Sport Horse - Stock Horse - Soft-Gaited Horse
Whether you ride dressage, western, or hunters, the US-RHA offers a competitive path through Refined Horse Versatility (RHV).
Blending the refinement of dressage with the handiness of working obstacles, RHV competitions showcase the partnership you have with your horse.
Refined Horse Versatility (RHV) Competitions offer divisions for:
- Sport Horses in Working Dressage and Working Hunter
- Stock Horses in Working Western
- Soft-gaited Horses in Working Dressage and Working Western
RHV offers a systematic progression of levels to take your horse from the initial stages of development to the Masters level. The foundation begins with the In-Hand Versatility and Suitability classes. These classes are appropriate for those with youngsters or in the early stages of development. In-Hand Versatility classes give handlers the opportunity to show their horses over an obstacle course. Suitability classes pair a walk/trot or walk/trot/canter under saddle phase with an obstacle course phase. Soft-gaited horses will perform an appropriate gait in place of trot.
From there, the Refined Versatility levels begin with Elementary and go through to Masters. These classes consist of two phases. In the Refined Riding Phase, you will ride a dressage or Prix Caprilli test appropriate to your horse's level of development. In the second phase, the Obstacle Phase, you will demonstrate the teamwork with your horse over a course of obstacles.
For information on Versatility Guidelines, Rules and Scoring, see Competitor Information.
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