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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 #7339-1
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NAME:Erika Friedrich
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JUDGE:Aviva Nebesky
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 65.938%
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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.77prepare better to come down CL- starts to right of CL but straight and active
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Track right.

Working trot rising.
Balance and bend in turn. Quality of transition.77straight, balanced in corners, steady tempo and active
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3ACircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5miscommunication- good use of inside leg aids to try to create energy and supple bend- correct aids but horse over-reacts
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4K-X-MChange rein.Clear trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.6.56.5lovely balance in corners, straight, needs steadier connection
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5CCircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5supple bend and active strides, unsteady in connection
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6Between C & HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.6.56.5could be more balanced from HQ in transition
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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 to stretch forward and down more with longer strides and more swinging back
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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.
66undershot CL, braced against hand in walk
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9XHalt and salute.Straightness; willing, balanced transition at halt.6.56.5immobile
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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.6212
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse77
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions77
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns77
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Energetic and supple horse. Rider uses correct aids to create energy, bend, and connection but horse tends to over-react at times. As rider is more able to quiet the aids, horse will settle more and scores will improve. Talented pair with potential for higher scores.
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POINTS:105.5
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SUBTOTAL:105.5
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SCORE:65.938%
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