Originally Posted by GottaDrive
Most horse shows have several hunt seat classes, the S&B plus other on the flat style classes. I enjoy watching the classes. But, the gap or white space is for hunter over fences. I know ASBs can jump, actually some will and some will not. I believe the breed and horse shows will benefit from over fences classes. In venues that can, a cross country class would likely be very popular too.
The ASB "industry", meaning no one is exempted, needs to learn to accept and promote change. We will only grow if we change and try new classes and programs. Adding a hunter over fences class does not detract from other classes or divisions.
I am a fan of Hunters and Jumpers; but do not overlook the investment in jumps, nor the set-up and knockdown time and extra ring crew necessary to stage the classes. Committing to that, I would love to see over fences classes that might encourage more participation and spectator interest.