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  1. #1
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    Apr. 28, 2005

    Default Your thoughts on combining hunter divisions?

    What are the official rules regarding combining divisions? I did a quick check on's rule book, but couldn't find anything.

    I've noticed some combinations lately that seem a bit unfair. I've seen 1st years combined with High Performance hunters. Is it fair to judge a first year horse against a potentially highly experienced Hi Perf horse?

    I understand that the shows need to manage their prize money payouts vs entry fees. Couldn't they do the payouts as a combined class, but award points as if the classes were held separately?

    Interested to hear others' thoughts on the topic.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun. 17, 2001
    down the road from bar.ka


    Some of it also has to do with lack of entries in HP, not just money, not enough horses and nobody wants to see HOTY determined in 2 to 4 horse classes.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr. 26, 2006
    Madison, Wisconsin


    I think most would rather combine divisions to have even the HOPE of getting some points, rather than not having your division run at all... And it usually seems to work in favor of both divisions.
    Quote Originally Posted by tidy rabbit View Post
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