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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 #8383
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NAME:Cristina Pinnow
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JUDGE:Robyn Nunnally
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Points Possible:200
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Final Score: 59.500%
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USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST C
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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Enter working trot rising.

Halt through medium walk. Salute - Proceed working trot rising.
Straightness on centerline and in transitions; clear trot rhythm.5.55.5Unsteady in connection over X. Unclear trans after halt
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2CTrack right, working trot rising.Balance and bend in turn.66show clearer inside bend
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3BCircle right 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5poll high and tight 1st half; improves 2nd half
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Before A
Circle right 20 meters developing working canter in first quarter of the circle, right lead.

Working trot rising.
Roundness and size of circle; clear canter rhythm and bend.66counter flexed; busy mouth
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5(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.5.55.5hollow into canter; canter to trot trans is more elastic
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6K-X-MChange rein, working trot rising.Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.66fairly straight and energetic but tongue out briefly
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7ECircle left 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66small circle; tight neck
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Before A
Circle left 20 meters developing working canter in first quarter of the circle, left lead.

Working trot rising
Roundness and size of circle; clear canter rhythm and bend.44could be softer in connection; spooking
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9(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.55fairly smooth into canter; canter to trot trans not shown
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10Between F & BMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.5.55.5some tension; falling left off the track
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Free walk.





Medium walk.
Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal;

Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.ground cover.
66active steps; show more stretch down to improve
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12Between C & MWorking trot rising to A.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.77fairly steady with smooth turn at A
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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.77
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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.66energetic but tense over topline
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6212could be more obedient; mouth should be quieter
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse66uneven stirrups; bracing on stirrups
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions66rounder connection; clearer inside bend
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns66size and shape of circles
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Well suited pair showing much potential. Work on clear inside bend for turns and circles, improve your geometry on circles. Use inside leg for bend in the rib cage. Check stirrups/saddle to be sure it's well centered.
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POINTS:119
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:119
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SCORE:59.500%
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