Marathon

On the second day of competition the marathon is driven.

Section A is done at a trot and can be   1 km – 7 km depending on size of equine and level you are competing at. Transfer section  is done at a walk and is 800 m – 1 km.  Section B is at a trot or canter and is 1 km – 9 km again depending on your driving level.  This is the section where one encounters the obstacles that are either natural or man made.  There can be from 3 to 8 obstacles with anywhere from 3 to 6 gates at each.  The marathon day is the most lively for the spectators because of the speed and danger involved.  The overall objective is to test the fitness, stamina and training of the horse along with the skill and horsemanship and timing of the competitor.