Hunter Seat Equitation

Example of bad variable names

Hunter Seat Equitation demands conscientious training, diligent practice, and an unswerving attention to detail.  Riders practice correct form both on the flat and over fences.  The ultimate goal is to produce a picturesque clear round while making it look effortless.

Hunter Seat Equitation in Pony Club

Hunter Seat Equitation is a Resource Discipline in Pony Club.

Based on the traditional hunter riding style, Hunter Seat Equitation has been incorporated into the Pony Club program as an educational track. Hunter Seat Equitation in Pony Club strives to create riders who can maintain a basic balanced position on the flat and in the open that leads to developing good jumping skills and position over fences.

Equitation is also a component of Pony Club’s Show Jumping rallies. Riders are scored on how well they maintain a basic, balanced position throughout the entire course. An equitation course usually involves several difficult turns and occasionally a halt or a trot fence.  A rider who makes the course look smooth and easy, with little to no mistakes, will receive a higher score than one who does not.


This certification track has been developed for those members who wish to participate in a more Hunter/Jumper-style of riding without the need to demonstrate cross-country skills. Certifications in Hunter Seat Equitation are offered at the Local-Level, beginning at the D-2 and progressing through the C-2. These certifications feature a Horse Management element, as well as on the flat and over-fences portions, with fence heights ranging from poles (D-2) to 3 feet (C-2). Upon achieving their C-2, members who wish to stick with this track at the National-Level shift their focus to Show Jumping.