FITE Obstacle 22 – Ridden S- Bend

Ridden S-Bend Data Sheet (.pdf) | Ridden S-Bend Score Sheet (.pdf)

FEATURES

Maneuvering around an S-shaped corridor marked with raised poles.
For each S-bend according to the diagram:
– Width: 0.90 m
– Length: 4 m

EQUIPMENT

– 2 bars 4 m long + 2 bars 2.20 m + 2 bars 1.80 m and their holders
– 2 red flags
– 2 white flags
– 1 number

OBJECTIVES

Showing the forwardness and boldness of the horse and the correct actions of the rider.
The obstacle must be negotiated at walk.

EFFECTIVENESS FAULTS

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

STYLE FAULTS

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

PENALTIES

– Brutality
– Fall of horse or rider
– Dangerous riding