Tack And Turnout Worries :(

ElliePippa

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Is anyone out there who can help me?
Lol, Im going to eneter a small local show soon, and i need to know if in the Best turned out class i will be masrked down for having a jumping saddle?
will it also matter if her tail is pulled?
And any other tips would be gratefully recieved
Thankyou Guys!
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As far as I'm aware, it's the condition of the tack and pone rather than the actual items (so long as they are suitable for the ned and rider, etc etc etc).

So, get that cleaning kit out and get cleaning and oiling (but don't slide off! :grin).
 

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Don't forget to clean the soles of your boots once mounted
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A neatly pulled tail is good turnout so you'll get marks for that.

Speaking as a cynic - pay attention to who gets picked (hope it's you...) It can be quite 'interesting'.

I gave up on T&T when the 'judge' was giving marks for big white numnahs, white stocks with tweed jackets, bling and adjusting curb chains on the prize winners etc. Those of us with a tweed jacket, shirt and tie, clean breeches and boots, no numnah and correctly fitted tack were all on the back row. It's sometimes seen as a class for 'encouraging' rather than how well you can turn yourself and your horse out.
We got marked down for dust in Star's feather - when the judge hd made us walk, trot and canter on both reins in a dry dusty field...... I gave up then
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Keep an open mind - it's supposed to be fun
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Shouldn't really matter what tack you have on, so long as it totally spotless and fits well and you and your horse is also in superb condition.

T&T is for anyone with any kind of horse or pony (or so it used to be!) so if your horse is at the show to jump for rest of the day, it's still a class that is there for you to take part in, which is why it's usually the first class of the day when everyone is still clean and fresh out of the box.

Some judges will however judge the class tailored more towards the serious showing crowd and expect the horse/pony to be correctly turned exactly how it should be for that particular breed or type if shown in a ridden class etc hence why like someone else said white saddle squares etc could loose you marks, some judges don't like black showing jackets or black tack or if you have not got butten hole and so on, so it depends on the judge but again should not matter for a T&T class.

So long as the white saddle cloth was clean and the correct size for your saddle, if you were judging fairly it should not be marked down because of this.

Get yourself off and good luck.
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