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King of the Ranges Stockman’s Challenge Inc.                                                       

Inspired by the legendary Archie “Bung” McInnes                                                       

David & Claire Paradice


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Murrurundi NSW

23rd - 26th February 2017

Website design by Susan Chacksfield    um | Sed vulputate

King of the Ranges Stockman’s Challenge Inc.                                                       

Inspired by the legendary Archie “Bung” McInnes                                                       

David & Claire Paradice


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The KOTR Cross Country Course

Course    same for all Challenges Competitors

Distance  approximately 2 km with 20 obstacles (may include a, b, c,)

Height    maximum 90cms but many obstacles well under

Time      based on 425m per min

             Course time will be on course maps

             Watches/timekeepers are not allowed

Attempts one only at each obstacle

Score     4.5 points for each obstacle

             A refusal or no attempt is a loss of those 4.5 points

If you feel that your horse (or yourself) should not attempt an obstacle you have the option to ride past it

You will not be eliminated or receive heavy penalties

You lose just the 4.5 points for that jump.

Riders experienced with Cross Country jumping will be able to test their skill in completing all obstacles and finishing as close to the optimum time as possible.

Remember you need to judge your speed on 425m per minute

Course maps are available at registration & give the distance and time taking a normal route. Courses should be walked carefully .The Coordinator/Course Designer will take a conducted course walk prior to the Cross Country event & follow this with a Rider’s Briefing so you may have any queries answered.

Vet check

On completion of the course the horse’s heart rate will be taken as soon as the rider dismounts and the horse will be given a general once over. A temperature may be taken if your horse appears to be particularly stressed.

You will then be allowed 10 minutes to unsaddle, walk & cool your horse and then to represent to the vet. If the horse’s heart rate has dropped to 60bpm or lower you will be allowed to leave. If it is above that you will be required to stay and continue to cool your horse until its heart rate is below 60bpm

As it may be hot, the committee has the option to run a shortened version of the course, so as not to over stress horses (and riders).

There will be ample water available for cooling your horses.

If it is very hot it is a good idea for support persons to add ice to buckets of water just before your rider finishes.