Riding is a technical sport that demands courage, an ability to cooperate with the horse, quick thinking, and determination. It is conducted in an indoor or outdoor arena. The riding event competition involves jumping over hurdles of a maximum height of 1.20m. The hurdles course may be of a length of 350m to 450m length, and includes up to 12 hurdles (15 jumps) with one double and one triple jump. The athlete has a specific time limit within which to complete the course, according to its length. Penalty points are incurred for any mistakes made on the course.