FITE Obstacle 12 – Ridden Staircase Down

Ridden Stairs Down Data Sheet (.pdf) | Ridden 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 0.40 m, height 0.20 to 0.30 m

EQUIPMENT

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

OBJECTIVES

Highlighting the calm and balance of the horse and the correct attitude of the rider giving good control. Must be negotiated at walk.

EFFECTIVENESS FAULTS

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

STYLE FAULTS

– Irregular forward motion
– Incorrect position of the rider, not over stirrups and light
– Loss of balance of the horse or the rider
– Incorrect rider aids
– Horse moving sideways

PENALTIES

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