Trail is a competitive class where horses and riders navigate a series of obstacles. Contestants ride the course one at a time. Modern trail classes focus on agility and manners.
A typical trail course requires horse and rider to open and pass through a small gate while mounted; walk across a fake bridge; cross over a set of rails or logs at a walk, trot or lope; back up, often with a turn while backing; sidepass, often over a rail or log; turn on the forehand or hindquarters within a confined area; and tolerate some type of "spooky" obstacle, such as having the rider put on a vinyl raincoat.
Additional obstacles or tests may include collecting mail from a mailbox, walking over a plastic tarp or through water, walking through balloons, or an obstacle made of pool noodles. Challenge obstacles can vary during the series.
Dates: Jan 2, Feb 13, Mar 6, April 3, Sept 4, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4.
Sign Up Information: Sign up is at 8 AM and we begin at 9. Awards Fee (One Time) $25Youth Awards Fee (One Time) $20
We have up to $1200 in sponsorships that will go towards awards and counting. We've got great prizes including cash and buckles.
Trail Challenge rules and guidelines for the WSC.
Fill out the entry form for upcoming Trail Challenges!
Interested in how you did? Check out the Trail Challenge results here!