The International Horse Agility Club Summer of Sport 2018


 

Closing date for all entries: 31st August 2018 23:59 BST
 

Submit entries here

 

WHEN YOUR ENTRY IS RECEIVED SAFELY BY THE CLUB OFFICE YOU WILL BE SENT A UNIQUE ENTRY CODE. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THIS CODE PLEASE CONTACT THE CLUB BY EMAIL YOUR ENTRY IS NOT VALID WITHOUT THIS CODE

 


Class A One and Two - Open to All! - Download Course

For this class there is one handler with two horses and only five obstacles which the horses complete.


Class B - Go Wild in the Country—at walk! Time to enter Wild Agility!
Open to WALKING ONLY MEMBERS.  Download Course


Class C—Open to all.  Download Course

Go Wonderfully Wild in the Country! Time to enter Wild Agility!


Class D—Act your shoe size not your age  Download Course

Open to everyone who just wants to have fun—except Juniors because you have your own class!


Class E —Junior Class—Open to any of our Junior members.  Download Course

There are ten obstacles just like in a normal horse agility competition. Remember to keep a smile in the lead rope and a smile on your face!


Class F Showjumping —Open to All!  Download Course

This class can be completed at liberty or on a lead rope. However you will be penalised if the rope goes tight or the horse loses contact with the handler at any time throughout the course.


Class G Long Reining —Open to All!  Download Course

The only equipment allowed is two long reins attached to a halter or headcollar (protective boots are permitted).


Class H Pairs Class —Open to All!  Download Course

You will need to find a human/horse partner for this class. One of the pair does not need to be a member of the Club.


Class J—Dressage with obstacles—Open to All!  Download Course

Here we are using a standard arena 20m (66ft) by 40m (132ft) and the classical dressage letters to denote the position around the arena wall.


Class K—Equagility Dressage with two reins—Open to All!  Download Course

BUT you must choose either K, L or M you cannot do more than one of these.
Here we are using a standard arena 20m(66ft) by 40m (132ft) and the classical dressage letters to denote the position around the arena wall.

 

Class L—Equagility Dressage with one rein—Open to All! Download Course

BUT you must choose either K, L or M you cannot do more than one of these.
Here we are using a standard arena 20m(66ft) by 40m (132ft) and the classical dressage letters to denote the position around the arena wall.

 

Class M—Equagility Dressage with no reins—Open to All!  Download Course

BUT you must choose either K, L or M you cannot do more than one of these
Here we are using a standard arena 20m(66ft) by 40m (132ft) and the classical dressage letters to denote the position around the arena wall.


Class N Circles—Open to All  Download Course

This is a ROUND course. If you have a round pen then you can use that (any size) If not then you could
mark the edges of the circle with cones or tape and posts, if you are unable to mark the edge you can just
build the obstacles in a circle shape (any size).


Class O One Hit Wonder—Open to All  Download Course

This is a course for anyone who hasn’t any time to lay out ten different obstacles! Here you need only one
pole. It can be a round pole or half round and be supported to stop it rolling, please see the photograph
below. There are ten different things to do at this pole filming must be continuous and can be completed on
a lead line or at liberty.


Social Hub Update: Photo upload is back

After a short period of beta testing, we are pleased to announce that we are now bringing back the ability to share your photos on the Horse Agility Social Hub.

Create galleries of images, add titles, captions and comment on photos. Not only that, you can also add short videos (under 100 MB), read the two easy steps below to learn how.

 

Step one: Click the update status box on the Social Hub, two new icons representing image and video upload will appear below.

 

Step two: Drag and drop the photos you wish to share into the dotted rectangular area or click 'select files' The files will appear as they are uploaded, add a status and click 'post update'. You can edit any information afterwards within the Gallery tab on your profile.


Summer of Sport 2017 Competition

 

Essential Information
There are 15 courses this year A to P, these can be downloaded below.

Closing Date: 31st August 2017
Open to all members

Entries: Submit all entries via our OLHA page

 

Summer of Sport 2017 Course List


Class A – One and Two
Download the Course

 

Class B – Walking Wild
Download the Course

 

Class C – Wild Agility
Download the Course

 

Class D – Act Your Shoe Size
Download the Course

 

Class E – Junior Class
Download the Course

 

Class F – Showjumping
Download the Course

 

Class G – Score and Score Again
Download the Course

 

Class H – Long Reining with Reins
Download the Course

 

Class I – Long Reining with NO Reins
Download the Course

 

Class J – Tricks!
Download the Course

 

Class K – Double Trouble
Download the Course

 

Class L – Pairs
Download the Course

 

Class M – Dressage
Download the Course

 

Class N – Equagility Dressage, two reins
Download the Course

 

Class O – Equagility Dressage, one rein
Download the Course

 

Class P – Equagility Dressage, no reins.
Download the Course

 


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!


