Divisions and Classes

Explanation Of Our Divisions

PHHT Email: [email protected]

Each level will be divided by Junior and Senior, if entries warrant.

Riders may enter more than one horse.

Horse Sharing Policy

  • A horse competing at Pre-Elementary and/or Elementary may be ridden by a maximum of two Riders in a Horse Trials and/or Combined Tests.
  • Horses competing at Beginner Novice and above may only compete with one rider and are only to be entered once in the Horse Trials or Combined Test.
  • Horses competing at Beginner Novice and above may also compete in Dressage Only with the same or a different rider, maximum of two riders.

Pipestave Hill Horse Trials 3-Phase Entry Fee: N/A July 2020 as hosting 2-phase only

NOTE: Only the first 4 divisions qualify for the Schooling Horse Trials Championships.

​​Pre-Elementary (same as our former Grasshopper)

  • Dressage: 2019 USDF Intro Test B (Walk-Trot)
  • Show Jumping: Crossrails
  • Cross Country: Small Logs and similar (18” or smaller)

Elementary (like our old Elementary, except now a WTC dressage test instead of WT)

  • Dressage: 2018 USEA Beginner Novice Test A
  • Show Jumping: 2’ verticals (no oxers, no combinations)
  • Cross Country: Logs and similar (2’ or smaller)

Advanced Elementary (like our old Modified Beginner Novice, except jump height max is 2’3” instead of 2’0”, and will be a slightly different XC course than Elementary)

  • Dressage: 2018 USEA Beginner Novice Test A
  • Show Jumping: 2’3” jumps (oxers allowed, one combination allowed)
  • Cross Country: 2’3” (obstacles like small coops, tables, ramps, brush boxes, etc.

Beginner Novice (like our old Beginner Novice, except using USEA BN Test B instead of A)

  • Dressage: 2018 USEA Beginner Novice Test B
  • Show Jumping: 2’7” jumps (oxers and combinations expected)
  • Cross Country: 2’7”

Modified Novice (no difference – not part of Schooling Horse Trials Championships):

  • Dressage: 2018 USEA Novice Test A
  • Show Jumping: 2’11” jumps (oxers and combinations expected)
  • Cross Country: 2’7”

Novice (Combined Test ONLY no 3-Phase, please see below)

Combined Tests (Dressage and Stadium Jumping only) Entry Fee: $TBA with online entry

  • Offered at every level above and Novice for those not wishing to go cross-country.
  • Show Jumping and Dressage specifications remain the same as for the 3-Phase Levels.
  • (Combined Test ONLY):
    • Dressage: 2018 USEA Novice Test A
    • Show Jumping: 2’11” jumps (oxers and combinations expected)
    • Cross Country: None

Dressage Only and Western Dressage Only Tests Entry fee: TBD July 2020

Please contact show secretary for July 2020 availability ([email protected])
Dressage Only

  • All USEA Beginner Novice & Novice Eventing Tests.
  • All USDF Intro & Training Level Dressage Tests.
  • All tests will be ridden in a small arena.

Western Dressage Only

  • All WDAA tests (no USEF tests).
  • All tests will be ridden in a small arena.

For all Dressage Riders

  • Be sure to identify the Test(s) you will be doing on the entry form.
  • Please bring 2 copies of your test of choice to the event – one for the judge to read, the other for the scribe to document the test.
  • Both copies will be returned if possible.

Schooling(Non-Compete) Only Entry Fee: N/A July 2020

This feature enables riders with green horses or instructors with inexperienced riders the opportunity to experience the competition environment without the added challenge of actually competing. An entry form must be submitted in advance (good practice in filling out the forms!) with a Coggins, and then the horse and rider will be permitted on the grounds during the Horse Trial. The Schooling Only option entitles a rider to use the warm-up areas to school on the flat or to practice a few warm-up jumps but riders may not enter any competition rings or courses. Schooling Only riders will need to check in with the Show Secretary and will receive a pinny to wear for identification.

Upcoming Events

  1. Summer PHHT 2-phase – cancelled

    July 12 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm