FITE Obstacle 18 – Ridden Hedge

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

FEATURES

Natural or man-made, there is a fixed bar at a height of 0.6 meters placed in front of the hedge and against it. The height is given for the compact part.

– Height: 1.10 m for seniors, 0.90 m for young riders.
– Thickness: 0.50 m
– Front width: 3 to 4 m

EQUIPMENT

– 1 red flag
– 1 white flag
– 1 number

OBJECTIVES

Highlighting the forwardness of the horse as well as the correct approach and attitude of the rider. It must be jumped. 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 position of the rider, not over the stirrups and light
– Loss of balance of horse or rider
– Incorrect rider aids
– Horse moving sideways

PENALTIES

– Brutality
– Fall or horse or rider
– Dangerous riding