Challenge Cup

March-April 2018 Challenge Cup

CLOSING DATE: Monday 23rd April 2018

March-April Challenge Cup: Liberty and Stopping & Turning

This time, these Challenge Cups will really test you!  You may enter both the Ridden and Groundwork Challenges. You must choose between the Best Performance or Most Improved classes for each Challenge (per horse; one horse means two entries total maximum – one for Groundwork and one for Ridden). If you have access to multiple horses, feel free to enter separately with them too.

Watch this video to learn more about the Challenge Cups:


Groundwork Challenge: Figure of Eight at Liberty

Watch the video to see Jason describe the Groundwork Challenge.  By popular request, this challenge is to perform a figure of eight with your horse at liberty.

Entry Classes:

You may enter one of the following per horse:

Class One Best Performance – If you think you’ve got the skills described by Jason in the video, record your best effort at completing The Clock, and simply enter!

Class twoMost Improved – You must show at least two attempts; Jason will judge how much you have improved over the challenge period.  The first video will no doubt look a little messy and is a real first draft of the work you have yet to embark on. The last video is once you’ve done your homework and you feel your horse has made good progress. You may submit these attempts as separate videos if easier for you, but please make it clear which is ‘before’ and which is ‘after’.


Ridden Challenge: Stop & Turn, Canter, Long & Low

Watch the video to see Jason describe the Ridden Challenge.  Multiple skills will be tested in this challenge, so be sure listen to the advice at the end of the video on how to approach it.

Entry Classes:

You may enter one of the following per horse:

Class One Best Performance – If you think you’ve got the skills described by Jason in the video, record your best effort at completing The Clock, and simply enter!

Class twoMost Improved – You must show at least two attempts; Jason will judge how much you have improved over the challenge period.  The first video will no doubt look a little messy and is a real first draft of the work you have yet to embark on. The last video is once you’ve done your homework and you feel your horse has made good progress. You may submit these attempts as separate videos if easier for you, but please make it clear which is ‘before’ and which is ‘after’.


Don’t forget Jason is in the forum to help anyone that needs it, you can post a video and ask for help in the entry page.

Entries Close on: Monday 23rd April 2018 (from the feedback, about 6 weeks is working well for everyone, giving you time for training sessions around your normal day to day activities and holidays).

Prizes:

Jason with Cup Winners

1st Place: for each class will be awarded a Your Horsemanship Challenge Cup or Medal!

2nd Place: will receive the Your Horsemanship Silver Medal

3rd Place: will receive the Your Horsemanship Bronze Medal

Non Competitive Prize:  Best Member – will receive a Toggi Poloshirt, this goes to the member who is supportive of others, participate in discussions in the forum and if you use them that chats on our other social pages like facebook – see our group facebook page, click here.

All prize winners will be announced on the forum pages, our facebook pages and newsletter and posted out within a month of being awarded.

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Members can see the rules and how to enter and post their video in the Challenge Cup section of the Chat Forum

What our members are saying about the Challenge Cup

Alison Baycock

Thank you so much Jason. Like the others i have greatly enjoyed doing the first challenge and found it really beneficial – especially watching the videos (even tho it makes me cringe!) and receiving your detailed feedback. Getting a medal is the icing on the cake. Thanks also to Kay and everyone else for their support – it makes it even more fun.

Alison Ball Alison and Joss

Wow! Thank you Jason. We had great fun doing the challenge. I must say that I thought it would be much easier. But when faced with taking her out of her safe environment, it proved to be a very useful excercise. We’re now exploring the outside World a bit more. I love the challenges. Such a great way to improve your horse and horsemanship whilst sharing the experience with others. I think I may celebrate later. And Joss will have a treat.

As we’re showing off our medals, here’s one of me and Joss sporting our fabulous challenge cup. What a lovely surprise to get it in the post. Thank you Jason Webb and Sarah for making Yourhorsemanship so inclusive and fun.

Zoe Smith

🙂 I love all the encouragement and especially that the prizes aren’t just based on who did it best. I wasn’t able to take part in this months challenge, but can’t wait to try the April one.

Kay Willis
Mac the horse

“Mac and I would like to thank Your Horsemanship and Jason Webb and Sarah O’Neill for our bronze and silver medal for the March challenges.
I thought as Mac had done most of the work he should model them but as they wouldn’t go over his head we came up with another idea!
A very big thank you – feeling PROUD! Here I am with Mac in the field sporting my new Toggi polo shirt for Best Participant and medals! A great big thank you to Your Horsemanship for my prizes for the March challenges and of course to my great Steed!

Kay with Mac

The polo shirt was kindly donated by our sponsors Toggi

Angelika and Faith who have been Members of Your Horsemanship for three years.Angelika and Faith

Sarah Reed won Best Performance on her horse ZiggySarah with Cup