arena to know how it will play.

9. Prepare your card to reflect the proper percentages of pattern/rail work.

10. No cones or markers are to be used in pattern work for Hunter Seat Not to Jump or Saddle Seat classes.

11. The arena gate must be closed during railwork and patterns.

12. Patterns are not permitted in walk/trot or walk/jog Equitation.

13. All Hunter Seat Equitation Not to Jump patterns must exit and enter the arena at a walk.

Show Committees Need to be Aware: In AHA Medal Classes in which the required minimum number of entries is achieved, the fact that a contestant is excused from the arena once judging has commenced, or goes off pattern during the pattern portion of the class, will not nullify an AHA Medal Class win if the remaining number of exhibitors is less than the minimum requirement. In AHA Medal classes, points are accumulated so rail work and patterns are required, regardless of the number of exhibitors.

Medal winners may ride in any medal class throughout the year. Effective 2003—Once a rider wins an AHA medal in a certain discipline, they will be allowed to show again in a medal class of the same discipline. (BOD-Jan. 02) All medal classes must be held for one or more exhibitors.

For walk/trot, walk/jog equitation information, review corresponding equitation seat in this manual and current USEF/EC Rule Books, Arabian Division.

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Saddle Seat

RinG GeneRaLshiP

The Little Things That Make a Difference

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Ring Generalship, or the awareness and command of what is happening in the arena, is paramount in all equitation seats. It is even more important in saddle seat, however, simply because the pace and tempo of a saddle seat class is quicker and bolder than that of the other seats. In order to achieve the best advantage, a rider must maintain a good forward motion and an uninhibited path for that motion. This means knowing where other horses, crowded or trouble spots, and the judge(s) are located at any given time. Circling or cutting across the arena to achieve better positioning is acceptable as an indication of good ring generalship but should never be used to excess.

Executing the command to reverse: Riders may turn into or away from the rail when asked to reverse and, generally speaking, turning into the rail shows more polish and precise execution. However, either way is equally acceptable and no penalties should be assessed for either choice unless the rider demonstrates unsympathetic hands or ineffective leg aids while attempting to reverse.

The only equitation classes in the Arabian Saddle Seat division, which require that a pattern be performed, are AHA Medal classes, United Professional Horsemen’s Association (UPHA) Challenge Cup Qualifying classes, Regional Championship classes, National Championship classes and UPHA Challenge Cup Championship Phase I. In all of these classes, all riders are required to perform the pattern. The pattern for AHA Medal classes must be posted at least ONE HOUR PRIOR to an AHA Medal Class. For Regional and National Championship classes, the pattern for the first section of the elimination must be posted 24 hours in advance, and subsequent patterns are to be available immediately following the last working section of each phase.

Patterns are not required in age group or championship classes; except in Saddle Seat Championships where at least the top four (4) riders must be worked individually from any of the Saddle Seat Equitation Tests appropriate for the class. However, in any class in which a pattern is used, it must be written, posted, and publicly announced prior to being performed. Additional tests such as backing and addressing reins are not considered patterns and are not required to be posted. As stated earlier, judges should tailor the degree of difficulty in their patterns to the level of ability of the riders if possible. Judges should find out if there is a center ring judge box and where the in-gate and out-gates are located before choosing an appropriate pattern.

Exhibitors are reminded to always refer to current USEF/EC Rule Books for specific rules. Exhibitors are reminded to refer to the current AHA Handbook for procedures.

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Saddle Seat

eQuiTaTion oF RideR/ suiTaBiLiTY oF hoRse

Maintaining center of balance: Rider’s back should be straight, with shoulders directly over hips and spine in line with that of horse. Leaning down over horse to check leads and/or diagonals should be severely penalized. Ideally, a rider should be able to feel the correct lead and diagonals, but if they must be checked, only a glance downward with the eyes is appropriate. However, a rider who leans over and obtains a correct lead or diagonal should be scored above a rider who glances down but obtains and maintains an incorrect lead or diagonal.

Hands: Hands should be quiet and light, with flexible (not locked) wrists and should show sympathy, adaptability and control. Horses with high-set necks allow the rider’s hands to be held higher than do horses with low-set necks; therefore, the placement of the horse’s neck dictates the proper elevation of the rider’s hands. Hands should be tipped in 30-45 degrees from vertical and should not be excessively far apart (not more than 8 inches in most cases). Bight of reins is on off (right) side. Constant bumping of the horse’s mouth or excessive shortening of the reins is distracting and should be avoided.

Arms: Elbows should be no further from the body than the point at which the chest begins to look concave. Improper roundness of the arms forces the chest to cave inward and the shoulders to come forward out of position. The upper body, including the arms and hands, should give the appearance of elegant style and complete control but without the impression of stiffness, posing or exaggeration.

Legs and Feet: The old days of the flared lower leg and the cocked ankle are long gone. It is easy to see why, as this unnatural leg and foot position did not allow the rider to properly guide the horse using calf pressure. With feet in stirrups, the stirrup leathers should hang straight down, should never be twisted and should be even on both sides. With feet out of stirrups and relaxed, proper length of irons may be determined by finding the point at which the stirrup touches the inside anklebone. A good rule of thumb is that the stirrup should hit close to, or just below, the ankle bone depending on the length of the rider’s leg.

Exhibitors are reminded to always refer to current USEF/EC Rule Books for specific rules regarding Saddle Seat position and suitability. Exhibitors are reminded to refer to the current AHA Handbook for procedures.

Refer to Current USEF/EC Rules

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aTTiRe oF RideR/TacK oF hoRse

Refer to Current USEF/EC Rules

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Properly fitted, clean tack and clothing along with a well-groomed, neatly clipped horse go a long way toward perfecting the ultimate final picture. Some judges have even been known to check the bottom of a rider’s boots for cleanliness, so be prepared! Horses must be shown in full bridle and with a flat english-type saddle.

Informal saddle suits should be of a conservative, preferably dark color, which appears to be solid. Small pinstripes or herringbone-type patterns are acceptable as long as the material appears from a distance to be of a solid nature. According to the USEF Rule Book, accessories are to be the same color as the suit itself. Taken literally, this would mean that derbies, boots, ties, vests, hatbands and gloves must all match. However, at this time the Arabian division (and others) is tolerant of and will allow contrasting derbies, ties, boots, hatbands, vest and gloves, but the key word to remember when considering them is conservative. An emerald green to fire engine red derby may match your vest, but is definitely not conservative and should be avoided. This also applies to contrasting hatbands and gloves as well as derbies. A safe rule of thumb to follow is that if a contrasting derby is worn, it should be the same color family as the riding habit but may be several shades lighter or darker. It is also reasonable to assume that if you have doubts as to whether a particular color of fabric is conservative, then others will probably have the same doubts and you would be wise to choose something else. Day coats are not permitted.

Formal attire is even more conservative and may be worn only after 6:00 pm. It is recommended, but not mandatory, that tuxedos be worn in the evening, so judges should not penalize riders who do not wear them. There is no allowance for formal attire of contrasting colors, with one exception made for gloves. This means the collar and lapels must be of the same color as the jacket and the top hat must match the entire ensemble. White or black tie may be worn but no contrasting tie/cummer- bund sets. Also, either black or white gloves are proper but keep in mind that white gloves draw attention to the hands, so make sure yours are very good before you wear white on them. Finally, if earrings are used, they should be small and also conservative. Small stud earrings are more appropriate for formal attire.

Spurs, if worn, must be unrowelled and not so large that they noticeably interfere with the smooth line of the jod pants. A whip or crop is optional, but if used should be of an appropriate length.

Exhibitors are reminded to always refer to current USEF/EC Rule Books for specific rules regarding Saddle Seat attire and tack. Exhibitors are reminded to refer to the current AHA Handbook for procedures.

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PaTTeRns and TesTs

1. If a pattern or workout is used in any given class, it is to count 50% of the final score. Too many judges score saddle seat classes on the workout alone and this is entirely improper. If judged correctly, it is very possible for a rider who was excellent on the rail, but who badly mishandled the pattern, to place above a rider who was below average on the rail and slightly above average on the pattern. CONES OR MARKERS OF ANY KIND ARE NOT TO BE USED TO MARK POINTS OF A PATTERN IN A SADDLE SEAT EQUITATION CLASS. How well a rider selects and uses points in a pattern should be taken into consideration by the judge in the overall scoring of each rider’s performance.

