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Common Canine and Equine Performance Events. Why Is This Important?. Converse intelligently with our clients Respond intelligently during our equine ambulatory rotation Filling out legal documentation Likely performance related injuries Performing pre-purchase exams

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Why is this important
Why Is This Important?

  • Converse intelligently with our clients

  • Respond intelligently during our equine ambulatory rotation

  • Filling out legal documentation

  • Likely performance related injuries

  • Performing pre-purchase exams

  • Vets are often on call or on site for these events




Show jumping jumpers
Show Jumping/Jumpers

  • Many levels of competition

  • Horses clear large obstacles

  • Winning based on speed and accuracy


Hunters
Hunters

  • Based on the horse’s movement and ability

  • Hunter under saddle

  • Hunter over fences

  • Hunter hack

  • Pleasure


Equitation
Equitation

  • Based on rider’s position and control

  • Medal classes


Dressage
Dressage

  • Riders perform a pre-set test alone in the ring

  • Upper levels include such movements as the piaffe, passage, and the pirouette


Combined training eventing
Combined Training/Eventing

  • Dressage

  • Cross country

  • Show-jumping phase

  • Individual or team events


Endurance
Endurance

  • Horse and rider travel 50-100 miles per day

  • Health and fitness of the horse is of the utmost importance

  • Riders may dismount and jog alongside the horse


Flat racing
Flat Racing

  • May involve Thoroughbreds, Arabians, or Quarter Horses

  • Thoroughbreds are the most popular in the United States

  • Triple crown


Steeple chasing
Steeple Chasing

  • Popular in the UK

  • Horses raced over a series of obstacles

  • The Grand National is the most well known race

  • Falls of horse andrider are common


Harness racing
Harness Racing

  • Standardbreds pull a cart called a sulky

  • One of the more well known races is the Hambletonitan


Vaulting
Vaulting

  • Gymnastic tricks on horseback

  • Individual, pair, or team competition


Combined driving
Combined Driving

  • Three phases

  • Dressage

  • Cross-country

  • Cones course


Polo

  • Played at a gallop

  • Horses are ideally 15.1 hands

  • Hit the willow ball through goal posts

  • Divided into 7 ½ minute intervals called chukkas

  • 4-6 chukkas per match


Reining
Reining

  • Olympic sport in 2004

  • Western attire

  • Perform specified patterns

  • Horse may spin 360 degrees, perform sliding stops, or other maneuvers


Rodeo other western events
Rodeo/other Western Events

  • Bronc riding

  • Steer wrestling

  • Cutting

  • Barrel racing

  • Pole bending

  • Calf roping


Fox hunting
Fox Hunting

  • Began in England to help landowners control the fox population which killed their sheep and poultry

  • The fox is rarely caught or killed today

  • Members may drag scent for the hounds to follow over a set course beforehand


Field trials
Field Trials

  • Competitive events

  • Earn points toward field championship

  • Eligible participants

    • Pointing breeds

    • Retrieving breeds

    • Spaniels

    • Beagles, Bassets, Dachshunds


Hunt tests
Hunt Tests

  • Non-competitive events

  • Earn qualifying scores based on performance of a skill set

  • Eligible Breeds

    • Pointing Breeds

    • Retrieving Breeds

    • Spaniels


Herding trials and tests
Herding Trials and Tests

  • Trials – competitive event

  • Tests – compared to performance standard

  • Ability to work cattle, sheep, ducks, and goats

  • All herding breeds, Samoyeds, Rottweiler


Tracking
Tracking

  • Tests dog’s ability to follow a sent

  • All breeds are eligible to participate

  • Pass/Fail

  • Titles

    • TD

    • TDX

    • VST

    • CT


Obedience
Obedience

  • Tests dog ability to obey commands

  • Open to all breeds

  • Qualifying scores earned and placements given

  • National Obedience Invitational

  • Titles

    • CD

    • CDX

    • UD

    • UDX

    • OTCH


Agility
Agility

  • Test of speed and accuracy over obstacles

    • Standard

    • Jumpers

  • Open to all breeds

  • Qualifying scores earned and placements given

  • Many titles are awarded

  • National Agility Championships and World Team Competition


Conformation
Conformation

  • All recognized pure bred dogs

  • Judged against a breed standard

  • Earn points toward Championship

  • Very Subjective

  • Junior Showmanship


Conformation continued

Sporting – upland hunters, retrievers, flushers

Working – guarding, mushers, stock protectors

Terrier – vermin hunters

Herding – stock drivers

Hound – coon hunters, rabbit hunters, pack hunters

Toy – lap dogs, companions

Non-Sporting – all breeds that don’t fit into other groups

Conformation continued…


Conformation again
Conformation again…

  • Best of Breed

  • Group Competition

  • Best in Show

  • AKC National Invitational

  • Westminster Kennel Club




References

www.akc.org

www.ukcdogs.com

www.usdaa.com

Hartley Edwards, Elmyn, The Ultimate Horse Book

Mackay-Smith, Alexander, Encyclopedia of the Horse

www.equestrian.org

www.poloconnect.com

www.uset.com

References


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