Equi Skills Test 4
Name of rider/handler:
Name and age of horse:
Judged by:
Tips and advice by:
Score:
Percentage:
MOVEMENTS Max
Mark
JUDGES SCORE COMMENTS
1Between F & M
Obstacle.
Glove remove & replace
Objective.
At F, the rider to remove glove from their left hand hold in the air for approx. 10 to 15 strides & replace on left hand before M.

Can be ridden in walk, trot or canter, without breaking pace or dropping glove, whilst maintaining a balance & a consistent contact with the horse.
10
2On the diagonal HXF
Obstacle.
Object pick up & position. Place a post or barrel or large cone just of the track at H with a chosen object on top, eg, jug, bean bag, ball, old sock rolled up etc. A second post, barrel or large cone positioned just of the track near F, to place object on.
Objective.
Either at walk trot or canter to pick up object from post, barrel or large cone & place on second post, without breaking pace or dropping object
10
3Between K & H
Obstacle.
Glove remove & replace
Objective.
At F, the rider to remove glove from their right hand hold in the air for approx. 10 to 15 strides & replace on right hand before H.

Can be ridden in walk, trot or canter, without breaking pace or dropping glove, whilst maintaining a balance & a consistent contact with the horse.
10
4C Walk down centre
Obstacle.
Trot Diagonal
Accuracy

Objective.
At C walk down centre, at G sitting trot, at X rising trot, depending on which trot diagonal rising / sitting to determine which way to turn at A. Eg if sitting when the horses front left shoulders is back, rider should turn right & vice versa.

Looking for maintaining balance forward fluid movement & a feel for the horses action.
10
520m circle at C. Direction will be determined by previous obstacle.

Obstacle.
5 & 5 transitions

Objective.
To commence a 20m circle at C demonstrating one of the following….
• 5 strides trot then 5 strides walk
• 5 strides trot then 5 strides canter
• 5 strides canter then 5 strides walk.
Repeat chosen pattern for whole circle.

Whilst maintaining horse & rider balance through transitions with effective aids
10
6Between M & G pole on ground parallel to short sides of arena

Obstacle.

Halt over pole for 5 seconds

Objective.
To halt the horse over the pole, with front hooves in front of the pole & back hooves behind pole, remain stood for 5 seconds whilst in a balanced positioned without touching or dislodging pole.
10
7Overall Objectives 0
8Obedience calmness & willingness of horse 10
9Rider's accuracy 10
10Rapport between horse & rider 10
11Total score 90
Tips and advice:
SCORING EXPLAINED; 0=Not performed. 1=Very bad. 2=Fairly bad. 3=bad. 4=Insufficient. 5=Sufficient 6=Satisfactory. 7= Fairly good. 8= Good. 9=Very good. 10= Excellent.
Half marks may be used.