In the English division, we ride in the Hunt Seat Equitation. Hunt Seat riders sit in the forward position and can be judged over fences or on the flat. On our team, riders are expected to practice once to twice a week at our barn, Flying Change Farm. In these practices all riders are working towards improving position, control, and technique.
When joining the team all new riders will be evaluated by the coach (Amy Scheick Gasaway), in order to be placed in the proper IHSA division. This placement is based on the evaluation and past riding/showing experience.
IHSA Hunt Seat Equitation Classes
Class 1 Walk-Trot Equitation (flat only)
Class 2 Walk-Trot-Canter Equitation (flat only)
Class 2A. Beginning Walk-Trot-Canter Equitation (flat only)
Class 2B. Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter Equitation (flat only)
Class 3 Novice Equitation on the flat
Class 4 Novice Equitation over fences
Class 5 Intermediate Equitation on the flat
Class 6 Intermediate Equitation over fences
Class 7 Open Equitation on the flat
Class 8 Open Equitation over fences
Class 9 Alumni Equitation on the flat
Class 10 Alumni Equitation over fences