Obstacle Challenge

Arena Obstacle Challenge

No dates planned yet for 2021

What is an “Obstacle Challenge”

Work your way through a course of both obstacles and horsemanship maneuvers, earning scores at each station.

Eight to ten obstacles which could include but not limited to- bridge, ball, tarp, dragging an object, car wash, noodle squeeze, mailbox, flags, teeter totter, carry an item, gate. All obstacles performed at walk.

Horsemanship maneuvers could include- halt, sideways, backing, hind/forequarter yields, mount and/or dis-mount. Riding patterns such as a Figure 8 or Weave.   May be asked to jog/trot, lope/ canter.

Must wear hardhat and have safe footwear/boot with heel.

Ribbons awarded by a percentage scoring system.
Ribbons awarded as follows: Blue – 88% and up; Red – 80%- 87%; Yellow – 70%- 79%; White – 60%- 69%
Each obstacle/maneuver will be worth 10 points. You will receive a score sheet for each round.

How is it Judged?
You and your horse are judged on how well you complete the obstacle, and on the ability to perform smooth harmonious maneuvers.

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What might an obstacle map look like?
Here is an example of what the challenge might look like.