Please read the rules and regulations through carefully to ensure that you understand what you need to do to enter this class. Visit our Online Horse Agility Competition page to learn more >
There are two classes:
Wild Pony Agility Class 11 Wild Horse Agility Class 12
There is a list of eight obstacles below that you need to source to complete the Wild Agility course. HOWEVER please ensure that you have the landowner’s permission to be there and film (some properties do not allow filming or you may require a permit to do so). It is your responsibility to ensure that you, your horse and other land users are kept safe. In other words CLOSE THE GATE!!!
The League Points awarded will be the same as those awarded in the liberty classes.
You may work at liberty or on line for the April competition, you can do one obstacle on a lead rope and another at liberty as the fancy takes you. You do not need to stick to one or other throughout the whole video. The judges will look for looseness in the leadrope as usual and a connection between the horse and handler when working at liberty.
Each obstacle can be filmed in isolation but must then edited together in the order given below. This gives you the opportunity to film until you get the best bit then send it in. It’s what the Pignons, Hempfling and Honza do – so that’s good enough for us!!
As you film each obstacle please ensure that the judges see THE APPROACH, THE OBSTACLE and THE LEAVE.
The obstacles need to be natural in their environment, in other words Urban Wild Agility is quite acceptable. Not everyone has access to wide open countryside so working in an urban setting is great! However no contrived settings will be allowed. For example in the weave through five trees, you could use five parking meters or bollards but setting up a cone weave out of context would be unacceptable.
ALWAYS THINK SAFETY FOR YOU, YOUR HORSE AND OTHER PEOPLE.
Also please make sure you have the relevant insurance cover for your country. In the UK you may not be insured to be on the road or any other public space without a bit in your horse’s mouth. The Horse Agility Plus Insurance will cover you for this as it was designed with Wild Agility in mind.
Here are April’s eight obstacles:
1.Trot to a gate which opens into a wide open space, stop. Open the gate, send the horse through to circle around and come back to you, and shut the gate – not taking your hand off the gate.
2.Jump a fallen tree/log or other solid obstacle.
3.Horse to do a figure of eight round two trees, two rocks, dustbins (garbage bins) or other objects natural in that environment, while handler stands still.
4.Cross a stream or other water feature. In desert or frozen areas please find a dramatic change in surface that the horse needs to travel over or through.
5.Canter/run across a wide open space with your horse, safely. Judge must see start and finish with the horse and handler standing together.
6.Weave through five trees or other natural feature at trot.
7.Send your horse down a slope ask him to turn and come back to you.
8.Run through a wild area of trees and undergrowth. If you are in an urban setting you may need to get your thinking caps on here. The feeling must be of the horse and handler traveling together as a team, at speed, through a jumbled area!
As in the Liberty Classes the judges are looking for loose free movement in horse and handler – a feeling of flow. The judges want to be thrilled and excited by these videos so get cracking!
This is your opportunity to be creative and produce a video as good as any of those out there. The Horse Agility Club knows you can do it! Show the world how good you are!
Stay safe! Have fun!