September 12-16, 2018

An Introduction to Hunter/Jumper Week

The 2018 St. Louis National Charity Horse Show is pleased to once again host the Regional Maclay Finals for Region 5 on Saturday, Sept. 15. A USEF Premiere-rated competition, the show will feature a full complement of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.

Spectators may want to know the difference between hunters and jumpers.  Horses competing in hunter/jumper classes are known for their agility and athleticism. Warmbloods and Thoroughbreds are the most common breeds for these types of competition. The terms “hunter” and “jumper” refer to the horses’ type of competition.

Jumpers 101

Jumpers compete over an intricate course of jumps up to five-plus feet high for speed and accuracy. Their goal is to have the quickest time possible while knocking down the fewest fence rails. The different jumper divisions reflect different fence heights based on the level of the horse.

Jumper fans will enjoy a variety of events during the show, which display boldness and athleticism.

Hunters 101

Hunters are judged on performance, conformation and manners from a subjective viewpoint. Horses’ jumping style and way of moving over a course of 8 fences are compared and also on the flat. As with the jumpers, the hunter divisions vary in fence height based on the experience of the horse. Hunters also include divisions where the rider is judged called equitation classes.

More 2018 Information Coming Soon!


John McQueen, Manager

Queenie Productions LLC
810 Ridgewood Ave.
Calhoun, LA 71225
Fax: 318.644.5493


Micky Cannon, Show Secretary

810 Ridgewood Ave.
Calhoun, LA 71225
Fax: 206.202.3077


Tammy Provost
Scott Hofstetter


Course Designer

Scott Starnes



Andrew Ryback