Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October will see competitions culminating in the Grand Champion Speed Races & Grand Champion Running Points awards.
The trials involve skill paths divided into various settings typical of the western world:
- WESTERN VILLAGE GAME: an entertaining route through compulsory straights, slaloms and turns to highlight the skill of cowboys at work on the ranch.
- COWBOY PUSH: riders have to push their ponies at maximum speed along a set path.
- GALLOP'S CHANGES : breath-taking test of skill in a split-second slalom.
- DROVE RUN: trial of skill depicting work with livestock.
- GYMKHANA REINING: precision course route.
- HORSEMANSHIP: Contest of elegance and controlled gait.
- SHOWMANSHIP: contest of skill for riders leading and presenting their ponies by hand
- WESTERN SADDLE MUSICAL: choreographic stage developing work figures in time with music.
The riders - with a minimum age of 5 years - were selected throughout Italy during the regional stages of the Western Speed Games Pony Association.