A stepped change in ground level, such as a wall or embankment on stable ground, with a distinct fixed edge and ground pole at base. Route for the rider provided as appropriate – not to be taken by the horse.
Front width: 2 – 3 m
Maximum heights based on Rider Level
Highlighting the forwardness of the horse as well as the correct approach and attitude of the rider. Horse to follow on a loose rein, and maintain a respectful distance from the rider.
L1: 2’ (.61m)
L2: 2’- 6” (.76m)
L3: 3’ (.91m)
L4: 3’- 6” (1.1m)
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
Note: Change of gait / jumping from a standstill permitted ( No Fault).
Style Faults (S Score) -1 per incident.
– Irregular Forward Motion
– Progression on Tense Reins
– Loss of Balance of the Horse or the Rider
– Incorrect Rider Aids
– Horse Moving Sideways
– Horse’s Nose Passing Rider’s Shoulder
(Flapping Stirrups – see Penalties).
Penalties (P Score)
– Brutality (-5)
– Dangerous Handling (-5)
– Fall of Horse or Rider (Rider Excused)
– Leaving The Obstacle (-10)
– Flapping Stirrups / USA (-1)
– Other Obstacle Specific Penalties
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A. E Score: 7 / S Score: 2 / P Score: -1 Stirrups Down / Total: 8
B. E Score: 7 / S Score: 0 / Total: 7
C. E Score: 7 / S Score: 3 / Total: 10
D. E Score: 7 / S Score: -2 Loss of Balance / Total: 5*
*To Count as a Fall – Horse’s shoulder or haunches touch the ground.