Guidlines for riding- and drivingclasses 2018-05-06T19:37:42+00:00

DRIVING CLASSES


DJ – 1 and DS – 1 First Driven
⦁ The class is reserved for beginners and semi-experienced equipages.
⦁ All equipages are driving in joint walk and trot. In the individual program there must be walk and trot.
⦁ Both the driving and the exterior will be assessed.
⦁ Open to stallions, mares and geldings born before January 1st 2014.
All equipages meet in the ring without equipment to the exterior assessment, where the pony is lead to stand in front of the judge and shown in walk on a straight line away from the judge, turn around and going back to the judge in trot – continue in trot back to tour place in the column. When all ponies are shown, all ponies leave the ring to be saddled and to be warmed up. When the class opens, all equipages drive in, in walk, at the same time. Then everybody walks and trots together, following the instructions from the judge. After a temporary formation, all equipages drive a short program (around 3 minutes). In the program, which you have composed yourself, you must show both walk and trot. The judge will notice harmony, the pony’s willingness and transitions. After your own program, you have to stand in front of the judge and say thanks. The judge can ask to see more test. When the individual assessment is done, you go back to your place in the column, to wait for everybody to finish. When everybody has done their test, everybody walks together clockwise, then the final round up and prices will be given.

DJ – 2 and DS – 2 Open Driven
⦁ Open for stallions, mares and geldings, born in 2014 or before.
⦁ The class is reserved for experienced equipages.
⦁ All equipages are driving in joint walk and trot, canter is voluntarily
⦁ Both the driving and the exterior will be assessed.
⦁ Open to stallions, mares and geldings born before January 1st 2014.
All equipages meet in the ring without equipment to the exterior assessment, where the pony is lead to stand in front of the judge and shown in walk on a straight line away from the judge, turn around and going back to the judge in trot – continue in trot back to tour place in the column. When all ponies are shown, all ponies leave the ring to be saddled and to be warmed up. When the class opens, all equipages drive in, in walk, at the same time. Then everybody walks and trots together, canter is voluntarily, following the instructions from the judge. After a temporary formation, all equipages drive a short program (around 3 minutes). In the program, which you have composed yourself, you must show both walk and trot, canter is voluntarily. The judge will notice harmony, the pony’s willingness and transitions. After your own program, you have to stand in front of the judge and say thanks. The judge can ask to see more test. When the individual assessment is done, you go back to your place in the column, to wait for everybody to finish. When everybody has done their test, everybody walks together clockwise, then the final round up and prices will be given.

DJ – 3 and LRJ – 1 Dressage
⦁ Open to stallions, mares and geldings born before January 1st 2014.
MBX you enter the course in trot.
X full stop and greeting – you stand still for at least 5 secs.
XEKA Trot, left lead
A A circle in 18-20 m in diameter in trot
AF Trot
FXH trot diagonally with increase in pace
HCM Trot
MBF Walk
FA Trot
A A circle volt at 18-20 m in diameter in trot
AK Trot
KXM trot diagonally with increase in pace
MCH Trot
HEK Walk
KAFBX Trot
X full stop and greeting – you stand still for at least 5 secs.
Exit in trot.
Female drivers greet by lifting the whip in horizontal position, while nodding the head, male drivers take of the hat and nod.
DS – 3, LRS – 1 and LRV – 1 Dressage
⦁ Open to stallions, mares and geldings born before January 1st 2014.
⦁ AX Enter at working trot
X Halt – salute
⦁ XCM Working trot
⦁ MRXVK Extended trot
KAF Working trot
⦁ F Collected trot
FBM 10 meter double deviation from side
⦁ MC Collected trot
C Halt, immobility 10 seconds
CH Collected trot
⦁ HSXPF Extended trot
FAK Working trot
⦁ K Collected trot
KEH 10 meter double deviation from side
⦁ HCMB Working trot
BX Collected trot
X trot over the centreline, switch to the left column
XE Collected trot
⦁ EKAP Working trot
⦁ PBX Walk
⦁ X Rein back four steps
⦁ XES Walk
SHC Working trot
⦁ CMSBVFA Serpentine 3 loops, 20 meter in diameter
⦁ A Turn on centre line
DXG Extended trot
G Halt, salute

