VHF Rider Competency Levels

VHF Level 1

Intro Rider
(supervised)

Leadline & independent walk, posting & sitting trot, mount/dismount, steering practice, games, safety basics, leadline hacks.
EC *LTED Fundamentals Level Up to Age 8

VHF Level 2

Beginner
(supervised)

Walk, posting, sitting, & two point trot, lunged canters, poles, cross rails, enclosed ring with walking hacks.
EC Rider Level 1

VHF Level 3

Intermediate Beginner
(supervised)

Walk, posting, sitting, & two point trot, short canters, poles, cross rails, mostly in an enclosed ring, supervised walk-trot hacks.
EC Rider Level 2

VHF Level 4

Advanced Beginner
(supervised)

Walk, posting, sitting, & two point trot, sitting & two point canters, .5m jumps, enclosed ring, supervised walk, trot & controlled canter hacks.
EC Rider Levels 2-3

VHF Level 5

Intermediate Basic
(supervised)

Walk, posting, sitting & two point trot, sitting & two point canters, .5m jumping (stadium & cross country), basic dressage & competition training, with supervised trot & canter hacks.
EC Rider Level 3

VHF Level 6

Intermediate Bronze
(monitored)

Training Dressage, .75m jumping (stadium & cross country), independent hacks, competitive junior & senior rider stream.
EC Rider Level 4, VHF Intro-to-Competition Schooling & Bronze Competitions, Pre-Entry Eventing

VHF Level 7

Intermediate Silver
(monitored)

First Level Dressage, .95 jumping (stadium & cross country), independent rides/hacks, competitive junior & senior rider stream.
EC Rider Levels 5-6, VHF Junior Competitive Rider Bronze & Silver Competitions, Entry/Pre-Training Eventing

VHF Level 8

Intermediate Gold

First/Second Level Dressage, 1m jumping (stadium & cross country), independent rides/hacks, competitive rider stream.
EC Rider Levels 7-8, Bronze, Silver & Gold Competitions Pre-Training/Training Eventing

VHF Level 9

Advanced

Third+ Level Dressage, 1.10m+ jumping (stadium & cross country)
EC Rider Levels 9-10, Training & Preliminary Eventing, Gold, Platinum, FEI 1 Star* North American Young Rider Provincial Team

VHF Level 10

International

FEI 2 Star** & 3 Star****
Competitions: Dressage, Eventing, National Team