Working hunters are one of the most popular showing classes. With separate sections for horses and ponies, riders are required to jump a course of rustic fences. In horse ranks, a ride judge will then officiate the performance while pony contenders are required to perform an individual show. Conformation is also assessed before the marks for each section are added together to produce the final line-up.
Horses usually compete together or in seperate lightweight and heavyweight sections. Ponies are split into respective height sections, with different classes for 13hh, 14hh, 15hh and intermediate as well as nursery and cradle stakes ponies. There are also different rider age limits for each of the pony classes.