DJ – 4 and DS – 4 Cones
⦁ Open to stallions, mares and geldings born before January 1st 2014.
The course contains 12 gates. The gates have to be driven in numerical order from 1 to 12. The course has to be driven twice, with a break in-between, the total time is effective time. There are 3 penalty points per demolished ball. All gates have to be driven through the correct direction, the red number must be on the right side of the carriage and the white number on the left. Once a gate has been driven through, it can be driven through as many times as you want. The driver must carry a helmet and a safety vest, as well as the groom. The groom must be on the carriage of possible, otherwise stay close to the equipage during the competition. For horse pair or horse 4-in hand/teams, groom must be on the carriage.
Gate width is the wheel width + 20 cm for single equipages and pairs, while the width is + 30 cm for 4-in hand/ teams. The wheel width is measured at the ground, between the outer sides of the wheels. In DJ – 4 the groom is allowed to help verbally with the sequence of the course. If the groom helps verbally in DS – 4 20 penalty points will be added.

DJ – 5 and DS – 5 Marathon
⦁ Open to stallions, mares and geldings born before January 1st 2014.
The course contains 7(1-7) gates and 3 obstacles with ABC gates. On the sketch, that all equipages will get before the competition, the order of the gates is shown. The order could for example be, START, 1-3, obstacle, 4-5, obstacle, 6, obstacle, 7, FINISH LINE. All gates have to be driven through the correct direction, the red number must be on the right side of the carriage and the white number on the left. Once a gate has been driven through, it can be driven through as many times as you want. Gate width is the wheel width + 20 cm for single equipages and pairs, while the width is + 30 cm for 4-in hand/ teams. The wheel width is measured at the ground, between the outer sides of the wheels. The course has to be driven twice, with a break in-between, the total time is effective time. There are 3 penalty points per demolished ball. The driver must carry a helmet and a safety vest, as well as the groom. The groom must be on the carriage of possible, otherwise stay close to the equipage during the competition. For horse pair or horse 4-in hand/teams, groom must be on the carriage. In DJ – 5 the groom is allowed to help verbally with the sequence of the course. If the groom helps verbally in DS – 5 20 penalty points will be added.

LRJ – 2, LRS – 2 and LRV – 2 Cones
⦁ Open to stallions, mares and geldings born before January 1st 2014.
The course contains 10 gates and a serpentine. The gates have to be run in numerical order from 1 to 10. The course has to be run twice, with a break in-between, the total time is effective time. There are 3 penalty points per demolished ball. All gates have to be run through the correct direction, the red number must be on the right side of the equipage and the white number on the left. Once a gate has been run through, it can be run through as many times as you want. The width of the gates is 70 cm. In LRJ – 2 the groom is allowed to help verbally with the sequence of the course. If the groom helps verbally in LRS – 2 and LRV – 2 20 penalty points will be added.

LRJ – 3, LRS – 3 and LRV – 3 Marathon
⦁ Open to stallions, mares and geldings born before January 1st 2014.
The course contains 7(1-7) gates and 2 obstacles with ABC gates. On the sketch, that all equipages will get before the competition, the order of the gates is shown. The order could for example be, START, 1-3, obstacle, 4-5, obstacle, 6- 7, FINISH LINE. The gates have to be run in numerical order from 1 to 7. The course has to be run twice, with a break in-between, the total time is effective time. There are 3 penalty points per demolished ball. In LRJ – 3 the groom is allowed to help verbally with the sequence of the course. If the groom helps verbally in LRS – 3 and LRV – 3 20 penalty points will be added. Once a gate has been run through, it can be run through as many times as you want

