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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 #7718
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NAME:Brittany Foust
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Max Pts:180
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Final Score: eliminated
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USEA BEGINNER NOVICE TEST A
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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1A - X - M

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Enter working trot

Track left
Straightness of entry; regularity and quality of trot; balance on turns55not on centerline see A behind you and above the bit and twisting neck x-m
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2ECirce left 20 meters, working trotQuality and regularity of trot; bend, balance, size and shape of circle66wide hands clearly pulling down, horse sometimes in connection
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3Between K & AWorking canter left leadWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits, bend and balance55inverted at depart, wide hands like side reins / above it all the way around
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4ACircle left 20 meters working canterQuality and regularity of canter; bend, balance, size and shape of circle55above the bit and struggling
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5Between F & BWorking trotBalance and quality of transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness55Eliminated: clearly all four feet leave ring?. horse and rider struggling and horse inverted. all four feet clearly outside of poles
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6Between M & CMedium walkWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of walk55rider and horse braced/ inverted lacks harmony
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7H - X - F Free walkRegularity and quality of walk; reach and ground cover allowing complete freedom to stretch the neck forward and downward66needs stretch and grd cvr
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8Between F & ADevelop medium walkWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of walk5.55.5above bit taking up reains
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Working trot

Circle right 20 meters working trot
Quality and regularity of trot; bend, size and shape of circle66some moments of roundness
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10Between H & CWorking canter right leadWilling, calm transitions; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance5.55.5against the hand and balance
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11CCircle right 20 meters working canterQuality and regularity of canter; bend, balance, size and shape of circle66circle to be rounder and more accurate with conficence3 in connection
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12Between M & BWorking trotBalance and quality of transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness66poll going left right
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13K - X - GOnto centerlineBalance on turns; quality and regularity of trot55above bit and neck wagging
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14GHalt through walk, saluteWilling, calm transition; straight attentive halt; immobile (min 3 seconds)above bit inverted and stepping sideways from connection
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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. Elasticity of the steps. Suppleness of the back and engagement of the hind quarters.5.55.5back suppleness and throughness
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3SubmissionAcceptance of the bridle. Attention and confidence. Harmony. Lightness of the forehand. Ease of movements.44above the bit throughout and left ring while resisting today
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4RiderPosition and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.55effect
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Athletic horse. Needs rounder connection with harmony. Unfortunate problems today
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POINTS:92.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:92.5
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SCORE:eliminated
eliminated left ring /all four feet
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