Donkey League Update and Horsemanship Awards

The number of Donkeys and Mules competing in Agility continues to grow, here's the latest round up after the March results were in:

1.Scherri Edwards Maggie Mulie 72
2.John Allen Maude 55
3.Judith Edel Miss Molly 49
4.Nora Bateman Gertie 49
5.Sue Kelly Samson 37
6.Nora Bateman Stanley 35
7.Hester Little Millie Mouse 15
8.Bart Kelly Samson 9
9.Judith Edel Tilly Lightening 9 Good Horsemanship Awards this month go to:

Sonia Gonzalez Soto and Deli ES
Sonia Gonzalez Soto and Nathan ES
Marilyn Niemiec and Jack Junior CA
Angela Wilson and Itsy Bitsy GB
AND a double Good Horsemanship Award goes to
Kim Gieseke and Mary US for gaining the perfect score of 100 in both their classes.
Congratulations everyone!


Mid Month results are OUT!!

There was one exceptional result this month:
Steve Downing and Kilmannan Cobweb GB gained a Good Horsemanship award for achieving the perfect score in the Red Equagility class - CONGRATULATIONS.

The Donkey League continues to grow:

1.Scherri Edwards Maggie Mulie 48 (196)
2.John Allen Maude 40 (195)
3.Nora Bateman Gerti 40 (194)
4.Nora Bateman Stanley 20 (187)
5.Sue Kelly Samson 13 (181)
6.Judith Edel Miss Molly 13 (99)
7.Bart Kelly Samson 9 (182)
8.Judith Edel Tilly Lightening 9 (97)


Cotswold Horse Agility League

As the Club is not running a real time league this year som of our trainers are running their own, here is this year's results so far from The Cotswolds, England.

For more information, event dates and to book online you can visit

www.sheilajonesequine.com

Cotswold Horse Agility League

Place Competitor name Horse Name Total Score

1st Nick Mackay advanced 1* Gott Probate (Proby) 80
2nd Sarah Royle advanced 1* Skelberry Sunlight (Midge) 60
3rd Yvonne Ferguson Starter Whitley Village Cascade (Cassie) 10
4th Karen Gosford Starter Yobo (Yo) 6
5th Karen Gosford Starter Wild Dancetime (Imi) 6
6th Sarah Royle Starter Rodney 5
7th Lesley Radcliffe Starter Wallace 3
Jennifer Berry Starter Lodor Lucky Charm (Sophie) 3
Janet Vaughn Starter Henley (Hennas) 3
8th Natasha Glencairn-Cambell Dance to the Blues (Blue) 2
(Starter)
9th Vincent Ambross Starter Wallace 1

To compete for this league there are real time competitions held once a month at both of the following venues

Hartsop Farm near Witney OX7 3AS
Cotswold RDA centre Cheltenham GL50 4SH

For more information, event dates and to book online you can visit

www.sheilajonesequine.com


Good Horsemanship Awards and Donkey League

The February Video results are now out!
There were two Good Horsemanship Awards this month:

Leah Montifiore with fairy AU for a top mark in the First Level Horse Class
and
John Allen with his donkey Maude with a score of 100 in the Walking only First level Class.

Congratulations to you both.

The Donkey league has been updated:

Scherri Edwards Maggie Mulie 48
John Allen Maude 40
Nora Bateman Gerti 40
Nora Bateman Stanley 20
Sue Kelly 7
Bart Kelly 6


First Equagility Results are out!

The first Equagility League results have just been published with some most impressive scores!

Good Horsemanship awards go to:
Red Level Angela Wilson and Itsy Bitsy GB 100 marks
Green Level Kim Gieseke and Mary US 100 marks
Blue Level Lynn Acton and Bronzz US 100
Indigo Level Ron Burfoot and Dreamer CA 100 marks
Violet Level Michaela Res and Cayenne AT 100 marks

In the Starter level horse class Lucy Weir and Newhaven Tamani Rose also won a Good Horsemanship award for gaining the perfect score of 100.

The Donkey League has also been added to:

Scherri Edwards Maggie Mulie 24
John Allen Maude 16
Nora Bateman Gerti 16
Nora Bateman Stanley 10
Sue Kelly 7
Bart Kelly 6

So good to see donkeys joining in on the Equagility competitions too!


Donkey League and Good Horsemanship

So the 2017 On Line (OLHA) courses are underway with the new Walking Only classes making a good start with fourteen entries. There were three Good Horsemanship AWards this month:

Angela Wilson and Itsy Bitsy in the Walk Only Bronze lIberty Class
Charity Canty and Little Bits Among Men in the bronze Liberty and Tanner Mathisween and Ginger also in the bronze liberty Class - Conratulations to you all!

