NEXT CLINICS MAY 6/7 AND MAY 8/9 - MOUNTAIN TRAIL OBSTACLES AND JUDGING WITH DEBBIE HUGHES AND NANCY PELLIKAAN
FIRST PEN-Y-BRYN MOUNTAIN TRAIL JACKPOT COMPETITIONS MAY 13/14
Mountain Trail is a relatively new horse sport that started a competitive circuit in 2016 in British Columbia. Pen-Y-Bryn Mountain Trail will be open for spring of 2017 with an exciting course geared for all levels of horses and riders. Plans are underway for one Mountain Trail Clinic per month and one Jackpot Mountain Trail Competition per month. August we will be hosting the British Columbia Mountain Trail competition and will host riders from all over the province.
Mountain Trail is a sport that reflects the values that we hold for our own horsemanship at Pen-Y-Bryn. It is a sport for all ages and levels of horses and riders. The Mountain Trail obstacles are completed at a walk either by riding through them or ground driving your horse over obstacles. Points for obstacles are based on good horsemanship and for technical ability. The horse's well being, attitude, willingness, curiosity are all important. There are categories for children, adults and seniors...experienced and inexperience. There are also categories for horses of all experience levels as well.
Some examples of things that you may be asked to do in a mountain trail competition are
- Water obstacles
- Teeter Totter
- Ground Tying
- Dragging objects
- Balance beams
HOW TO ENTER FOR MAY JACKPOTS
- ENTRIES DUE May 7, 2017 through the website or by phone
- Post Entries after May 7 , 2017 additional $25.00 one time fee
- Class Fee $20.00 per class
- Grounds Fee per day $10
- Overnight Board available $20.00/night
- $15.00 day stall/pen
- Stalls/pens must be cleaned before leaving
- Under 18 must wear a helmet
- Payment - through website or cheque payable to Pen-Y-Bryn Farm Inc. or etransfer to email@example.com
- Questions? Email Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org
CLASSES May 13th and repeated for second competition on May 14th
#1 Youth Age 10-17 yrs In Hand (Mandatory)
#2 Mini Rider Age 7-9 In Hand (Mandatory) with parent on foot
#3 Gelding in Hand
#4Mares in Hand
#5Back to Basics
#6Youth Age 10-17 yrs Riding
#7 Mini Rider Age 7-9 Riding - with parent on foot
#8Explorer Horse (horse has not won first place in Mountain Trail)
#9Green Horse-under the age of 6 yrs old
#10Novice Horse - not to have won 5 firsts
#11Novice Rider - not to have won 5 firsts
#12 Amateur Rider-all ages
See below for a description of the classes
There will be set practice times, jackpots, and clinics listed in our Calendar of Events. We will be adding a registration page to this website. We are so excited to be hosting this and hope that you will join us in learning this amazing sport.
Terry is also available for lessons for horsemanship for all levels of horses and riders. Please see the Calendar for when she is available and let her help you and your horse on your journey together.
Mountain Trail Classes 2017
1. In Hand Mares: Mares of any age and all breeds. Horses are to be shown in hand using a halter with a rope or in a bridle. Horses may be saddled.
2. In Hand Geldings: Geldings of any age and all breeds. Horses are to be shown in hand using a halter with a rope or in a bridle. Horses can be saddled.
3. In Hand Youth: Open to all horses shown by a youth (12-18 years of age). Horses are to be shown in hand using a halter with a rope or in a bridle. Horses may be saddled.
4. Back To Basics: For horses of any age, that are new to the sport, and want to begin with the basic obstacles presented in Mountain Trail… such as bridges, rocks, water and logs. Must be ridden by a Junior or a Novice rider.
5. Youth Rider: Open to riders between the ages of (12 to 18 years of age).
6. Green Horse: Horses under the age of 6. Not to have been ridden in a Mountain Trail Show prior to the start of the show season. Horses to be shown by a senior rider.
7. Novice Horse: Horse has not won 5 first place finishes in B.C. Mountain Trail.
8. Novice Rider: Rider has not won 5 first place finishes in a B.C. Mountain Trail riding division. This is a competitor who does not take any money for training, instruction, lessons or any other equine activities.
9. Explorer Horse: A horse who has not won (1) first place finish in B.C. Mountain Trail
10. Amateur Rider: All ages. This is a competitor who does not take any money for training, instruction, lessons or for any other equine activities.
11. Open Jackpot (BC Mountain Trail): A class where a percentage of the entry fee is paid back to the winners…the percentage is divided between the top 3 winners. First place: 50%, second place: 30%, third place: 20% …there is often added money in this class
Open (Pen-Y-Bryn Mountain Trail) All ages, abilities and horses qualify. Most difficulty in course.
12. Novelty Class: This class is to be determined by the Show Management … may not be included at all shows.
These classes and their criteria may be subject to change.