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Short Stirrup Hunter DQ

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  • Short Stirrup Hunter DQ

    My daughter was recently disqualified during a Short Stirrup Opportunity Hunter competition in a B rated show for holding a schooling crop during under saddle. When we questioned the steward about the decision we were told the judge was a USEF judge that is keen on helping children learn the rules and we should be grateful to show in front of him. The USEF rules that I can find show that a crop is allowed but must not be longer than 30". Is there a reference that I am missing? Is it common to DQ in opportunity for equipment without giving a warning?

  • #2
    I don't see anything that says a crop is not appropriate. Here is the equitation portion and it says that crops are permitted.

    Is there anything in the show billet that you had?


    • #3
      I am no steward, but I have been showing a long time. I'm not aware of any rules against crops in the under saddle at any level of USEF hunter/jumper competition. It's not the most flattering look, but I certainly don't think it's illegal.

      Are you 100% sure the DQ was because of a crop and not something else? Other equipment, such as a martingale, will get you disqualified lickety split.


      • #4
        Who judged?
        You will not rise to the occasion, you will default to your level of training.


        • #5
          Short stirrup is governed by zone rules. Which zone are you in?


          • Original Poster

            There was nothing we could find in the billet. She does not use a martingale and they were clear it was because of crop. We are in zone 5.


            • #7
              Hmm well I found nothing in zone rules, but I took a peek at the Illinois h/j rules just to pick a state in that zone, and I saw nothing about whips but interestingly, martingales are allowed o/f and u/s in the stirrup hunters and eq there.


              • #8
                The only things I can think of are the use of the crop: excessive use or using it at all, per the judge's opinion

                or the fact that it is named a "schooling" crop -- was it not "show worthy"? Maybe he is picky about WHICH crops are permitted.


                • #9
                  I dinged a kid who spent the whole flat class tapping her pony on the shoulder with her crop because she couldn't keep him going. Anything like that maybe happening?
                  You will not rise to the occasion, you will default to your level of training.