Competitions in the annual Hampton Classic kicked off Sunday in one of the largest outdoor horse shows in the entire country, and will continue through Sept. 1.News 12’
s Jamie Stuart got an inside look at what it’s like to be a judge at the highest level of show jumping.
Dave Distler took Stuart into the world of show jumping judges, telling him that his role is a fun, exciting experience that includes quick decisions and beautiful sights.FULL NEWS 12 COVERAGE: The Hampton Classic
He says judges typically look for criteria like whether the horse brings a rail down, timing and other quick, on-the-spot objective judgments.
“It’s one of the top events in the country,” says Distler. “They do a fabulous job, and they try hard, which shows.”News 12
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