Competition classes

These classes must be signed up in advance. The competition classes will be competed on Saturday, June 15th, 2024. You can find the schedule on Program page when it is confirmed!

Programs and start lists can be found in the description of each category below. That’s where the results will be as well.

Championship classes

ONLY FOR FINNISH COMPETITORS!

  • Dressage championship, GP (15 participants)
  • Junior dressage championship (10 participants, 2010 or later born)
  • Show jumping championship, 100-110 cm
  • Junior Show jumping championship (2010 or later born), 70-80 cm

Open show jumping classes

  • 60cm
  • Style evaluation 70cm
  • International 70cm
  • Team show jumping 80cm
  • 90cm
  • High jumping
  • New Knockout 60-80cm
  • New International 100cm

Dressage classes

  • International Freestyle, GP (20 participants)

Western classes

  • Western riding, level 3 (15 participants)

Show classes

ONLY FOR FINNISH COMPETITORS!

  • Selfmade horses (10 participants)
  • Selfmade ponies (10 participants)

Taidolla! -skilltrack

In addition to other competition classes, there is an all-day skilltrack in the area where you can compete the track for a small fee and earn prizes. The tracks are obstacle tracks of different heights. Skills are registered on arena by purchasing a skill card, which entitles you to two performances per card.

Open classes with qualifiers

Open classes can be attended by anyone, regardless of age or nationality. However, there are qualifiers for the following classes online in advance, the best of which will be able to compete in the Finnish Championships. The qualifying open classes include the Kür dressage class and three classes for halter shows.

International Freestyle, Grand Prix

Judge is Ansku T. 

Assistant in this class is Alec Y. 

Qualifiers are judged by Alisa A. ja Alec Y. 

A freestyle dressage class with music. Time limit for the performance is 4 minutes and the competitor can freely choose their music. The class has movements that must be ridden in the performance and many other criterias – study the grading sheet carefully.

At least 20 competitors will get to ride in the finale that’s held on 15.6.2024. 

Qualifiers will begin at 1.1.2024. Five best riders will be awarded at the finale. 

Everyone is welcome to enroll in the qualifying round. Qualifiers must be performed in arena A (5x15m, 6x18m or 7x21m). The International Freestyle – final will be held in a 7x21m sized arena. – read more on International freestyle qualifying!

The class follows SKHH ry’s dressage rules

International classes

The international class is aimed primarily at international competitors. The class is still open to everyone, meaning you can participate in that class regardless of your age and nationality. These classes are not championship classes as only Finnish can compete in Finnish Championship-classes.

International, 70 cm, A.2.0

This class is aimed at international competitors and they primarily get directly into the category. The purpose of the class is to internationalize the hobbyhorse and provide a great opportunity to experience Finland’s high-quality competitive activities. The remaining places will be filled by Finnish competitors.

The class is judged by

The grading method is A.2.0, which in short means that the competitors rank first according to the error points and then according to the time. In other words, regardless of time, those who complete the clean track will be ranked before those who have scored error points. The class follows the official time show jumping rules by Finnish Hobbyhorse Association.

Top 5 riders will be placed in the International class.

NEW International, 100 cm, A.2.0

The class is aimed at international competitors and they primarily get into the class directly. The class is contested on the largest championship arena, giving international competitors the opportunity to compete on the same obstacles and heights as in the Finnish championship. Note that this class is not a championship class. The remaining places will be filled with Finnish competitors.

The class is judged by Erika H. and Sofia B.

The grading method is A.2.0, which in short means that the competitors rank first according to the error points and then according to the time. In other words, regardless of time, those who complete the clean track will be ranked before those who have scored error points. The class follows the official time show jumping rules by Finnish Hobbyhorse Association.

Top 5 riders will be placed in the International class.

Open classes

Open classes are open to everyone, regardless of age or nationality. There are no qualifiers for these categories. Participants in the classes will be drawn from applicants, ie those who have registered. These classes are not championship classes as only Finnish can compete in Finnish Championship-classes.

60 cm, A.2.0

The judging method is A.2.0, which in short means that the competitors rank first according to the error points and then according to the time. In other words, regardless of time, those who complete the clean track will be ranked before those who have scored error points. The class follows the official time show jumping rules by Finnish Hobbyhorse Association.

The class is judged by

Top 5 riders are placed in 60 cm class.

80 cm team show jumping, A.2.0

In team show jumping, teams of 3 to 5 riders compete.
The riders decide the teams in advance when registering.

The judging method is A.2.0, which in short means that the teams are ranked first according to error points and then according to the total time. The team’s 3 riders with the least error points and then the fastest time are counted for the results. In other words, regardless of the time, those who have completed a clean course are placed before those with fault points. The class follows the official team show jumping and time show jumping rules by Finnish Hobbyhorse Association.

The class is judged by –

Top 3 teams are placed in 80 cm team show jumping class.

NEW Knockout 60-80cm

The Knockout class is contested on playoffs, where two contestants compete head-to-head on identical, short obstacle courses and the other is eliminated round by round until two contestants are left fighting for the win. The class follows the official time show jumping rules by Finnish Hobbyhorse Association. The rules will be clarified later

The class is judged by –

Top 3 riders are placed in the knockout class

70 cm, style evaluation

In style evaluation, riding is judged, ie there is no time competition in the class. Criticism includes, for example; track use, jumps, rider position, forward drive and overall picture. The class follows the official time show jumping rules by Finnish Hobbyhorse Association.

The class is judged by

Top 4 best riders are placed in 70 cm class.

90 cm, A.2.0

The judging method is A.2.0, which in short means that the competitors rank first according to the error points and then according to the time. In other words, regardless of time, those who complete the clean track will be ranked before those who have scored error points. The class follows the official time show jumping rules by Finnish Hobbyhorse Association.

The class is judged by

Top 5 riders are placed in 90 cm class.

High jumping

In high jumping, riders compete for who can jump the highest single obstacle purely. The obstacle height starts at a certain height and is raised a little quietly upwards.

The class follows the official time show jumping rules by Finnish Hobbyhorse Association. You can find them at the bottom of the pages. Detaching the other hand from the handle is allowed, and the jump style is otherwise free. However, the hobbyhorse’s stick must remain between the rider’s legs throughout the performance.

The judges are Erika H. and Sofia B.

Top 3 best riders are placed in the high jump class.

Western riding, level 3

In the 2024 Finnish national championships, the Western discipline is represented in the Western Riding class. The class is ridden on the level 3 pattern, and the arena measures 7x14m. The class is open, so anyone is allowed to compete. 

The class follows the official western riding rules by Finnish Hobbyhorse Association.

The class judge will be announced later

The top 3 riders are placed in the Western riding class.

Advanced B, dressage

Judge: Pinja N.

An open dressage class with ready-made Advanced B -level program. The program will be ridden on arena B (7x14m).

The class follows SKHH ry’s dressage rules. Top 5 riders are placed in kür.

Taidolla! -skilltrack

In addition to all of these previously listed classes, there is a skilltrack throughout the day where you can complete the track for a small fee and earn rewards. The tracks are obstacle courses of different heights and Working Equitation tasks. You can register for skilltrack courses on the spot by buying a skill course card, which entitles you to two performances per card.

The skill course is temporarily interrupted during the day due to the Open 70cm skill evaluation class (more about the schedule on the Program page).