A NEW CONCEPT IN TRAIL RIDING HAS COME TO CANADA
Sunwest Equine Services is now offering
ALL BREED COMPETITIVE TRAIL HORSE ACTIVITIES (ACTHA) sanctioned events
TWO HANDS and TRAINING EQUIPMENT
PERMITTED ON ANY AGE HORSE

WALK TROT CLASSES FOR ADULTS

ROSETTES TO 6TH PLACE - FEEDBACK FROM THE JUDGE

OPEN TO ALL BREEDS
North Country Circuit Shows
DESCRIPTION FOR SHOWS

ENTRY FEES
- Entry fee is $10.00 per class or $50.00 for an unlimited number of classes for one horse and one rider.  

TACK - Any legal bit on any aged horse.  Two hands are permitted with leverage bits.   Martingales and other training equipment also permitted

DRESS - Show clothes are not required.  Helmets are required for those under 18 and encouraged for those over 18.  Footwear must have a minimum 1cm heel.

AGE OF RIDER as of January 1, 2017

HALTER CLASSES - Any aged handler.  Competitors may show more than one horse in a class provided they have people to hold the other horses.

SHOWMANSHIP CLASSES - Patterns will be posted on line at least a week before the events.

IN HAND DRIVING - All the competitors will proceed around the arena and then perform a simple pattern individually.  You will be judged on both the horse and the handler.  You can use a harness, surcingle or have the long lines through the stirrups of your saddle with the stirrups secured.

PLEASURE CLASSES - English or Western, each entry will be judged according to riding style and breed standard.

REINING - All ages.  Will be held in the main arena.
TOILET PAPER PAIRS - Pairs will be required to follow the judge’s instructions while holding on to the ends of a length of toilet paper.  You will be eliminated if your toilet paper breaks.   If you do not have a partner but would like to enter this class, we will attempt to find a partner for you.

COSTUME CLASS - Open to all ages.

MUSICAL STALLS - Similar to musical chairs, stalls will consist of poles laid on the ground.

EQUITATION - English or Western, will be judged according to the style of riding and the breed standard.

ON COMMAND - All ages.  Instruction will be given before the class starts.

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Competitive Trail Challenge (CTC)

The CTC is a casual trail ride competition that is 10 to 14 km with 6 judged obstacles (mostly natural) along the way. Each obstacle has its own judge. It is not a timed event. You are encouraged to ride with your group, family, or friends. When you come to the obstacle & judge, you perform the obstacle one at a time. The trail rides usually take from 2-3 hours.  There are often clinics or information sessions to observe while waiting.  After you come in from your ride, you can have a meal and get ready for the awards ceremony.  Ribbons are given to 1st - 6th place for Open, Pleasure, Scout and Junior divisions.   There often prizes either for placing or luck of the draw.  There may also be Jackpot cash.

These rides provide a natural setting for your horse and are a lot of fun! At the very least you will enjoy seeing great countryside on horseback and get to know a network of horse lovin' trail riders such as yourself!

ACTHA Obstacle Challenge (AOC)

The AOC is held in an arena (indoor or outdoor) or a field with 8 to 12 ACTHA obstacles and 2 or 3 judges.  Riders will complete the course twice.  At some events the scores are combined and at others they have a Gambler’s Choice.  Before the second go, the rider selects to STAY, that is to keep their current score and ride for practice or PLAY, which is to try for a higher score, the first score being discarded.  This is not a timed event.  Riders can bring multiple horses. Enjoy meals and awards following the competition. Ribbons will be awarded for Open, Pleasure, Scout, In-Hand and Junior Divisions.

Timed Obstacle Challenge (TOC)

The TOC is held in a field or arena.  There are 8 to 12 obstacles and the competitors can do which ever obstacles they want in which ever order they want in the time allowed.  If you complete an obstacle you get the points for that obstacle.  You are not judged on how you do it.  You will complete the course twice.  At some events the scores will be combined at others it will be a Gambler’s Choice.

All obstacles at these events are ACTHA approved obstacles.  

For more information and to register go to www.actha.ca or contact Carolyn at 780-967-5555 or carolyn@actha.com