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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 #7232
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NAME:Cara Kootz
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 66.250%
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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.88
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2CTrack right, working trot rising.Balance and bend in turn.77blurry focus /rider wide hands and posting slightly behind motion of the horse/ needs impulsion
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3BCircle right 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5losing impulsiona and shorty tacking
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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.6.56.5blurry focus/ may be irregular steps before sluggish depart / needs impulsion
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5(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.66reluctant and unbal
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6K-X-MChange rein, working trot rising.Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.6.56.5ride collapse over left side/ not level in stirrups , horse needs to track up /impulsion /wide hand
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7ECircle left 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5wide hands/ leaning in to turn/horse needs impulsion and correct bend aids / needs energy
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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.6.56.5weight shifting from one stirrup to another/rider leans in to turn circle
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9(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.66needs to sit down prior to canter depart and prepare
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10Between F & BMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.77
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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.
6.56.5lovely relaxation, needs longer steps
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12Between C & MWorking trot rising to A.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.6.56.5blurry focus: maybe irreg steps in corner : against hand at the depart and wide braced arms
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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.7.57.5almost straight: falls slightly to the left into the halt
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity6.56.5regularity/freedom
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.66short track alot in the trot/ needs impulsion and jump in the center
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6.5213willing but rounder connection will be rewarded more
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse6.56.5wide hands, needs weight centered in both stirrups
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions6.56.5needs outside bending aids, hands closer together and more impulsion
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns77
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What a fantastic horse!! work to get him rounder and softer in jaw/poll with rider riding horse actively forward.. work to track up in the trolt and more forward in canter.
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POINTS:132.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:132.5
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SCORE:66.250%
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