Actually...it is judged on... 60% Conformation, Soundness, Quality 40% Manners and Paces If a lesser quality plain horse competes against some real quality horses, you must rememberconformation/soundness/quality is 60% and manners/paces/education is 40%. A show hack class is not a dressage test. Movements that the show horse may be asked to perform depending on the level of the competition. Maiden hack to Champion hack: the workouts should be appropriate for the level of the class. Basically, a horse that meets the criteria of "showhorse" will usually beat a lesser quality horse that may have worked better.