RIDING CLASSES

R-1 Leading Rein
⦁ Open for mares and geldings born before January 1st 2014
⦁ Open for children born after January 1st 2009, minimum age is 3 years.
⦁ The leading rein must be attached to the noseband, never in the bit.
⦁ You can only use a simple bit, like a snaffle. No archaic restraints like bearing reins or running reins are acceptable.
⦁ All riders are riding in joint walk. In the individual program there must be walk and trot.
⦁ Both the riding and the exterior will be assessed.
When the class opens, everybody rides in, in walk, at the same time. Then everybody rides together, following the instructions from the judge.  After a temporary formation, all equipages ride a short program (around 3 mins). In the program, which you have composed yourself, you must show a rising trot in both leads. The judge will notice harmony, the pony’s   willingness and transitions. Then you stand in front of the judge and both the rider and the handler says thanks. The judge can ask to see more tests. When the individual assessment is done, you go back to your place in the column, to wait for everybody to finish. . If the pony is pointed out to be shown without saddle, the saddle must be taken off immediately when back in place, to be ready for showing as soon as the last pony has shown his test. The pony is lead to stand in front of the judge and shown in walk on a straight line away from the judge, turn around and going back to the judge in trot – continue in trot back to tour place in the column, and put the saddle back on. When everybody has done their test, everybody walks together clockwise, then the final round up and prices will be given.

R-2 First Ridden
⦁ Open to mares and geldings born before January 1st 2014
⦁ Open for children born after January 1st 2006, minimum age is 3 years.
⦁ All riders are riding in joint walk and trot. In the individual program, there must be walk, trot and collected canter.
⦁ Both the riding and the exterior will be assessed.
⦁ The judge can point out pony’s, to be assessed without the saddle on. A helper is recommended.
When the class opens, everybody rides in, in walk, at the same time. Then everybody rides together in walk and trot, following the instructions from the judge. After a temporary formation, all equipages rides a short program (ca 3 mins). The program, which you have composed yourself , you must show a rising trot and canter in both leads. The judge will notice harmony, the pony’s   willingness and transitions. Then you stand in front of the judge and both the rider and the handler says thanks. The judge can ask to see more tests. When the individual assessment is done, you go back to your place in the column, to wait for everybody to finish. . If the pony is pointed out to be shown without saddle, the saddle must be taken off immediately when back in place, to be ready for showing as soon as the last pony has shown his test. The pony is lead to stand in front of the judge and shown in walk on a straight line away from the judge, turn around and going back to the judge in trot – continue in trot back to tour place in the column , and put the saddle back on. When everybody has done their test, everybody walks together clockwise, then the final round up and prices will be given.

 R-3 Open Ridden
⦁ Open to stallions, mares and geldings born before January 1st 2014.
⦁ There are no age limits to the rider, but the rider must fit the pony weight- and heightwise.
⦁ All riders are riding in joint walk, trot and collected canter. In the individual program, there must be walk, trot, collected canter and free canter.
⦁ Both the riding and the exterior will be assessed.
⦁ The judge can point out pony’s, to be assessed without the saddle on. A helper is recommended.
When the class opens, everybody rides in, in walk, at the same time. Then everybody rides together in walk, trot and canter, following the instructions from the judge. After a temporary formation, all equipages rides a short program (ca 3 mins). The program, which you have composed yourself , you must show trot, collected canter and free canter in both leads. The judge will notice harmony, the pony’s  willingness and transitions. Then you stand in front of the judge and both the rider and the handler says thanks. The judge can ask to see more tests. When the individual assessment is done, you go back to your place in the column, to wait for everybody to finish. If the pony is pointed out to be shown without saddle, the saddle must be taken off immediately when back in place, to be ready for showing as soon as the last pony has shown his test. The pony is lead to stand in front of the judge and shown in walk on a straight line away from the judge, turn around and going back to the judge in trot – continue in trot back to tour place in the column , and put the saddle back on. If the pony is pointed out to be shown without saddle, the saddle must be taken off immediately when back in place, to be ready for showing as soon as the last pony has shown his test. The pony is lead to stand in front of the judge and shown in walk on a straight line away from the judge, turn around and going back to the judge in trot – continue in trot back to tour place in the column , and put the saddle back on. When everybody has done their test, everybody walks together clockwise, then the final round up and prices will be given.

