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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 #6026
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NAME:Teresa Runions
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JUDGE:Robyn Nunnally
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 53.125%
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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.55be more organized and straight X - C
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2C

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Track right.

Working trot rising.
Balance and bend in turn. Quality of transition.5.55.5losing energy near C. Prepare earlier for turn
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3ACircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.55needs inside bend, relaxation, and consistent speed
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4K-X-MChange rein.Clear trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.44losing balance. Broke
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5CCircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.33needs bend on circle. Broke twice
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6Between C & HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.55keep more energy
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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.5.55.5wandering - be straighter to the letters. Shows Stretch. could march on more
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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.
77clear rhythm
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9XHalt and salute.Straightness; willing, balanced transition at halt.77fairly straight
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity5.55.5not always clear
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.55needs more bend and suppleness with steady energy
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6212Obedient horse; could be more elastic into connection
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse55work on better balance and security in the saddle
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions55Better prep for transitions and clearer steering
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns5.55.5be more organized in the movements
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What a wonderful horse who tries hard! Give him some guidance in advance so he knows where he is going and what he should do. Continue to practice keeping steady energy as you make circles and go around turns.
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POINTS:85
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:85
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SCORE:53.125%
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