All events must be recognized by or affiliated with the National Fenederation (NF) and Official Western Organization of the hosting country. Starting with Level M, a license for rider and a registration for the horse as competition horse from the National Riding Association is obligatory. Horse passport (no FEI passport) is required. The horse must be registered at any recognized WAHO Studbook.
ECAHO N - Level NOVICE (= low level). Degree of difficulty is not specified and it is up to the organizer. The N level has to be lower than level A. The sport competitions of this level should be adapted to the local needs and to novice riders and should serve as base to prepare for the level A.
ECAHO A - Level ADVANCED (= medium level)
ECAHO M - Level MASTER (= high level)
M level is qualifying for participation at the European Championships. Qualification to M competitions is recommended.