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PURPOSE: To introduce the rider and/or horse to the sport of dressage. To show understanding of riding the horse forward with a steady tempo into an elastic contact with independent, steady hands and a correctly balanced seat. To show proper geometry of figures in the arena with correct bend (corners and circles).RIDER #7237-1
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NAME:Jessica Smelter
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 69.063%
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USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST A
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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1A

Between X & C
Enter working trot rising.

Medium walk.
Straightness on centerline and in transition; clear trot and walk rhythm.77need to sit down prior to transition
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Track right.

Working trot rising.
Balance and bend in turn. Quality of transition.77wide hands /4 arms braced / horse to be more active in walk
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3ACircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5unsteady in connection ( no zoom so little detail available)
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4K-X-MChange rein.Clear trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.77horse niceley straight : hands and 4 arms wide = topline needs to be more through/elastic in connection
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5CCircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.77nice geometry some bracing in arms/ connection ( 4 arms wide)
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6Between C & HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.77looked more forward in this trans
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7H-X-FFree walk.Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; ground cover.6.56.5slowed down and lost energy , need ground cover= longer steps
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8F-A




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Medium walk.




Down centerline
Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm, bending in corner and turn.

Straightness on centerline.
6.56.5needs march & energy and rounder connection / and improved turn with bend to more accurate centerline: if the lights are the center .....
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9XHalt and salute.Straightness; willing, balanced transition at halt.88looked square at x
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity77
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.77
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.7214
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse6.56.5alignment ok, wide ams/hands and steering with inside rein
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions6.56.5see above /bend /steering
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns77
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needs march energy) and rounder connection / and improved turn with bend to more acurate centerline: if the lights are the center .....
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POINTS:110.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:110.5
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SCORE:69.063%
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