LEVELS, DIVISIONS & CLASSES

The Equine Clicker Show's competition is divided into three LEVELS:

LEVEL 1

Generalized Foundations

Behaviors and performances for

any experience level, to build a solid foundation for the other levels.

LEVEL 2

Specialized Foundations

Behaviors and performances specialized to the specific type of competition, for more advanced equines & competitors.

LEVEL 3

Specialized Riding

Behaviors & performances specialized to the specific type of competition, performed while riding.

Each level is divided into DIVISIONS:

LEVEL 1

Generalized Foundations

Performed unmounted, at liberty.

Division 1: Dynamic Nose Targeting

Asking the equine to touch a moving target with their nose

Divison 2: Stationary Nose Targeting

Asking the equine to touch & station (hold position) with their nose at a target that does not move

Division 3: Hoof Targeting

Asking the equine to place specific hooves onto a target surface

Division 4: Bucket Targeting

Asking the equine to send to & recall from loaded buckets

Division 5: Face Targeting

Asking the equine to touch specifc regions of their face to a target

Division 6: Reverse Roundpen

The equine performs quality gaits on a circle, from protective contact

Division 7: Freestyle

Competitors use Level 1 behaviors to create a freestyle performance

LEVEL 2

Specialized Foundations

Performed unmounted, at liberty.

Division 1: Dressage

Patterns & lateral movements performed in a flat, clear arena at the walk, trot, and/or canter

Divison 2: Jumping

Ground poles in walk, trot, & canter.

Jump courses at 18", 2', 2'6", and 3'

Division 3: Trail

Completion of a variety of obstacle challenges, both individually or

as a full obstacle course

Division 4: Gymkhana

Poles, barrels, & other speed games, in walk, jog, or lope.

LEVEL 3

Specialized Riding

Performed mounted/ridden.

Division 1: Dressage

Patterns & lateral movements performed in a flat, clear arena at the walk, trot, and/or canter

Divison 2: Jumping

Ground poles in walk, trot, & canter.

Jump courses at 18", 2', 2'6", and 3'

Division 3: Trail

Competion of a variety of obstacle challenges, both individually or

as a full obstacle course

Division 4: Gymkhana

Poles, barrels, & other speed games, in walk, jog, or lope.

JUDGE'S TIP -

"When choosing a level, division, or class - it's always best to have a solid foundation. Level 1 techniques may be used in the later levels, and great riding starts with great groundwork."

- Steph Bradshaw, Steph K Equestrian

Each division is comprised of CLASSES, which are the individual entries/performances.

Division 1: Dynamic Nose Targeting

Asking the equine to touch a moving target with their nose

LEVEL 1

Generalized Foundations

Performed unmounted, at liberty.

Class 111: Hand Targeting

The equine to targets their nose to a hand

Class 112: Stick Targeting Halted

The equine targets their nose to a target stick

Class 113: Stick Targeting Weave

The equine follows a target stick through a series of weave cones

Class 114: Stick Targeting Speed

The equine follows a nose target at a variety of speeds in walk and trot

Division 2: Stationary Nose Targeting

Asking the equine to touch & station (hold position) with their nose at a target that does not move

Class 121: Stationing

The equine stations at a nose target

Class 122: Sending

The equine sends to a nose targeting station

Division 3: Hoof Targeting

Asking the equine to place specific hooves onto a target surface

Class 131: Front Hoof Targeting

Targeting the front hooves to a mat

Class 132: Hind Hoof Targeting

Targeting the hind hooves to a mat

Class 133: Lateral Hoof Targeting

Targeting the right and left hooves to a mat

Class 134: All Four Hoof Targeting

Targeting all four hooves to a mat

Division 4: Bucket Targeting

Asking the equine to send to & recall from loaded buckets

Class 141: Bucket Manners

The equine demonstrates bucket manners

Class 142: Sending

The equine sends to a bucket target

Division 5: Face Targeting

Asking the equine to touch specifc regions of their face to a target

Class 151: Eye Target

Targeting the left and right eye from each side

Class 152: Ear Target

Targeting the left and right ear from each side

Class 153: Forehead Target

Targeting the forehead from each side

Class 154: Cheek Target

Targeting the left and right cheek on each side

Class 155: Smile

The equine lifts their lip in a "smile"

Division 6: Reverse Roundpen

The equine performs quality gaits on a circle, from protective contact

Class 161: Walk

Performing quality walk circles each direction

Class 162: Trot

Performing quality trot circles each direction

Class 163: Canter

Performing quality canter circles each direction

Division 7: Freestyle

Competitors use Level 1 behaviors to create a freestyle performance

Class 171: Freestyle

An individual, unique freestyle performance

JUDGE'S TIP -

"The handbook is a competitor's best friend! Read the rubrics & supplementals to help plan your training and performance."

- Steph Bradshaw,
Steph K Equestrian

LEVEL 2

Specialized Foundations

Performed unmounted, at liberty.

