When a horse is 3 years old, it has reached the age to start competitions. If you want your horse to compete, you must first choose your horse's specialty (either Classical or Western), then give it a Saddle, Bridle, and Saddle Blanket for its specialty.
The competitions will enable you to earn money according to your success, but also to improve the skills of your horses. As their potential is not unlimited, there will come a time when your horse's skills will no longer be improved by competitions or rides. That is when the skills become bolded.
Regardless of the discipline, each competition has a difficulty level set within a percentage range for a skill, each center setting its competitions at the level of its choice.
For certain types of competition, you can use filters to choose the distance.
You cannot enter more than 2 horses from your stables in a competition.
On every horse's profile page, among other information, you'll find a summary of the horse's victories and results in competitions.
Classical Riding CompetitionsEdit
Classical Riding competitions are for horses specializing in Classical Riding that have a Classical bridle and saddle. There are 4 kinds of competitions:
- Gallop and Trot races depend on the respectively-named skills. In order to become a champion, the horse must also perform well in Speed and Dressage.
- Cross-country is a physically demanding discipline that requires great Stamina, but also good Jumping and Dressage skills. Access to registration depends on the Stamina skill.
- Show-jumping requires exceptional Jumping skills, but also Speed and Dressage. Because these events are timed, a show-jumping horse will need to be able to jump obstacles quickly. Access to registration depends on the Jumping skill.
- The Dressage contest features the horse's gaits: Gallop and Trot, but most of all its Dressage skills. Access to registration depends on the Dressage skill.
Western Riding CompetitionsEdit
Western Riding competitions are for horses specializing in Western Riding that have a Western bridle, saddle and saddle blanket. There are 5 kinds of competitions:
- Barrel Racing is a timed race that requires Speed, Stamina and Gallop skills. The goal is to circle around 3 barrels as fast as possible without knocking any over. Access to these events is determined by the Speed skill.
- Cutting requires great Stamina and Speed in order to remove a specified calf from the herd. It also requires a good level in Dressage. Access to these events is determined by the Stamina skill.
- Reining is a dressage event performed at a gallop. Stamina and Dressage are also necessary. Access to these events is determined by the Gallop skill.
- Western Pleasure is a discipline that requires an excellent Trot skill, as well as Dressage and Stamina. Access to these events is determined by the Trot skill.
- Trail Class is the Western equivalent of Dressage. Trail Class horses must excel in Dressage, as well as Trot and Jump. Access to these events is determined by the Dressage skill.
Competitions for Rookie HorsesEdit
Certain competitions are only open to rookie horses. Rookie horses are horses that have less than 20 victories and that have no skills above 460. This number is recalculated every night.
After 30 days of seniority on the game, if your horse has not finished first in a competition, it will lose some morale points. This drop in morale can easily be remedied with rest and treats.
In order for your horse to be able to compete at the age of 3 years, you have to choose which riding style will be its specialty. The types of competitions your horse will be eligible for will depend on its specialty.
Horses that specialize in Classical Riding can enter Trot and Gallop races and Cross-country, Show-Jumping and Dressage competitions.
Horses that specialize in Western Riding can enter Barrel Racing, Cutting, Reining, Western Pleasure and Trail Class competitions.
To choose your horse's specialty, select their riding type in the Competitions box.
You can change the specialty until your horse reaches the age of 5 years. There is a VIP account perk that you can select that lets you change the specialty at any age.
Once you've chosen your horse's specialty, you need to buy it a bridle, saddle and saddle pad made for its specialty. You can find these items in different quality levels at the store.
If your horse is boarding at an equestrian center with the same specialty and a saddler is employed there, you can give it the 2* saddle and 2* bridle for your discipline. The bonus from these items will vary depending on how much prestige the center has.
You can give your horse tack directly on its profile page.
All tack is hard-wearing. You cannot remove it. However, you can replace it.