NOTE: This year we will be breaking each challenge into three groups to make it fun and fair for everyone. If you ride in Leadline or Mini Short Stirrup you will do the beginner challenge. If you ride in Short Stirrup, Long Stirrup, or Adult Long Stirrup you will do the intermediate challenge. If you ride in Junior, Senior, or Open you will do the advanced challenge.
APRIL 23rd CHALLENGE:
Beginner- Why is it unsafe to leave a horse alone at the fence or trailer?
Intermediate- Why is it unsafe to leave a horse alone at the fence or trailer?
Advanced - What do you do if your horse gets into trouble when tied?
MAY 21st CHALLENGE:
Beginner - What is a "break-away halter"?
Intermediate - What is a "break-away halter"?
Advanced - What is a "break-away halter"?
JUNE 17th CHALLENGE:
Beginner - why is a quick-release knot important?
Intermediate - DEMO - Quick-Release Knot
Senior- DEMO - Quick-Release Knot
JULY 15th CHALLENGE:
Beginner - Mystery Box ID
Intermediate - Mystery Box ID
Senior - Mystery Box ID
AUGUST 6th CHALLENGE:
Beginner - Anatomy - withers, hoof, muzzle
Intermediate - Anatomy - cannon bone, hock, barrel
Senior - Anatomy - dock, croup, orbital socket
SEPTEMBER 10th CHALLENGE:
Beginner - What is the resting heart rate of an average horse/pony?
Intermediate - What is the resting heart rate of an average horse/pony?
Senior - What are three vital statistics to access your horses' health?
OCTOBER 8th FINALE:
Everyone will be asked to answer three questions and preform one safety-related task. Remember that you must participate in four challenges to qualify for the finale.