Mountain Trail Challenges
The Hybrid Scoring System & more
The Hybrid Scoring system and more (read the full document)
Adding the new Green division that is that are for horses and riders in their first year of either Level 1 and/or 2
Allowing Level 1 competitors to trot between obstacles (not to be scored)
Level 2 will have 2 scored trot movements, and Level 3 will have 2 canter movements scored
Volunteer and earn free schooling vouchers
ONLY Online pre-registered and payments allowed
Entries close the Tuesday before the competiton to allow for time to schedule the ride times
Ride times will be scheduled
Times will be available here on the Thursday before the competition
The Order of go will be dependent on the entries received. In hand classes will run before mounted classes.
Course schooling will be available the day before the competition from 9:00 - 7:00 and the morning of the competition from 6:00am - 8:00am
Novice: defined as the first TWO years the handler/rider is competing trail obstacles in any organized trail or cowboy race competitions. If a competitor wins 3 classes in the first year, they are NOT eligible the second year
Youth: Any rider age 6 to 17.
Adult: Riders 18 years and over (no trainers)
Open: Open to all riders except Novice.
Green: Open to any horse and/or rider in their first year competing at the level (replaces Jr Horse) This is an OPEN division
Trainers: Anyone who is paid to train or give lessons, can only enter OPEN classes
Lead Line: Handler on the ground, horse on lead with person in the saddle. Open to riders of any age requiring to be led. Will ride the Novice pattern.
Novice: Walking over obstacles with a lesser degree of difficulty than Level 1, Obstacles that move, such as the Tetter Totter and the Water Box will NOT be used as well as the balance beam,
Level 1: Training, walk only, in hand or riding. 90 degree are allowed. May trot between obstacles with no penalty
Level 2: Intermediate, walk and trot in hand and riding 180 & 360 degree turn on some obstacles. There will be two trot sections that will be judged seperate from the obstacles.
Level 3: Masters, walk, trot, and canter, 180 & 360 degree turns on some obstacles. There will be 2 seperate canter sections that will be judged
Each rider / horse combo can enter up to 2 levels
Novice - Level 1
Level 1 - Level 2
Level 2 - Level 3
Novice riders may NOT ride in any Level 2 or Level 3 class
Trainers can ONLY enter Open r Money classes
All horses staying overnight MUST be in a stall, PLEASE: no horses in paddocks or tied to trailers overnight
NO BEDDING provided but available for purchase
Stalls must be stripped.
A separate $25 stall clean deposit is required unless paying for the stall cleaning service. Check will be destroyed if stall left stripped
A stall cleaning service is available for $10 (Stall deposit is not required)
Class fee: $20.00/class
Course Schooling: $25/horse, the day before competition AND the morning of the competition until 8:00AM
$65 weekend (2 nights)
Stall cleaning service: $10/stall. Stalls
Tack stalls (if available) $20
Congratulations to the 2022 Buckle Series Winners!!
Novice: Olya Lehman & Lacey
Youth: Haylee Kelley & Jamie
Adult: Lisa Schell & Leo Cita Rocket
Open: Susan Malencia & Crush
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Updates For August 13 - 14 Trail Challenges
August 13 - Saturday
Course Directives Updated 8/11 There has been a few corrections. There is only 1 Mound # 8. For levels 2 & 3 you will walk to the mound and trot up. For Level 2 you will do a 180 on the box
August 14 - Sunday
UPDATES for May 29 - 30 Trail Challenges
May 29 Challenge:
May 30 Challenge