• USEF Network Dressage fans, here's a treat to compliment your breakfast. ☕🍳 Grand Prix #dressage from #DMNHS on demand: http://t.co/lgntbyrxt8 4/26/2015 9:24:58 AM
  • Lucinda Green Will @timpricenzl hold on to his overnight @RolexKentucky lead? Follow @eventingnation, @samanthalclark, @USEFNetwork and @USEventing. Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/26/2015 9:21:47 AM
  • Equine Photoz Can't wait to watch the show jumping today on @USEFNetwork but first, going to visit my old horse, Cobra 💗 So excited! Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/26/2015 8:26:39 AM
  • USEF Network All of yesterday's #rk3de cross country is now on demand. So, before jumping today, get caught up http://t.co/LGXfmrDDzd 4/26/2015 8:19:22 AM
  • USEF Network The $5k FEI Grand Prix freestyle is about to begin at #DMNHS Watch live here: http://t.co/xrtRodTjoA http://t.co/6eWy0oDKYV 4/25/2015 11:20:19 PM
  • USEF Network Congratulations to Elizabeth Ball & Avanti, who just won the FEI Freestyle Test of Choice Open at #DMNHS http://t.co/CflYpioUOp 4/25/2015 11:18:47 PM
  • Julie Blair Live dressage freestyle in Del Mar on the USEF network! #USEF #DMNHS Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/25/2015 11:16:16 PM
  • Sierra Christine Axel's colorful commentary is making this show 10462947x better!😂 #DMNHS Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/25/2015 11:16:05 PM
  • USEF Network @billlevett Yes, we are planning to. Rides will continue to be uploaded throughout the night. 4/25/2015 10:28:43 PM
  • USEF Network If you've got questions for commentator Axel Steiner during the #DMNHS broadcast tonight, shoot him an email - axsteiner@aol.com 4/25/2015 10:16:29 PM

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Hunter

The modern show ring hunter’s roots were established in Europe when gentry rode across the countryside hunting for game, often aided by dogs used to track the prey. The horses were necessary to carry their riders many miles over the varied terrain of the countryside in pursuit of their game, often negotiating the creeks, ditches, walls, and fences they encountered along the way.[...] Although somewhat recreational from its beginning, the task of the working hunter became less rugged and more refined and competitive, thus the show ring hunter was born. Subjectively judged, the modern show ring hunter must still exhibit the traits desired of a good field hunter— calm disposition, good manners, smooth gaits, steady way of going, and pleasant and efficient jumping ability— but must do so with style, presence and superior technique. Conformation, athleticism, disposition, and jumping form all combine to define a winning show ring hunter. A wide range of divisions and classes is offered for hunter riders in today’s show ring, both over fences and on the flat. Additionally, hunter classes exist for virtually every breed of horse or pony and for any level of rider. Recently, a new international-level class was created with the goal of bringing tradition and basic riding principles back to the sport of showing hunters. The International Hunter Derby tests a horse’s keenness, athleticism, and handiness as it negotiates obstacles typically encountered while galloping in the open field.

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United States Hunter Jumper Association

Recognized National Affiliate Association

The USHJA, as the National Affiliate for the Hunter/Jumper discipline, promotes the sport and the well-being of its participants, offers broad based education for its members, and provides the framework for the conduct of the sport.
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Staff Contact

Hunter questions? You can email or call Natalie Norwood. You can also go to the Staff Directory for a more detailed list of numbers.

nnorwood@usef.org
859 225 6951

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