A natural or man-made fixed staircase of 3 or more steps.
– Length: 5 to 10 m according to the degree of slope
– Front width: minimum 1 m
– Stair Depth: Around 0.4m (16”)
– Stair Height: 0.20 to 0.30 m (8 – 12”)
To ride the horse down the staircase at a walk, highlighting the calm and balance of the horse as well as the correct approach and attitude of the rider.
Walk is mandatory.
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
IN the obstacle:
– Break of Gait
Style Faults (S Score) -1 per incident.
– Irregular Forward Motion
– Incorrect Rider Position, Not Over the Stirrups and Light
– Loss of Balance of the Horse or the Rider
– Incorrect Rider Aids
– Horse Moving Sideways
– Rider Not Looking Forward
– Rider Interfering With Horse’s Balance
Note: Horse may skip stair step(s) if the rhythm of the walk is consistent
Walk is Mandatory.
- Brutality -5
- Dangerous Riding -5
- Fall of Horse or Rider – Rider Excused
- Leaving the Obstacle -10
Get The Score!
Rate these performances to test your knowledge of TREC Rules and Scoring.
– Scroll to the bottom of the page for Judge’s Scorecard –
Judge’s Scorecard: To Come
A. E Score: / G Score: / Total:
B. E Score: / G Score: / Total:
C. E Score: / G Score: / Total:
D. E Score: / G Score / Total: