|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 #||7857-2|
|USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST C|
|Enter working trot rising.|
Halt through medium walk. Salute - Proceed working trot rising.
|Straightness on centerline and in transitions; clear trot rhythm.||7||7||need to be straighter in the body between your legs and seat|
|2||C||Track right, working trot rising.||Balance and bend in turn.||7||7||needs more balanced bend|
|3||B||Circle right 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||6.5||6.5||rider more on right stirrup and right side + horse needs to be on outside aids for bending|
|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.||6.5||6.5||nice canter quality but circle size and shape flat / geometry ;ir used the corners of the ring circle not round|
|5||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6.5||6.5||need to sit down more before canter to prepare|
|6||K-X-M||Change rein, working trot rising.||Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.||7||7||to be steadier to connection and bal|
|7||E||Circle left 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||7||7||need to be continuously steady in impulsion for steadier connection|
|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.||6.5||6.5||circle shape not accurate or balanced|
|9||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6.5||6.5||on 4 hand and rider leaning|
|10||Between F & B||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.||6.5||6.5||poll dropping and onto 4hand|
|Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; |
Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.ground cover.
|6.5||6.5||needs to stretch nose fwd and take longer steps ie overtrack|
|12||Between C & M||Working trot rising to A.||Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.||7||7|
Halt through medium walk. Salute.
|Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.||6.5||6.5||loses balance in turn to cline( no bend) unbal at halt|
Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||7||7|
|2||Impulsion||Desire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.||7||7||needs steadier impulsion ( aids from rider) and steadier tempo to maintain connection/bal|
|3||Submission||Acceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.||6.5||2||13||bend, at times on 4hand|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||6.5||6.5||needs balance on both stirrups and seatbones, hands together more and outside bending aids|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||6.5||6.5||bend, balance and connection|
|6||Geometry and Accuracy||Correct size and shape of circles and turns||6||6||20 circle not correct and centerlines to improve|
|a good start! needs accuracy and attention to balance and bend for steadier bal and connection.|