2. Unlike the terminology in other equitation seats, there is no such thing in saddle seat as being “off pattern.” This has caused much confusion among judges and exhibitors alike when they see riders who make obvious mistakes. Saddle seat classes are judged instead on a common sense system of rewards and penalties just like any other class. If judges would like to assign numbers to these rewards and penalties, this is their prerogative.

The fall of a horse or rider does NOT necessarily eliminate an entry from competition. The penalty in the saddle seat division for a fall is AT THE JUDGE’S DISCRETION.

A common question asked by judges and exhibitors alike is the proper number of

exhibitors chosen to perform workouts in classes such as championships where entries are not required to do additional tests but the judge does ask for a pattern. If time permits and show management is agreeable, it is in the best interest of all exhibitors (particularly the young ones just getting started) to have all of them do the workout in order to gain experience in performing individually. If this is not feasible, however, a good rule of thumb to use for a minimum number to perform the workout in a large class is the number of ribbons to be awarded plus two reserve placings. For example, in a 25-rider saddle seat championship where eight ribbons are given, you should choose at least ten

riders to ride the pattern. Please do not choose only ten riders out of a class of thirteen to

do a workout. This can be embarrassing and humiliating for those not chosen. If time

and conditions permit, it is preferable to have all riders exit the arena and return individually to perform the patterns, as this is the method used in Regional and National Championship classes. Judges should watch the entire pattern completely through to the finish and not begin writing notes as the riders approach the end of the workout.

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PaTTeRns and TesTs

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Tests 1 – 15 are allowed for AHA medal classes. Tests 1 – 12 are allowed for 13/under classes. Tests 1 – 15 are allowed for 14-18 classes. Please check tests appropriate for the age groups. Test 16 is allowed only at National Level.

The order of running a class in which a pattern is to be performed is to do the rail work first, followed by the lineup for inspection, reading of the pattern and any questions, and finally the pattern work. Judges are prohibited from conferring with riders individually in the lineup but they may answer questions regarding the pattern where the entire lineup can hear the question and the answer. Judges may not speak to any rider in the lineup even after they have turned in their cards. A rider may approach a judge after the show is over if they are interested in hearing the judge’s thoughts or comments.

In the saddle seat equitation division, judges are encouraged to ask all contestants to perform two or more individual tests from the current USEF/EC Rule Books, Equitation Division, Saddle Seat Equitation Section. The Arabian division does not allow riders to exchange horses, except at the national level final.

UPHA: Judges and exhibitors should be aware of the UPHA rules. UPHA has a booklet that judges should bring with them to the show. The UPHA class has a mandatory workout for all qualifying classes. The pattern is as follows: Trot a serpentine to the opposite end of ring. Return down either rail at a show trot. You should also know if the class is an Arabian Breed or an Open Breed class. This should be stated in the premium list. The class is scored 60% on the rail work and 40% on the pattern. Any pattern with appropriate tests may be used at UPHA National finals.The serpentine pattern is only for qualifying classes. UPHA walk-trot classes DO NOT have any patterns. To obtain a booklet, write to: UPHA, 4059 Iron Works Parkway, Suite #2, Lexington, KY 40511, (859) 231-5070. UPHA also has a pattern book available with many excellent patterns in it.

Exhibitors are reminded to always refer to current USEF/EC Rule Books for specific rules regarding Saddle Seat patterns and tests. Exhibitors are reminded to refer to the current AHA Handbook for procedures.

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eQuiTaTion—RaiL WoRK consideRaTions & PosiTives

Ring generalship — Awareness of ring position in relation to other horses and riders as well as the judges. Presenting the horse and rider with courtesy to other entrants.

Showing the horse to its best advantage

Keeping the horse in the open

Seeing trouble spots ahead

Knowing where the judge is

Reversing to your best advantage

Showing effective use of leg aids

Showing sympathetic hands

Proper foot position and pressure in the stirrup

Strong leg position

Strong seat and balance

Confidence

Utilizing the best speed for your particular horse

Using the proper rein length

Showing the horse in a relaxed and effective manner, never rigid or posed

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eQuiTaTion—PaTTeRn consideRaTions: PosiTives

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Effective, smooth starts and stops

Being able to come up on correct diagonal

Recognizing leads and diagonals without looking

Knowing if lead or diagonal is not correct

Keeping both circles of a figure eight the same size

Keeping straight-line elements, straight

Keeping serpentine loops equal and in a half circle form

Keeping horse from drifting

Not allowing horse to stop early when going to the wall

Moving through the pattern at the pace appropriate for that particular horse, neither taking excessive time or rushing

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AHA

AHA

Saddle Seat

Fig. 1

AHA Saddle Seat Fig. 1 False center of gravity. Hands and arms tensed, braced against the

False center of gravity. Hands and arms tensed, braced against the bits, wrists stiff & unsympathetic — proper communication is impossible—hands move up and down with each stride.

Fig. 3

Center of gravity. Rider folded over, braced against horse, posting forward & back — not up & down.

horse, posting forward & back — not up & down. Incorrect saddle seat (rider behind motion

Incorrect saddle seat (rider behind motion of horse)

Fig. 2

Fig. 1

A common distortion in saddle seat equitation (A). Correct position (B).

Fig. 2

Rider has rolled shoulders forward, causing chest to concave — resulting in stiffness in neck area, restricted use of upper back and rigidity in arms and wrists. This creates extra stress on the lower back and waist, as the upper body now must rely on the reins to maintain balance.

Fig. 4

Elbows.

(A) Pinched in, pressed downward from shoulder—stiffens entire back, neck, and shoulders.

from shoulder—stiffens entire back, neck, and shoulders. (B) Out, causes balance to come from arms; stiffens

(B) Out, causes balance to come from arms; stiffens shoulders, neck and hands brace on horse’s mouth.

(C) Natural-related, comfortable, resting easily at rider’s side.

Drawings courtesy of Craig Christiansen

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Saddle Seat

PaTTeRn a • Tests 6,9,10

From.the.starting.point,.canter.a.half.

circle.on.the.left.lead.to.the.center.of.

the.ring

Halt.facing.left.rail.*

Execute.one.figure.eight.at.the.trot.

beginning.on.the.right.diagonal.and.

demonstrating.one.change.of.

diagonal

Halt.facing.left.rail.*

Canter.a.half.circle.on.the.right.lead.to.

the.midpoint.of.the.far.end.of.the.

ring

Halt.

Beginning.on.the.correct.diagonal.trot.

down.the.right.rail.demonstrating.two.

changes.of.diagonal

without.stopping.

Exit.the.ring.

Stop./.HaltCanter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Canter

TrotStop./.Halt Canter Walk Back Marker Lineup

WalkStop./.Halt Canter Trot Back Marker Lineup

BackStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Marker Lineup

MarkerStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Lineup

Stop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Lineup

This pattern may be used for 13 & under, 14–18, 18 & under, AHA medal, and Championship Classes.

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➤ Correct Halt Diagonal ➤ ➤ Right.Lead ➤ ➤ Trot on.Left Diagonal Incorrect Diagonal ➤
Correct
Halt
Diagonal
Right.Lead
Trot
on.Left
Diagonal
Incorrect
Diagonal
Halt*
Trot.on.
Right.
Diagonal
Left.Lead
Correct
Diagonal
Start
GATE

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PaTTeRn B • Tests 4,7,13,14

➤ Trot Canter Halt ➤ Trot ➤ Canter Halt Trot Trot GATE ➤ ➤ ➤
Trot
Canter
Halt
Trot
Canter
Halt
Trot
Trot
GATE

Trot.from.gate.across.ring.to.rail

Halt

Execute.the.first.loop.of.a.serpentine.

at.the.trot.and.the.second.loop.at.the.

canter Halt

Trot.on.the.rail.to.2/3.point.of.the.ring

Halt.

Turn.and.canter.on.the.right.lead.to.

rail

Halt

Turn

Drop.irons.and.trot.to.the.end.of.

the.straightaway

Halt

Pick.up.irons.and.exit.ring.at.the.trot.

Stop./.HaltCanter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Canter

TrotStop./.Halt Canter Walk Back Marker Lineup

WalkStop./.Halt Canter Trot Back Marker Lineup

BackStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Marker Lineup

MarkerStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Lineup

Stop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Lineup

This pattern may be used for 14–18, 18 & under, AHA medal, and Championship Classes.

