Hunter Jumper Horse Shows represent the hunter jumper disciplines while promoting the welfare of the horse and fairness in competition.
Hunters originally represented thoroughbreds or part thoroughbreds ridden in fox hunts. Competitions involve negotiating fences resembling natural obstacles that might be found in the hunting field.
Jumpers can be any breed and any size and are judged on their ability to jump. The competition is based solely on speed, strength and the ability to clear the jump as cleanly as possible.
Riders and horses are judged in both competitions.