In saddle seat equitation classes, riders should convey the impression of effective and easy control. To show a horse well, he should show himself to the best advantage. Ring generalship must be taken into consideration by the judges. A complete picture of the whole is of major importance in "open" equitation classes (not breed restricted) only the rider is being judged, therefore, any horse that is suitable for a particular style of riding and is capable of performing the required class routine is acceptable.

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In The News

2024 USEF Saddle Seat Medal Finals Qualifying Season Has Begun

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Feb 20, 2024, 2:00 PM EST

Upcoming Events from USEF National Affiliate Organizations – Winter/Early Spring 2024

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Feb 16, 2024, 5:00 PM EST

U.S. Teams Selected for 2024 Saddle Seat World Cup

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Dec 3, 2023, 7:00 PM EST

U.S. Team Selection Trial for 2024 Saddle Seat World Cup Set to Begin

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Dec 2, 2023, 8:00 AM EST

Isabelle Fischer Wins 2023 USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Nov 11, 2023, 10:00 PM EST