Jan 26 2010

Running Competitions

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Reserved Competitions:

As you begin to fill out your competitions name and skill level, you have to option to reserve your competitions for Divines only, Rookie horses, or by breed. Rookie horses have less than twenty first place wins and less than 230 skills in one category. It might be a good idea to have one or two competitions reserved for a breed. Test it out for a week and see what happens.

  • Divines only*: earn 500e each time it runs, earn less prestige for the difficulty
  • Rookies: earn 500e each time it runs, earn more prestige for the difficulty.
  • Breed: no bonus; could run more regularly if there aren’t many competitions for that breed

If you’re just starting your EC, it may be best to start with a reserved competition for Rookies. The most important criteria to starting competitions is to own a horse to run in each competition daily. As a beginner, you may not have horses with incredibly high skills; entering your first horse is a good start. Remember: your horse will not be able to enter rookie competitions after it reached 20 first place wins.

Continue to raise the difficulty (or keep adding pieces if it’s a Cross Country or Jumping competition) only if your horse’s skills are increasing. Keep checking daily for when it will run next (open registrations) so you can keep the cycle going.

*Choose to run divine only competitions only if you own a divine! Your competition could take weeks to run if you cannot register your own horse to start it up.

Choosing a Competition Horse:

Getting competitions to run on their own can take a long time. Always have a high skilled horse available to get your competition in circulation. Try to purchase or train a high skilled horse. With today’s skills, it’s best to compete with a horse that has 600 skills in it’s best skill category. If you can afford a higher skilled horse, go with that. For reference, my jumping competition is nearing 75% prestige with a difficulty of 1150 skills in jumping.


Below are (just a few of) the best breeds for the following skills:

  • Gallop: Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse
  • Trot: Peruvian Paso, Tennessee Walker
  • Stamina: Gypsy Vanner, Canadian Horse
  • Jumping: Shetland, KWPN*
  • Dressage: KWPN, Lusitano,
  • Speed: Mustang, Chincoteague Pony, Purebred Spanish Horse, Paint Horse

Of course there are many more breeds on horse. The breeds above are currently the best in the game for these skills. To see what skill your horse excels in, look for which skill has the highest genetic potential on the genetic tab of your horse’s page.

*A high skilled KWPN would be a good investment as it has top skills for two categories.

When creating your competition, make sure the difficulty is a little lower than your horse’s skill (Remember you’re using the horse’s skill for one category, not skills total). To enter your horse in your own competition, go to the bottom of the selected competition page and use the search bar. Type in your EC’s name and your race should appear.

Race Isn’t Available?

If you can’t find your race there are a few things to check.

  1. Is registration open? Go to the competitions page and hover your mouse over the title of the competition. It should list if competitions are open or when they’ll open again.
  2. Is the skill level too high? Make sure there is a few points difference between the difficulty of your competition and the skill level of your horse.
  3. Is there a breed restriction? Double check to see if your competition is reserved for a specific breed
  4. Are there any participants? When was it last opened? You might have entered your horse a week ago, but it hasn’t run in that time so it will not appear. If you hover over the name, you can see the date the competition last opened.


Want Some Extra Help? 

I’ll enter my skilled horses in your race! (Classical riding only!) Send me a message on Howrse titled “EC Competitions” and include the following: **Your race must be open when you message me!

EC Name:

Competition(s): gallop, trot…etc

Which horse you’d like me to enter*:

*If you do not list a horse from the below options, I’ll be unable to enter your competition. Keep in mind if there is a breed restriction or too high of a skill requirement for your competition. I’m providing this list so you can check that a horse is compatible with your race.

Here are the horses I can enter:

This is a complimentary service; I ask for you to spread word of HH in return!

Next Page: Raising the Prestige

46 responses so far

46 Responses to “Running Competitions”

  1. Alinaon 22 Feb 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I started my competition and it said open registrations but when I looked up my eq center in the competitions it said no races to be found.

  2. Edenon 04 Jul 2014 at 6:11 pm

    I have competitions for both divine, normal and rookie horses, I have to say that it’s the divine competition that is the most successful one.

  3. Sommyon 17 Aug 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Hey, to everyone who is saying that can’t enter their horse in competitions, MAKE SURE the competition difficulty is as near your horse’s skills as possible! If your horse has too many skills for the competition, you cannot enter.

  4. Ruthon 17 Oct 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Has anyone found a fix for competitions not being available, even though status says it is open for registration? I am having this problem too.

  5. SilverInuon 07 Nov 2014 at 9:47 am

    i have set up my compositions but cant register my horse in any of the and its quite annoying. i have the skill with in range of my horses but when i type the name of my Ec in it says “There are no competitions available at the moment.” can i please get a reason on what i am doing wrong

  6. kellyon 24 Aug 2015 at 12:04 pm

    why are registrations closed ?

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