An English style of competition where horses are judged subjectively on conformation, temperament, manners, and way of going. In hunter classes the horse is judged both on the flat and over a course of jumps.
The jumping competition is judged objectively where a horse and rider combination is tested over a course of obstacles such as fences, ditches and banks. It is intended to demonstrate the horse’s freedom, energy, skill, speed and obedience in jumping as well as the rider’s horsemanship.
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