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The C-3 candidate should maintain a basic balanced position appropriate for jumping that is developed through an independent seat, and is demonstrated by the coordinated use of the aids on the flat and over fences. The candidate should initiate and maintain free forward movement with smooth transitions and a steady, light feel of the mount’s mouth. The candidate should discuss, demonstrate, and evaluate the aids used. The candidate should show confidence and control at all gaits on the flat and over fences.

The B candidate should be prepared to discuss and demonstrate an independent seat and effective tactful use of aids on the flat and over fences. Candidates should ride each mount forward while establishing and maintaining a regular pace with the mount accepting the aids and be confident in coping with any challenges.

The A candidate must be able to ride different mounts at various stages of training, displaying a confident, consistent, and effective performance on the flat and over fences. Candidates are expected to assess each mount’s level of schooling and to ride with tact and empathy for its capabilities, demonstrating awareness and knowledge of different exercises for training challenges. After each performance, the candidate will evaluate and discuss the stage of schooling, including strengths and weaknesses and discuss a plan for training of each mount.

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The Training Scale

The Training Scale has evolved as a means to illustrate the different steps that are essential elements in the correct training of the horse. It is important to understand that these elements are interrelated. One step is not supposed to be perfect before attempting the next, but instead, they should be used as a reference for understanding the general progression and development of the horse in his training from young horse to final goals. (USPC Manual of Horsemanship: Advanced Horsemanship)

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USHJA Guide to Competition Rules
As the national affiliate for hunters and jumpers, the USHJA plays an important role in providing input to USEF rules that affect the hunter and jumper disciplines.

Judge's Perspective: Rob Bielefeld, Equitation
From USHJA's In Stride magazine - "Effective equitation includes feel, form and function. Proper position is important for an Equitation rider, be effective riding goes beyond how you look."

A Jump-Start on Jumper Tables
From USHJA's In Stride magazine - "Knowing the types of classes will help you navigate the Jumpers with ease."