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The International Introduces the "All Day Country Pleasure" Class Division

The 2012 International All Day Country Pleasure Class Division is a new division designed to be beginner friendly. All Day Country Pleasure Classes are only offered for youth and amateur exhibitors and are optional tack. This class is judged on the horse/rider team that exhibits a true natural smooth ride that one would want to ride "all day".  

English or western tack may be used but not a combination of both. If horses are shown in western tack the rider may use two hands and a caveson. This division is open to all gaited horse breeds. The All Day Country Pleasure class may be a two or three gaited class. Horses entered in Country Pleasure Classes are not eligible to be shown in any other Walking Horse classes at the same show. (Exception: Spotted Saddle Horse classes, Racking Horse Classes and all versatility, model, showmanship and equitation).  Shoeing is at the discretion of show management but horses must be in compliance with the Horse Protection Act.   

All Day Country Pleasure (ACP)-Open to all gaited breeds. Open to youth and amateur riders only. This class will allow up to a 1 ∏" x 1" shoe and will be judged as a pleasure class. Animation is not desired. Riders may use 2 hands with English or Western tack. A combination of English and Western tack is not allowed. Gait call will be Trail Walk and Pleasure Gait. Horses in this division may crossover into Racking and SSH Classes by meeting shoeing requirements. This is a youth and amateur division only Required Gaits for All Day Country Pleasure Classes:  The Trail Walk: is a true walk with a loose rein and no appearance of strain on the part of the horse or rider. The appearance should be that of a pleasure riding horse that is relaxed, content and manageable. Animation is not desired. Pleasure Gait: This gait is to be performed at moderate speed and can be a variation of any saddle horse gait with no preference given to any particular gait over another. The gait should be consistent and balanced and should appear easy and comfortable to ride. Excessive speed is not a desired trait. Manners are paramount in this division. Horses should stand quietly and back readily. Positive credit will be given to horses that display such qualities as responsiveness, steadiness, manners and traveling on a loose rein.    

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