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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 #6127
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NAME:Sarah Bourgoin
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 66.875%
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USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST B
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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1A

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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 and walk rhythm.77fell right before turning left
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2CTrack left, working trot rising.Balance and bend in turn.77needs more energy for softer connection
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3ECircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5good geometry.. rider posting slightly behind horse's movement / needs impulsion
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4Between K & AMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; walk rhythm.6.56.5could be more freely forward in softer connection
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5F-EFree walk.Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; ground cover.66poll never below withers and needs overtracking
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6E-HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.6.56.5some bracing when taking up the reins
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7Between H & CWorking trot rising.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.77prompt but would be more balanced in short sides with some bend
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8BCircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.77needs improved supple connection and bend
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9A

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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willing, balanced transition and halt.7.57.5square halt but needs bend to turn to c-line and more trot energy
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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.6.56.5needs energy /impulsion see rider position below
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6.5213ease of movement/bend
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse66chair seat with a slight pinch at the knees.. try to get thigh down( vertical) and back . this will allow lower leg to more correctly access for for improved leg aids ( calf currently covering the girth.. should be 2-3 inches behind the girth)
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions6.56.5bend/forwardness etc
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns77
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thank you for this lovely classical turnout!!! this was a pleasant test ... now work for rider to get leg and seat more correct in order to facilitate more energy and bending with softer connection.. a good start.. Keep going!
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POINTS:107
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:107
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SCORE:66.875%
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