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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 #7236-2
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NAME:Caroline Fairbrother
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 59.688%
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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.77slight collapse over left rib cage: rider to sit "UP" more through collarbone area / stretch legs down and back ( slight chair seat)
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Track right.

Working trot rising.
Balance and bend in turn. Quality of transition.6.56.5little detail no zoom
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3ACircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5little detail no zoom
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4K-X-MChange rein.Clear trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.77hands need to be fewer and more elastic through elbow and 4 arms to become more independent from posting/ seat / horse slightly counterbent thru corner m-C
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5CCircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.00 ERROR- LEFT OUT CIRCLE TO THE LEFT before THE Walk
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6Between C & HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.66slightly counter bend/ need to sit down before the trans and have more preparation
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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.6.56.5like the relaxation but try to get horse to stretch.. needs ears BELOW withers and needs overtrack ( longer straps)
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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.
6.56.5some energy/ needs more need a little zoom
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9XHalt and salute.Straightness; willing, balanced transition at halt.66wandering left to the halt / unable to be sure whether rider took hand off rein at halt ???
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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.6.56.5suppleness of back
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6.5213bend to improve
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse6.56.5work for more elastic arms and hands lower and closer together, need to get leg down and longer ( slight chair seat) needs leg more under rider for correct aids
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions6.56.5need more blancen and bend
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns66work to improve centerlines and be sure halts are steady and immobile to gain more points. see tutorials below for centerline help and salutes. errors also affect this score.
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What a pretty horse!! this pair looks actively forward so now focus on rider being more in balance for the flatwork/dressage and being unbalanced to get the bending aids and accuracy improving.. I like the energy.. good job with that! Below are several video tutorials to help with centerlines and salutes! good luck!
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POINTS:97.5
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ERRORS:2
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SUBTOTAL:95.5
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SCORE:59.688%
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https://youtu.be/ULbKoYuR0ZM
https://youtu.be/RWlxzZ9Li9w
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How to Improve Your Centerline !
Elegant Salute tutorial
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