|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 #||7246|
USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST B
|Enter working trot rising.|
Halt through medium walk.
Salute - Proceed working trot rising.
|Straightness on centerline and in transitions; clear trot and walk rhythm.||6.5||6.5||need landscape( camera sideways for correct horse filming.. thanks) camera may not be at C or the rider is not on the enterline: no zoom so no details available to see|
|2||C||Track left, working trot rising.||Balance and bend in turn.||6||6||focus is blurry no details horses hocks appear to be out behind|
|3||E||Circle left 20 meters, working trot rising.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||6||6||focus is blurry no details .second half of circle rider is in chair seat needs legs down and back / horses hocks appear to be out behind|
|4||Between K & A||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; walk rhythm.||6||6||unable to see clear rhythm / blurry no zoom|
|5||F-E||Free walk.||Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal; ground cover.||6||6||inconsistent stretch walk rhythm not clear|
|6||E-H||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.||6||6||needs march blurry focus|
|7||Between H & C||Working trot rising.||Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.||6||6||wide hands need to be more independent from seat, rider posting slightly behind motion ( thing needs to be down and back under seat for improved posting)|
|8||B||Circle right 20 meters, working trot rising.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||6.5||6.5||blurry focus wide hands and rider is on her toes on her stirrup irons|
Halt through medium walk. Salute.
|Straightness on centerline; willing, balanced transition and halt.||6.5||6.5||camera not at c rider may or may not be on the line. halt looks square|
Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||6.5||6.5||walk rhythm|
|2||Impulsion||Desire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.||6||6|
|3||Submission||Acceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.||6.5||2||13|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||6||6||when close to the camera showed some chair seat and needs foot more correctly placed in the irons, hands to be closer together and more elastic and independent|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||6||6|
|6||Geometry and Accuracy||Correct size and shape of circles and turns||6.5||6.5|
|Further Remarks:from what little I could see you are managing. with clearer focus we can give you more detailed remarks, landscape view allows us to see a lot more also. this looks like a capable horse .. good luck.. try again with the info I provided below.. it will help us a lot if your videographer just does a few things differently! good Luck!|
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 .consider cleaning the camera lens !
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.