About Our Virtual Challenges
Welcome to IMTCA Canada Virtual Mountain Trail Challenge
We understand that everyone has unique circumstances that can not get them to in-person Mountain Trail Challenges, clinics, training days or even to get off property. With that being said, IMTCA Canada would like to offer this Virtual Trail competition series for everyone to have fun with our horses one obstacle at a time and in turn help us FUNdraise for our Youth Program and Year-end Awards Banquet.
This is a great way to introduce yourself to this wonderful sport or brush up after a long cold winter and compete with exhibitors from Canada coast to coast. Our IMTCA Canada Virtual Mountain Trail Challenges takes place at your equine facility. You can find every obstacle that is on the Required and Additional Obstacle lists where your horse calls home. Some obstacles can be done in an indoor/outdoor arena, some on a bridle path, a trail, a field and even a field. We have tried to make this as inclusive to all, those who don’t have access to trails or built obstacles can still participate. So, grab those rails, poles, cavaletti’s etc and come and join us for some fun.
We are hosting 3 Series, Spring (April, May, June), Summer (July, August, September), Fall (October, November, December). Each series will consist of 3 challenges. Prizes and awards will be sent out for each challenge and High Point awards will be sent out for each series.
Its very simple to participate. Competitors will register, pay and submit their videos all online through our website. The entry fee of $25/class or 2/$40 covers judging costs, prizes, Gift cards, mailing costs, and other expenses incurred to offer this awesome event.
When you submit your entry online and payment is confirmed you will receive your show package which includes all the obstacles you can choose from with judging criteria for each obstacle and the best options for taking the video.
Competitors are welcome to enter both in-hand and riding as well as 2 levels (for example Adult Level 1 & 2, Adult Level 1 & Open Level 1, Novice and Adult Level 1, the only exception is Novice may not enter in the Open Classes. If you are a trainer/coach or take $ or barter you may only compete in the Open Levels, any competitor found entering another class who is deemed a trainer/coach/professional will be removed from the competition and no refund will be given, please be honest about your riding, partnership, experience and choose the classes that best reflect that, after all we are here to have fun and challenge ourselves.
Our Judges are certified IMTCA judges and can vary from month to month. Some months you may have 1 judge, some months you may have more. Each judge will judge every competitor for that month though, so you could end up with 2 judges’ comments on each obstacle you complete, which is amazing to have access to.
If you are on Social Media please make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instragram @IMTCACanada as we will regularly update with new things for each month/series along with announcing who our judges will be. Besides, our IMTCA Canada community is a great place where you can connect with other competitors regardless of their location.
IMTCA Canada Team