About Working Hunter.
Working hunter has two phases.
⦁ The jumping – This will include a series of rustic fences, which will emulate a natural hunting environment. There will be an opportunity to walk the field before start. The fences are not high and the track is not difficult, because it is not about jumping highest or fastest, but riding in a flowing steady pace. The judge will notice harmony, the pony’s willingness and the corporation between pony and rider. There will be faults for taking down rails and pony refusing to jump. 3 times refusing or Fall of rider or horse means elimination.
⦁ Flatwork – a small individual test compared to Leading Rein/First Ridden/Open Ridden. Points will be given for jumping, jumpingstyle, riding and exterior.

R-4 Working Hunter – Leading Rein
⦁ Open to mares and geldings born before January 1st 2014.
⦁ Open for children born after January 1st 2009, minimum 3 years.
⦁ The leading rein must be attached to the noseband, never in the bit.
⦁ You can only use a simple bit, like a snaffle. No archaic restraints like bearing reins or running reins are acceptable.
⦁ There will be 5 – 7 fences maximum height 40 cm.
⦁ After the jumping part, the test will be a small individual program like R-1 Leading Rein.
⦁ . If the pony is pointed out to be shown without saddle, the saddle must be taken off immediately when back in place, to be ready for showing as soon as the last pony has shown his test. The pony is lead to stand in front of the judge and shown in walk on a straight line away from the judge, turn around and going back to the judge in trot – continue in trot back to tour place in the column , and put the saddle back on. When everybody has done their test, everybody walks together clockwise, then the final round up and prices will be given.

R-5 Working Hunter First Ridden
⦁ Open to mares and geldings born before January 1st 2014.
⦁ Open for children born after January 1st 2006, minimum 3 years.
⦁ There will be 5 – 7 fences maximum height 40 cm.
⦁ The judge can point out pony’s, to be assessed without the saddle on. A helper is recommended.
⦁ After the jumping part, the test will be a small individual program like R-2 First Ridden.
⦁ . If the pony is pointed out to be shown without saddle, the saddle must be taken off immediately when back in place, to be ready for showing as soon as the last pony has shown his test. The pony is lead to stand in front of the judge and shown in walk on a straight line away from the judge, turn around and going back to the judge in trot – continue in trot back to tour place in the column , and put the saddle back on. When everybody has done their test, everybody walks together clockwise, then the final round up and prices will be given.

R-6 Working Hunter Open Ridden
⦁ Open to stallions, mares and geldings born before January 1st 2014.
⦁ There are no age limits to the rider, but the rider must fit the pony weight- and heightwise.
⦁ There will be 7 – 10 fences maximum height 50 cm.
⦁ The judge can point out pony’s, to be assessed without the saddle on. A helper is recommended.
⦁ After the jumping part, the test will be a small individual program like R-3 Open Ridden.
⦁ . If the pony is pointed out to be shown without saddle, the saddle must be taken off immediately when back in place, to be ready for showing as soon as the last pony has shown his test. The pony is lead to stand in front of the judge and shown in walk on a straight line away from the judge, turn around and going back to the judge in trot – continue in trot back to tour place in the column , and put the saddle back on. When everybody has done their test, everybody walks together clockwise, then the final round up and prices will be given.

R-7 Show Jumping Lead Rein
⦁ Traditional showjumping.
⦁ Open to mares and geldings born before January 1st 2014
⦁ Open for children born after January 1st 2009
⦁ Fences heights maximum 40 cm.
⦁ The track will be open to see before start

R-8 Show Jumping First Ridden
⦁ Traditional showjumping.
⦁ Open to mares and geldings born before January 1st 2014
⦁ Open for children born after January 1st 2006
⦁ Fences heights maximum 40 cm.
⦁ The track will be open to see before start

R-9 Show Jumping Open Ridden
⦁ Open to stallions, mares and geldings born before January 1st 2014
⦁ There are no age limits to the rider, but the rider must fit the pony weight- and heightwise.
⦁ Fences maximum height 50 cm.
⦁ The track will be open to see before start

How your own program could look like: