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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 #6121
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NAME:Hailianne Schawo
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JUDGE:Aviva Nebesky
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 62.813%
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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.66rushing down CL and against hand to walk but straight
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Track right.

Working trot rising.
Balance and bend in turn. Quality of transition.66strides very quick and back tight but straight and some balance in corners
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3ACircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66steady tempo- a bit slower and better balanced, neck bend more than bend in body
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4K-X-MChange rein.Clear trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.66straight but running and pullingon rider with moth open
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5CCircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66resisting rider's half halt by losing bend and bracing
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6Between C & HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.66hollow and against hand but walks
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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 some stretch over topline and relaxation of back
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8F-A




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Medium walk.




Down centerline
Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm, bending in corner and turn.

Straightness on centerline.
77straight and active
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9XHalt and salute.Straightness; willing, balanced transition at halt.66against hand and creeping 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 regularity77
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.66short quick strides with tight back
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6212against hand and pulling rider
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse6.56.5
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions6.56.5
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns77
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Attractive mare with potential for higher scores. In this test she is charging through the rider causing the rider to have to pull and brace against her. Horse needs to slow her tempo and take longer steps in better balance rather than leaning on rider.
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POINTS:100.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:100.5
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SCORE:62.813%
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