HH Fall Invitational 2023

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Competition Guidelines

Please download the Fall Invitational 2023 Competition Guidelines here.



Hope Haven Video Competitions provide equestrians of all (dis)abilities and diverse needs an opportunity for competition in the comfort of their home facility and with their familiar mount.

A unique advantage of our competitions is that we provide a list of compensating aids allowed for specific intellectual disabilities as well as physical impairments in order to encourage the highest level of independence for each competitor.


Divisions, Levels & Classes


  1. Open Division - all ages and abilities.
  2. Special Olympics Division - competitors must be registered on a Special Olympics Equestrian team that has been recognized by their provincial SO organization.

Division Levels

There are 6 division levels offered in each of the above divisions:

A Level - independent walk/trot/canter
BI Level - independent walk/trot
BS Level - supported walk/trot (on lead and/or sidewalkers)
CI Level - independent walk
CS Level - supported walk (on lead and/or sidewalkers)
UM Level - unmounted (Working Trail - Unmounted option only)

Invitational Classes

  1. Freestyle Dressage
  2. Hunter Over Fences
  3. Gymkhana
  4. Gymkhana - Unmounted


Steps To Enter

  1. Download and thoroughly read through the Competition Guidelines which includes how to determine a competitor’s division and division level, class rules, judging considerations, video requirements and class set up.
  2. Solidify with your coach/instructor both the division as well as the division level you will be competing in.
  3. Video your class(es) you are entering according to the video guidelines, class set up and pattern requirements provided. Each class must have a separate video.
  4. Upload your video(s) onto your Youtube account. (please refer to guidelines for naming requirements).
  5. Complete the Online Entry Form below; includes uploading of HH Video Competition Waiver and uploading of your YouTube video links. Entries will be received between November 13th - 19th, 2023.


Online Entry Form

Entries will be received between November 13-19, 2023.

**Please download the HH Video Competition Waiver, fully complete and have ready to upload on the Online Entry Form.**


Contact email for competitor or parent/guardian.
Contact email for coach/instructor.
Upload YouTube link for FREESTYLE DRESSAGE
Upload YouTube link for HUNTER
Upload YouTube link for HURRY SCURRY
Upload YouTube link for BIRANGLE
Upload YouTube link for HURRY SCURRY - UNMOUNTED
Upload YouTube link for BIRANGLE - UNMOUNTED
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Waiver to be found on the Fall 2023 competition page on HH website. ALL SECTIONS MUST BE COMPLETE!
Each class entry is $15. Please submit by e-transfer to givehope@hopehavencentre.org. Competitor name in message of transfer.


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Benoit Dube - Executive Director

Kim Reain - Development Officer

Robyn Allen - Program Manager & Physiotherapist

Michelle Lemire - Volunteer Coordinator

Emma Houser - Program Administrator & Instructor (PATH Int. CTRI, EC Instructor of Beginners)

Danielle Caswell - Equine Manager & Instructor (PATH Int. CTRI, EC Competition Coach)

Gillian MacNeill - Instructor (CanTRA CTRII, PATH Int. CTRI)

Shannon Speer - Recreational Therapist & Equine Assisted Personal Development Coach

Gretel Stanish - Instructor (Path Int. CTRI, EAPDC)

Alexis Murray - Instructor (EC Instructor of Beginners in Training)

Laikyn West - Property Manager