I am in the process of getting my "r" license in hunters, and am really struggling. USEF requires that learner judges sit through two full confirmation hunter horse sections to get their card. I have been to show after show, and the confirmation hunters never fill! Has anyone else experienced this?! I can't keep paying to go to a million shows and have that one class that I need not fill!
First of all it is conFORMation, unless all the horses are Catholic.
But seriously, I had the same issue, and had to add another show to fill the requirement. Try to find a show where it has traditionally filled, like Wellington, Ocala, Kentucky, or in may case southern California!
Always remember that "perfection" is the mortal enemy of "excellence."
You can substitute one breeding section for one conformation section OR you can go to the hunter breeding judge's clinic to substitute for one conformation section. Finding conformation divisions that fill is always hard.