Rally Rules Summary
cannot be required to ride before their stated time, but have 45
secs. to enter the
arena once judge rings the bell - will
be eliminated for tardiness from that test only.
“error of course” is a 2 pt. penalty, second error is an additional 4
pts. (total 6 pts.),
and third error is elimination.
and D2s may have their tests read with no penalty (except not for
Musicals and Pas de Deux)
are allowed, both for individuals and teams.
- center rollers, rotating center disk bits and Level 2 Mylar bits are
allowed but no Dr. Bristols or bumpy Happy Mouth snaffles.
Fall of horse or rider is elimination.
use Kimberwickes & Pelhams in addition to snaffle bits.
Ds can use standing martingales, grass reins
& bit converters.
Ds do not have to follow the dress code.
code for Cs: short
coat of conservative color, smooth-leather leg piece, jodhpurs and
brown boots through 4th Level.
May be eliminated at discretion of Ground Jury for
dress code violations.
riders are allowed to carry a whip in the ring; may be no longer than 47.2”
(almost 4 ft.)
bit guards, boots, bandages, earplugs or seat covers are allowed, except that
ARE allowed in Pas de Deux and Quadrille.
fly hoods unless ring is outside or open-sided ring.
or light-colored saddle pads only.
& gloves are optional through 4th Level.
Spurs may not be longer than 1⅜”.
keepers on full-cheeks are optional.
is allowed but is never required. Remove
& up may be ridden in a double bridle, if desired; required for FEI
marks” are for gaits, impulsion, submission and rider’s seat.
should take place when the rider’s body
is above the letter.
leaving the arena with all four feet before the final halt results in
that stops the test for longer than 20 seconds may result in elimination.
the salute, rider must take the reins on one hand and drop his other arm by his
it is an error of course.
of the voice or clicking of the tongue is a 2 pt. deduction for each
be eliminated for schooling in the arena or being mounted without a helmet.
First Level, unless stated, either rising or sitting trot is allowed.
Above that, sitting trot is required unless stated
are not timed except for Freestyle and Pas de Deux.
has a 5 min. time limit, with a 2 pt. penalty for going over.
Arena required: Quadrilles.
Arena allowed: Intro and
Training Level tests but up to organizer - check show bill.
(Large) Arena required: all
Musicals, Pas de Deux, and First Level up tests.
all tests ridden in large arenas.
C1 and up; 12 yrs. old and up.
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