Activities / Equitation Competition

Equitation jumping rider

This competition comprises of one Equitation test and one Show Jumping round, both of which are marked on the rider's position and influence on the pony. It is great for at the end of camp, or in the Christmas holidays, to see how your riding is coming along!

There are two levels / classes:

LevelEquitation TestShow Jumping height
DD Level (Walk & Trot) Equitation55 cm maximum
CC Level Equitation65 cm maximum

Score sheets for the Equitation and Show Jumping phases are available from The Pony Club shop.

Equitation

  • The Judge will allot marks out of ten for each numbered movement and the collective marks.
  • Two penalty marks will be deducted for an error of course.  A competitor is allowed a maximum of three errors of course.  A fourth error of course will result in elimination.
  • A rider or horse fall will result in elimination.
  • The Judge's marks are added together, any penalty marks are deducted and a percentage is calculated.
  • Any normal riding bit may used.

D level Equitation Test Sheet  C level Equitation Test Sheet

Show Jumping

  • There will be nine numbered obstacles (one will be a double).
  • The Judge will allot marks out of ten for each numbered obstacle and the collective marks.
  • Two penalty marks will be deducted for each knock down.
  • Two penalty marks will be deducted for a refusal or run out.  A competitor is allowed a maximum of two refusals or run outs at the same fence.  Three refusals or run outs at one fence will result in elimination.
  • Ten penalty marks will be deducted if the rider falls off.  A competitor is allowed a maximum of one fall.  A second fall will result in elimination.
  • A horse fall will result in elimination.
  • Obstacles must be jumped in numerical order.  Jumping the wrong course will result in elimination.
  • The Judge’s marks are added together, any penalty marks are deducted and a percentage is calculated.

Results

A final score for each competitor will be calculated by adding their Equitation and Show Jumping percentages together and calculating an average.

The winner is the rider with the highest final score.

In the event of equality, the collective marks from the Equitation and the Show Jumping should be added together and the competitor with the higher collective marks will take the higher placing. If the total of the collective marks is also equal the competitors concerned will be given the same placing.

Download a copy of the Equitation Competition rules



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