What level is my horse?
The level of a horse is classified differently worldwide. Read the explanation per discipline and level below to ensure that you choose the right level.
We distinguish seven different disciplines (1)dressage, (2) showjumping, (3) eventing, (4)endurance, (5)reining, (6)Leisure, (7) other. Each discipline has their own ranking of levels, select your discipline below to see how levels are defined. .
The dressage levels are based on the exercises you and your horse can do.
Level 1: Beginner
Exercises: Working gaits and halt, few strides medium trot, 20 m circles
Level 2: Novice:
Exercises: Medium trot and canter, leg yield, rein back, 10 m circles.
Level 3: Medium
Exercises: Collected trot and canter, travers, shoulder-in, ½ turn on the haunches, counter canter
Level 4: Advanced
Exercises: Half-pass trot, half-pass canter and flying changes. Zig-zag half-pass trot, 8m circles
Level 5: Prix St George
Exercises: On the diagonal 7 flying changes of leg every 3rd stride and 4d stride, Half pirouette
Level 6: Intermediar I and II
Exercises: On the diagonal 7 flying changes of leg every 2rd stride, On the diagonal 11 flying changes of leg every stride, Pirouettes , Passage and Piaffe
Level 7: Grand Prix
Exercises: Medium, Extended & Collected, Zig Zag Half Pass & Multiple Flying Lead 15 Changes Every 1-2 Strides, Pirouettes, Passage and Piaffe
For jumping, the levels are based on the height of the jumps in meters in which you can do an entire course.
For eventing the levels are based on the height (in meters) of the jumps in the cross country.
For Endurance the levels are based on the length (in km) of the courses you do.
For reining the levels are distinguished in novice, beginner, medium, advanced, high and top level.
Leisure and Other
For leisure and other we don’t use levels.