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Quick Start Guide | Members | Establishments | Horses | Training & Competing | Disciplines
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By Aria the Admin
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Disciplines

:bookmark_tabs: TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Introducing a New Discipline
  2. Dressage
  3. Endurance Racing
  4. Eventing
  5. Flat Racing
  6. Hunters
  7. Jumpers
  8. Saddleseat [Frozen]
  9. Speed Events
  10. Western Pleasure
  11. Working Cow Horse
  12. Working Driving
  13. Working Western
  14. Polo
  15. Working Equitation [Frozen]
  16. TREC
  17. Doma Vaquera [Frozen]
  18. Harness Racing [Frozen]
  19. Steeplechasing
  20. Pleasure Driving
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By Aria the Admin
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Introducing a New Discipline

OTB opened with twelve original disciplines: Dressage, Endurance Racing, Eventing, Flat Racing, Hunters, Jumpers, Saddleseat, Speed Events, Western Pleasure, Working Cow Horse, and Working Driving. Any additional disciplines must be voted in as new breeds or establishments are. Members who wish to introduce a new discipline must post an article about the discipline in the :link: Library with a poll. When the poll has 10 yes votes, the discipline may be added to the game, pending final Admin approval.
:pushpin: As of August 2, 2018, there is an indefinite freeze on the addition of new disciplines.
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By Aria the Admin
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Dressage

Dressage was one of the original twelve disciplines that OTB opened with.
The :link: OTB Dressage Federation is run by @Aria the admin, @Vicki the admin and @erika the admin.
:anchor: denotes strenuous classes
:seedling: denotes levels that a newly created or retrained horse may compete at

Levels

[h3]Level[/h3][h3]Requirements[/h3]
:seedling: Introductory≥ 3 years old
:seedling: Training Level≥ 3 years old
First Level≥ 4 years old
Second Level≥ 5 years old
Third Level≥ 6 years old
Fourth Level≥ 7 years old
:anchor: Prix St. Georges≥ 7 years old
:anchor: Prix St. Georges CDI1*≥ 7 years old
:anchor: Intermediate I≥ 8 years old
:anchor: Intermediate I CDI1*≥ 8 years old
:anchor: Intermediate II≥ 8 years old
:anchor: Intermediate II CDI2*≥ 8 years old
:anchor: Grand Prix≥ 8 years old
:anchor: Grand Prix CDI2*≥ 8 years old
:anchor: Grand Prix CDI3*≥ 8 years old

Additional Classes

Materiale

may be counted for either Introductory or Training level advancement if applicable (but not both levels). Ridden test for horses aged three, four or five-years old at the walk, trot and canter.

Pony Rider

may not be counted for level advancement. Equivalent to Second Level; rider must be between age 12 and 16 on a pony 14.2hh or smaller.

Children’s Test

may be counted for Second Level advancement. Equivalent to Second Level; rider must be between age 12 and 14.

Junior Rider

may be counted for Third Level advancement. Equivalent to Third Level; rider must be under the age of 18.

Young Rider

may be counted for Prix St. Georges advancement. Equivalent to Prix St. Georges; rider must be between the age of 16 and 21.

Four-Year Old Young Horse Test

may be counted for First Level advancement. Equivalent to First Level.

Five-Year Old Young Horse Test

may be counted for Second Level advancement. Equivalent to Second Level.

Six-Year Old Young Horse Test

may be counted for Third Level advancement. Equivalent to Third Level.

Developing Horse Tests

May be counted for Prix St. Georges advancement. Offered at Prix St. Georges (for horses age 7-9) and Grand Prix (for horses age 8-10).

Pas de Deux/Trois, Quadrille

may not be counted for level advancement. Freestyle performed with two (deux), three (trois), or four (quadrille) horses.
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By Aria the Admin
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Endurance Racing

Endurance racing was one of the original twelve disciplines that OTB opened with.
The :link: OTB Endurance Conference is run by @Lorelei.
Endurance includes both the limited distance and endurance competitions but does not include competitive trail rides.
Race hosts may determine the length (miles) of each race.
Races may be further divided by rider age and/or weight.
Race hosts are expected to classify each endurance race within OTB endurance levels.

