• USEF Network MT @Becca_sb13 @USEFNetwork will be my savior tomorrow since I can't be in Kentucky #Rolex #rk3de 4/23/2014 10:56:45 AM
  • Jenelle Christopher Lovely day for a hack out in @KyHorsePark for preparation for tomorrow's @RolexKentucky http://t.co/aUgnIMTuXF Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/23/2014 10:34:35 AM
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  • YUBpr @USEFNetwork @RolexKentucky safe rides for all! Good luck Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/23/2014 10:04:07 AM
  • Bre Stehr Since there is no way I'll be able to make it to Kentucky by tomorrow for Rolex, makes me relieved to know @USEFNetwork has my back! πŸ’–πŸŽ Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/23/2014 9:53:40 AM
  • Aly Between my best friend @BubblyAllie & @USEFNetwork I'll have updates from Rolex via snapchat & potentially awkward selfies! Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/23/2014 9:37:59 AM
  • USEF Network In 24hrs, at 9:30am ET tomorrow, #rk3de begins... We're live from @rolexkentucky in 1 day! http://t.co/KJIWSpf0GO 4/23/2014 9:36:51 AM
  • Megan Leclerc The fact that @RolexKentucky starts tomorrow makes this week a good one! And with @USEFNetwork I can't plan on getting anything done Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/23/2014 9:15:59 AM
  • Victoria Cook β€œ@Sports_HQ: http://t.co/oWSH2QpgiQ” Can't wait to live vicariously through @USEFNetwork, and watch everyone with their awesome pants on! ;) Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/23/2014 9:15:49 AM

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English Pleasure

The newest addition to the list of USEF recognized disciplines, English pleasure can trace its roots to the bygone era when horses represented the primary mode of transportation to and from town. Society members prided themselves with showing off their elegant and finely-trained saddle mounts as they rode through the parks and into town, dressed in their finest hacking attire. These horses exemplified smooth-gaited movement, impeccable manners and superior tractability, making them a true pleasure to ride.

In today’s show ring, English pleasure is divided into three distinct categories: hunter seat, saddle seat and driving. English pleasure horses can be of any breed, but all horses must exhibit impeccable manners, obedience and suitability as a pleasure riding or driving horse. Transitions from one gait to another should be smooth, prompt and effortless. Emphasis is placed on a true flat walk with special consideration being given to those entries that represent a true recreational type, general riding mount or driving horse. Entries should not exhibit extreme motion, speed or resistance of any type. Horses must stand quietly and back readily in the line-up. To learn more about the discipline of English pleasure, visit the United States Equestrian Federation at usef.org.