View Full Version : why 3'6, 3'9, 4' in the same class?

Feb. 25, 2012, 12:34 PM
So I finally got around to watching the WEF Hunter Spectacular last night (on USEF Network) - that was from last sat night - and was curious why they had three different fence heights in the same class, all competing against each other.

Why do they do that and what determines who rides at what height?

I find it interesting that 3'6 competes and is equally judged against 4 feet. How does that work?

If this has been addressed elsewhere, I missed it, and apologize for any redundancy.


Feb. 25, 2012, 12:40 PM
I don't know how they judged it, but the heights were based on what division they qualified for the Spectacular in (ex Juniors are 3'6", High Performance is 4'...)

Feb. 25, 2012, 01:47 PM
Yes, they showed over the same height in the division where they qualified, and were judged to the same standard.

The same way a pony hunter classic might involve small, medium, and large ponies jumping three different heights for their respective divisions.