Speed Trial

The third phase in a Working Equitation competition is the Speed Trial. This phase is judged solely on the time taken to complete the course by the same judges that judged both the dressage and ease of handling trials, plus any time adjustments for bonuses or penalties. The obstacles are executed as quickly as possible, without any concern for style. This trial provides evidence of the rider's coordination and anticipation, and the horse’s submission, speed, and attention.

There is no speed trial at Children's or Level One.

The same list of approved obstacles listed on our EOH page are used in the Speed Trial.