In New Zealand the limit is 3 classes per day. I only do 2 classes per day and normally 3 total classes over a 2 day show. It depends of regularly the horse is jumped though I guess, they spend most of their time in the stable/yard doing nothing anyways
It depends on the horse and difficulty of the class, some horses have more stamina than others and if the jumps are smaller than they usually can do they wont put as much effort in, so they have more energy. Ive seen people do the lowest possible class as a warm up, then participate in higher classes (jumpers)
@agilequines - I'm referring to hunters / jumpers in specific . Some Hunter trips have 3 rounds of jumping and that's not calculating all of the warm up jumps. And jumper classes are often table ll:b with a jump off. If you enter multiple classes that consist of two rounds and add in the warm up jumps...I think that is way too much. Riding for a half hour and jumping are two totally different strenuous activities .
typically at a week show i lay it out like this (for my eq/hunter horse):
monday - arrived @ show
tuesday - warmup (light hack, pro ride, or lungeline)
wednesday - two hunter o/f classes
thursday - two hunter o/f classes
friday - lesson (o/f)
saturday - whatever 3’3” eq division (two o/f, one flat), nehc medal (o/f, possible test), chja (o/f, possible flat), this (o/f, possible test)
sunday - off (just a happy horse in turnout)
@theecequestrian I totally should've been more specific, of course I was referring to jumpers (including jump offs) so a total of 4 rounds a day. But I think a hunter division is perfectly acceptable as you just described !❤️
But in hunters we have like 6 jumps total per course and also four o/f make up the division so... sometimes it’s 2 and 2 per day, othertimes its 3 and 1... and standard to do a low warmup class. But when we do show, they get time off afterwards.
I’m doing 3ft and I have about 2-4 classes a day usually one is a flat class and I only show my horse for two days. We’ve worked on getting him very fit so it’s a good amount for him. I don’t like doing a ton of classes either because not only does it take physical energy, but mental energy for your horse since their is a lot going on and your at show grounds that you go to every once in a
I prefer to keep it short and sweet so that my horse is happy to perform. I usually do 2 classes in Showjumping with jump off OR 2 classes in dressage. I always give him water and chaff/hay between classes
i think it all depends on how long they have in between/the height you’re showing. i show my pony in 2’3 jumpers and she also competes in cross rails with her other leaser which is 12 jumps. But i think if you’re showing 2’9 or higher 2 classes is definitely enough