Riders will be asked to dismount their horses.


  • Themes may be part of the dismount obstacle such as getting off to load into a trailer, picking out a hoof etc.
  • Riders could possibly be asked to present a hoof pick
  • Emergency dismount – quick dismount soon after a horse stops
  • Dismount on the off side

How is it Judged?

  • Horse must stand still – penalties for movement
  • When dismounting riders legs should clear the rump of the horse
  • Rider’s foot should not not be in the stirrup when the other foot touches the ground
  • Reins must be in riders hands during dismount
  • Rider should land softly and face forward