FITE Obstacle 16 – Ridden Ditch

Ridden Ditch Data Sheet (.pdf) | Ridden Ditch Score Sheet (.pdf)

FEATURES

Natural or man-made, this may be possible to cross without jumping. It can be with or without water. The difficulty of the ditch will depend on its profile to be defined by the course builder.

– Width: 1.50 m for seniors, 1.30 m for young riders
– Front width: 3 to 4 m
– Depth: 0.50 to 1 m

EQUIPMENT

– 2 red flags
– 2 white flags
– 1 number

OBJECTIVES

Highlighting the forwardness of the horse as well as the correct approach and attitude of the rider allowing good control with or without jumping, as chosen by the rider.
A change of gait and jumping from a standstill is authorized.

EFFECTIVENESS FAULTS

– Running out
– Stepping back
– Refusal
– Circling

STYLE FAULTS

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

PENALTIES

– Brutality
– Fall of horse or rider
– Dangerous riding