A natural or man-made fixed staircase of 3 or more steps flagged at the entrance and exit.
– 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 up the staircase at a walk, highlighting the calmness 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
Before the difficulty
– Running out
– Error of course corrected – Stepping back
In the difficulty
– Break of gait
– Irregular forward motion
Note: Horse may skip stair step(s) if the rhythm of the stride is consistent
– Incorrect position of the rider, not over stirrups and light
– Loss of balance of horse or rider – Incorrect rider aids
– Horse moving sideways
– Rider not looking forward
– Rider interfering with horse’s balance
- Brutality -5
- Dangerous Riding -5
- Fall of Horse or Rider – Rider Excused
- Leaving the Obstacle -10
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A. E Score: 7 / S Score: 2 / Total: 9
B. E Score: 7 / S Score: 3 / Total: 10
C. E Score: 7 / S Score: 0 Rider position, eyes down / Total: 7
D. E Score: X / S Score: X / Total: 0*
*Walk is Mandatory.