What is TDF's Two-Tempi Challenge, Presented by The Horse of Course?
Riders who have horses capable of doing two-tempi changes are invited to participate in a regional and national competition to raise funds for The Dressage Foundation (TDF). Each rider works with an individual, GMO, stable, or any group of dressage friends that is willing to make a pledge to TDF for each two-tempi change, UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 60 CHANGES.
All donations are used to support TDF’s programs, grants, and scholarships. A Two-Tempi Challenge could be held at a show, during a clinic, or even at your local barn with your friends. It is a fun way to bring your equestrian friends together to support the dressage community.
At the end of each calendar year, TDF and The Horse of Course will announce National and Regional Two-Tempi Challenge Champions and Reserve Champions, based on the number of completed consecutive two-tempis. If more than one rider, Nationally and/or Regionally, completes the maximum of 60 changes, final rankings between tied riders will be based on the amount of money raised.
There will also be awards for the top two groups that raise the most donations for TDF.
The Riders: The horse and rider teams may use the best of three efforts. The maximum allowed changes is 60 per try. Start the count with “one” on the first flying change and count to the last two-tempi. If a change is not clean, it still counts as a two-tempi. As soon as the horse loses count (by doing a one-tempi, a three-tempi, or no change), the effort is over. A horse and rider combination can participate monthly in the Two-Tempi Challenge.
The Supporters: Any individual or group may pledge to support the horse and rider team. The group or individual may pledge any dollar amount per change that the rider successfully completes (see above), up to the maximum of 60 two-tempis.
Submitting Your Video:
Your Two-Tempi Challenge must be videoed and sent via YouTube, email, or DVD to TDF. A file can be uploaded to the form below or emailed to our office. You will receive confirmation that TDF has received the video and pledged donations. TDF’s Two-Tempi Challenge will be open to interested riders and donors until December 31, 2017.