Show Ring Hunter Judge Short Hand

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Hunter Judge Short Hand


This was sent to me by a friend. Some Hunter Judge’s Shorthand.

  • IHOP(International House Of Pancakes) – A horse that jumps as flat as a pancake
  • CIA(Chair in the air)
    Rider is Left behind over a jump
  • TYT(take your time)
    A rider who takes a leisurely tour of the ring before first jump
  • VGR(very good rider)
    A mediocre horse piloted by excellent rider
  • SM(stairmaster)
    Poor mover with lots of knee movement
  • HP(Hunt Print)
    A rider badly left behind over a jump(as often seen in old- fashioned hunt prints)
  • N/S N/S(no stride, no scope)
  • 911(emergency)
    A frightening jump that had both the judge and rider gasping
  • GGH(gave me a grey hair)
    A scary round that made judge worried for horse and/or rider
  • VP(valet parking)
    too deep to the jump
  • DOA(dead on arrival)
    Chipped the first jump
  • PS(power steering)
    rider not steering properly, does not jump middle of jump
  • WR(wrong ring)
    horse better suited for jumper ring
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Hideous Attire

  • HA(hideous attire)
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  • NNR(needs new rider)
  • NNT(needs new trainer)
    a rider whose trainer is yelling from gate
  • R@G(run and gun)
    A rider who sees a distance to late and then makes the big move
  • NAPP(not a pretty picture)
    horse/rider don’t look good together
  • OOC(out of control)
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Horse Show Short Hand LFT – Late for Train


LFT(late for train)
horse is running or is too strong

MAP(roadmap)rider took creative path to jumpCreative Commons License photo credit: eldelinux

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.
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