FITE Obstacle 2 – Ridden Bank

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

FEATURES

– Regular ground
– Slopes: approx. 30° to 45°
– Length: 5 to 6 m for each of the slopes
– Front width: 2 to 4 m wide

EQUIPMENT

– 3 red flags
– 3 white flags
– 1 number
– Markers for the obstacle route

OBJECTIVES

Showing the horse’s correct balance and the correct posture of the rider whilst keeping to the initially chosen gait.

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
– Horse or rider losing balance between the two slopes
– Incorrect rider aids
– Horse moving sideways

PENALTIES

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