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. The 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.
For complete details about this obstacle and its requirements, reference the U.S. Working Equitation Rules, here.
Last updated September 14, 2017