English Pleasure Rules
English Pleasure is a new addition to the Australian National Arabian Championships for 2018. Please refer to the current AHSA rule book for all class specifcations.
22.1 ENGLISH PLEASURE HACK
Horses are required to work on the circle at the walk, trot and canter in both directions with a light contact but no restraint. Reins should be held in one hand. Horses will be marked up for kind easy paces, obviously a pleasant comfortable ride. Horses will be penalised for showing bad temper by switching the tail or having the ears laid back or objecting to other horses in the class. A calm, obedient horse is required. The Judge may ask for individual work from the horses which have been selected for his/her finalists if he/she wishes, or he/she may select his/her horses from the circle. The walk to be calm and regular, trot to be steady with correct rhythm (rising), the canter steady and on the correct lead. To be judged: Conformation 50% and Performance 50%. Dress: Breeches or Jodhpurs, long or short boots, shirt and tie, hacking jacket, Approved Safety Helmet. Equipment: Jointed snaffle bit, without nose band. English saddle. No martingales of any kind. No whips to be carried, no spurs to be worn.