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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 #7857
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NAME:Emily Hart
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 62.188%
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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.6.56.5to left of line and wobbling not straight
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Track right.

Working trot rising.
Balance and bend in turn. Quality of transition.6.56.5
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3ACircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66counter bend and unsteady to connection bracing contact
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4K-X-MChange rein.Clear trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.6.56.5hand and forearms braced horse tight
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5CCircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5unsteady to bracing connection, work for more independent hands
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6Between C & HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.6.56.5need 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.44unfortunate slight jig/jog
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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.
6.56.5not quite up to x and need to be straighter and softer to bridle and connection
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9XHalt and salute.Straightness; willing, balanced transition at halt.6.56.5unbalanced and against the hand
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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.6.56.5bal and tempo
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6212bracing at times against stiff connection
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse66chair seat, needs thighs down and back under yourself, elbows need bend and hands closer to saddle and lower and closer together
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions66bend, softer connection, arms and hands wrist to be more elastic
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns6.56.5
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This team can do a lot.. need softer elastic connection . focus on bend and turns and rider equitation to be gin... Keep going!
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POINTS:99.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:99.5
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SCORE:62.188%
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