The LEC Eventing Derbies are designed to build both the rider’s confidence, as well as the horse’s. We try to design cross country courses that are varied, but not overwhelming. The May 14th Eventing Derby will have fences going into the woods for Pollywog, Beginner Novice, Novice and Training.
For those horses and riders at the Pre-Amoeba, Amoeba and Tadpole Levels the course will be set in the enclosed area next to the cross country jump field. This again is so that the green horse and rider can experience the thrills of cross country in a relaxed setting.
I hope you can come out to an excellent introduction to the sport of Eventing.
Please note: If you would like to participate and are lacking a cross country vest or pinny holder, please let us know. We have several you may borrow.
What is an eventing derby?
An eventing derby consists of two phases. The first phase is a traditional dressage test. The second phase is a jumping course on grass terrain. The course will be a combination of stadium and cross country fences. Course will range from 12-22 fences depending on the class and may include ditches, banks or water. The jumping phase will be scored based on traditional show jumping and cross country rules including penalty points for knocked rails
Competition Levels Maximum Jump Height
Pre-Amoeba 18 inches Cross rails
Amoeba 18 inches Cross rails and verticals
Tadpole 2 feet
Pollywog 2 ft 3 inches
Beginner Novice 2 ft 7 inches
Novice 2 ft 11 inches
Training 3 ft 3 inches
When will the Eventing Derbys be held?
A series of three eventing derbys will be offered, Competitors may enter any or all of these derbies. However, competitors who enter all three derbies will be eligible for special series awards in addition to the awards at each derby competition.
See the individual premiums for each competition for more details.
Eventing Derby Three Entry Form