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What is Performance Horse Development?

Like figure skating performance horse sports are made up of many different events that require specific skills. The successful completion of these specific skills requires a solid basic skill foundation. Remember that old adage…don’t run before you walk? Competitors need to master basic skills. Unlike figure skating there were no competitions for performance horses based on those basics. If you wanted to participate in performance horse events you had to have a complete skill set. And what… Continue

Added by IPHDA on February 4, 2010 at 12:56pm — No Comments

What is a PHD V show

A virtual Show is an IPHDA competition held online



How can PHD Events be judged fairly off of the internet with Exhibitors from many different locations?



An IPHDA judge is required to Evaluate whether a horse willingly followed the rider’s guiding and transition cues.They are not required to Judge how willing or unwillingly the horse reacted to the rider’s cues.



IPHDA Judges use their expertise as successful horse trainers to give each exhibitor a score based on… Continue

Added by IPHDA on February 4, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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