First round viewing older stallions
The event is also open to older stallions. At the first round viewing, stallions ages three and up must be evaluated on hard ground but do not have to demonstrate free-movement or free-jumping. Instead, they are evaluated under saddle and judged on carriage, body use, and movement. Jumper stallions must also jump a course, the height of which is determined by the age of the horse.
The selection committee also assesses older Gelder stallions under saddle. As part of their evaluation, they must either jump several obstacles or perform in harness. Stallions in harness are judged primarily on their body carriage and movement while pulling a cart.