TOURNAMENTS

Bring your horse to Top Barn for the day and help them gain exposure, confidence and have to fun with all different obstacles and tasks.

Help them go over, under and through a set of challenges ranging from” easy peasy ” to ” a bit tricky ” in our custom built, ever changing play park .

Rhian and Zoe are on hand through the day to help and assist if you need it.

Schedule for the day

 

9am – Arrive

Settle your horse into one of our woodchip pens then we will go through the order for the day.

9.30-12pm

This session will be spent on the ground introducing your horse to the different tasks and obstacles, road signs, flappy things, bridges, ditches etc before we break for an hour’s lunch.

1pm-3pm approx.

The afternoon will be spent ridden ideally.
This session will give you the opportunity to practice guiding and supporting your horse from the saddle over and through the various obstacles.

3pm-4pm approx.

Put your day of learning to a purpose by completing our course as a mini fun competition, on the ground or under saddle.
Each competitor will be marked as they complete the course.

Finish

We will finish the day with a hot drink in our coffee room whilst we announce the results from the competition and hand out some frillies .
This is sure to be a fun and educational day for both you and your horse

The cost is £85 for the day
This includes a pen for your horse for the day and use of our Tea and coffee room.

Maximum of 7 people per day.
Email zoe@topbarnhorsemanship.co.uk to book your place

HOW DO WE JUDGE OUR TOURNAMENT? ​

Each obstacle is marked out of 10.

0 – not attempted, through to 10 for perfection

 

Partnership
Rhythm
Style
Humour 
Smile on course
Overall Achievement

  • Style – How easy do you make the obstacles look? Bear in mind that we have watched your progression throughout the day and so we can see how much you have improved .
  • Partnership – Are you and your horse in harmony ? We love to see horses and their humans gain an even better relationship during the tournament days and so we will score you on how connected you are to one another during the round.
  • Rhythm – Rhythm is a good indication of how well a horse is coping in a situation . If you can remain rhythmical with your horse on the course, we can see that you are both confident and capable of each obstacle.
  • Humour – This is for those moments that may not go quite to plan on the day. We thought it only fair that if you entertain us we give you some extra points. The tournament is for fun after all!
  • Smile on course – We love to see a good smiley rider on the course so well also give you some points for this too.
  • Overall Achievement – This is where we look at the progress you and your horse have made over the course of the day.

Its not speed that will necessarily win you the tournament – Remember the tortoise and the hair !