Competition classes

2021 competing classes

These classes must be signed up in advance. The competition classes will be competed on Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at ~11.30-18.30. You can find the schedule on Program page!

Championship classes

ONLY FOR FINNISH COMPETITORS!

  • Dressage championship, GP (15 participants)
  • Show jumping championship, 100-110 cm
  • Junior Show jumping championship (2009 or later born), 70-80 cm

Open show jumping classes

  • Open, 60 cm (45 participants)
  • Open, 90 cm (45 participants)
  • International, 70 cm (40 participants)
  • Open, 80 cm style evaluation (20 participants)
  • High jumping (max 50 participants)

Dressage classes

  • Advanced B, open (20 participants)
  • Kür, qualifying (20 participants)

Western classes

  • Western horsemanship (15 participants)

Showing classes

ONLY FOR FINNISH COMPETITORS!
  • Self-made horses (20 participants)
  • Self-made ponies (20 participants)
  • Open sockhorses (10 participants)
  • Best in Show (3 participants)

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.

Kür, Grand Prix

A dressage class where you plan your own Grand Prix level free program to music. The rider is free to choose the music as long as it does not exceed the set 4 minute upper limit. In Kür class, pre-determined movements are judged, as well as e.g. music interpretation, track use, and program. There are many grading criteria, study the grading paper and mandatory movements carefully.

The class judge will be announced later.

The rider films a video of the Grand Prix-level preliminary test. The qualifying track is a ready-made program, from which the 20 best-performing riders will proceed to the free program final on the day of the competition. Kür is ridden on the long A-track (21x7m). You should check the Kür class qualifier page for important additional information and the latest qualifier-specific updates.

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

International class

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.

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 Reetta V.

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.

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 Alicia.

In the 60 cm class there are 5 best riders.

80 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 Maria A.

In the 80 cm class there are 4 best riders.

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 Suvi S.

In the 90 cm class there are 5 best riders.

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 judge will be announced later.

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

Western horsemanship

Western riding class, in which both individual course and railwork is performed. The class follows the official western riding rules by Finnish Hobbyhorse Association.

The class is judged by Ella P.

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

Advanced B, dressage

A dressage class where a Advanced B -level program is ridden. On the day of the competition, the program will be ridden on the B-track (14x7m).

The class judge will be announced later. The class follows the official dressage rules by Finnish Hobbyhorse Association.

Top 5 riders will be placed in the Advanced B class.

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 tracks of different heights. Skills are registered on site by purchasing a skill card, which entitles you to two performances per card.

Rules