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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 #7860-1
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NAME:Katie Allen
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JUDGE:Ida Norris
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 65.000%
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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.6.56.5slow to get on certerline, connection to be steadier
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2C

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Track right.

Working trot rising.
Balance and bend in turn. Quality of transition.77poll low slightly
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3ACircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.77poll and shoulders low
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4K-X-MChange rein.Clear trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.6.56.5unsteady connection, tempo changes
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5CCircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5a bit square in shape and wide hands bracing
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6Between C & HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.66needed preparation for trans
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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.66needs stretch and longer steps
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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.
6.56.5needs march and pol tends to be low
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9XHalt and salute.Straightness; willing, balanced transition at halt.77nicely straight poll low
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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.6.56.5tempo to be steadier
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6212at times poll low and needs bla and steadier connection
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse6.56.5wide hands and rider using right leg and rt seatbone more than left
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions6.56.5see submission
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns6.56.5accuracy and bend thru turns
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this looks like an athletic horse! I appreciate the attempt to keep the horde round to connection.. be careful that poll and shoulders are not low on 4hand. work for poll highest point with steadier tempo and steady impulsion .
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POINTS:104
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:104
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SCORE:65.000%
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