FITE Obstacle 26 – Ridden Footbridge

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

FEATURES

This may be on the ground, across a steam or between two banks, etc.

– Length: 5 m
– Width: around 1 m
– Height above the ground: between 0.50 and 1.20 m
– One or two handrails

EQUIPMENT

– 2 red flags
– 2 white flags
– 1 number
– 1 wooden, iron, etc. footbridge

OBJECTIVES

Showing the forwardness and boldness of the horse and the correct actions of the rider.
Must be negotiated at walk.

EFFECTIVENESS FAULTS / -3 Points Per Incident

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

STYLE FAULTS

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

PENALTIES

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