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Saddle Seat

PaTTeRn c • Tests 3,10,2

At.the.mid-point.of.the.in-gate.of.the.

arena.(A),.trot.to.the.left.around.the.

curve.to.the.end.of.the.straightaway.

on.the.left.diagonal.(B).and.stop.

briefly.

Canter.(right.lead).a.circle.in.a. clockwise.direction.continuing.around. the.curve.to.the.mid-point.of.the.turn. (C).and.around.the.next.curve.to.a.

point.1/3.of.the.way.down.the.

straightaway.(D).

Go.directly.into.the.trot.on.correct.

diagonal.and.continue.to.the.end.of.

the.straightaway.(E).and.at.the.curve.

execute.a.circle.in.a.clockwise.

direction.

Continue.the.trot.around.the.curve.to.

the.mid-point.of.the.turn.(A).

Exit.arena.at.the.trot.

Stop./.HaltCanter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Canter

TrotStop./.Halt Canter Walk Back Marker Lineup

WalkStop./.Halt Canter Trot Back Marker Lineup

BackStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Marker Lineup

MarkerStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Lineup

Stop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Lineup

This pattern may be used for 13 & under, 14–18, 18 & under, AHA medal, and Championship Classes.

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➤ ➤ C Canter B ➤ D Center. Ring Trot E ➤ A GATE 18
C Canter
B
D
Center.
Ring
Trot
E
A
GATE
18
a h a

a

h

a

Saddle Seat

PaTTeRn d • Tests 2,3,4,13

Reverse. after.circle Right diagonal ➤ Left.lead ➤ ➤ Center. Ring Right. Right. lead diagonal Halt
Reverse.
after.circle
Right
diagonal
Left.lead
Center.
Ring
Right.
Right.
lead
diagonal
Halt
Left.
diagonal
Lineup
GATE

From.the.beginning.of.the.straight-

away.near.the.exit.gate,.trot.a

diagonal.line.on.the.right.diagonal.to.

the.midpoint.of.the.opposite.

straightaway

Halt.

Turn.left.so.that.you.are.parallel.with.

the.rail

three-quarter.point.on.the.

straightaway

Canter.on.the.left.lead.to.the.

Halt.

Trot.a.circle.on.the.right.diagonal

Halt.

Reverse.and.canter.on.the.right.lead.

one-half.the.length.of.the.

straightaway

Halt.

Trot.on.the.left.diagonal.the.remainder.

of.the.straightaway

Return.to.the.

lineup.without

stopping.

Stop./.HaltCanter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Canter

TrotStop./.Halt Canter Walk Back Marker Lineup

WalkStop./.Halt Canter Trot Back Marker Lineup

BackStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Marker Lineup

MarkerStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Lineup

Stop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Lineup

This pattern may be used for 13 & under, 14-18, 18 & under, AHA Medal, and Championship Classes.

If used at a Regional or National Show, pattern may not be run from the lineup.

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a

h

a

a h a

Saddle Seat

PaTTeRn e • Tests 7,3,13

Enter.the.ring.at.a.trot

trot.down.the.right.rail.to.the.first.

quarter.(1/4).point.

Turn.right.and.

Continue.to.trot.and.execute.a.two.(2).

loop.serpentine.across.the.width.of.

the.arena,.demonstrating.one.change.

of.diagonal

left.rail.to.the.midpoint.of.arena

Continue.to.trot.down.the.

Halt.

Turn.and.canter.on.the.left.lead.a.

diagonal.line.to.the.midpoint.of.the.

far.end

Halt.

Turn.and.canter.on.the.right.lead.a.

diagonal.line.to.the.midpoint.of.the.

right.wall

Halt.

Exit.ring.at.a.trot.on.the.correct.

diagonal.

Stop./.HaltCanter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Canter

TrotStop./.Halt Canter Walk Back Marker Lineup

WalkStop./.Halt Canter Trot Back Marker Lineup

BackStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Marker Lineup

MarkerStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Lineup

Stop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Lineup

This pattern may be used for 14–18, 18 & under, AHA medal, and Championship Classes.

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➤ Halt ➤ Canter.– Canter.– Left.Lead Right.Lead Halt Halt Center. Ring ➤ Trot GATE ➤
Halt
Canter.–
Canter.–
Left.Lead
Right.Lead
Halt
Halt
Center.
Ring
Trot
GATE
a h a

a

h

a

Saddle Seat

PaTTeRn F • Tests 3,10

➤ Trot Halt ➤ Halt Canter Center. Ring ➤ Trot ➤ ➤➤ GATE ➤ ➤
Trot
Halt
Halt
Canter
Center.
Ring
Trot
➤➤
GATE

Enter.the.arena.to.the.left.at.a.trot.on.

the.correct.diagonal

center.of.the.straightaway

Continue.to.the.

Halt.

Canter.one.circle.to.the.right.on.the.

correct.lead

Halt.

Trot.on.correct.diagonal.to.the.far.end.

of.the.arena

Halt.

Reverse.direction.

Trot.on.the.correct.diagonal.to.the.

center.of.the.straightaway

Halt.

Canter.one.circle.to.the.left.on.the.

correct.lead

Halt.

Exit.at.a.trot.on.correct.diagonal.

Stop./.HaltCanter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Canter

TrotStop./.Halt Canter Walk Back Marker Lineup

WalkStop./.Halt Canter Trot Back Marker Lineup

BackStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Marker Lineup

MarkerStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Lineup

Stop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Lineup

This pattern may be used for 13 & under, 14–18, 18 & under, AHA medal, and Championship Classes.

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a

h

a

a h a

Saddle Seat

PaTTeRn G • Tests 2,6,10,14,13

Enter.the.ring.at.a.trot.on.the.left.

diagonal

midpoint.of.the.right.rail

Trot.in.a.straight.line.to.the.

Halt.

Canter.a.circle.on.the.left.lead

Halt.

Canter.on.the.right.lead.in.a.straight.

line.to.the.midpoint.of.the.far.end.of.

the.ring

Halt.

Trot.a.circle.on.the.right.diagonal

Halt.

Drop.your.irons

correct.diagonal,.change.to.the.incorrect.

Trot.beginning.on.the.

diagonal

Halt.at.the.midpoint.of.the.

left.rail

Pick.up.your.irons.

Exit.the.ring.at.a.trot.on.the.correct.

diagonal.without.stopping.

Stop./.HaltCanter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Canter

TrotStop./.Halt Canter Walk Back Marker Lineup

WalkStop./.Halt Canter Trot Back Marker Lineup

BackStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Marker Lineup

MarkerStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Lineup

Stop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Lineup

This pattern may be used for 14–18, 18 & under, AHA medal, and Championship Classes.

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Right Diagonal Drop. Irons ➤ Canter Right Left Lead Left Diagonal Lead Pick.up. Halt Irons
Right
Diagonal
Drop.
Irons
Canter
Right
Left
Lead
Left
Diagonal
Lead
Pick.up.
Halt
Irons
Canter
Left.
Trot
Diagonal
Trot
GATE
a h a

a

h

a

Saddle Seat

PaTTeRn h • Tests 2,6,13

Halt C Trot Canter Trot Center. D B Ring Halt ➤ ➤ Trot Trot A
Halt
C
Trot
Canter
Trot
Center.
D
B
Ring
Halt
Trot
Trot
A
GATE

Beginning.at.A,.trot.on.the.right.

diagonal

center.point.of.the.straightaway.B.

Trot.a.diagonal.line.to.the.

At.this.point.continue.trotting

and.perform.a.circle.to.the.left.

As.you.come.out.of.the.circle,.change.

to.the.left.diagonal.and.trot.on.a.

diagonal.line.to.the.end.of.the.arena.C.

Halt

diagonal.line.on.the.incorrect.lead.to.

the.center.point.of.the.opposite.

straightaway.D.

Turn.left

Canter.on.a

Halt

to.A,.posting.on.either.diagonal.

Turn.left

Trot.on.a.diagonal.line.

Exit.arena.at.the.trot.

Stop./.HaltCanter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Canter

TrotStop./.Halt Canter Walk Back Marker Lineup

WalkStop./.Halt Canter Trot Back Marker Lineup

BackStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Marker Lineup

MarkerStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Lineup

Stop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Lineup

This pattern may be used for 14–18, 18 & under, AHA medal, and Championship Classes.

