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Judging information

Forms can be submitted to the ANSA Secretary
Australian National Saddlehorse Association Inc
Post: PO Box 127 Sherwood QLD 4075
Phone & Fax: (07) 3715 6855
Please direct all enquiries to the ANSA Secretary, Mrs. Audrie Condie.

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Quick reference for judging ANSA events 


  • Conformation first and foremost

  • Good calm temperament, goes forward and light in hand with a straight gait

  • An ANSA horse must be a comfortable riding horse

  • Must be ridden with a snaffle bit only

  • No artificial aids

  • A workout – the workout to be in both directions at all paces

ANSA rider attire for judging ANSA events

  • Competitors must wear at Royal Shows (preference given at all other shows)

  • ANSA tie, long sleeved ANSA shirt, felt hat or helmet, fawn or light coloured stockmans cut trousers or jodhpurs, riding boots, v-neck jumper or coat optional

  • ANSA saddlecloth, Australian or English saddle; plain, single rein bridle with snaffle bit

  • Not artificial aids

  • No twisted wire bits in any ANSA classes

Best presented ANSA Horse & Rider under saddle

  • The class is to be judged on the following:
Conformation and suitability ANSA attire, saddlery and presentation rider’s ability, horse paces and ability (to be ridden in both directions at all paces to show that horse is a pleasurable ride.


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