Hunter Trials were originally created to test the stamina, level headedness, and bravery of hunt horses and riders in an organized equestrian event designed to simulate the terrain and conditions found in the typical hunt field. Unlike stadium jumping shows, the addition of the "handy hunter" class tests the horse and rider's ability to trot a log, open and close a gate while mounted, jump several fences, and for the rider to dismount and remount. The horse is judged on its manners, way of going, as well as its suitability as a field (fox) hunter.
In today's Camargo Hunter Trials, now in it's 81st year, the large "Outside" ring, where spectators line the ropes to enjoy the horse action, represents the traditional hunter trials. Horse and riders jump logs, stone walls, and post and rail fences. This year we are offering NEW classes including a Field Hunter class (xrail, 2' and 2'6'), Side Saddle divi and a Beginner Novice/Novice eventing division. We offer Family, Pairs, and Teams classes. Our Jumper Derby will be a "Gamblers Choice" this year offering a $1200 in prize money.
NEW this Year in our Qualified division - Junior and Staff/Professional classes as well as Best Turned Out and Hunt Team
The "small" ring allows riders to experience of the thrills of the glorious outdoor venue while jumping more traditional Hunter style jumps. and classes and is OHJA and KHJA sanctioned. This year we have a totally revised, up-to-date class schedule (click HERE). and are offering a 2' Hunter Derby.
If you are new to the Camargo Hunter Trials, Click here for more information about all the fun and spectacle the day will bring!, There are opportunities to tailgate, spend the day in our VIP tent and more.