Group 1 (Max 4 riders)930am -11:00am
Flat test can be found at: https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjo_bC5kdTSAhUJ0IMKHTkjB2sQFggiMAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fhorse.on.ca%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2011%2F10%2FLearn-to-Ride_Candidate_Material_printerQuality.pdf&usg=AFQjCNF1RoKgmlMuseKTP8qVPjBv_0C8gA&sig2=_VmY_4SC-pCfHc9y7fl1zQ&bvm=bv.149397726,d.amc
Please have practiced your test prior to the clinic and have it memorized (though readers will be available).Auditing $15.00 per person (limited spots available)
Clinician Bio: Jill Stedman is a dressage coach in Ontario, Canada. Jill was trained through lessons and clinics with Mark Williams, Lee Tubman, Cindy Ishoy, and Gillian Sutherland before she began training with her current coaches, Belinda Trussell, in 1995 and Jean Paul Paré in 2011. Under Belinda's tutelage, and with the use of former FEI-level mount Bastiaan, Jill successfully achieved her OEF Coach 2 Certification. Jill has remained active in the OEF coaching program and has been a Course Conductor (Examiner) in Ontario since 2000.
Turn out of horse and rider at this level should be appropriate to the weather, however should be immaculate.Horse turnout for Rider Level 6 must be as what would be expected for a competition. Horse is to be braided (by the candidate) and must be trimmed (i.e. ears, muzzle, fetlocks and bridle path).
Rider turnout – hunt coat and riding shirt are not required. Shirts however must be well fitted, have collars, sleeves and be tucked neatly into breeches. Riders should wear a belt and the belt should be visible. Breeches and tall boots or jodhpurs with jodhpur boots and knee strap may be worn. Wellfitted half chaps are acceptable. Boots should be polished. Conservative traditional attire is expected.
The clinician will let you know how you are performing with respect to the requirement for the rider 6 flat test. Riders at Level 6 will demonstrate the ability to ride forward from leg to hand. They will be able to ride the horse forward with impulsion while maintaining rhythm, regularity and evenness of pace. The contact demonstrated will not impede the horse’s desire to move forward and is beginning to create a “round” outline, particularly at the trot. Overuse of the hand and lack of leg will be penalized. The evaluator should give consideration to a candidate who is riding a horse as forward as the horse’s ability allows without excessive speed. Specific evaluation components include: