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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 #6022
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NAME:Katherine Roehl
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JUDGE:Robyn Nunnally
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 65.000%
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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 on C line
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2C

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Track right.

Working trot rising.
Balance and bend in turn. Quality of transition.77steady
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3ACircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66counterflexed; show bend to inside
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4K-X-MChange rein.Clear trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.77straight and active
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5CCircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66show flexion to the left
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6Between C & HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.77willing trans
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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.66be direct to the letters. Shows stretch but could march on with greater energy
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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.
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9XHalt and salute.Straightness; willing, balanced transition at halt.77fairly straight
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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.77active
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6212could more elastic in contact
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse66could be more secure in position with some bend in elbows
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions66develop correct bend and flexion
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns66some wandering
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Horse looks happy in his job! Continue to develop your own balance in the saddle, being centered and steady with less dependence on your hands. Work on correct bend on circles.
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POINTS:104
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:104
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SCORE:65.000%
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