Equitation – Flat Class

QUESTION: In an Equitation on the flat class, what degree of collection are you looking for? Can a rider have his/her horse too collected?

In an equitation on the flat class, the rider’s position and his/her horsemanship is being judged. A balanced horse that moves naturally through collection exemplifies a rider’s position and horsemanship. Our judges comment on the optimum frame and degree of collection they recommend for equitation performances.

Judges’ Answers to this question:

Brian Lenehan:

Susie Schoellkopf:

Jimmy Lee:

Steve Wall:

Otis Brown, Jr.:

Otis Brown, Jr.: