Judging Horse Events – Western Riding

Judging Horse Events – Western Riding

      The western riding class is one of flying lead changes. It is a combination of control and skills, mixing techniques from trail, reining, and equitation. This judged event is not timed. The horse is judged on these criteria: Quality of gaits Lead...
Judging Horse Events – Reining

Judging Horse Events – Reining

      Exhibitors in a reining class individually perform a specified pattern. The generally accepted guidelines for reining set forth by the National Reining Horse Association are as follows: To rein a horse is not only to guide it but also to control...
Judging Horse Events – Cattle Classes

Judging Horse Events – Cattle Classes

It is important to understand that there is a difference when judging cattle classes under a breed association’s rules and regulations versus a jackpot or rodeo event. The following descriptions and penalties will be based on the rules and regulations of a breed...