Ridden TREC – Corridor Ridden

© Kim Stoddard


A flagged corridor marked by fixed poles on level ground. 
– Length: 8 meters
– Width: 0.5 meters

Dimensions are the same for all Levels.


Moving through the corridor without touching the bars and keeping to the initially chosen gait.

Scoring This Obstacle

See also: Ridden Obstacles / Scoring

Effectiveness Faults (E Score) -3 per incident

BEFORE the obstacle:

– Running Out
– Error of Course Corrected
– Stepping Back
– Refusal
– Circling

IN the obstacle:

– Break of Gait
– Touching the pole(s) 1 fault per contact

Choice of Gait (G Score)

LEVELS 1 & 2 / USA:  Walk -2 / Trot 0 / Canter +3

LEVELS 3 & 4 / USA + FITE:  Walk: X (No Score) / Trot -2 / Canter +3

For break of gait: the lowest gait is scored. Recovery of the original gait NA.

Penalties (P Score)

– Brutality (-5)
– Dangerous Riding (-5)
– Fall of Horse or Rider (Rider Excused)
– Leaving The Obstacle (-10)

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Ridden TREC Obstacles / Scoring

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Images © M. Robbins, K. Stoddard

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Obstacle Building Tip:

© K. Stoddard

Fixing ground poles makes this obstacle safer and minimizes the need for re-setting. Method shown: PVC poles fixed using landscaping spikes in pre-drilled holes. Spikes can also be used on the outside of solid or square poles.

Mini Clinic – Tips for Success

Preparation / Introduction / Trouble Shooting

Start with Corridor In Hand.


Be sure to enter the obstacle with a straight approach, and establish your gait / rhythm well before entering the obstacle – especially at the trot and canter. Look ahead to the next obstacle or (if schooling) pick a spot to ride to vs. stopping after completing the obstacle.

Take It Up a Level!

Some ways to make this obstacle more challenging:

  • Position the corridor on an angle to other obstacles.
  • Place a jump before the corridor.
  • Place Ridden Immobility, S-Bend, or other walk obstacle immediately after the corridor.

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A. E Score: 4 / S Score: 2 / Total: 6

B. E Score: 7 / S Score: 3 / Total: 10

C. E Score: 1 / S Score: 2 / Total: 3

D. E Score: 7 / S Score: 2 / Total: 9*

*In the PTV gaited horses may gait instead of trot.