The sport is divided into three main categories — mares, foals and foallies. There are three races: the mare trot, the bull trot, and the bull trotter. There are also two trials races that go on simultaneously — the mare trot trial and the foally trot trial.
Mares can run any given distance, but usually the distances covered include a number of turns and climbs. A mare trot race is a combination of a mare trot trial and a foally trot trial. To win a mare trot, the mare has to run between the starting point of the mares, and the rest of the foals. The foallies are usually used when horses aren’t fully trained. To win a foally, a foal must run between the starting point of the foal, and the rest of the foals.
The races are won with medals, while the judges award them with the number of “points”:
10 pts = a medal
9 pts = a silver medal
8 pts = the mare gets two silver medals
7 pts = the foal gets two silver medals
6 pts = the mare gets one silver medal
5 pts = the foal gets one silver medal
4 pts = the mare gets one bronze medal
3 pts = the foallies get one bronze medal
2 pts = the mare gets one green ribbon
A mare trot is similar to a mare trot trial, but it is run without a rest. In this event, the mare is free to go wherever she likes. The mare always has to run between the two foals and the rest of the foals. The mare and foals are also free to run at any time during the race — regardless of their own pace. The foals and mares often compete in two different trials, on one stage of the race and again during another. In these cases, the foallies get a double-round-robin. In a foally trial, the foal and mare run twice at the same time. The foallies and mares usually compete in two trials, on two different stages.
The races are won with awards, and with the number of awards:
10 points= a medal
9 points = a silver medal
8 pts =
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