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IMTCA Canada Sanction Mountain Trail Challenge Series

Oak Springs Farm
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Welcome to the International Mountain Trail Challenge Association Canada, Regional Qualifier Challenge Series at Oak Springs Farm and Dream Feather Horsemanship Center!

********PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY*********

We will be running a Mountain Trail Series, you must compete in 3 challenges out of the 4 to be elgible for year end awards.
• Ribbons awarded 1st to 5th place at each Trail Challenge.

To qualify for regionals you need to compete in 2 qualifing IMTCA sanctioned Mountain Trail Challenges by 2 different judges.

• Challenges open to everyone! Youth (6-18 yrs), Lead Line, Mini's, Open and Adult divisions.

• Membership to IMTCA Canada is not required to compete.

To earn points for year end awards, Breed Points and to compete at the North East Mid West Regional IMTCA Mountain Trail Challenge in Ohio on August 24-26 you must be a IMTCA member.

What to expect at a Challenge

A competitive event for Mountain Trail and Extreme Mountain Trail is known as a challenge. A challenge tests a horse and rider’s ability to navigate both natural and man-made obstacles in a safe manner and with technical skills that demonstrate great horsemanship. There will be up to three levels of difficulty that are designed to challenge but not intimidate riders. Attire and tack required for participating must be neat, clean and in good working order.
The overall purpose of the Trail Challenge is to promote good horsemanship skills and provide an educational venue for equestrians. Trail Challenge tests an equine and rider on their ability to work as a team and navigate obstacles which they might experience on a trail.
The horse and rider will encounter various obstacles during a Trail Challenge. Sometimes they will encounter difficult trail situations which will better prepare the equine and rider in the real world. Through education and experience, riding becomes more pleasurable, while safety and fun are encouraged.
All challenges must be judged by IMTCA certificated judges. A judge must have the ability to evaluate horsemanship skills such a rider’s skill in controlling and maintaining the equine. The judge should be also familiar with the natural movement of the equine.

**All disciplines, all breeds and all ages are invited to participate in Mountain Trail. Even Mini's and Draft's and Mules.**
If you would like feedback on your class you are encouraged to talk to the judges after the challenge. At Oak Springs Farm and Horse Feather Horsemanship Center we strive to make sure you leave with gained knowledge and you had a fantastic time here learning with your horse.

IMTCA Canada Sanction Mountain Trail Challenge dates are:
June 3 @ Dream Feather Horsemanship Center
July 15 @ Oak Springs Farm
August 12 @ Dream Feather Horsemanship Center
September 23 @ Oak Springs Farm
Classes are only:
• $20 each or 2 for $40 for Adult
• $20 each or 2 for $30 for Youth.

• There is a Gamblers Choice Money Class at the end of the day.
Please visit www.imtca.org. for more info and to read the IMTCA rules and regulations.

Please contact Anita Durant at anita@oakspringsfarm.ca, 705-344-9914 or Judy Griffiths at Dream Feather Horsemanship Center Phone: 905-649-6309
Email: fromthegrounduphorsemanship@gmail.com for more information AND to Register please go to www.oakspringfarm.ca or www.dream-feather.com for the show package.

Download Registration Form Here:

*****Additional Information*****

There is only 12 spots available so Don't miss out on this great opportunity below.

The day before each Mountain Trail Challenge here at Oak Springs Farm, we are providing a fantastic opportunity to get instruction on Mountain Trail and school in our certified IMTCA Mountain Trail Park in a clinic atmosphere then take your new knowledge and participate in our Mountain Trail Challenge on Sunday. Fun for all! Ask for details.