American Haflinger Alliance

Bonus Challenge: No Stirrup November!

Oct 27, 2021

#nostirrupnovember might not be fun, but this challenge is!

It’s free for members and easy to participate, so no excuses!

Who: All AHA! Members
What: Ride a portion of 10 rides without stirrups to earn your Sassy No-Stirrup Ribbon
Where: Wherever you’re already riding
When: During the month of November

  1. Keep a log of when you drop those irons, whether it’s for five minutes at the end of a ride or five hours down the trail. (We’ve made this handy one for you to use, but feel free to use whatever method works best for you. Notes on your phone or scribbles on a dry erase board are all perfectly acceptable!)
  2. Share at least twice about your stirrupless adventures on the Haflinger Connection Forum or the AHA Members Facebook Group, and anywhere else on social media you might like!
  3. Upload your log here and we’ll send you an awesome Sassy No-Stirrup Ribbon to reward your amazing efforts!

But Wait! There’s More!

The rider who completes the MOST time without stirrups wins a special Sassy No-Stirrup Trophy!

Please note: We DO want to help you improve your seat and balance, and maybe push a tiny bit outside your comfort zone. We DON’T want anybody going too far, or trying something they’re not comfortable with. If crossing your irons makes them feel a bit too far away, then keep them close. If letting your toes dangle at the halt and walk is all you can muster, then go for it because that’s all you need to do. If you’re bold and brave, then show us those pictures of jumping without leathers let’s all celebrate together!