West Kingdom Equestrian Championship outline
- Greetings all,
Here is the format for this year's Championship!
1: Introductions and pagentry
Instead of having introductions as part of the "pattern" round, introductions will be made before riding begins in a Pas D'Arms style. Competitors will introduce themselves and their horses. Pageantry will also be judged at this time.
2: Timed elements competition
This is your chance to show off where you shine. Instead of having riders choose set patterns this will be more a free style with required elements. This allows a rider to show off what they do best and also shows that they can build off a given idea and make it their own.
Time limit is 2 minutes. You do not need to use all of this if you do not wish, but you will be cut off if you go over.
All entrants are required to add a gait change and a back-up to their chosen pattern set. Entrants will pick one set of the following elements to base their riding on. (pictures to come within the next week)
1. Figure 8
2. Side pass in both directions
1. Serpentine (3 direction change minimum)
2. turn on hindquarters
Pattern elements must be ridden in the order given. For example, if set A is chosen, the figure 8 must be ridden before the sidepass is attempted. These elements do not have to be back-to-back, only in the order given. Gait changes and back-ups may be incuded at any time. Feel free to add things to this to make it something that shows off you and your horse to your best abilities.
3: Challenge Course:
This challenge course will resemble the previous challenge courses. So be prepaired for bridges, blind passes, gates, loud scary moving objects, jumps, zig zags, carry challenges, quintain, pig sticking, at-speed shield sticking, heads, etc. Standard challenge course rules apply: stations may be attempted twice, but cannot be attempted back-to-back.
The top 4 competitors will advance to final. Finals will be a head-to-head run at rings and then javelin for speed and time. The top rider from this will be chosen as this years champion.
If anyone has any questions, please, let me know so I can answer, or clarify anything.
Aine ingen Fhinn
West Kingdom Equestrian Champion