|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 #||7247|
|USEA BEGINNER NOVICE TEST A|
|1||A - X - M|
|Enter working trot|
|Straightness of entry; regularity and quality of trot; balance on turns||7.5||7.5|
|2||E||Circe left 20 meters, working trot||Quality and regularity of trot; bend, balance, size and shape of circle||6.5||6.5||no zoom unable to evaluate much on the geometry or bend / tempo looks ok and connection ok|
|3||Between K & A||Working canter left lead||Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits, bend and balance||6||6||rider need to sit down first in order to prepare and horse against bit at depart// no zoom no detail|
|4||A||Circle left 20 meters working canter||Quality and regularity of canter; bend, balance, size and shape of circle||6.5||6.5||unsure of details of connection, or geometry due to lack of zoom/ needs outside aids for circle|
|5||Between F & B||Working trot||Balance and quality of transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness||7||7|
|6||Between M & C||Medium walk||Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of walk||6||6||posted right in to the trans. needs to sit first and prepare the trans|
|7||H - X - F||Free walk||Regularity and quality of walk; reach and ground cover allowing complete freedom to stretch the neck forward and downward||5.5||5.5||hind legs unlevel at the walk needs stretch and grd cvr|
|8||Between F & A||Develop medium walk||Willing, calm transition; regularity and quality of walk||6||6||no zoom lacks details, horse to be rounder|
Circle right 20 meters working trot
|Quality and regularity of trot; bend, size and shape of circle||6.5||6.5||some irreg steps|
|10||Between H & C||Working canter right lead||Willing, calm transitions; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance||6.5||6.5||posts into the canter depart: requires prep/ needs to sit prior to depart/|
|11||C||Circle right 20 meters working canter||Quality and regularity of canter; bend, balance, size and shape of circle||6.5||6.5||neck over bendt to inside between c and M|
|12||Between M & B||Working trot||Balance and quality of transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness||6.5||6.5||no details/no zoom|
|13||K - X - G||Onto centerline||Balance on turns; quality and regularity of trot||6.5||6.5||no clear on bend and bal|
|14||G||Halt through walk, salute||Willing, calm transition; straight attentive halt; immobile (min 3 seconds)||6.5||6.5||halt to be immobile..hold halt and be still|
Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||6||6||walk|
|2||Impulsion||Desire to move forward. Elasticity of the steps. Suppleness of the back and engagement of the hind quarters.||6.5||6.5||unclear|
|3||Submission||Acceptance of the bridle. Attention and confidence. Harmony. Lightness of the forehand. Ease of movements.||6.5||6.5||willing but unable to see bend or accuracy in this tape|
|4||Rider||Position and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.||6.5||6.5||may deserve more but can't tell. needs prep for canter departs and sit down from posting before transitions|
|It appears to be a lovely horse. You may deserve a lot more scores and could have more specific comments but we are unable to reward anything we cannot see CLEARLY and with detail. In general things seem to be harmonious.. and it looks like an attentive horse!|
Directions for the camera person:
1. In landscape orientation, Place the camera directly centered at/ behind “C” 3 to 6 feet from the rail (for competition this is not possible but they are right next to the judge) stand on the lower step of a mounting block ( this is the same height/ view as from of the stand the judges table is on). The horse must not be out of the camera frame at any time in the test.
2. Keep the camera centered on the horse on the centerlines.
Keep the horse in the LAST one third of the viewing screen in Landscape view ( 2/3 of the viewscreen in front of moving horse). This will allow the “judge” to see approximately two letters in front of the horse which is necessary for depth per
3. ception and line evaluation. In general, keep the horse’s feet in the bottom 1/3 of the viewfinder.
4. Zoom is ABSOLUTELY necessary. On a camera or iPhone/Droid (most have a capability of 10X) for the 20x60 ring zoom for the far end of the ring is generally 3.5 to 4 (horse to take up 1/3 of the viewfinder and must not exceed ½) . Try to zoom only once on a movement .( although it may be necessary to also reduce zoom in the same movement ) For the small ring 20 x 40 zoom for the upper half or the ring generally tends to be 2 or 2.5 .
5. Reduce Zoom back to 1x as the horse comes past X towards / near the “C” end . You will naturally have a moment of two where the horse passes directly in front of / and near the camera. It is not always a whole horse view but keep the camera moving with the horse. If the horse is required to perform a movement directly at “C”,be sure to move the camera so the viewer sees the feet/steps and head/neck connection throughout the movement. This simulates what a judge actually sees when a horse is so close.