Class Restrictions 2023
Horse & Rider combinations must ride at the appropriate level, we reserve the rights to stop a horse & rider combination riding at a level if their ability shows they should be riding at a higher level. We want to keep this competition as fair as possible.
Please note – these are a general guide, please see each class schedule for any alternative restrictions which may be applied.
Horse and rider combinations who have achieved the following below will need to enter into the open section if no open section is available the next level is to be entered or enter the current level HC:
*In-Hand – No restrictions, this class is designed to be there for those needing it whether suffering from low confidence, an older horse, a young horse, rehab etc.
*Walk Ridden – No restrictions, this class is designed to be there for those needing it whether suffering from low confidence, an older horse, a young horse, rehab etc.
*Intro Level 1 – have scored 70% and over, four times in the Intro Level 1 classes.
*Prelim Level 2 – have scored 70% and over, four times in the Prelim Level 2 classes.
*Novice Level 3 – have scored 70% and over, four times in the Novice Level 3 classes.
*Elementary Level 4 – currently have zero restrictions.
*Medium Level 5 – currently have zero restrictions.
Any leagues started in a level when not yet met restrictions, but then throughout the restrictions are met the league is allowed to be continued in the normal class of that level.
*No horse & rider combination may enter a class more than one level below their highest entry without permission from DRO. We understand things can change when it comes to horses so just send us a message letting us know your situation and so long as it’s a fair reason then you can go back down levels if required.
These restrictions are put into place to make the classes fairer, please do not abuse them.