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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 #6255-1
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NAME:Jenna Williams
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 62.188%
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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.6.56.5could be straighter.. NEED TO HAVE NATURAL SOUND ON YOUR VIDEO
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Track right.

Working trot rising.
Balance and bend in turn. Quality of transition.66walk rhythm to improve / needs lower neck in trot connection
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3ACircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66horse needs to track up.. work for longer more fluid active steps / some irregular steps
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4K-X-MChange rein.Clear trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.6.56.5nicely straight some irregular steps
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5CCircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66some head nodding indicating irregularity of footfall... ( front)
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6Between C & HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.66poll to outside in the turn /corner
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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.5.55.5walk rhythm not always clear / does not track up
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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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rhythm becoming unclear
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9XHalt and salute.Straightness; willing, balanced transition at halt.6.56.5if you look at your own tape you will see that it is almost impossible to see that you took your hand off the rein.. SO how about you put your arm out at about 40 degree angle. take a look at the BDS website and look for the "how to make an elegant salute" video to see the angle and how long to hold it which is to a count of 3.
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity5.55.5walk rhythm and trot irregular
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.66
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6.5213amazingly willing but not sure horse is comfortable
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse6.56.5
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions6.56.5chair seat , get thighs down and back and work for independent and elastic arms
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns6.56.5
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Need natural sound on your Video. Please check horse for comfort.. the head nodding and losing true walk rhythm can be a symptom of front leg/foot tenderness . this is such a pretty horse and amazingly willing!
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POINTS:99.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:99.5
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SCORE:62.188%
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Ida Norris BDS 11/2020
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