Driven TREC – Bell

Description: A bell hung next to a marked corridor.

Objective: To ring the bell using the whip while maintaining chosen gait.


  • The bell is placed on the right hand side of the obstacle route
  • Bell height 1.80 meters
  • Distance between the bell and the route 1.50 meters
  • Width of the obstacle route: 2 meters

Effectiveness Faults:

  • Break in forward motion, change of gait
  • Running out
  • Stepping back
  • Refusal 
  • Circling before the obstacle

Choice of Gait:

Maximum possible scores* Canter 10 / Trot 7 / Walk 5

In the event of a change in gait the score is given based on the slowest gait. Returning to the originally chosen gait does not impact the score.

*International Scoring / Levels not yet defined for Driven TREC.


  • Not ringing the bell – 10
  • No whip in the hand – 10
  • Brutality -10
  • Dangerous driving – 10
  • Driver or groom stepping down from the carriage -30
  • Tipped carriage – 50
  • Uncorrected course error – Elimination

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