March sees the Challenge Cup kick off with two Challenges around the theme “gateways”. The Groundwork Challenge sees you move your horse laterally through a gate, staying mindful of your horse’s hind end, while in the Ridden Challenge this is still important, Jason also asks you to open and close a gate while keeping a hand on it at all times (where possible!). The Ridden Challenge also has an extra section for ‘bonus points’!
Watch the videos to see March’s Challenge Cup Challenges:
Jason Describes How the Your Horsemanship Challenge Cup will be Judged:
There is a Ground Work and Ridden Work Competition each month with two classes in each, “Performance” and “Progression”as described below:
Class 1 – Winner is chosen for what Jason judges as the Best Performance:
It’s as simple as that, the person who shows the best control and movement (not necessarily speed, that will depend on the challenge that is set) I will judge as the best performance!
Class 2 – Winner is chosen for showing the Most Improvement:
Jason explains why there are two classes for each challenge: “We have horses and handlers/riders of all levels on Your Horsemanship and I want to recognise that and help those of you who may not be as polished but are working hard to get there! This Prize is for you, the journey is the hard part and I want to see you giving this a go, the person and horse who I feel have made a good effort and really shown understanding and improvement will be awarded this price.”
Each Winner will be awarded a Your Horsemanship Achievement Award and receive a prize for their efforts. Prizes will vary every month but we promise they will be well worth your efforts!!!
How to Enter:
You must be a full member with an active subscription. After you’ve watched the videos, head on over to the Challenge Cup forum topic to read the rules and how to post your entry. Good luck (and don’t let go)!
If you’re not a full member and would like to take part, please head over to our store to sign up. You can watch the Challenge video without an account.