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  1. #1
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    Feb. 26, 2008

    Default Show experience and opportunity classes

    How do you evaluate the "show experience" of a sale horse if the experience was gained in opportunity classes?
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  2. #2
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    Jun. 12, 2007


    Ask the owner to send you copies of the test sheets so you can see who the judges were and what the scores were.

  3. #3
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    Jan. 27, 2008


    It depends, if you are shopping for a certain level horse with scores, then I would look at the overall show size, and judge and then look at the scores.

    If you are looking at a young/green horse, then I think it's a good show experience as they are at the show like everyone else.

    If the opportunity classes are at a recognized show under a judge you would normally be happy to look at scores from, then there shouldn't be any difference. Same show, same judge, same ring...just none of those pesky USDF/USEF fees
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  4. #4
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    Oct. 16, 2008
    Central Oklahoma


    Quote Originally Posted by mzm farm View Post
    How do you evaluate the "show experience" of a sale horse if the experience was gained in opportunity classes?
    Same as if that horse were in any other regular classes.

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  5. #5
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    Aug. 15, 2010


    Opportuity classes are held at rated shows with licensed judges - the only difference between them and the "regular" classes is that the owner didn't have to be a member of anything. I would look at them exactly the same as if I was looking at the "regular" classes.

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