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Hunters vs. Jumpers: What's the Difference?

Hunters - Horses may be any age or breed to show in the Hunter Division. Horses are not judged on time but on conformation, appearance, form and expertise over the fences, and their ability to maneuver the course at an even pace. As a horse's ability and experience increases, so does the difficulty of the course.

Jumpers - Jumpers may also be of any breed and are judged on their performance over jumps and the speed in which the jumping course is completed. The horse with the fastest, cleanest round (fewest rails knocked down, or faults) is the winner.

Nothing matches the excitement, fun and adrenaline rush of this Olympic-caliber jumping event: a showcase combining speed, athleticism and grace. You'll marvel as the best horses and riders in the country soar over huge fences in the $25,000 Thomas and Sally Wood Family Foundation Grand Prix on Saturday evening. Victory requires strength and stamina with flawless execution. Another crowd favorite on Saturday evening will be the Children's Leadline Class.

$5,000 Hunter Derby
$20,000 American Royal Grand Prix
$25,000 Thomas and Sally Wood Family Foundation Grand Prix
Over $100,000 given away in prize money!

Hunters/Jumper Information

Exhibitor Information Tickets

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American Royal's Payout Policy - Hunter/Jumper

USEF dictates we send payouts within 30 days of the conclusion of the show.

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