Mountain Trail Grass Roots Challenge

Welcome to the International Mountain Trail Challenge Association Canada Grass Roots Schooling Challenges here at Oak Springs Farm!

  • Ribbons awarded 1st to 5th place at each Trail Challenge
  • Challenges open to everyone!
  • Membership to IMTCA Canada is not required to compete
  • Classes are $20 or 2 for $35 for Adult
  • For Youth $15 or 2 for $25
  • There is a Gamblers Choice Money Class at the end of the day
  • July 16, 2017
  • August 6, 2017
  • September 24, 2017

Benefits of Mountain Trail

  • Skill development to expand and develop horses mind
  • Enhance all levels of horsemanship to improve in the show ring whether it be Gaming, Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, Eventing, Western Pleasure or just simply enjoying your time in the saddle
  • Improve your feel, timing and trust
  • Build confidence in you and your horse

What to expect at a Challenge.

A competitive event for Mountain Trail and Extreme Mountain Trail is known as a challenge. A challenge tests a horse and rider’s ability to navigate both natural and man-made obstacles in a safe manner and with technical skills that demonstrate great horsemanship. There will be up to three levels of difficulty that are designed to challenge but not intimidate riders. Attire and tack required for participating must be neat, clean and in good working order.

The overall purpose of the Trail Challenge is to promote good horsemanship skills and provide an educational venue for equestrians. Trail Challenge tests an equine and rider on their ability to work as a team and navigate obstacles which they might experience on a trail.

The horse and rider will encounter various obstacles during a Trail Challenge. Sometimes they will encounter difficult trail situations which will better prepare the equine and rider in the real world. Through education and experience, riding becomes more pleasurable, while safety and fun are encouraged.


All challenges must be judged by IMTCA certificated judges. A judge must have the ability to evaluate horsemanship skills such a rider’s skill in controlling and maintaining the equine. The judge should be also familiar with the natural movement of the equine.

Download Registration Form

Please visit for more information and to read the IMTCA rules and regulations.

Mini Cowgirl Getaway

The day before each Mountain Trail Challenge here at Oak Springs Farm, we are providing a fantastic opportunity to gain instruction on Mountain Trail and School in our certified IMTCA Mountain Trail Park!
Check out the Mini Cowgirl Getaways to learn more.

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