Working equitation is a discipline that aims to preserve and develop equestrian skills related to cattle rounding. This is an equestrian activity practiced in many European countries as well as in Asia and America. This wide geographical spread should be a factor for a greater development.
...concerning the discipline and the different countries in which this activity is performed, can be expressed in :
A particular work language.
The will to preserve professional technics and cultural practices lead to the creation of sports venues. Its purpose is to enable a confrontation both sportive and cultural that aims to demonstrate the qualities of the horse as well as the rider's ability.
Suitability with livestock
General handling skills
Handling specific material
Perception of what's going on
Separation of livestock
These events include a technical handling event and a timed handling test.
This is a timed test that must highlight professional abilities of competitors in the cattle sorting. The obligations explained above must be respected. Any sporting result that would demonstrate the opposite would be a sign of maladjustment of the rules to the spirit of the discipline.
The FITE puts documents at your disposal that enable you to read the regulation about working equitation, look the list of competition officials and other documents.
The next training for international judges of working equitation is planned for the 9th and 10th of April 2022, in the Netherlands. Contact us for more information.