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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 #5555
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NAME:Sophia Ratvasky
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JUDGE:Robyn Nunnally
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 63.000%
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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.6.56.5could be steadier in contact
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2CTrack right, working trot rising.Balance and bend in turn.6.56.5Be straighter X - C
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3BCircle right 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66somewhat fussy
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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.6.56.5suppleness in jaw improves
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5(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.66hollow
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6K-X-MChange rein, working trot rising.Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.6.56.5good energy but some nose wag
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7ECircle left 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5show quieter acceptance; slight twisting at poll
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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.6.56.5could be more energetic
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9(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.66be prompter into canter; hollow
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10Between F & BMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.66tense neck; pulling
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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.
55against hand and above bit.  Must stretch poll out and down
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12Between C & MWorking trot rising to A.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.66inverted at C
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13A

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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.77fairly streaight
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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.66add jump to canter; could be more supple
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6212tense connection
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse77
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions66develop bending and suppling aids
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns77fairly accurate figures
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Develop confidence between horse and rider so that horse can quietly accept the influence of the bit with a rounder, steadier carriage of head and neck.
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POINTS:126
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:126
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SCORE:63.000%
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