Brookleigh Working Equitation Club

Brookleigh Working Equitation along with a team of coaches who specialise in their chosen fields offers you state of the art facilities and a safe & fun learning environment for you and your horse.

Brookleigh Working Equitation is apart of The Australian National & State Body and follows the following rules & guidelines

Working Equitation Levels

The various levels with Working Equitation allow for all levels of riding these levels are :

Level 1 Lead Line (Walk , Trot assisted)
Level 2 Introductory ( Walk, Trot unassisted)
Level 3 Preliminary (Walk Trot & Canter)
Level 4 Debutante W (Walk & Canter )
Level 5 Debutante F ( Walk,Canter & utilising flying changes during transitions, sit trot for dressage)
Level 6 Consagrados 2 ( Walk & Canter, sit trot for dressage )
Level 7 Consagrados 1 (Walk & Canter , ridden one handed, whip must be carried in upright position )
Level 8 Masters ( Walk & Canter one handed whip ridden one handed must be carried in upright position)

Our team of coaches will guide you through the different phases of working Equitation including:

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Working Equitation Dressage Phase

The dressage test highlights the skills and harmony horse & rider are required within working equitation.  While training and preparing for dressage tests you are also having the added benefit in complimenting your other equine disciplines. Encouraging smooth transitions, perfect circles, straight lines and clear yet subtle communication aids with your horse.  Working equitation will give you the skills required to ride and navigate the obstacles with the best possible style and elegance. Various tests have been designed with all different skills levels in mind  to suit the different stages of development.

Download the tests here:–tests.html

Manebility Ease of Handling EOH (Obstacles) Phase

Ridden with style & elegance as you complete the following obstacles at walk, trot or canter depending on your level and the matching skill requirements:

  • Two Barrels
  • Three Barrels
  • Bell Corrider
  • The Bridge
  • Garrocha( or Pole ) pick up
  • Collect the ring or knock a ball often of the back of a pretend bull
  • Garrocha deposit
  • The Gate
  • The Jug
  • The Jump
  • The Rein Back Obstacle
  • Side Pass Pole
  • The Single Slalom
  • The Double Slalom
  • Stock Pen
  • Switch Cup
  • The Water Ditch
  • Aussie obstacles: Oilskin& Varied footing

Speed Phase

The Speed phase of Working Equitation is to test the speed, agility, athleticism, and submission of the horse and the balance, aids and seat of the rider. Lead Line – Level 1 and Introductory – Level 2 will not compete in this phase, however Introductory may ride a second Maneability phase at the discretion of the Organising Committee.

Cattle Phase

The Cattle Phase tests the ability of the horse and rider to work cattle individually and with teammates. Although it is a timed event it still imperative that the welfare of the horse & cattle is held in the highest regard.

The test is performed with a team of four riders. The objective is for each rider to move an assigned beast from the herd and put it in a designated completion zone and for the team to demonstrate teamwork by herding/containing cattle efficiently and accurately. A major part of a single rider’s test is to cut out his or her designated beast from the herd, with team members assisting once the designated beast or any of the rest of the herd is in the general cutting zone.

For further explanation of each discipline, levels rules & requirements please refer to

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