The New Donkey league is now underway here's the current state of play: (Total Score is in brackets)

Scherri Edwards Maggie Mulie 24 (97)
John Allen Maude 16 (95)
Nora Bateman Gerti 16 (95)
Nora Bateman Stanley 10 (94)


Results for the OPEN classes for December!

Another excellent quality of entry in our Open classes for December 2016. We were particularly impressed by the EQUAGILITY entries where everyone rode one rein AND tried the trot through the scary corner (most successfully!) Well done everyone!

Two Good Horsemanship awards were earned in this group:
Judith Edel and EMW Lucky Pipsqueak.
and
Karen Greenberg and Zena

December 2016 Open Classes

Open on lead

1.Judith Edel EMW Lucky Pipsqueak 100
2.Margaret Hamblin Tilly 96
2.Julia Errington Kilmannan Honey 96
2.Steve Downing Kilmannan Cobweb 96

Open Liberty

1.Judith Edel Pip 99

Open Equagility

1.Karen Greenberg Zena 100
2.Lynn Acton Bronzz 98
2.Emily McManus Wildsay Fascinar 98
4.Julia Errington Kilmannan Honey 97
4.Steve Downing Kilmannan Cobweb 97
6.Sue Kelly Pierre 93


Horse Agility World Champions ANNOUNCED

The 2016 League Table Winners of The International Horse Agility Club

On Line Horse Agility

World Champion Cara-Lynne Keogh Buddy AU
Reserve World Champion Ron Burfoot Dreamer CA
European Champion Deborah Pitts Pedro GB
North American Champion Ron Burfoot Dreamer CA
Australasian Champion Cara-Lynne Keogh Buddy AU

Liberty Horse Agility Trophy

World Champion Cara-Lynne Keogh Buddy AU
Reserve World Champion Ron Burfoot Dreamer CA
European Champion Judith Edel EMW Lucky Pipsqueak GB
North American Champion Ron Burfoot Dreamer CA
Australasian Champion Cara-Lynne Keogh Buddy AU

Real Time Horse Agility Competition

World Champion Sarah Royle Skelberry Sunlight (Midge) GB
Reserve World Champion Lisa Munro Kudu AU
European Champion Sarah Royle Midge GB
Australasian Champion Lisa Munro Kudu AU

Junior Horse Agility Champion

World Junior On Line Champion Mallory Clark Doc CA
World Real Time Competition Champion Jessica Dobbie Mystic Shadows Armani AU

Mousey Memorial Veteran Champion

Marilyn Niemiec Jack Junior CA

Congratulations to everyone who took part.


Equagility – New for 2017

We are now combining Horse Agility with ridden work to offer a new dimension to working with your horse. In Equagility the horse and handler complete an obstacle course then complete the same course ridden.

 

Unlike our usual Horse Agility Levels system where, as you accumulate league points you are promoted up through the levels, in Equagility you can choose the level you want to compete at each month so that if you just want to walk there’s a course for you but if you feel ready to work on a more challenging aspect you can move to another level.

 

We recommend that a saddle (with or without stirrups), bridle and neck rope or strap are worn at ALL LEVELS but this is your choice.

 

The groundwork is judged in exactly the same way as the usual Horse Agility competitions.
In the ridden part you will lose marks if the halter/headcollar rein going tight or if the bridle rein is used. The bridle is there for safety only and will lose you marks if you use it but don’t let that stop you if you have to! STAY SAFE!

 

If you use the neck rope or strap remember it is there to guide the horse lightly, if it used with a lot of pressure you will lose marks, if you need to use it to stay on the horse please do—you will get no marks for falling off! Riding ability is not judged just the free movement of the horse if he looks resistant or tense you will lose marks.

 

Marks are allocated as such: 10 marks per obstacle. 5 marks for completing the obstacle as the criteria, 5 marks for good horsemanship.
The equipment listed for each level is the equipment that you use this is not optional.

 

NOTE 1: If using a bridle either tie the reins well out of the way while doing the groundwork or put the bridle on after the groundwork section as you prepare to ride. It is better if the halter/headcollar is under the bridle not on top of it.
NOTE 2: Please instruct your camera operator to show everything we need to see (feet in hula hoop or being near enough to see the reins and rider for example, or you may well lose marks.)
NOTE 3: Minimum age of horse 3 years, minimum age of rider 7 years.

 

The Equagility levels and the equipment for each level

There are seven levels starting with very easy to extremely challenging. Just as in regular Horse Agility competitions the scores are banded so that you can gain League points as you compete. See points for each level on the next page. Remember you can work at any level each month but each horse/handler combination can only enter Equagility once each month.
The levels are very simply named after the colours of the rainbow.

