Equita Lyon 2018 - Céline Beisel - © Dead or Alive
Equita Lyon 2018 - Fabien Boiron - © Dead or Alive
Warm atmosphere guaranteed on the Western pole of Equita Lyon ... And especially during the Reining International Lyon NRHA Open Saturday, November 2!
You will find, as every year, the best reining riders in the world come to compete in one of the most important open grand prix of Europe!
In Reining, the rider must control his mount accurately and without resistance. In competition, he must make several figures like circles, half-turns and sliding-stops whose sequence is called "Pattern". All this must be done by holding the reins only with one hand! A discipline in full swing in France in recent decades and particularly impressive for novices!
You'll also find Reining's flagship classes like the Grand Prix Non Pro and the Futurities (young horses classes) all week long!
Equita Lyon 2018 - © Dead or Alive
Also from the American West, the competitions of Performance include classes around the bases of western riding. Each event highlights the horse's and rider's abilities to realize the simple elements of horse work on the ranch.
At Equita Lyon, the three races of American horses, Appaloosa, Quarter Horse and Paint Horse have their performance competition! And for the first time in 2019, competitions are also proposed by the FFE! A new opportunity for French riders to take part in Equita Lyon Western Hors Show! See you on the slopes of the Western Pole from October 30th to November 3rd!
Equita Lyon 2018 - © Dead or Alive
Equita Lyon 2018 - © Gilles Galoyer
The Barrel Racing, now well known to the public of Lyon is a discipline that requires riders and horses to combine speed and dexterity. The goal is simple: make a trefoil course, around the three cans arranged in a triangle on the track, and as quickly as possible. In Lyon, the Barrel and Races quarry is the scene of the Coupe de France and European Cup in this breathtaking discipline. A major event for riders and a great show for the public! Adrenaline and thrills guaranteed!
Equita Lyon Western Horse Show also hosts Pole Bending competitions! Like the Giant Super Giant well known in the world of skiing, Pole Bending requires a perfect coordination between the horse and the rider! At full speed, the couple must make a slalom round trip between stakes, installed in a straight line on the track. Flexibility, agility and speed are in order! And the show is assured for all audiences, experts or novices in search of thrills!
Equita Lyon 2018 - Katerina Spacilova & Dual Rey TR - © Dead or Alive
Equita Lyon 2018 - Gianluca Murani & Catty Gucci Girl - © Dead or Alive
Very popular discipline in the United States cutting was born from work on the ranch at the end of the 18th century. Each calf had to be isolated from the herd to be tagged, cared for and then grouped in different batches. The cutting became a sport when the cowboys organized the first competitions to determine which was the best horse to isolate the calves.
Derived from Cutting, Ranch Sorting is also an important discipline at Equita Lyon! On the track reserved for the work of the calves, two circles are materialized. In the circle A is a lot of 10 beasts numbered from 0 to 9 and 2 animals without number. A team of two riders enters the circle B. The judge assigns the animal number by which the sorting must begin. The riders must then sort and pass in the circle B the beasts numbered one after the other in numerical order. Once in the round B, the animals must not return in the circle A. The two animals without number must remain in the circle A.
The animations of the western pole
Demonstrations with 3 great renowned ethologists: Luc Giordano, Nicolas Doucet and Antoine Cloux.
Antoine Cloux - © Kelly Rickards
Because we all need harmony and good understanding with our horses, some animations are scheduled on the performance and reining arenas. Among the participants is Antoine Cloux, one of the pioneers of ethology in Europe. He worked with reknown masters such as Martin Black or Richard Winters. He is the only European rider to have competed and attended the Road to the Horse and the Horseman's Re-union. He and his partner Maud Burnier work and break-in all kind of horses from various disciplines. Come and make the most of his advices and experience
Nicolas Doucet - © XXXX
Nicolas Doucet will also take part to the demonstrations on the performance and reining arenas. They will show the usefull bases while breaking down young horses, and show the evolution of the dressage to get a bridle horse in the Californinan tradition. Nicolas is an outdoor rider, who started working in Europe with masters like Martin Black, Buck Brannaman, Frank Dominguez ... He takes part to reined cow horse competitions and breaks-in all kind of horses from all kinds of disciplines. His work with young horses is based on the training of ranch horses in California, in order to bring them as much experience as possible. Come and have alook at theses demos, some of them will be done together with Antoine Cloux and Luc Giordano !
Luc Giodano - © XXXX
Third professional to give some demos during Equita Lyon is Luc Giordano, who started riding in performance before choosing the ranch traditions. Like his collegues, he learnt with the greatest, Martin Black, Buck Brannaman, Frank Dominguez ... He gives a lot of clinics everywhere, from the discovery of cattle, to ranch trail, ranch riding, ranch roping and even buckaroo riding.
Le Horse and Dog Trail est une combinaison entre le trail, tel qu’on le pratique en équitation western, et l’Agility. Le trio chien-cheval-cavalier évolue sur un parcours d’obstacles qu’il s’agit de franchir avec la plus grande harmonie possible. Les obstacles peuvent être issus aussi bien du Trail proprement dit que de l’Agility, mais il y a beaucoup de place pour l’imagination. Toutefois, la priorité est toujours donnée à la sécurité de l’équipe entière.
- Se faire plaisir et s’amuser
- Développer la connexion avec nos partenaires à 4 pattes dans le cadre sécuritaire du « bac à sable »
- Se préparer pour la ballade en extérieur.
Le Horse and Dog Trail est encore nouveau en France. Outre nos démonstrations, de plus en plus de stages s’organisent et, avec l’intégration de la discipline dans le Mountain Trail par la MTHA, prévue pour début 2020, il y aura de nouveau des concours. Ailleurs en Europe, notamment en Allemagne, en Belgique et en Suisse, la discipline est bien développée et établie.