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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 #6012
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NAME:Ava Zalfa
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JUDGE:Robyn Nunnally
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 63.000%
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USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST C
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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Enter working trot rising.

Halt through medium walk. Salute - Proceed working trot rising.
Straightness on centerline and in transitions; clear trot rhythm.77fairly straight
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2CTrack right, working trot rising.Balance and bend in turn.6.56.5could be more energetic
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3BCircle right 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66Could be more supple with inside bend
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Before A
Circle right 20 meters developing working canter in first quarter of the circle, right lead.

Working trot rising.
Roundness and size of circle; clear canter rhythm and bend.66show more inside bend and energy. 
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5(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.6.56.5bracing neck into canter; smooth trans to trot
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6K-X-MChange rein, working trot rising.Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.6.56.5fairly steady in contact but needs more activity
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7ECircle left 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66show steadier connection with more suppleness
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Before A
Circle left 20 meters developing working canter in first quarter of the circle, left lead.

Working trot rising
Roundness and size of circle; clear canter rhythm and bend.66circle a little small; show bend through the body
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9(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.6.56.5smoother in to canter this way
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10Between F & BMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.6.56.5could be more active
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Free walk.





Medium walk.
Complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward; clear walk rhythm, straightness on the diagonal;

Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.ground cover.
66shows some stretch but could march on more
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12Between C & MWorking trot rising to A.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.6.56.5prompt trans
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13A

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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.77
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity66could be more active
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.66be more forward thinking
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6212work on keeping a light contact
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse66post a little quicker with steadier hands
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions66better prep for canter transitions and show inside bend
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns77
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What a kind horse!  Great opportunity to learn and build your confidence!  Work on being brave enough to go more forward.
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POINTS:126
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:126
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SCORE:63.000%
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