Kelly Marks 'Perfect Partners' Winter Competition @ Hyndshawland Farm Stables
Kelly Marks Perfect Partners BHS TREC Winter Series 28th October 2012 Organised by Dot Still, the senior member of the British TREC team at Hyndshawland Farm Stables, Biggar, South Lanarkshire This competition focuses on the Control of Paces (CoP) and PTV Obstacle phases. It is an ideal introduction for riders new to the sport. The events take place within a single day, and include the Newcomers, Intermediate and Open classes. The competition takes place on an all-weather surface either indoors or outdoors. COP - Control of Pace he Control of Paces (CoP) is designed to demonstrate that the rider can exercise a high degree of influence over the horse first in canter, then in walk following a marked course of up to 150 metres long and between two to four metres wide. The aim of the exercise is for the horse to canter along the marked corridor as slowly as possible without breaking its gait. The rider then turns around and walks back along the corridor as quickly as possible, again without a change of gait. You can earn up to 30 points by cantering as slowly as possible along the marked corridor. It is the speed, not the quality, of the canter that is marked, but it must be a canter. Walking as fast as possible back down the track with no breaks in stride earns you up to 30 points. One stride of any other gait will result in a zero score and any hoof that lands on or outside the corridor marking lines will also result in a zero score. PTV - Obstacle course The PTV course comprises of up to 10 stimulated obstacles, including low branches, water, jumps, ditches and includes some tasks which must be undertaken while dismounted. There are up to 10 points available for each obstacle.