More interest has developed in recent years in EQUITATION classes. These consist of one round over a smooth flowing course over moderate height jumps. They are judged much like dressage and points are awarded for the manner in which each jump is negotiated. This way, the rider with the best style is the winner. These competitions are very useful for training purposes as the riders are forced to ride at their best overall. This must be ridden in a snaffle bit. Dressage whips and spurs are allowed.