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Sport

The arabian horse is known for its versatility, which means that they can be used in various disciplines of the equestrian sport. They compete in dressage, jumping and western sports, but especially excel in the race and endurance sports due to their great stamina and quick recovery.

 

We think it is very important that our horses are ridden in sport, read more about the disciplines we are involved in below:

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Western

 

Western riding originated in America. It can be summarized in three main classes: westerndressage, speed games and the part in which working with horses and cattle is central. Dressage includes all aspects that together reflect the cowboy when he and his horse had to do the work on the ranch: Showmanship at Halter, Trail, Western Pleasure, Hunter under Saddle, Western Horsemanship, Western Riding, Reining Versatile Horse. The speed games: Barrel Racing and Pole Bending are all about the speed and maneuverability of the horse. Cutting, Working Cowhorse and Team Penning are parts that belong to the working element

We want to focus on 5 parts, namely;

Showmanship at halter:

Showmanship at Halter does not look at the exterior of the horse, but at the person who presents the horse. The jury prescribes a certain pattern that the combinations must perform one after the other. In the test, walk, trot, extended trot, turns and backwards can be requested. Also, somewhere in the test, you are asked to put the horse 'square' and present it to the jury. The assessment concerns the following matters: Presentation of the horse, overall picture, care of the horse, equipment, presentation of the horse, way of showing the horse when stationary and in motion and alertness.

In hand trail & trail:

De letterlijke betekenis van Trail is ‘spoor in de vrije natuur’. Bij dit onderdeel wordt een vooraf aangegeven proef aan de hand uitgevoerd of verreden . De proef bestaat uit een spoor met verschillende nagebootste hindernissen uit de natuur. Het paard moet volledig vertrouwen hebben in de ruiter en niet schrikken van de hindernissen. De genomen hindernissen bij Trail worden door de jury beoordeeld. De manier hoe het paard reageert en de hulpen die de ruiter geeft staan centraal in de beoordeling bij Trail.

Pleasure:

At the Western Pleasure the gaits of the horse are shown. The participants enter the arena together and must remain on the wall or on the inner court. The transitions of walk (walk), trot (jog or trot) and canter (lope) are judged by the jury and the posture of the rider and horse. The three different gaits are shown on both the left and right hands. Combinations in Western Pleasure are penalized for too high a speed, wrong gait at the requested moment, resistance of the horse, too deep or too high neck position of the horse or break or gait (falling out of the relevant gait). The horse must be ridden on a loose rein, without excessive or disturbing corrections from the rider.
 

Horsemanship:

Western Horsemanship is the part that is often underestimated. It is somewhat like a dressage test. Exercises are requested that must be performed very precisely within a small workspace indicated by pawns. It asks for a walk, jog, lope, and backup. The aids given must be minimal and the horse must perform these aids immediately and without resistance. The emphasis is on riding skills and performing the test with precision in harmony between horse and rider.


                      

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Dressuur

De Klassieke Dressuur is de oudste wijze van paarden opleiden. Het doel van de klassieke rijkunst is het paard maximaal te ontwikkelen, binnen zijn mogelijkheden. Aan de hand van een breed scala aan rechtrichtende buigingsoefeningen wordt het paard behoedzaam en zonder druk getraind, zodat het paard zich kan ontwikkelen tot de elegante, trotse, zelfbewuste verschijning die hij van nature is.

 

Tijdens de dressuurproef worden de verschillende gangenstapdraf (lichtrijden en doorzitten) en galop gevraagd. Ook de overgangen en de zijgangen moeten ruiter en paard laten zien. In de proeven voor de lagere niveaus wordt het halsstrekken regelmatig gevraagd, terwijl in de allerhoogste wedstrijdsport enkele hogeschooloefeningen in de proeven voorkomen: de passage, de piaffe, de pirouette en de galopchangementen.

In Nederland kennen we onderstaande niveau's:
 

B = basis

L1 + L2 = licht

M1 + M2 = Matig

Z1 + Z2 = Zwaar
ZZ licht + ZZ Zwaa

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Endurance

 

Endurance riding is the sport of competitive long-distance riding. Distances vary from the entry level of 16km right through to a 160km in a day. No matter the distance, the foundations of the sport lie in good horse management and strict welfare controls. In an endurance ride the winning horse is the first one to cross the finish line while stopping periodically to pass a veterinary check that deems the animal in good health and fit to continue.

 

Indispensable at the competitions is a groom team, who take care of the horse and rider during the course at the various points and vet gates. Especially when riding at a high pace and in hot weather, the horse should be cooled during the course and be able to drink enough. The grooms will be standing with bottles of water and drinks at the grooming points. In addition to the groom team of each rider, the coach, physiotherapist and farrier are also present at the major competitions and championships.

 

A sport where you learn a lot about and from your horse and probably even more about yourself. Stamina, trust, cooperation and knowledge of your horse are the keywords when riding endurance!

                      

Aura's  Sport Arabians
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