We introduced Groundwork Tests over the summer, in response to the first 2020 lockdown. Now a new lockdown is in force, we will run one two, one in January and one in February, for those unable to or choosing not to ride during Lockdown 3.
January test: Groundwork Test 1
February test: Groundwork Test 3
Entries will be taken as two sections:
Assisted (adult or older family member in the arena for support - they can help lead if needed although ideally wouldn't help all the time)
Unassisted (handler on their own in the arena) NB. Just like ridden Dressage, the test movement can be 'called' from outside the arena, this does not count as 'assistance'.
Rosettes 1st - 6th place, and the Unassisted section will be split by age depending on the number of entries, so please include your age when entering.
The test is the same for both Assisted and Unassisted sections. Ponies can be led in either a headcollar or bridle. The handler MUST wear gloves and sensible footwear, we strongly recommend wearing a hat too!
This event does NOT require a full size 20x40 arena, it can be done in any size/shape space including in a corner of a field, with the course laid out as indicated. For this test, you will need 8 cones (any size). You must however still follow our Rules, including filming from the judge's position at C.
January Tests - Sunday 31st January
February Tests - Sunday 28th February
Entry fee is £10 which includes UK postage of your rosette and sheet.
Please click on the images below to download the tests - make sure you use the correct one for the month you are entering!