 

REMEMBER: at all levels a saddle, bridle and neck strap/rope is allowed.

 

Red: Walking only.
Groundwork: using lead rein, neck rein or liberty.
Ridden: two reins attached to a halter/headcollar.
 

Orange: Walking and Trotting.
Groundwork: using lead rein, neck rein or liberty.
Ridden: two reins attached to halter/headcollar for riding.
 

Yellow: Walking, trotting, possibly cantering.
Groundwork: using lead rein, neck rein or liberty.
Ridden: two reins attached the halter/headcollar.

 

Here we have a halter/headcollar

Here we have a halter/headcollar with two reins, a bridle, saddle and neck rope. Note the reins looped onto the English saddle so they do not move away from the rider. On a Western saddle you could use the horn.

 

Green: Walking only.
Groundwork: using lead rein, neck rein or liberty.
Ridden: one rein but can change sides with the rein by passing it under the neck or throwing over the head of the horse.
 

Blue: Walking and trotting.
Groundwork using one rein, neck rein or liberty.
Ridden: one rein which must remain on one side of the horse throughout.
 

Indigo: Walk, trot, possibly canter.
Groundwork: at liberty (halter/headcollar may be left on horse).
Ridden: one rein which cannot change sides.

 

Here we have a halter/headcollar and one rein with a saddle but no neck rope. Remember you can have a saddle, bridle and neck rope at any level.

 

Violet: Walk, trot and possibly canter.
Groundwork at liberty (no halter or headcollar on horse).
Ridden: completed with no reins.

 

Here we have no halter/headcollar and a neck rope. Remember you can have a saddle, bridle and neck rope at any level.

The Equagility League Table

Every time someone competes they could win league points. These points go towards the competitor’s place in the league but are NOT added to the Horse Agility life time points. The sport of Equagility is not connected to any levels or leagues in the usual Horse Agility Club competitions.

 

All the scores and league points are collated and published on the website so that at any time competitors can see where they are placed in the league. In the event of a league points tie the cumulative scores are taken into consideration. If there is still a tie the number of wins in that season are taken into account.

 

 

Score 100-98 97-95 94-92 91-89 88-86 85-83
Red 6 pts 5 pts 4 pts 3 pts 2 pts 1 pts
Orange 7 pts 6 pts 5 pts 4 pts 3 pts 2 pts
Yellow 8 pts 7 pts 6 pts 5 pts 4 pts 3 pts
Green 9 pts 8 pts 7 pts 6 pts 5 pts 4 pts
Blue 10 pts 9 pts 8 pts 7 pts 6 pts 5 pts
Indigo 11 pts 10 pts 9 pts 8 pts 7 pts 6 pts
Violet 12 pts 11 pts 10 pts 9 pts 8 pts 7 pts

 

SAFETY NOTES

You are responsible for your own safety when you compete in Equagility do not enter a class for which you are not thoroughly prepared. The bridle is there for your safety please use it if you need to.
So that you always have the reins easy to reach loop them over the horn of your Western saddle or tie a piece of string between the D rings on the front of your English saddle and thread the reins through it. If the horse should move quickly the reins will not disappear up his neck and therefore be unavailable to you, the string will keep them within easy reach. (See picture right) Always practice in a small space this is not something to start playing with in a large open area.

 

For further information on how to start riding without a bridle see Three Minute Horsemanship (Exercises 58 and 59) by Vanessa Bee published by JA Allen, London in Europe and Trafalgar Square Books, Vermont in the USA. Available from the Horse Agility Club Shop with 10% discount for members.

 

NOTE: On line video Equagility will run from the 15th of the month to the 15th of the following month.


November Open Class Results and Good Horsemanship Awards

Here are the Open Class results for November the standard was incredibly high and promises well for our new levels and the launch of the Equagility League in 2017

Open On lead line

1.Julia Errington Honey 97
2.Justine van de Berg Blacky 96
3.Sharon Piercy Charlie 92

Equagility

1.Michaela Res Cayenne 100
1.Lynn Acton Bronzz 100
3.Deborah Jo Kummer Angel’s Whisper 99
4.Emily McManus Wilday Fascinar 97
5.Karen Greenberg Zena 96
5.Steve Downing Cobweb 96
7.Ros Perry Joey 94

Good Horsemanship Awards were earned by:

Angie Proper and Wish (Starter Level)
Tanner Mathieson and Ginger (First level)
Cara Keogh and Buddy (Advanced One Star)
Ron Burfoot and Dreamer (Advanced One Star)
Charity Canty and Little Bits Among Men (Bronze Liberty)
Michaela Res and Cayenne (Equagility)
Lynn Acton and Bronzz (Equagility)

Congratulations everyone!