October Open Class Results and Good Horsemanship Awards

Here are the Open Class results for October 2016.

We had record numbers in our Equagility Class (Groundwork followed by the same course ridden) as people prepare for this to become an authorised competition in 2017 with three levels of ability and its own league.

There were no less than FOUR Good Horsemanship awards for the perfect score in this round and Janine Nicolai and Nyah earned an award for gaining 100 in the Bronze liberty Trophy class. Congratulations to everyone!

Open On lead

1.Judith Edel EMW Lucky Pipsqueak 99
2.Margaret Hamblin Tilly 98
3.Julia Errington Honey 93
4.Steve Downing Cobweb 90

Open Liberty

1.Judith Edel EMW Lucky Pipsqueak 99

Open Equagility

1.Michaela Res Cayenne 100
1.Judith Knight Ravens Mojo 100
1.Lynn Acton Bronzz 100
1.Hannah Peters Elliot 100
5.Emily McManus Wilday Fascinar 99
6.Steve Downing Cobweb 98
7.Sue Kelly Samson 97
8.Ros Perry Joey 95
8.Scherri Edwards Twinkle 95
10.Geraldine Barker Grafitti 94


Good Horsemanship and Open Class Results

September proved to be another brilliant month for Cara-Lynne Keogh and Buddy of Australia with two Good Horsemanship Awards:

Advanced one Star Horse Class AND Liberty Trophy cup at Gold Level in both classes they scored 100 - the perfect score.

Cynthia Gillaspie and Toby from the USA also earned a Good Horsemanship award for the perfect score at First level in the horse class. Well done Cynthia!

Here are the Open class results for September's classes:

Open On lead Line

1.Judith Edel EMW LuckyPipsqueak 97
1.Margaret Hamblin Tilly 97
3.Steve Downing Kilmannan Cobweb 96
3.Julia Erringtom Kilmannan Honey 96

Open Liberty

1.Judith Edel EMW Lucky Pipsqueak 99
2.Judith Edel Lady Melissa 96

Equagility

1.Lynn Acton Bronzz 99
2.Ros Perry Joey 94


The 2016 Horse Agility Summer of Sport Competition is here

Find all 20 courses ready to download here - Summer of Sport Courses

 
 

Details to follow...


Addendum to Member’s Handbook May 2016.

OLHA Video Entry Receipt Email

 
As of 6th May 2016 all video entries into the OLHA (On Line Horse Agility) Competitions will be receipted by the Horse Agility Club Office (hereafter known as The Club) by email with a unique receipt code.
 
Protocol
 
1. Competing Member sends in OLHA video. Where there are multiple entries on one communication, each video will be issued with a unique code.
 
2. Within 24 hours of receiving the video link the Club Office will check that the video can be viewed and if it can it will be logged into that month’s competition. The Club will reply to the competing member that the video has been accepted and issue a unique code that is evidence that the video has been received on time and can be viewed.
 
3. In the event of the video not being available to view (marked Private or Unavailable, for example) The Club will contact the member and advise them of the fact and request that the video link is adjusted to make it viewable. The member will not be issued with a code but their failed entry will be placed on a Pending list. Even if the working link of these Pending entries is received within 12 hours after the closing date that video will be accepted, receipted and a unique code issued.
 
4. It is the member’s responsibility to inform the office if they have not received a receipt email with its unique code.The Club Office will then assist in locating the video and adding it into the competition. The unique code must be retained by the competing member until results have been published and signed off in the event of a query.
 
5. OLHA videos that cannot supply evidence of its unique code will not be entered into the competition but may be judged non-competitively.
 
6. Entries that are submitted close to midnight of the closing date will not immediately receive a receipt email and we strongly advise that when entries are made eight hours or less before the closing date the member contacts the office (email, answerphone message) to ensure that their intention to enter that month’s competition is logged onto the Pending List.


OLHA! Open Class Results

The Open Classes for the OLHA! Competitions in January 2016 are as follows:
 
Equagility Open
 
1.Lynn Acton Bronzz 97
1.Michaela Res Cayenne 97
3.Kathy Richardson Angel 96
4.Karen Greenberg Zena 94
5.Wendy Coons Meg 92
6.Amy Rogers Sunny 91
7.Ros Perry Joey 75
 
 
On lead line Open
 
1.Ros Perry Joey 89
 
 
There were no entries for the Open Liberty class.