Regulations

1) Ranks and Titles:

  • There will be three disciplines; the European (Hungarian) Style, the Asian (Korean) Style, and the Oriental Style named Al-Ghara. For details, please refer to the menu item “Competition Styles”.
  • All three disciplines will have individual champions and awards, which will be granted to the first three ranks of each discipline. The individual result or rank in a discipline (style) is determined by the target and time points scored in that discipline.
  • For the first time during Al-Faris IHAC III in 2018, we will have two main titles; “Al-Faris” and “Al-Muntaser”, in addition to the first three ranks of each discipline.
  • The title “Al-Faris” is an honorary award bestowed on the one deemed the most chivalrous. The criteria and selection process will be shared with all competitors in due time prior to the competitions.  
  • The title “Al-Muntaser” is granted to the best ranking competitor of all styles. However, the prize money for best performance will be divided up among the first three. The first rank, “Al-Muntaser”, will receive $3500 USD, the second $2500 USD, and the third $1500 USD. Whoever wishes to compete for the title and the prize money must partake in all three disciplines. The recipient of this title is determined by summing up the ranks of all three competitions.  

2) Horses:

  • Horses will be assigned to the competitors by lottery prior to the competitions. No more than two competitors will ride the same horse per day. Each competitor will be granted the possibility to get acquainted with the horse on a training day before the competitions.
  • The rider (Al-Faris – Knight) has a special responsibility for his or her mount. We expect excellence in horsemanship from all competitors. If the horse is neglected or mistreated in any way, the judges reserve the right to exclude the rider from the competition.

3) Competition Rules:

  • The judging and scoring rules for the competitions will be shared with all competitors in due time prior to the competitions.