FITE Obstacle 6 – In-Hand Drop

In-Hand Drop Data Sheet (.pdf) | In-Hand Drop Score Sheet (.pdf)

FEATURES

Obstacle with a distinct drop down.
– Height: 1.10 m for seniors
0.90 m for young riders
– Front width: 2 to 3m

The ground must be stable where the horse takes off (sleepers, bars marking the top edge) and at the point of landing.
A route for the rider may possibly be provided as appropriate. This must not be taken by the horse.

EQUIPMENT

– 1 red flag
– 1 white flag
– 1 number

OBJECTIVES

Highlighting the forwardness of the horse as well as the correct approach of the rider and his correct posture giving proper control of the horse.
Changes of gait and jumping from a standstill are authorized.

EFFECTIVENESS FAULTS

– Running-out
– Stepping back
– Refusal
– Circling

STYLE FAULTS

– Incorrect approach
– Incorrect rider position
– Loss of balance of horse and rider
– Incorrect rider aids
– Horse moving sideways

PENALTIES

– Brutality
– Fall of horse or rider
– Dangerous method