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a

h

a

a h a

Saddle Seat

PaTTeRn J • Tests 3,13,10,14

Trot.to.the.midpoint.of.the.rail.to.your.

right.on.the.correct.diagonal.(A)

Halt.

Pivot.to.the.left,.facing.the.middle.of.

the.end.of.the.arena.

Canter.on.your.incorrect.lead.to.B

Halt.

Canter.a.circle.to.the.left.on.the.

correct.lead.

Pivot.to.the.left,.facing.the.midpoint.

of.the.opposite.side.of.the.arena.(C)

Drop.your.irons

the.left.diagonal.to.that.point

Trot.a.straight.line.on.

Halt.

Pick.up.your.irons

the.correct.lead.to.the.end.of.the.

Halt.

straight.-away

Canter.on

Exit.at.the.trot.

Stop./.HaltCanter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Canter

TrotStop./.Halt Canter Walk Back Marker Lineup

WalkStop./.Halt Canter Trot Back Marker Lineup

BackStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Marker Lineup

MarkerStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Lineup

Stop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Lineup

This pattern may be used for 14–18, 18 & under, AHA medal, and Championship Classes.

If used at a Regional or National Show, pattern may not be run from the lineup.

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24

B Drop. Irons Trot Canter ➤ Left Diagonal Pick.up. Irons C A Judge’s Stand ➤
B
Drop.
Irons
Trot
Canter
Left
Diagonal
Pick.up.
Irons
C
A
Judge’s
Stand
Canter
Trot
Correct
Correct
Diagonal
Diagonal
GATE
a h a

a

h

a

Saddle Seat

PaTTeRn K • Tests 3,10,6

Halt. Reverse Canter Trot Right. Diagonal ➤ Trot Left. ➤ Diagonal Canter Left.Lead GATE ➤
Halt.
Reverse
Canter
Trot
Right.
Diagonal
Trot
Left.
Diagonal
Canter
Left.Lead
GATE
Trot

Starting.on.the.rail.to.your.right,.

divide.the.straightaway.into.three.

sections.

Canter.the.first.section.on.the.left.

lead,.trot.the.second.section.on.the.

left.diagonal,.and.trot.the.final.section.

on.the.right.diagonal.

Halt

Reverse.

Canter.a.circle.on.the.right.lead.

Halt

Return.to.line.or.exit.at.a.trot.

Stop./.HaltCanter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Canter

TrotStop./.Halt Canter Walk Back Marker Lineup

WalkStop./.Halt Canter Trot Back Marker Lineup

BackStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Marker Lineup

MarkerStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Lineup

Stop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Lineup

This pattern may be used for 13 & under, 14–18, 18 & under, AHA medal, and Championship Classes.

If used at a Regional or National Show, pattern may not be run from the lineup.

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a

h

a

a h a

Saddle Seat

PaTTeRn L • Tests 2,6,10,13

This.workout.consists.of.circles.and.a.

straight.line.on.the.rail.

Starting.at.A,.canter.to.B.on.the.left.lead.

At.B,.do.a.simple.change.of.lead

Canter.to.C.on.the.right.lead.

At.C,.trot.to.D.on.the.right.diagonal.

At.D,.change.to.the.left.diagonal

a.circle.

Halt

Reverse.

Trot.

Canter.a.circle.on.the.left.lead.

At.D,.go.directly.to.the.trot.on.the.

right.diagonal.

Show.two.changes.of.diagonal.on.the.

straight.line.

Return.to.the.lineup.or.exit.at.the.trot.

Stop./.HaltCanter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Canter

TrotStop./.Halt Canter Walk Back Marker Lineup

WalkStop./.Halt Canter Trot Back Marker Lineup

BackStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Marker Lineup

MarkerStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Lineup

Stop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Lineup

This pattern may be used for 14–18, 18 & under, AHA medal, and Championship Classes.

If used at a Regional or National Show, pattern may not be run from the lineup.

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26

Halt D ➤ Trot ➤ C Center. Ring Canter Halt B ➤ ➤ Canter A
Halt
D
Trot
C
Center.
Ring
Canter
Halt
B
Canter
A
GATE
➤➤
a h a

a

h

a

Saddle Seat

PaTTeRn M • Tests 2,6,13

Correct. Diagonal Canter Right.Lead Trot—Right. Diagonal Incorrect. Diagonal Canter Left.Lead ➤
Correct.
Diagonal
Canter
Right.Lead
Trot—Right.
Diagonal
Incorrect.
Diagonal
Canter
Left.Lead
Trot—Left.
Diagonal
Correct.
Trot—Left.
Diagonal
Diagonal
GATE
➤➤

Enter.the.arena.at.a.trot.on.the.left.

diagonal

Trot.straight.up.the.center.line.of.the.

arena.for.one-third.of.its.length

Halt

Make.a.quarter.turn.to.the.left.

Trot.a.circle.on.the.left.diagonal

Halt

Make.a.quarter.turn.to.the.right.

Canter.the.next.third.of.the.arena.

straight.up.the.center.line.on.the.left.

lead

Halt.

Canter.the.final.third.of.the.arena.

straight.up.the.center.line.on.the.right.

lead

the.left.

Halt

Make.a.quarter.turn.to

Trot.a.circle.on.the.right.diagonal

Without.stopping,.trot.down.the.rail.

demonstrating.two.changes.of.

diagonal

Exit.without.stopping.

Stop./.HaltCanter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Canter

TrotStop./.Halt Canter Walk Back Marker Lineup

WalkStop./.Halt Canter Trot Back Marker Lineup

BackStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Marker Lineup

MarkerStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Lineup

Stop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Lineup

This pattern may be used for 14–18, 18 & under, AHA medal, and Championship Classes.

27

REV 061113

a

h

a

a h a

Saddle Seat

PaTTeRn n • Tests 12,3

From.the.lineup,.trot.down.the.right.

hand.straightaway.on.the.right.

diagonal.to.the.center.point.of.a.

figure.eight.facing.the.rail

Halt.

Canter.a.figure.eight.

Halt

figure.eight.to.the.left.around.the.turn.

and.continue.trotting.down.the.

straightaway.on.the.right.diagonal

Return.to.the.lineup.without.stopping.

or.exit.arena.

Trot.from.the.center.point.of.the.

Stop./.HaltCanter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Canter

TrotStop./.Halt Canter Walk Back Marker Lineup

WalkStop./.Halt Canter Trot Back Marker Lineup

BackStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Marker Lineup

MarkerStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Lineup

Stop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Lineup

This pattern may be used for 13 & under, 14–18, 18 & under, AHA medal, and Championship Classes.

If used at a Regional or National show, this pattern may not be run from the lineup.

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28

➤ Left Right Lead Lead Canter ➤ Right Diagonal Right Diagonal Center. Ring Trot ➤
Left
Right
Lead
Lead
Canter
Right
Diagonal
Right
Diagonal
Center.
Ring
Trot
Right
Right
Diagonal
Diagonal
Lineup
GATE
➤➤
a h a

a

h

a

Saddle Seat

PaTTeRn P • Tests 3,6,7,11,13

➤ Trot Halt Halt Trot Canter ➤ Canter. Incorrect. Lead Halt Trot Canter. Correct. Lead
Trot
Halt
Halt
Trot
Canter
Canter.
Incorrect.
Lead
Halt
Trot
Canter.
Correct.
Lead
GATE
➤➤

Walk.to.the.beginning.of.the.

straightaway.to.your.right

Halt.

Canter.the.correct.lead.to.midpoint.of.

straightaway

Halt.

Canter.incorrect.lead.to.the.end.of.the.

straightaway

Halt.

Begin.serpentine.of.2.loops.at.a.trot.

across.the.end

Halt.

Return.across.the.end.performing.

serpentine.of.2.loops.at.the.canter

Halt.

Drop.irons,.trot.around.the.turn.to.

beginning.of.straightaway

Halt.

Pick.up.irons

Return.down.rail.at.a.trot.

Stop./.HaltCanter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Canter

TrotStop./.Halt Canter Walk Back Marker Lineup

WalkStop./.Halt Canter Trot Back Marker Lineup

BackStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Marker Lineup

MarkerStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Lineup

Stop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Lineup

This pattern may be used for 14–18, 18 & under, AHA medal, and Championship Classes.

If used at a Regional or National Show, pattern may not be run from the lineup.

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a

h

a

a h a

Saddle Seat

PaTTeRn Q • Tests 3,2,6,10,11

Trot.on.the.correct.diagonal.to.the.

center.point.of.the.straightaway

Halt.

