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Turnout Inspection

Optional Classes

TURNOUT INSPECTION - FOR BEST TURNED OUT HORSE AND RIDER

Date tbd

There will be a sign-up sheet at the Volunteer Booth.  

 Includes check of the following:  

·       Rider’s turnout– not the most expensive - just correct fit – especially the helmet, clean & approptriate attire, including boots.

·       Condition of the horse, body condition, cleanliness, healthy coat in show turnout, thorough grooming, and hoof care.

·       Tack– correct fit of saddle, bridle & saddle pad, cleanliness and condition of leather etc.

Prizes offered in three age groups

Below is a list of what the judges will be checking so you know in advance.

RIDER REQUIREMENTS

  • Safe, clean and neat attire                              
  • Appropriate attire
  • Correct helmet adjustment
  • No inappropriate jewelry
  • Boots clean and in good repair 
  • Spurs (if used) polished & fitted correctly

HORSE CONDITION

  • Body condition – including correct muscle
  • Well groomed and with healthy coat 
  • Mane and tail clean & tangle free
  • Feet - well trimmed or well shod / picked out
  • Eyes, nose, lips and dock clean 
  • Sheath/udder showing regular care

TACK CHECK

  • Clean, & supple, reflecting regular care, 
  • No jockeys or dirt / metal parts -  clean
  • Good fit  & size - suitable for work done
  • Safety:   stirrup bars, bit, girth, stitiching
  • Well adjusted: bits & noseband & girth,
  • All stress points clean - no cracked leather
  • Saddle pad - clean & good fit

GENERAL IMPRESSION & KNOWLEDGE 

 

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