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Unique advancement rules

Horses may advance to the next mileage level after five placements (1st, 2nd, 3rd or Best Conditioned) and 10-times the mileage for that division (e.g., 150 miles for 15 mile division).
:anchor: All classes in this discipline are considered strenuous.
:seedling: denotes levels that a newly created or retrained horse may compete at

Levels

[h3]Level[/h3][h3]Requirements[/h3]
:seedling: 15 Miles≥ 4 years old
:seedling: 25 Miles≥ 4 years old
50 Miles≥ 5 years old
75 Miles≥ 6 years old
100 Miles≥ 7 years old
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By Aria the Admin
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Eventing

Eventing was one of the original twelve disciplines that OTB opened with.
The :link: OTB Eventing Federation is run by @Lorelei.
Horses may only compete in one level at a time.
3 year olds may compete in Young Event Horse but all horses must be 4 years old to begin competing at Beginner Novice.
Horses in Preliminary, Intermediate, and Advanced levels will be eligible to compete in the special CIC/CCI events; see specific event guidelines for more details and restrictions.
CCI or CIC **** events may not be hosted without Admin approval.

Overall placings do NOT count towards advancement.
:anchor: All classes in this discipline are considered strenuous.
:seedling: denotes levels that a newly created or retrained horse may compete at

Levels

[h3]Level[/h3][h3]Requirements[/h3]
:seedling: Beginner-Novice≥ 4 years old
Novice≥ 4 years old
Training≥ 4 years old
Preliminary≥ 5 years old
Intermediate≥ 6 years old
Advanced≥ 6 years old

Additional Classes

Future Event Horse

may not be counted for advancement. In-hand division for weanling through 3 year olds to determine eventing suitability.

Young Event Horse

may not be counted for advancement. In-hand and ridden division for 4 and 5 year olds to determine eventing suitability.

CCI or CIC*

may be counted for Preliminary advancement. Equivalent to Preliminary; may include restrictions on entries.

CCI or CIC**

may be counted for Intermediate advancement. Equivalent to Intermediate; may include restrictions on entries.

CCI or CIC***

may be counted for Advanced advancement. Equivalent to Advanced; may include restrictions on entries. May not be hosted without Admin approval.
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By Aria the Admin
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Flat Racing

Flat racing was one of the original twelve disciplines that OTB opened with.
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Unique Advancement Rules

Flat Racing advancement is done differently than the majority of disciplines. All horses may compete 1 level lower than what they're qualified for EXCEPT Allowance horses who have 1 race win, as the Maiden level is strictly for non-winners. An honor system of advancement then follows. :note: Please note that this means place training is not allowed for its competitors.

Related Library Articles

:link: Advancing the Racehorse by Cascade
:anchor: All classes in this discipline are considered strenuous.
:seedling: This discipline does not use the normal advancement system.

Levels

[h3]Level[/h3][h3]Requirements[/h3]
:seedling: Maiden≥ 2 years old
Never won a race.
:seedling: Allowance≥ 2 years old
Grade 3≥ 2 years old
At least 1 Allowance win.
Grade 2≥ 2 years old
At least 2 G3 wins.
Grade 1≥ 2 years old
At least 2 G2 wins.
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By Aria the Admin
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Hunters

Hunters was one of the original twelve disciplines that OTB opened with.
The :link: OTB Hunter/Jumper Association is run by Erika, Meghan and Natalie.
Hunters do not use traditional sim levels but rather divisions based on three things: the fence height, how long the horse has been showing at that height, and for restricted divisions, the rider’s age and amateur/professional status. For this reasons, hunter do not use advancements like all other disciplines do.

Related Library Articles


:link: Hunters for Dummies by Aria
:link: Hunters: Understanding Hunter Classes by Bette

:anchor: All classes in this discipline are considered strenuous.
:seedling: denotes levels that a newly created or retrained horse may compete at

Horse Division

The following are for horses 14.3 hands and over.
[h3]Level[/h3][h3]Requirements[/h3]
Young Hunter Under Saddle3 to 5 years old
Never shown over fences.
:seedling: Baby Green
2’6″
≥ 4 years old
First year showing over fences.
Never competed above 2’9″.
May only compete in this division for one year.
:seedling: Green Hunter
3’0″
≥ 4 years old
Never competed above 3’3″.
May compete in this division for two years.
:seedling: Green Hunter
3’3″
≥ 4 years old
Never competed above 3’6″.
May compete in this division for two years.
:seedling: Green Hunter
3’6″
≥ 5 years old
First year competing over 3’6″.
Never competed above 3’9″.
May compete in this division for one year.
Green Hunter
3’9″
≥ 5 years old
Second year competing over 3’6″.
Never competed above 4’0″.
May compete in this division for one year.
Performance Hunter
3’6″
≥ 6 years old
Second year or more competing over 3’6″.
May not cross enter into High Performance Hunter at the same show.
Performance Hunter
4’0″ to 4’6″
≥ 6 years old
Second year or more competing over 3’6″.
May not cross enter into Performance Hunter at the same show.
Green Conformation Hunter
3’6″
≥ 5 years old
First or second year of showing over 3’6″ fences.
May compete in this divsion for two years.
High Performance Conformation Hunter
3’9″
≥ 6 years old
Second year or more competing over 3’9″ fences or higher.

