At the Novice level horses and riders may walk, trot, or canter the bank. At the Intermediate level or above, horses and riders must canter over the bank. The bank obstacle is not included at the Introductory level.
During Ease of Handling, the judge considers the manner in which the horse ascends or descends the bank to award a score. The judge will award a lower score if the horse and rider hesitate before navigating the bank and will award a negative score if the horse refuses the bank.
Last updated May 1, 2016