Trinity Farm's Equestrian Team is open to riders age 4 and up. Age and ability requirements for all levels of competition are listed below. Riders must be in good standing with Trinity Farm to be eligible for competition.
Competitive activities help children develop important skills they'll use well into adulthood.
-'Safety First' attitude
-Planning/ Preparation/ Organization Skills
-Short & Long Term Goal Setting
-Managing Emotions / Learning the difference between good and bad stress
Time management and practice are life skills that make equestrians more successful at school and in the workplace. On Trinity Farm's Equestrian Team each member plays a part in preparing themselves, their horse and each other. Our team conquers challenges while supported by family, friends, animals and coaches!
Isn't horseback riding a individual sport?
Horseback riding is not typically a team sport but Trinity Farm encourages its students to create lasting friendships, experience new challenges and demonstrate the skills they have worked hard to attain.
Who can be a team member?
General team membership is open to all Trinity Farm riders of all ability levels. However, JV and Varsity team members have expectations of a higher level of commitment. There is no fee to join the team! Team events, sportswear and educational days can be paid on your Monthly Invoice. (Scholarships, sponsorship and fundraisers help keep costs to a minimum.)
ALL Trinity Farm equestrian team members are encouraged to...
...remain in good standing with Trinity Farm's policies, coaches and staff
...participate in weekly riding lessons as the weather allows
...participate in a minimum of one competition a year at Trinity Farm or offsite
...attend at least one other competition at Trinity Farm or offsite, to cheer on their team mates
...participate in one educational day at Trinity Farm
...participate in a minimum of one fundraiser a year
Junior Varsity (ages 9 and up) are encouraged to also...
...volunteer 10 or more hours at Trinity Farm
...compete in two or more competitions a year at Trinity Farm or offsite
...attend two competitions a year to cheer on their team mates
Varsity (ages 14 and up) are encouraged to also...
...strive to meet USEF's (United States Equestrian Federation)-Varsity Equestrian Letterman goals
...volunteer 15 or more hours at Trinity Farm
...compete in three or more Trinity Farm or offsite competitions
...participate in two fundraisers a year
...volunteer at one or more Trinity Farm horse shows
What kinds of competition are there?
Let your instructor know you are interested in competing. There are many levels, locations and price points to choose from! Your coach will make the final recommendations about competition level and ability based upon safety and horse availability.
Trinity Farm Horse Shows
Trinity Farm shows cater to all levels and abilities! All students are welcome to participate!
Invite friends and family. Enjoy our concession stand.
Special Olympics- Equestrian
Trinity Farm is the host facility of the Summit & Portage County Trotters. SO participants must be 8 years or older to compete and have a documented intellectual disability. Participants that quality for Special Olympics opportunities must complete 12 lesson before competing in a SO sanctioned event such as the Ohio State Equestrian Games.
In 2019 Trinity Farm's SO athletes will be eligible to compete in our public inclusive horse shows and we are looking for riders to progress to the State Games in Cincinnati at the end of summer. All horsemanship and riding levels are welcome to participate!
Dressage is series of geometric and artistic movements that are scored based upon accuracy and fluency. Dressage is most frequently described as "dancing" and should give the impression that the horse and rider are working as one.
Trinity Farm offers dressage competition for all ability levels and ages.
Offsite dressage competitions are open to riders who can maintain the canter or Intro Level.
Stadium Jumping is a timed competition where horse and rider must clear a series of jumps in the correct order, without knocking them down. Riders are rewarded for meeting the optimum time. (Not so fast as to be careless or cut corners, not too slow that would make it difficult to jump safely.)
Trinity Farm stadium jumping competitions are open to riders who can jump xrail courses.
Offsite stadium jumping is open to riders at Intro Level.
Cross Country is a timed competition where horses and riders must clear a series of natural obstacles, such as logs, brush or water. Riders are rewarded for meeting the optimum time. (Not so fast as to be careless or cut corners, not too slow that would make it difficult to jump safely.)
Trinity Farm does not currently host cross country competitions.
Offsite cross country is open to riders at Intro Level.
Combined Test "CT"
Dressage penalty scores and stadium jumping penalties are tallied. Lowest score (fewest errors) wins.
Trinity Farm & offsite competition- at Intro Level
Modeled after the Olympic sport of 3 Day Eventing, a mini trial combines the penalty scores from Dressage, stadium jumping and cross country. All three phases are completed in one day and the lowest score (fewest errors) wins.
Trinity Farm & offsite competitions begin at Intro Level
Find our full schedule on the blog.