PP3 – Easy Pace Test

PP3 – Easy Pace Test

Eligible horses

Combinations participating in this race are excluded from PP1 and PP2 at the same event.


This test is performed on a track suitable for pace tests without a funnel-shaped corridor. Please refer further to the drawing for PP1/PP2.

Starting order

Before the first round, lots are drawn to set the starting order. The starting order is the same in the first and the second round.

Announcement of marks

The speaker shall announce the marks and time in order of judging positions.


As soon as the speaker starts the test, the horse moves off at walk, trot or tölt.

  • Between the starting line and the 50 m mark, strike off in canter from any gait change into pace.
  • From 50 – 100 m mark the horse must show pace.
  • After the 100 m mark and before the end at 150 m, the horse must have returned to tölt or trot (not walk).

Horses can have two runs. The marks of the best run decide the placing.

In case of equal marks, the marks given by the judges in the second-best run will decide the winner. In case the marks for the first place are equal, the mark for transition to pace will decide the winner. If the marks are still equal, a coin has to be tossed.


Three judges are needed; they score openly from 0-10 with half points:

  • the first judge judges the strike off at canter and the changeover into pace;
  • the second judge judges the pace between the 50 m and 100 m mark;
  • the third judge judges the downward transition between the 100 m mark and the end of the track at 150 m.


The judges choose their places in order to get the best possible view over their respective areas. When the horse has passed the area concerned, judges show their marks. If the horse falls out of pace during the second section, the second judge show a red flag and no marks shall be given. A maximum of 30 points for change of gaits and pace quality can be given. The final sum is to be divided by 3.

References in the text refer to the current version of the FEIF Rules and Regulations. Check the complete document for further details.