The Justin Morgan Performance Competition is an overall test of the willingness, versatility and style of the Morgan horse. The progenitor of the breed, Justin Morgan’s horse, Figure, exemplified this ideal of versatility. He was said to excel at all the activities that constitute this competition. Each entrant must perform in all four sections of the competition:
Half mile trotting race in harness.
Half mile gallop race under saddle.
Pleasure saddle competition.
Stone boat pull.
An individual horse may have a different rider, driver and/or handler for each section. Each section of the competition will be placed, and will count 25% toward the final placing. Horses must be four years of age or older. This competition is open to amateurs and professionals.