Rider-Restricted Divisions

[h3]Class[/h3][h3]Requirements[/h3]
:seedling: Children’s/Adult Amateur Hunter
3’0″
≥ 4 years old.
14.3 hands and taller.
Riders never competed over fences 3’6″ and higher.
May not cross enter into Junior/Amateur-Owner classes.
:seedling: Small Junior Hunter
3’6″
≥ 5 years old
14.3 hands to 16 hands.
Rider under the age of 18.
May not cross enter into Children’s/Adult Amateur classes
:seedling: Large Junior Hunter
3’6″
≥ 5 years old
16.1 hands and taller.
Rider under the age of 18.
May not cross enter into Children’s/Adult Amateur classes.
:seedling: Amateur Owner Hunter
3’6″
≥ 5 years old
Ridden by a rider over the age of 18.
Rider must be a the owner of the horse, or a member of the owner’s family.
May not cross enter into Children’s/Adult Amateur classes.

Pony Division

The following are for ponies.
Small: 12.2 hands and under.
Medium: 12.3 to 13.2 hands.
Large: 13.3 to 14.2 hands.
[h3]Level[/h3][h3]Requirements[/h3]
:seedling: Small Green Pony
2’0″
≥ 4 years old
12.2 hands and under.
First year showing over fences.
Riders 12 years old and under.
:seedling: Medium Green Pony
2’3″
≥ 4 years old
12.3 to 13.2 hands.
First year showing over fences.
Riders 14 years old and under.
:seedling: Large Green Pony Hunter
2’9″
≥ 4 years old
13.3 to 14.2 hands.
First year showing over fences.
Riders 18 and under.
:seedling: Children's Pony Hunter
2’0″/2'6"
≥ 4 years old
Small & Medium ponies jump 2’0”.
Large ponies jump 2’6”.
Riders 14 years old and under.
Riders may not cross enter into any other division.
Small Pony Hunter
2’3″
≥ 5 years old
12.2 hands and under.
Riders 12 years old and under.
May not cross enter into Green Pony division.
Medium Pony Hunter
2’6″
≥ 5 years old
12.3 to 13.2 hands.
Riders 14 years old and under.
May not cross enter into Green Pony division.
Large Pony Hunter
3’0″
≥ 5 years old
13.3 to 14.2 hands.
Riders 16 years old and under.
May not cross enter into Green Pony division.

Classics

All classics are conducted as a two-round class. The top 8 horses from the first round are invited back to the second round.

Hunter Derby

Hunter Derbies consist of two rounds, a Classic Round and a Handy Round. The top 12 horses from the Classic Round are invited to compete in the Handy Round. Scores from the two rounds are combined for overall placings.
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By Aria the Admin
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Jumpers

Jumpers was one of the original twelve disciplines that OTB opened with.
The :link: OTB Hunter/Jumper Association is run by Erika, Meghan and Natalie.
:anchor: All classes in this discipline are considered strenuous.
:seedling: denotes levels that a newly created or retrained horse may compete at

Levels

[h3]Level[/h3][h3]Requirements[/h3]
:seedling: Level 0≥ 4 years old
:seedling: Level 1≥ 4 years old
:seedling: Level 2≥ 4 years old
:seedling: Level 3≥ 5 years old
Level 4≥ 5 years old
Level 5≥ 5 years old
Level 6≥ 6 years old
Level 7≥ 7 years old
Level 8≥ 7 years old
Level 9≥ 8 years old
Grand Prix≥ 8 years old

Young Jumper

[h3]Class[/h3][h3]Requirements[/h3]
Five-Year-Old Jumper5 years old
Level 5 - 1.20m
Six-Year-Old Jumper6 years old
Level 6 - 1.30m
Seven- and Eight-Year-Old Jumper7 to 8 years old
Level 7 - 1.40m

Rider-Restricted Divisions

Pony Jumper

classes are for ponies ridden by junior riders. Riders competing in a Pony Jumper section cannot compete in any other classes in which they may jump 3’7″ or higher at the same show, except Children’s Jumper. Pony Jumpers may be held at Level 1 through Level 5. Currently, the OHJA offers Low (Level 2) and High (Level 4).

