What is the Novice Division?
Pierce County’s Novice Division is for those youth with less than two years’ experience riding a horse.
A showmanship Novice class is offered for any youth with less than two years’ experience competing with a horse, no matter what discipline (Gaming, Dressage, Performance etc.).
The Performance Division also offers Novice classes starting with a walk jog and advancing to a walk/trot/lope. This gives youth a safe educational environment to compete and gain skills without the fierce competition of the normal division classes.