FITE Obstacle 11 – In-Hand Staircase Down

In-Hand Stairs Down Data Sheet (.pdf) | In-Hand Stairs Down Score Sheet (.pdf)

FEATURES

– Natural or man-made staircase
– Length: 5 to 10 m according to the degree of slope
– Front width: minimum 1 m
– Steps: depth of around 0.4 m, height 0.20 to 0.30 m

EQUIPMENT

– 2 red flags
– 2 white flags
– 1 number
– Marking for the obstacle route

OBJECTIVES

Highlighting the calm and balance of the horse and the correct attitude of the rider.
Walk is compulsory.

EFFECTIVENESS FAULTS

– Break in forward motion, change of gait
– Running-out
– Stepping back
– Refusal
– Circling

STYLE FAULTS

– Irregular forward motion
– Loss of balance of horse or rider
– Incorrect rider aids
– Horse moving sideways

PENALTIES

– Brutality
– Fall of horse or rider
– Dangerous method
– Foot outside the obstacle route