Suggested Working Hunter Rules for ISA Shows.
Phase 1: Jumping – Each horse will be required to jump a course of working hunter fences. The Judges will take into account the overall style of the jumping but, each fence will be taken into consideration. The approach, take off, jump, landing, and departure from each fence will be assessed.
Phase 2: Ride – The Judge may ride all horses in all paces on either or both reins.
Phase 3: Conformation and Movement– The conformation and movement of the horse in-hand will be assessed by the Judge.
Notes: - 1. The same rider must ride the horse throughout the class.
2. Tack:- No Brushing Boots may be worn in the showing phase.
A Double Bridle may be worn.
A Running Martingale can be used with a double bridle but, on the snaffle
The same tack must be worn in all phases.
3. Grading:- No Grade A Showjumpers or Advanced Event Horses may compete in Open
Working Hunter classes.
Novice Classes are restricted to horses which have not won a total of €200 in
Prize Money (excluding Championship prize money) in any WH class.
The maximum height of fences for Novice WH classes is 90cms. and Open WH
Classes have a maximum height of 100cms.
Marking Scheme :-
Phase 1: Jumping 40 Marks
Style and Presence 20 Marks
Phase 2: Ride 20 Marks
Phase 3: Conformation and Movement 20 Marks
Total 100 Marks
- 10 marks for each fence knocked down.
- 15 marks for the first refusal.
- 20 marks for the second refusal.
- Third Refusal will mean elimination from the competition.
- Elimination for a fall of either horse or rider. A Rider who has fallen off may not remount in the WH arena.
A proper set of Working Hunter Fences must be used.
Horses must be 4 years old or over.