Division 1: Dressage

Patterns & lateral movements performed in a flat, clear arena at the walk, trot, and/or canter

Class 211: Walk Pattern

A dressage pattern in walk

Class 212: Walk, Trot Pattern

A dressage pattern in walk and trot

Class 213: Walk, Trot, Canter Pattern

A dressage pattern in walk, trot, and canter

Class 214: Laterals From Halt

Pivots on forehand & haunches, sidepasses

Class 215: Laterals In Walk

Shoulder-in, haunches-in, and half passing each direction in the walk

Class 216: Laterals In Trot

Shoulder-in, haunches-in, and half passing each direction in the trot

Class 217: Laterals In Canter

Shoulder-in, haunches-in, and half passing each direction in the canter

Class 218: Freestyle

An individual, unique performance using behaviors from Level 2, Division 1

Division 2: Jumping

Ground poles in walk, trot, & canter.

Jump courses at 18", 2', 2'6", and 3'

Class 221: Walk Poles

Ground poles at the walk

Class 222: Trot Poles

Ground poles at the trot

Class 223: Canter Poles

Ground poles at the canter

Class 224: Ground Pole Pattern

A course of ground poles

Class 225: 18" Jump Course

A course of 18" jumps

Class 226: 2' Jump Course

A course of 2' jumps

Class 227: 2'6" Jump Course

A course of 2'6" jumps

Class 228: 3' Jump Course

A course of 3' jumps

Division 3: Trail

Completion of a variety of obstacle challenges, both individually or

as a full obstacle course

Class 231: Bridge Obstacles

Navigating bridge obstacles

Class 232: Jump Obstacles

Navigating jump obstacles

Class 233: Gate Obstacles

Navigating solid and rope gates

Class 234: Mailbox Obstacles

Navigating a mailbox obstacle

Class 235: Carrying Objects

Asking the equine to pack/carry objects

Class 236: Dragging Objects

Asking the equine to drag objects

Class 237: Narrow Spaces

Navigating narrow spaces

Class 238: Water Obstacles

Navigating water obstacles

Class 239: Trail Course

Navigating a full trail obstacle course

Division 4: Gymkhana

Poles, barrels, & other speed games, in walk, jog, or lope.

Class 241: Single Barrel

A single turn around a barrel

Class 242: Keyhole

Pivoting within a keyhole shape

Class 243: Cloverleaf

Three barrels in a cloverleaf pattern

Class 244: Prevision Barrels

Three barrels in a line

Class 245: Turn & Burn

Circling around a single barrel

Class 246: Tail Spin

A single pass through a set of weave poles

Class 247: Washington Poles

Two passes through a set of weave poles

LEVEL 3

Specialized Riding

Performed mounted/ridden.

Division 1: Dressage

Patterns & lateral movements performed in a flat, clear arena at the walk, trot, and/or canter

Class 11: Walk Pattern

A dressage pattern in walk

Class 312: Walk, Trot Pattern

A dressage pattern in walk and trot

Class 313: Walk, Trot, Canter Pattern

A dressage pattern in walk, trot, and canter

Class 314: Laterals From Halt

Pivots on forehand & haunches, sidepasses

Class 315: Laterals In Walk

Shoulder-in, haunches-in, and half passing each direction in the walk

Class 316: Laterals In Trot

Shoulder-in, haunches-in, and half passing each direction in the trot

Class 317: Laterals In Canter

Shoulder-in, haunches-in, and half passing each direction in the canter

Class 318: Freestyle

An individual, unique performance using behaviors from Level 2, Division 1

Division 2: Jumping

Ground poles in walk, trot, & canter.

Jump courses at 18", 2', 2'6", and 3'

Class 321: Walk Poles

Ground poles at the walk

Class 322: Trot Poles

Ground poles at the trot

Class 323: Canter Poles

Ground poles at the canter

Class 324: Ground Pole Pattern

A course of ground poles

Class 325: 18" Jump Course

A course of 18" jumps

Class 326: 2' Jump Course

A course of 2' jumps

Class 327: 2'6" Jump Course

A course of 2'6" jumps

Class 328: 3' Jump Course

A course of 3' jumps

Division 3: Trail

Completion of a variety of obstacle challenges, both individually or

as a full obstacle course

Class 331: Bridge Obstacles

Navigating bridge obstacles

Class 332: Jump Obstacles

Navigating jump obstacles

Class 333: Gate Obstacles

Navigating solid and rope gates

Class 334: Mailbox Obstacles

Navigating a mailbox obstacle

Class 335: Carrying Objects

Asking the equine to pack/carry objects

Class 336: Dragging Objects

Asking the equine to drag objects

Class 337: Narrow Spaces

Navigating narrow spaces

Class 338: Water Obstacles

Navigating water obstacles

Class 339: Trail Course

Navigating a full trail obstacle course

Division 4: Gymkhana

Poles, barrels, & other speed games, in walk, jog, or lope.

Class 341: Single Barrel

A single turn around a barrel

Class 342: Keyhole

Pivoting within a keyhole shape

Class 343: Cloverleaf

Three barrels in a cloverleaf pattern

Class 344: Prevision Barrels

Three barrels in a line

Class 345: Turn & Burn

Circling around a single barrel

Class 346: Tail Spin

A single pass through a set of weave poles

Class 347: Washington Poles

Two passes through a set of weave poles

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OTHER
RESOURCES

View the rules, regulations, and other information, or download & read the entire handbook.

Read the detailed rubrics used for grading each class, including specific instructions for each.

Read answers & explanations from TECS judges to frequently asked questions