Test Yourself: Cacchione IHSA Flat Phase Test

Can you ride the Cacchione Flat Phase Test? IHSA riders have to do it on an unfamiliar horse!
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Can you ride the Cacchione Flat Phase Test? IHSA riders have to do it on an unfamiliar horse!

At the IHSA National Championships, the hunt seat riders vying for the
Cacchione Cup were asked to perform the test below. Can you do it too?
(Remember, these riders are on horses that they are totally unfamiliar with!)

START:

1. Walk

2. Collect the walk

3. Posting trot

4. Lengthen the posting trot

5. Collect and sit the trot

6. Complete a small, full circle

7. Lengthen the trot, rising

8. Collect and sit the trot

9. Walk

10. Collected canter

11. Working canter

12. Lengthen the canter in a half-seat

13. Working trot, sitting

14. In working sitting trot, complete a half circle to change direction

15. Working trot, sitting. Drop your stirrups

16. Rising trot and lengthen the stride (No stirrups!)

17. Working trot, sitting

18. Collected trot, sitting

19. Complete a small, full circle

20. Halt

21. Canter

22. Lengthen the canter in a half-seat (Still no stirrups!)

23. Collect the canter in a full seat

24. Working trot sitting

25. Pick up your stirrups in the sitting trot

26. Walk

Finish