i did not even know such a competition existed!
Teams are in pairs of 2 and in the morning horses are trotted out in front of the jury to be evaluated for conformation and gaits. Then they have to finish a course much like eventers do on XC day except they have to open a gaite and close it and the water crossings are natural ponds, quite muddy and deep water!
In the end the 12 best horses get chosen and ridden by the juries who check their galloping abilities and obedience.
after the winners were announced there was a little hunt demonstration with the dogs.
What a fun day!!!
no horse got hurt by the way.