Canter.on.the.left.lead.to.the.end.of. the.straightaway.and.continue.

cantering.a.2.loop.serpentine.to.the.

opposite.side.of.the.ring.

Halt

Trot.a.circle.on.the.left.diagonal

Halt.

Canter.a.circle.on.the.right.lead

Halt.

Reverse.and.trot.down.the.straight-

away.starting.on.the.correct.diagonal.

and.show.2.diagonal.changes.

Exit.arena.at.a.walk.

Stop./.HaltCanter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Canter

TrotStop./.Halt Canter Walk Back Marker Lineup

WalkStop./.Halt Canter Trot Back Marker Lineup

BackStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Marker Lineup

MarkerStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Lineup

Stop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Lineup

This pattern may be used for 13 & under, 14–18, 18 & under, AHA medal, and Championship Classes.

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30

➤ Trot Halt Canter Change Halt Change ➤ ➤ ➤ Trot GATE ➤ ➤ ➤
Trot
Halt
Canter
Change
Halt
Change
Trot
GATE
a h a

a

h

a

Saddle Seat

PaTTeRn R • Tests 2,3,8,10,13

➤ ➤ ➤ Canter Trot Halt Right Right B C Lead Diagonal ➤ Left Lead
Canter
Trot
Halt
Right
Right
B
C
Lead
Diagonal
Left
Lead
Right
Lead
Left
Diagonal
Left
Lead
A
GATE

Enter.the.ring.at.a.walk

Halt.at.A.

Turn.left.and.canter.a.straight.line.to.

B,.showing.one.change.of.lead

on.the.left.lead.

Begin.

Halt

the.left.diagonal.

Turn.right.and.pick.up.a.trot.on.

Trot.around.the.corner.to.the.center.

point.of.a.figure.eight

Halt.

Perform.a.figure.eight

Canter.the.first.

circle.to.the.right.on.the.right.lead

Halt.

Trot.the.second.circle.to.the.left.on.

the.right.diagonal

Halt.

Reverse

Pick.up.a.trot.on.the.left.

diagonal

Trot.around.the.corner.to.C.

Halt.and.pick.up.the.left.canter.lead.

Between.C.and.A,.pick.up.a.trot.on.

the.left.diagonal.

Halt.before.the.gate

Exit.at.the.walk.

Stop./.HaltCanter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Canter

TrotStop./.Halt Canter Walk Back Marker Lineup

WalkStop./.Halt Canter Trot Back Marker Lineup

BackStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Marker Lineup

MarkerStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Lineup

Stop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Lineup

This pattern may be used for 14–18, 18 & under, AHA medal, and Championship Classes.

31

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a

h

a

a h a

Saddle Seat

PaTTeRn s • Tests 6,10

From.the.lineup,.trot.down.the.right.

hand.straightaway.showing.two.

changes.of.diagonal

right.diagonal

center.of.the.end

Begin.on.the.

Continue.trotting.to.the.

Halt.

Canter.a.circle.on.the.left.lead

Halt.

Trot.from.the.center.of.the.end.down.

the.opposite.straightaway.on.the.right.

diagonal

Return.to.the.lineup.without.

stopping,.or.continue.to.the.exit.at.

the.trot.

Stop./.HaltCanter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Canter

TrotStop./.Halt Canter Walk Back Marker Lineup

WalkStop./.Halt Canter Trot Back Marker Lineup

BackStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Marker Lineup

MarkerStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Lineup

Stop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Lineup

This pattern may be used for 13 & under, 14–18, 18 & under, AHA medal, and Championship Classes.

If used at a Regional or National show, this pattern may not be run from the lineup.

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Left Lead Right Diagonal ➤ Canter Right Diagonal Center. Ring Left Diagonal ➤ ➤ Right
Left
Lead
Right
Diagonal
Canter
Right
Diagonal
Center.
Ring
Left
Diagonal
Right
Diagonal
Lineup
Trot
GATE
➤➤
a h a

a

h

a

Saddle Seat

PaTTeRn T • Tests 3,10,11,13

Canter Left Canter— Diagonal Right.Lead ➤ ➤ Trot Canter Canter— Right.Lead ➤ Trot GATE ➤➤
Canter
Left
Canter—
Diagonal
Right.Lead
Trot
Canter
Canter—
Right.Lead
Trot
GATE
➤➤

Beginning.on.the.right.diagonal,.trot.

down.the.straightaway

Halt.

Canter.a.two-loop.serpentine.across.

the.ring

Halt.

Turn.right.and.face.the.opposite.rail.

Trot.on.the.left.diagonal.halfway.

across.the.ring

Halt.

Canter.a.circle.to.the.right.and.

continue.cantering.to.the.rail

Halt.

Turn.right

left.diagonal.and.return.to.the.lineup.

or.exit.at.the.trot.

Trot.down.the.rail.on.the.

Stop./.HaltCanter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Canter

TrotStop./.Halt Canter Walk Back Marker Lineup

WalkStop./.Halt Canter Trot Back Marker Lineup

BackStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Marker Lineup

MarkerStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Lineup

Stop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Lineup

This pattern may be used for 14–18, 18 & under, AHA medal, and Championship Classes.

If used at a Regional or National Show, pattern may not be run from the lineup.

33

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a

h

a

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Saddle Seat

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Trot.down.the.rail.to.the.center.of.the.

turn

Halt.*

Canter.one.circle

Halt

Reverse.

Trot.one.circle.

Continue.trotting.and.trot.down.the.

rail.showing.one.change.of.diagonal.

at.the.midpoint.of.the.rail.

Return.to.the.lineup.or.exit.arena

at.a.trot.

Stop./.HaltCanter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Canter

TrotStop./.Halt Canter Walk Back Marker Lineup

WalkStop./.Halt Canter Trot Back Marker Lineup

BackStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Marker Lineup

MarkerStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Lineup

Stop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Lineup

This pattern may be used for 13 & under, 14–18, 18 & under, AHA medal, and Championship Classes.

If used at a Regional or National show, this pattern may not be run from the lineup.

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Trot—Left. Diagonal Halt* ➤ ➤ Canter— Left.Lead Left. Diagonal ➤ Center. Ring Right Diagonal
Trot—Left.
Diagonal
Halt*
Canter—
Left.Lead
Left.
Diagonal
Center.
Ring
Right
Diagonal
Lineup
GATE
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Canter. Left.Lead Trot. Circle ➤ Canter. Right.Lead ➤ ➤ ➤ ➤ Canter. Left.Lead Halt ➤
Canter.
Left.Lead
Trot.
Circle
Canter.
Right.Lead
Canter.
Left.Lead
Halt
GATE

Execute.3-Loop.serpentine.at.canter.

Trot.a.circle.on.the.correct.diagonal

Halt.

Turn.and.trot.a.line.down.the.center.

of.the.serpentine

Change.diagonals.

every.four.strides

Start.on.the.

incorrect.diagonal.

Halt.at.end.of.arena.and.return.to.

lineup.or.exit.at.a.trot.

Stop./.HaltCanter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Canter

TrotStop./.Halt Canter Walk Back Marker Lineup

WalkStop./.Halt Canter Trot Back Marker Lineup

BackStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Marker Lineup

MarkerStop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Lineup

Stop./.Halt Canter Trot Walk Back Marker Lineup

Lineup

This pattern may be used for 13 & under, 14–18, 18 & under, AHA medal, and Championship Classes.

If used at a Regional or National Show, pattern may not be run from the lineup.

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This class is judged 60% on railwork and 40% on the workout. The top 4 riders are required to perform the workout but it has been customary at AHA shows to work all of the riders.

The Required workout is:

“Trot a serpentine to the opposite end of the ring. Return down either rail at a show trot.”

(Workout is not to be asked in walk/trot classes.)

In Arabian Breeders UPHA (United Professional Horsemen's Association) Challenge Cup Qualifying Classes the top two riders will qualify for the Arabian Breeders UPHA Challenge Cup Championship at Youth Nationals.

Shows are encouraged to offer All Breed UPHA Challenge Cup Qualifying Classes which will qualify the top four riders for that National Championship.

Individual classes may be offered for Walk/Trot 10 & Under, 13 & Under and 14 to 17 age groups.

The UPHA Challenge Cup Championships held at Youth Nationals consists of a preliminary work called Phase I, in which all contestants must work as a group or in groups of 20 or less on the rail and also complete an individual workout. The serpentine workout is not to be called for. Patterns are posted at least one hour prior to the performance.

Riders chosen to return for Phase II will be judged only on railwork. No individual workouts are permitted in Phase II, however, at the judge’s discretion selected riders may be requested to do additional railwork as a group for the purpose of breaking a tie. They may not be asked to ride without irons or exchange horses. The class is scored 1/3 on the Phase I railwork, 1/3 on the Phase I workout, and 1/3 on the Phase II railwork with scores going forward from the Phase I to Phase II.

UPHA 10 & Under Walk/Trot Challenge Cup and Championship is judged on the rail at a walk and trot only. In the Championship, ten riders are chosen from Phase I for the Phase II and are judged 50% on each Phase. No pattern is allowed.

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PosiTion oF RideR/suiTaBiLiTY oF hoRse

1. Maintaining Center of Balance: Rider should always be centered, not behind or in front of vertical. The rider’s back should be flat with shoulders directly over hips. Rider should appear as one with the horse, not rigid or stiff which shows rider working against horse. The saddle should always be straight and the stirrups even. No daylight should ever be seen between seat and saddle or between legs and saddle. Proper and even weight should be placed in stirrups so that daylight cannot be seen between foot and stirrup. Any loss of stirrup is a major fault.

2. Head: Eyes should be looking directly forward through the horse’s ears.

3. Arms and Hands: Upper arms are to be in a straight line with the body. Upper arms should be snug to the body, but not appear pinched. Rein arm should be bent at elbow showing a soft smooth line to hand. Shoulders should be kept square, neither tipped forward nor backward. If the romal side shoulder tends to dip or pull backward, it can be corrected by repositioning the romal hand. Hands should be quiet and soft and rider should not be constantly adjusting hand, do not let a large loop of rein develop above hand. Split and romal reins are equally acceptable. When split reins are used, the ends of split reins fall on the same side as reining hand and one finger between reins is permitted. When using romal or when ends of split reins are held in hand not used for reining, no finger between reins is allowed. The position of the hand not being used for reining is optional but it should be kept free of the horse and equipment and held in a relaxed manner with the rider’s body straight at all times. The rider can hold romal or end of split reins to keep from swinging, and to adjust the position of the reins, provided it is held with at least 16 inches of rein between the hands. Hand to be above horn and as near to it as possible.

4. Legs and Feet: Legs should hang naturally from the hip without being flared away from horse. Rider should not be penalized if the leg is slightly forward as a result of riding in a balanced position. Heels should be slightly lower than toes, and knees should face straight ahead. Heel position may vary depending on the type of stirrup used. Toes should also face straight ahead or turn slightly outward.

5. Position in motion: Rider should sit to jog and not post. At the lope, rider should be close to the saddle. All movements of horse should be governed by the use of imperceptible aids and the shifting of rider’s weight is not desirable.

Exhibitors are reminded to always refer to current USEF/EC Rule Books for specific rules regarding Western Seat/Reining Seat/Western Horsemanship position and suitability. Exhibitors are reminded to refer to the current AHA Handbook for procedures.

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Refer to Current USEF/EC Rules (see diagrams)

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Fig. 1

CORRECT.POSITION Square,.balanced.look,.hair.neat.and. number.visible Arms.and.legs.give.a. soft.controlled.appearance.

Fig. 2

INCORRECT.POSITION

Hat.crooked.with.pigtails.will.give

Shoulders.are.cocked.

with.elbows.in.a.pinched.in.position

Rider.is.trying.to.sit.square.on.a.

crooked.saddle.with.legs.flared

away.from.horse.

a.floppy.look

Fig. 3

INCORRECT.POSITION

Rider’s.upper.body.is.behind

vertical.with.legs.pushed.forward.to.

compensate

horn.with.a.thumb.up.look

looping.forward.instead.of.back

hand.is.held.too.far.forward.on.leg.

creating.a.pinched.look.

Fig. 4

INCORRECT.POSITION

Rider’s.upper.body.is.in.front.of.

vertical.with.hips.tipped.forward,.

creating.a.hollow-backed.look

Because.of.hip.position,.legs.are.

pulled.back.severely.with.heels.

elevated

in.front.of.horn.in.a.tipped.forward.

position

with.an.extreme.elbow.bend.

Rein.hand.is.held.next.to.

Romal.is.

Free.

Rein.hand.is.dropped.low

Free.arm.is.cocked.back

Drawings courtesy of D. Hennington

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Fig. 1 CORRECT.POSITION INCORRECT.POSITION Fig. 3 Fig. 4 INCORRECT.POSITIONS
Fig. 1
CORRECT.POSITION
INCORRECT.POSITION
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
INCORRECT.POSITIONS

Fig. 2

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Fig. 1 Fig. 2 CORRECT. CORRECT. POSITION POSITION Fig. 3 CORRECT. POSITION
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
CORRECT.
CORRECT.
POSITION
POSITION
Fig. 3
CORRECT.
POSITION
Fig. 5 INCORRECT. POSITION
Fig. 5
INCORRECT.
POSITION

CORRECT.POSITIONS

Fig. 1

Rider.is.softly.positioned.with.a.

balanced.seat.capable.of.easily.

responding.to.their.horse’s.

movements.

Fig. 2

An.excellent.position.for.your.free.

hand.and.arm.when.riding.with.split.

reins.

Fig. 3

Proper.insertion.of.line.finger.between.

the.reins.when.riding.with.split.reins.

CORRECT.POSITION

FOR.A.SLIDING.STOP

Fig. 4

Rider.is.balanced.over.Halt

body.maintains.a.near.vertical.

Hands.and.

arms.are.soft.and.flowing.with.the.

Halt

forward.to.stay.balanced.

position.to.the.ground

Upper.

Legs.have.pushed.slightly.

INCORRECT.POSITION

FOR.A.SLIDING.STOP

Fig. 5

Rider.is.leaning.back.bracing.against.

the.motion.of.the.Halt

Legs.are.

braced.forward.and.the.arms.are.

flying.free

will.produce.a.short.braced.stop.

instead.of.a.long.fluid.slide.

Stopping.in.this.position.

Drawings courtesy of D. Hennington

Fig. 4 CORRECT. POSITION
Fig. 4
CORRECT.
POSITION

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aTTiRe oF RideR/TacK oF hoRse

Refer to Current USEF/EC Rules (These are guidelines and must not be construed as rules)

1. Choose clothing color that complements both you and your horse. This should present

both an eye catching and a pleasant picture. Straight edge or scalloped chaps show less movement, but fringed chaps are equally acceptable. If fringed chaps are worn, the fringe should hang straight down. Remember that silver on bottoms of chaps or on stirrups accentuates any leg movement. Clothing should be well fitted; wrinkle-free and not capable of flapping when the horse is moving. The goal still remains the tall- in-the-saddle rider. To enhance this appearance, the rider may well elect to purchase a custom-made or custom-altered equitation shirt and matching pants. The outfit should

be complete with matching or blending chaps, gloves, belt, boots and hat reflecting

one long tall line when mounted. Riders must wear a necktie, kerchief, or bolo tie

or broach.

The color of one’s horse frequently dictates the color coordination of one’s equitation outfits. A totally pale gray outfit on a gray horse may guarantee anonymity, while a jade green outfit on a bay horse will attract attention. Color, pattern, design, ornamentation, etc needs to be designed with the rider’s body type in mind. Just make sure you are attracting attention to your strongest attribute as a rider. Never draw attention to your worst fault, i.e., no white or light gloves unless your hands are extremely quiet.

The western hat should fit the rider not only in circumference but the height of the crown and depth of the brim should balance and complement the individual. Hat should be kept clean, shaped and protected when not being worn. The hat should always be worn straight on the head.

A

caution concerning the use of silver trim. Be sure that it is in good taste, not gaudy

or

overdone. It must be cleaned before each show use and be placed where it reflects

the rider’s strengths, such as silver stirrups for the exceptionally tight, secure-legged rider. The same is applicable to silver concho trim, don’t spotlight a weak area. The amount of silver does not influence the judging.

2. Be sure the saddle is neither too large nor too small. Fenders should be twisted so that the stirrup hangs perpendicular to the horse. A caution: be sure that the equitation rider’s saddle fenders are hung in a centered, not forward, rigging.