Adult Amateur (AA) Jumper

classes are for a horse or pony ridden by an amateur adult rider. Fences not to exceed 1.15m (Level 4). If there are less than three entries in the AA or Children’s Jumpers, the divisions will be combined. Entries may not cross into Amateur Owner Jumpers.

Children’s Jumper

classes are for a horse or pony ridden by a junior rider. Fences not to exceed 1.15m (Level 4). If there are less than three entries in the AA or Children’s Jumpers, the divisions will be combined. Entries may not cross into Junior Jumpers.

Amateur Owner (AO) Jumper

classes are for a horse that is ridden by an amateur owner or an amateur member of the owner’s family. Leased horses are not eligible. Sections may be divided by either level or difficulty or age of rider. Currently, the OHJA divides the division into High (Level 7) and Low (Level 5). In High classes, Level 8 is permissible in classes offering $10,000 or more. If there are less than three entries in AO or Junior Jumpers, the divisions will be combined.

Junior Jumper

classes are for a horse that is ridden by a junior rider. Sections may be divided by either level or difficulty or age of rider. Currently, the OHJA divides the division into High (Level 7) or Low (Level 5). In High classes, Level 8 is permissible in classes offering $10,000 or more. If there are less than three entries in AO or Junior Jumpers, the divisions will be combined.
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By Aria the Admin
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Saddleseat

:snowflake: This discipline has been indefinitely frozen. This means owners may not create or retrain horses to show in it. If you are interested in submitting a proposal to reboot this discipline, please contact the Admins privately.
Saddleseat was one of the original twelve disciplines that OTB opened with.
There is no association at this time.
Saddleseat classes are offered in the following styles at each level, with each style offering a ridden, driven, and combination class. Horses may enter purely ridden, purely driven, or purely combination classes, although it is recommended (but not required) that they do not cross-enter between style categories, as each style requires a specific type of motion. In addition to non-gaited classes, breed-specific three- and five-gaited classes may be offered within in each category:
  • English Pleasure Category: Non-gaited, medium flashy movements, judging equal movement and manners
  • Country English Pleasure Category: Non-gaited, lower movements, judging primarily manners
  • Park Category: Non-gaited, highest flashy movements, judging primarily on movement

Related Library articles

:link: Arabians in Saddleseat - Divisions Decoded by Lorelei
:link: Saddle Seat Breeds and Their Classes: USEF-Governed Breeds by Tirion Grey
:anchor: no classes in this discipline are strenuous
:seedling: denotes levels that a newly created or retrained horse may compete at

Levels

[h3]Level[/h3][h3]Requirements[/h3]
:seedling: Novice≥ 3 years old
:seedling: Amateur≥ 3 years old
Intermediate≥ 3 years old
Professional≥ 3 years old
World Class≥ 3 years old

Pleasure Driving

Any Working Driving or Saddleseat horse may enter any of the pleasure driving classes. These classes do not count for advancement.
Turnout Pleasure
Working Pleasure Driving
Reinsmanship
Freestyle Reinsmanship
Carriage Dog

Icelandic Horse Classes

Open Four Gaited
Open Tolt
Open Pace

Paso Fino Classes

Open Classic Fino
Open Paso Performance
Open Paso Pleasure
Open Paso Country Pleasure
Open Paso Versatility
Open Pisos

Miscellaneous Classes

Open Mounted Costume
Open Parade Horse
Open English Show Hack
Open Walk-Trot Pleasure
Open Walk-Trot Equitation
Open Ladies English Sidesaddle
Open Concours d’Élégance
Open Sidesaddle Equitation
Open Sidesaddle Equitation Jumping
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By Aria the Admin
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Speed Events

Speed Events was one of the original twelve disciplines that OTB opened with.
There is no association at this time.
Speed Events include Barrel Racing, Pole-Bending, Stake/Flag Race, Keyhole and any other classes categorized as a speed event. This may include age restrictions only and open classes.

Larger Speed Event Classes can be split into groups of 10-15 in regards to 1D, 2D, 3D, or 4D to make showing in this discipline more realistic if the owner so chooses.

Horses may compete in their level, one level below and open classes. Open classes are open to horses of all levels. Western classes will often be split by age and/or breed.
:anchor: All classes in this discipline are considered strenuous.
:seedling: denotes levels that a newly created or retrained horse may compete at

Levels

[h3]Level[/h3][h3]Requirements[/h3]
:seedling: Novice≥ 3 years old
< 10 placings in discipline
Rookie≥ 3 years old
Amateur≥ 3 years old
Intermediate≥ 3 years old
Non-pro≥ 3 years old
Professional≥ 3 years old
World Class≥ 3 years old
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