Bell Corridor

Bell Corridor is one of the Working Equitation obstacles that may be included on the Ease of Handling (EOH) or Speed trial courses. This obstacle may be used at any performance level.

At the Children and Introductory levels, horses and riders must walk through the corridor. At the Novice levels, competitors may walk or trot into the corridor. At the Intermediate and Advanced levels, horses and riders may walk or canter through the corridor. Canter is required at the Masters level.

To build this obstacle, set up a straight corridor about 3.7 meters (12 feet) long consisting of parallel poles resting on supports, small fences, or walls at least 30 cm (12 inches) in height.  The corridor should be spaced 1.5 meters (5 feet) wide and be open at either end.  A bell should be centered at the end of the corridor suspended at a height of about 2 meters (6.5 feet).

Beyond Introductory level, the Corridor can also be set in an “L” shape. The photo above shows the straight corridor on the right of the photo and the “L” corridor where the horse is standing.

Execution – The horse and rider enter the corridor at the prescribed gait for the level and halt at the end of the corridor. The rider rings the bell and reins back through the corridor. The obstacle is completed when the front of the horse clears the obstacle and course markers (if present).

For complete details about this obstacle and its requirements, reference the U.S. Working Equitation Rules, here.

Last update 12/31/2018