Inspection Presentation for Foals
Handlers should enter when the jury indicates, and bring the mare to stand in front of the jury. A second handler will lead the foal
on a halter and present it standing to the judge(s). The handler of the mare should stand in front of the horse and should, of course,
be aware of the safety of the other handler and the foal.
When the jury indicates, the handler of the foal should take the halter off and let the foal free. The handler of the mare should
lead the mare at the trot in clockwise direction around the arena. The foal should stay inside and trot loose on the mare's side. It
is the goal to show the foal to its best advantage at the trot. The mare will not influence the judgement of the foal. There are no
penalties for breaking gait, stopping, turning around etc. of the foal during presentation.
In general handlers should not be overly sensitive to advice from the jury which is aimed to the best possible presentation of the
horses. Owners should consider to hire a professional handler (available at most inspection sites) if they are not experienced and
comfortable in showing horses.
As a courtesy to the jury and the spectators, handlers and anyone who will be entering the ring should wear a green ISR shirt or
red OLDENBURG shirt or your 'all one color' farm shirt and white pants or dark blue pants (you may order
ISR or OLDENBURG shirts here). We suggest comfortable running shoes. All horses should be
properly groomed and braided (optional for young foals).
Inspection Presentation for Yearlings
Handlers should enter when the jury indicates, and bring the horse to stand in front of the jury. The handler should stand in
front of the horse. When the judge indicates, the handler should lead the horse at the trot in clockwise direction around the
arena. The jury may ask to turn weanlings loose in order to see free movements.