FITE Obstacle 17 – Ridden Water Crossing

Ridden Water Crossing Sheet (.pdf) | Ridden Water Crossing Score Sheet (.pdf)

FEATURES

As far as possible, the water must not have any distinct edges.
– Length: minimum 4 m
– Depth: 0.50 to 1 m approx.
– Width: 3 to 5 m
EQUIPMENT
– 2 red flags
– 2 white flags
– 1 number
– Marking equipment for the obstacle route.

OBJECTIVES

Showing the forwardness and boldness of the horse in forward movement and the correct rider aids. 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 riding
– Foot outside the obstacle route