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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 #6938-1
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NAME:Jacqueline Ely
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JUDGE:Aviva Nebesky
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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.77fairly straight and balanced but needed preparation at A
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Track right.

Working trot rising.
Balance and bend in turn. Quality of transition.77nicely forward and straight,blanaced in corners
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3ACircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5needs more supple bend on circle- don't ride into corners on a circle. bouncing in the bridle
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4K-X-MChange rein.Clear trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.77straight and ground covering but braced against hand
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5CCircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.77steady tempo and bend, very tight in mouth against rider's hand
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6Between C & HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.7.57.5fairly fluid transition, active march
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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.6.56.5encourage longer stretch both forward and down with longer strides
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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.
88straight and marching, elastic picking up reins
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9XHalt and salute.Straightness; willing, balanced transition at halt.66not straight but immobile
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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.77willingly forward but tight in back in trot
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6.5213ridden too much front to back- becomes tight in jaw and over back
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse77balanced rider but reins are very long causing rider to pull elbows behind her back which makes for a harder connection
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions77
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns77
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Very nice pair with good energy, fairly consistent bend and frame. Rider tends to ride with a strong "negative" hand which causes horse to brace against the bit and cause tension through the topline. Try to shorten your reins and ride with hand in front of you so that you are able to use your core in your half halt and are not left relying solely on the rein aids.
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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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