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3. The bit should fit the horse’s mouth and head. A 4 1/2" to 5" mouthpiece with an 8 1/2" maximum shank is standard. Be sure that the upper shank end at the side of the bit is flanged outward enough to not jab into the horse’s facial bones. Even expensive bits are occasionally shaped uncomfortably for your horse. There shall be no discrimination against any standard western bit. The headstall may be of any western design. Curb chains and leather chin straps may be used but must be flat and at least 1/2" in width, and lie flat against the jaws of the horse. No wire, rawhide, metal or other substance can be used in conjunction with or as part of the leather chin strap or curb chains. A light lip strap is permissible. Horses shown in the Arabian and Half- Arabian division may not use hackamores or snaffle bits in the Equitation division and must show with one hand.

4. In all Reining Seat classes, a current USEF/RN Pattern must be used. I n Reining Seat classes the use of shin, bell boots and/or protective bandages on the front legs and standard sliding or rundown boots on the rear fetlocks are permitted. Exhibitor number(s) may be on the left side of the saddle pad, both sides of the saddle pad, or on the rider's back.

5. Horse should be well groomed, and tack and clothing (even bottoms of boots) should be clean and neat. Spurs may be used.

6. In Western Horsemanship classes, the rail or pattern may be conducted first. It is customary during the rail portion, the exhibitors reverse demonstrating a haunch turn.

Exhibitors are reminded to always refer to current USEF/EC Rule Books for specific rules regarding attire and tack. Exhibitors are reminded to refer to the current AHA Handbook for procedures.

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GOOD

MINOR FAULTS

 

MAJOR FAULTS

ELIMINATION

 

• Keeping center of balance

• Sitting off center

• Excesive body motion

 

• Sway back

• Popping out of saddle

SEAT

• Complete contact with saddle

• Round back

• Losing center

• Straight back

of balance

 

• Quiet, light hands

• Unsteadiness

• Horse's mouth gaping

• Two handing reins

• Maintaining consistent head position

• Proper position

• Incorrect position

• Heavy hands

• Finger between

Constant bumping restrictions causing untrue gaits

romal reins

HANDS

• More than one finger between split reins

 

Touching horse

• Less than 16" of rein

Touching saddle to prevent fall

slack between hands

 

• Secure leg position

• Uneven stirrups

Excessive spurring

• Spurring/kicking in

• Proper weight in stirrups

• Motion in legs

Loss of contact be -

front of cinch

• Insufficient weight

tween legs & saddle/ foot & stirrups

LEGS

• Controlling motion

in stirrups

• Weight evenly on ball of foot

• Incorrect position

 
 

• Heels lower than toes

 

• Maintaining horse in good form at consistent gaits

• Breaking from walk to jog

• Breaking from jog to walk

• Inclusion of maneuver not specified

• Breaking from jog to

• Breaking from lope to jog

• Back or refuse where pattern is delayed

• Ability to maintain horse under adverse conditions

lope

• Not standing in lineup

• Allowing horse to back crooked

 

CONTROL

 

• Missing leads

• Failure to back

• Blatant disobedience

• Freeze up in spins or rollbacks before initi- ating stop

 

• Suitable well-fitted

• Saddle not suitable to rider's size

• Improper

• Illegal equipment

outfit

 

appointments

• Equipment failure

OVERALL

• Well-groomed horse

• Unfitted outfit

 

that delays

APPEARANCE

• Clean equipment

• Dirty boots

completion of

• Ungroomed horse

pattern

• Uncleaned equipment

 

• Good attitude towards horse & judge

• Equipment not fitting horse

• Excessive voice commands

• schooling horse off pattern

• Consistency of rider's form

• Failure to use corners and rail

• Excessive circling

• Fall of horse and/or

• Major delays in

rider

     

transitions

• Bloody mouth

GENERAL

• Suitability of horse and rider

 

• Horse with cut or abrasion showing clear evidence of fresh blood in mouth, nose, chin, shoulder, barrel, flank or hip area

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eQuiTaTion

Reining

The ideal Reining horse is guided through every movement of every maneuver. The best Reining horses should exude a willing disposition with no indication of resistance. The overall impression of a superior horse and rider team in the sport of Reining is one of complete harmony in communication and effort, showing a forward expression, and exciting bursts of power and speed tempered by quiet moments of peacefulness and above all, an obvious demonstration of athleticism in honor of the ranching origins of the sport. A movement on the horse’s own is considered a rider’s lack of control. A deviation from the pattern will be considered a lack of control or temporary loss of control and therefore must be marked down according to established scoring system. After deducting all faults, set in the included scoring system, and considering the horse and rider’s overall performance, credit will be given for smoothness, finesse, attitude, quickness and authority of performing various maneuvers, while using controlled speed. This raises the difficulty level and makes the sport more exciting and pleasing to watch to an audience. The scoring system shall be specified in the Judges Guide

Patterns

1. Current USEF RN Division patterns must be used.

2. The following patterns are to be worked as stated, not as drawn. The drawn pattern is just to give the idea of what the pattern will look like in the arena.

3. Markers will be placed on the wall or fence of the arena as follows:

(i) at the center of the arena (ii) at least 50' from each end of the wall

4. Where designated in the pattern for stops to be beyond a marker, the horse should begin his stop after he passes the specified marker.

5. Each pattern is drawn so that the bottom of the page represents the end of the arena entered by contestants and must be run as such. In the event that an arena has only one gate and it be in the exact middle of the side, that side shall represent the right side of the page the pattern is drawn on.

6. All horses will be judged immediately upon entering the arena and judging will cease after the last maneuver. Any fault incurred prior to the commencement of a pattern will be scored according to the rules for judging.

7. All judges’ decisions are final.

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Scoring

The scoring of reining horses is on a positive numeric scale with 70 denoting a correct performance. USEF/RN patterns are comprised of several distinct maneuver groups which judges are asked to evaluate on an individual basis depending on execution as dictated by the pattern description and the rules for judging. The individual maneuvers are scored in 1/2 point increments from a low of -1 1/2 (extremely poor quality) to a high of +1 1/2 (excellent quality) with a score of 0 denoting a maneuver that is correct with no degree of difficulty. The total of the scores applied to the maneuver groups is combined with the starting score of 70 and from this gross maneuver score, any penalties are deducted to calculate the horse’s final score, which is announced after each horse works.

The equitation of the exhibitor will be scored with a starting score of 70 and each maneuver being scored from a high of + 1 1/2 to a low of -1 1/2.

Quick.Reference.for.Scores

• Correct performance = 70

• Individual maneuvers range from:

Extremely poor quality = -1 1/2 Excellent quality = + 1 1/2

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AHA REINING SEAT EQUITATION SCORE SHEET

CLASS # :

PATTERN:

JUDGE:

DATE:

# of ENTRIES:

Class Specifications: The Reining Seat Equitation Class is an equitation class requiring riders to perform a reining pattern. Riders will be judged on seat, hands, performance of horse, appointments of horse and rider and suitability of horse to rider. Results as shown by the performance of the horse are NOT to be considered more important than the method used in obtaining them.

A rider who is off pattern will be disqualified and will not receive any award except in a work-off in the case of a tie where the rider will be placed last of those chosen for the work off. Bits must be dropped and inspected by the judge or designated official, and all riders must dismount for this inspection.

All competitors enter the arena with a Reining Score of 70 and an Equitation Score of 70 for a Total Score of 140 Use NRHA/USEF Scoring System for Penalties and Maneuvers Equitation is scored from 70, +1-1/2 to -1-1/2 for each maneuver

1 3 2 4 5 6 7 8 SUB Rng Score Eq. Score TOTAL ENTRY#
1 3
2
4
5
6
7
8
SUB
Rng Score
Eq. Score
TOTAL
ENTRY#
PENALTY
MANVR.
EQUIT.
1 3
2
4
5
6
7
8
SUB
Rng Score
Eq. Score
TOTAL
ENTRY#
PENALTY
MANVR.
EQUIT.
1 3
2
4
5
6
7
8
SUB
Rng Score
Eq. Score
TOTAL
ENTRY#
PENALTY
MANVR.
EQUIT.
1 3
2
4
5
6
7
8
SUB
Rng Score
Eq. Score
TOTAL
ENTRY#
PENALTY
MANVR.
EQUIT.
1 3
2
4
5
6
7
8
SUB
Rng Score
Eq. Score
TOTAL
ENTRY#
PENALTY
MANVR.
EQUIT.
1 3
2
4
5
6
7
8
SUB
Rng Score
Eq. Score
TOTAL
ENTRY#
PENALTY
MANVR.
EQUIT.

