FITE Obstacle 14 – Ridden Staircase Up

Ridden Stairs Up Data Sheet (.pdf) | Ridden Stairs Up 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 around 0.40 m
height 0.20 to 0.30 m

EQUIPMENT

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

OBJECTIVES

Highlighting the calm and balance of the horse and the correct attitude of the rider.
This obstacle must be taken at walk.

EFFECTIVENESS FAULTS

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

STYLE FAULTS

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

PENALTIES

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