Ask the Judge: resetting jumps, overzealous cheering, poorly turned out rider and more
In an under-saddle class, when you are cantering in the last direction, why do the judges ask for a trot again? It is to be sure of the placings and also to have a last look to make sure that the horses are even and not too strong after the canter. What happens after a crash when the jump is reset but not exactly the same as it was for the rest of the class – and the class proceeds? Well, if no one notices it, then all is good, but if it is pointed out, then you have to ask the course designer and jump crew to return it to the way it was originally built and then continue. Those who jumped it before it was put back have the opportunity to go again if they choose to. If you [the judge] cannot properly see a jump if a…
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