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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 #7387-1
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NAME:Jackie Redmond
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JUDGE:Aviva Nebesky
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 64.375%
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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.6.56.5straight in trot then drifting right and leaning on rider's right leg in walk, distracted in walk
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Track right.

Working trot rising.
Balance and bend in turn. Quality of transition.6.56.5a little resistant into trot then straight with balance in corner, could be more forward....rider on wrong diagonal
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3ACircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5better forward energy, needs consistent bend to the inside....rider continues on wrong diagonal
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4K-X-MChange rein.Clear trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.66whips thru corner- diagonal line STARTS at K and should end at M, is straight but accuracy is lacking and balance thru corner is compromised
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5CCircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.7.57.5steady and supple- circle large
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6Between C & HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.6.56.5work on transition so that horse is balanced in MW before needing to turn across the diagonal
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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.66relaxed by line wavers- needs to be clear straight line from H-F
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8F-A




A
Medium walk.




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

Straightness on centerline.
66leaning on rider's right leg and drifting right
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9XHalt and salute.Straightness; willing, balanced transition at halt.66falls onto right shoulder into crooked, unbalanced 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.77
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6.5213
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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 turns5.55.5
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Talented and impressive pair but inaccuracies in test lower score. Increase energy overall for more steadiness in connection.
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POINTS:103
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ERRORS:
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SUBTOTAL:103
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SCORE:64.375%
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