The Obstacles

Obstacles in this event can be found on most trails. These obstacles are chosen to show the training and talent of a horse and rider team who venture outside of the arena or man-made obstacle course to ride on real trails.


We will provide entrants with a menu of many obstacles. From these, you'll choose six to complete, video, and submit for judging. We are giving you a wide range to choose from because everyone's trails are different. Below is a sample of the first six choices on the menu. You'll notice that these are all obstacles that occur naturally on trails. We purposely don't include man-made "scare" obstacles.  When was the last time you had no choice but to walk over a tarp or old mattress on a trail ride?!  We also didn't want people to have to build or buy anything.

See the Judging link at the bottom of the page for more information on how obstacles will be judged.

If you want to see the remainder of the obstacles, register for the competition! If you have questions, please use the "Contact" link at the bottom of the page.