Trail rating with ITRS
International Trail Rating System
Can I do this?
You have to answer this question honestly! Otherwise the fun will suffer and you will quickly put yourself and perhaps also others in danger. For each tour we specify the requirements according to ITRS in the tour info. Based on this classification, you can decide whether the tour is something for you.
Trail Therapy GmbH was instrumental in the development of the ITRS and is now one of two entities that constitute the ITRS management consortium and actively manage the ITRS.
The ITRS rates four aspects:
Defined according to the riding skill level that you need to master the technical features of a trail
The amount of planning required to account for mobile phone reception, rescue options,
water supply and dangerous wildlife
The combined effect of length, uphill and downhill of a tour
Defined by the consequences of a fall
off the trail
Occasional training sufficient
Regular training required
Frequent hard training necessary
Normal injury risk
High risk of serious injury
Life threatening consequences