Couses for Show Hunters

Obstacles should be natural, unpainted or solid colour, which means striped rails or planks should be avoided, unless sufficient natural material is unavailable.

Size of Ring

Minimum dimensions are 40 x 80m (135 x 270'), but basically the ring should be twice as long as it is wide


All jumps should be located in the middle third of the ring, allowing one third on each end for smooth wide turns.

All lines should be set along the sides of the ring or lengthwise along the diagonals, avoiding setting any fences at all on the short ends of the ring so as not to surprise the horses or cause abrupt turns interrupting the consistent rhythm desired. Horse courses are designed on a 12' stride.