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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 #6825
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NAME:Hannah Daw
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JUDGE:Robyn Nunnally
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 57.750%
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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.66Be straighter out of halt and more supple at C
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3BCircle right 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66hollow; show more energy
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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.5.55.5tense neck; canter needs more jump and activity
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5(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.55above bit
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6K-X-MChange rein, working trot rising.Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.6.56.5good straightness and better energy. Could be more accepting of contact
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7ECircle left 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66tilted at poll
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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.5.5very crooked in connection, tight neck
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9(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.5.55.5should have rounder topline
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10Between F & BMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.66could be more prompt
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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.
6.56.5relaxed; could stretch down even more
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12Between C & MWorking trot rising to A.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.5.55.5counterbent with poll high and tight
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13A

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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and 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 regularity66could be freer in strides
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.66more energetic and elastic in connection
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6212above bit and hollow
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse6.56.5use correct diagonals to improve balance and overall picture
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions66develop steadier contact with more acceptance of bit
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns6.56.52nd half of circles tends to be flat
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Horse appears willing but will benefit from suppling work. Develop half halts and use corners to show correct bend and flexion. Work to get more confidence to ride with greater energy and more forward feel, especially in the canter.
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POINTS:115.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:115.5
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SCORE:57.750%
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