Trail Challenge Obstacle Course
TRAIL CHALLENGE (TC)
A relaxing trail ride with judged obstacles placed in camp and on trail (5-10 miles). Ride at a leisurely pace with friends and family. Enjoy the sights as you improve your horsemanship skills. An unlimited number of obstacles, but at least 6. One horse and rider per event.
OBSTACLE TRAIL (OT)
Any combination of pasture, arena, and trail (2-4 miles) with at least 8 obstacles. Multiple horses per rider may be allowed at host discretion. Please verify with the Event Manager to see if their schedule will allow for multiple horses.
OBSTACLE COURSE (OC)
Any combination of pasture, arena, and trail (0-1 mile) with at least 8 obstacles. Multiple horses per rider are allowed, but cannot hold up the event. Please coordinate ride out times with the Event Manager.
IN HAND (IH)
In Hand courses are held in an arena or pasture setting with at least 8 obstacles where the handler works with the equine through obstacles. Multiple horses per handler are allowed, but cannot hold up the event. Please coordinate ride out times with the Event Manager.
RECREATION RIDE (RR)
This format provides 1 to 10 miles of recreational riding. It may be used to offer a practice Trail Challenge offering obstacles and feedback from judges, provide a fun format such as a poker run, or for simple pleasure riding as a fundraiser.
VIRTUAL COMPETITION (VC)
Virtual competitions require the rider to submit a video of their pattern by the required due date. Videos are then judged and the rider receives a scorecard and comments.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR RIDE, HERE'S HOW IT WORKS!
Upon the approach of each obstacle, you inform the judge of the Challenge Level that best suits you and your equine, allowing you to best showcase your equine, helping you achieve success. Obstacles are not timed!
|Bracket||Challenge Level||Weighted Factor||Challenge Level Sum||Average
|6 obstacles||7 obstacles||8 obstacles||9 obstacles||10 obstacles|
|Novice||1||1.00||6-8||7-10||8-11||9-13||10-14||1.0 - 1.49|
|Intermediate||2||1.30||9-14||11-17||12-19||14-22||15-24||1.5 - 2.49|
|Advanced||3||1.65||15-18||18-21||20-24||23-27||25-30||2.5 - 3.0|