The Speed trial is just that – fast! This test is timed and the only penalties are time penalties. There is no ‘right or wrong’ way to navigate through the obstacles except direction! In other words, competitors are not judged subjectively by the officials, they must complete the course much like a show jumper, in the right order and without knocking down an obstacle. However, the fastest times are often not the quickest horses! The most careful and well planned/well strategized runs are often the fastest times. This is why practicing the EOH carefully is so important!