JUDGES SIGNATURE:

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1 .Run.at.speed.to.the.far.end.of.the.

arena.past.the.end.marker.and.do.a.

left.rollback.—.no.hesitation.

2 Run.

.to.the.opposite.end.of.the.

arena.past.the.end.marker.and.do.a.

right.rollback.—.no.hesitation.

3 Run.

.past.the.center.marker.and.do.

Back.up.to.center.of.

a.sliding.Halt

the.arena.or.at.least.ten.feet.(three.

meters)

Hesitate.

4 Complete.

Hesitate.

.four.spins.to.the.right

5 Complete.

.four.and.one-quarter.spins.

to.the.left.so.that.horse.is.facing.left.

wall.or.fence

Hesitate.

6 Beginning.

.on.the.left.lead,.complete.

three.cir.cles.to.the.left:.the.first.

circle.large.and.fast;.the.second.

circle.small.and.slow;.the.third.cir.cle.

large.and.fast

center.of.the.arena.

Change.leads.at.the.

7 .Complete.three.circles.to.the.right:.

the.first.cir.cle.large.and.fast;.the.

second.circle.small.and.slow;.the.

third.circle.large.and.fast

leads.at.the.center.of.the.arena.

Change.

8 .Begin.a.large.fast.circle.to.the.left.

but.do.not.close.this.circle

straight.up.the.right.side.of.the.

arena.past.the.center.marker.and.do.

a.sliding.stop.at.least.twenty.feet.

(six.meters).from.wall.or.fence

tate.to.demonstrate.the.completion.

of.the.pattern.

Hesi-

Run.

.Rider.must.dismount.and.drop.bridle.

to.the.designated.judge.or.USEF.

Steward.

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Horses.may.walk.or.trot.to.the.

center.of.arena

Horses.must.walk.

or.stop.prior.to.starting.pat.tern

Beginning.at.the.center.of.the.arena.

fac.ing.the.left.wall.or.fence.

1

Beginning.on.the.right.lead,.com-

plete.three.cir.cles.to.the.right:.the.

first.circle.small.and.slow;.the.next.

two.circles.large.and.fast

Change.

leads.at.the.center.of.the.arena.

2

.Complete.three.circles.to.the.left:.

the.first.cir.cle.small.and.slow;.the.

next.two.circles.large.and.fast

Change.leads.at.the.center.of.the.

arena.

3

Continue.around.previous.circle.to.

the.right

At.the.top.of.the.circle,.

run.down.the.middle.to.the.far.end.

of.the.arena.past.the.end.marker.

and.do.a.right.rollback.—.no.hesita-

tion.

4

.Run.up.the.middle.to.the.oppo-

site.end.of.the.arena.past.the.end.

marker.and.do.a.left.roll.back.—.no.

hesitation.

5

.Run.past.the.center.marker.and.do.

a.sliding.Halt

Back.up.to.the.center.

of.the.arena.or.at.least.ten.feet.

(three.meters)

Hesitate.

 

6

Complete.four.spins.to.the.right

Hesitate.

7

.Complete.four.spins.to.the.left

Hesitate.to.demonstrate.the

completion.of.the.pattern.

 

.Rider.must.dismount.and.drop.

bridle.to.the.designated.judge.or.

USEF.Steward.

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Beginning,.

.and.staying.at.least.twenty.

feet.from.the.walls.or.fence

straight.up.the.left.ide.of.the.arena

Circle.the.top.end.of.the.arena

Lope.

Run.

straight.down.the.opposite.or.right.

side.of.the.arena.past.the.center.

marker.and.do.a.left.rollback—no.

hesitation.

2

.Continue.straight.up.the.right.side.of.

the.arena.staying.at.least.twenty.feet.

from.the.walls.or.fence

around.the.top.of.arena

down.the.left.side.of.the.arena.past.

the.center.mariner.and.do.a.right.

rollback—no.hesitation.

Run.straight.

Circle.back.

3

.Continue.up.the.left.side.of.arena. to.the.center.marker At.the.center. marker The.horse.should.be.on.the.

right.lead

Guide.the.horse.to.the.

center.of.the.arena.on.the.right.lead.

and.complete.three.circles.to.the.

right:.the.first.two.circles.large.and.

fast:.the.third.circle.small.and.slow

Change.leads.at.the.center.of.the.

arena.

4

.Complete.three.circles.to.the.left:.the.

first.two.circles.large.and.fast:.the.

third.circle.small.and.slow

leads.in.the.center.of.the.arena.

Change.

5

.Begin.a.large.fast.circle.to.the.right.

but.do.not.close.this.circle

Continue.

up.the.left.side.of.the.arena.staying.

at.least.twenty.feet.(six.meters).from.

the.walls.or.fence

the.arena

opposite.or.right.side.of.the.arena.

past.the.center.marker.and.do.a.sliding.

Halt

meters)

circle.the.top.of.

Run.straight.down.the

Back.up.at.least.ten.feet.(three.

Hesitate.

6

.Complete.four.spins.to.the.right

Hesitate

7

.Complete.four.spins.to.the.left

Hesitate.to.demonstrate.completion.of.

the.pattern.

.Rider.must.dismount.and.drop

bridle.to.the.designated.judge

or.USEF.Steward.

REV 061113

the.pattern. .Rider.must.dismount.and.drop bridle.to.the.designated.judge or.USEF.Steward. REV 061113 48

48

a h a

a

h

a

Reining Seat

PaTTeRn 4

a h a Reining Seat PaTTeRn 4   .Horses.may.walk.or.trot.to.the.cen- ter.of.the.arena Horses.must.walk.
 

.Horses.may.walk.or.trot.to.the.cen-

ter.of.the.arena

Horses.must.walk.

or.stop.prior.to.start.ing.pattern

Beginning.at.the.center.of.the.arena.

facing.the.left.wall.or.fence.

1

.Beginning.on.the.right.lead,.com-

plete.three.cir.cles.to.the.right:.the.

first.two.large.and.fast;.the.third.

circle.small.and.slow

Stop.at.the.

center.of.the.arena

Hesitate.

2

.Complete.four.spins.to.the.right

Hesitate.

3

Beginning.on.the.left.lead,.complete.

three.cir.cles.to.the.left:.the.first.two.

circles.large.and.fast;.the.third.circle.

small.and.slow

Stop.at.the.center.

of.the.arena

Hesitate.

4

Complete.four.spins.to.the.left

Hesitate.

5

Beginning.on.the.right.lead,.run.a.

large.fast.circle.to.the.right,.change.

leads.at.the.center.of.the.arena,.run.

a.large.fast.circle.to.the.left,.and.

change.leads.at.the.center.of.the.

arena

(Figure.8)

6

.Continue.around.previous.circle.to.

the.right

At.the.top.of.the.circle,.

run.down.the.middle.to.the.far.end.

of.the.arena.past.the.end.marker.

and.do.a.right.rollback.—.no

hesitation.

7

Run.up.the.middle.to.the.oppo-

site.end.of.the.arena.past.the.end.

marker.and.do.a.left.roll.back.—

no.hesitation.

8

.Run.past.the.center.marker.and.do.

a.sliding.Halt

of.the.arena.or.at.least.ten.feet

Hesitate.to.demonstrate.com.pletion.

of.the.pattern.

Back.up.to.the.center.

.Rider.must.dismount.and.drop.

bridle.to.the.designated.judge

or.USEF.Steward.

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REV 061113

a

h

a

a h a

Reining Seat

PaTTeRn 5

. .Horses.may.walk.or.trot.to.the.

center.of.arena

or.stop.prior.to.starting.pat.tern

Horses.must.walk.

Beginning.at.the.center.of.the.arena.

fac.ing.the.left.wall.or.fence.

1 .Beginning.on.the.left.lead,.complete.

three.cir.cles.to.the.left:.the.first.two.

circles.large.and.fast;.the.third.circle.

small.and.slow

the.arena

Stop.at.the.center.of.

Hesitate.

2 Complete.

3 Beginning.

.four.spins.to.the.left

Hesitate.

.on.the.right.lead,.com-

plete.three.cir.cles.to.the.right:.the.

first.two.circles.large.and.fast;.the.

third.circle.small.and.slow

the.center.of.the.arena

Stop.at.

Hesitate.