Author Archives: Laura

About Laura

Laura Kelland-May is the founder of Thistle Ridge Skill Builders Development Program. She more than trains horses, she trains people to train their horses. In addition she is a Sr. Judge and can offer insight into What the Judge Is Looking For. Follow her here and get more tips.

What the Judge Is Looking For, Nail the First Fence

You have to “nail” each fence, that’s what the judge is looking for. Getting to the first fence correctly, in a positive, confident manner, sets the tone for the rest of the course. Continue reading

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Reasons you don’t win at your next horse show

Understand what the judge is looking for and win more ribbons at your next horse show. Follow these 5 simple tips to get you to the top of the score card. Continue reading

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Entering the Horse Show Ring – Make it Count

    Start with a Good Impression When Entering the Hunter Show Ring Starting with a good first impression makes the judge sit up and take notice. You have to however, follow it up with an equally good performance. Looking … Continue reading

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The Final Circle- It’s Important

In your Hunter Round Leave a Good Impression… Do  a nice circle! After your hunter round is done, you should do a final closing circle. If the course ends at the opposite end of the ring from the in/out gate … Continue reading

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