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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 #6033
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NAME:Rebecca Atkins
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JUDGE:Robyn Nunnally
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 61.250%
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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 straight X -- C
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2C

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Track right.

Working trot rising.
Balance and bend in turn. Quality of transition.77active and straight
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3ACircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.5.55.5could clearer bend with less weight on the reins
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4K-X-MChange rein.Clear trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.66energetic but head tilted
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5CCircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.5.55.5pulling on reins a bit. mouth could be quieter
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6Between C & HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.66fluid trans but off the track - go deeper into the corners
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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.6.56.5shows stretch, could march on more
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8F-A




A
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.66crooked into 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 regularity66
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.66active and forward but tight in the neck
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6212poll twisted
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse66develop better alignment and centered balance
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions66show correct bend and flexion
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns66use the corners for better balance and preparation for transitions
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Eager to please pony! Help channel that energy by doing more suppling exercises and finding how to carry his head and neck straight and not twisted. Work on suppling left and right and showing clear bend both directions.
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POINTS:98
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:98
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SCORE:61.250%
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