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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 #7360-1
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NAME:Patrice Paulter
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JUDGE:Aviva Nebesky
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 64.063%
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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.66straight in trot then falls very left into walk- walk rhythm is unclear
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2C

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Track right.

Working trot rising.
Balance and bend in turn. Quality of transition.66straight in body but head wagging and bouncing in connection
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3ACircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.77steady tempo, fairly consistent bend
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4K-X-MChange rein.Clear trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.6.56.5straight with balanced corners but loses balance as rider changes posting diagonal and then pulls on reins
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5CCircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5active strides but needs flexion to inside and bend through body
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6Between C & HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.66transition abrupt- poor video angle for judgin- too close
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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.6.56.5strides rushed, needs relaxation and stretch forward and down with swing thru 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.
66leaning on rider's left leg
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9XHalt and salute.Straightness; willing, balanced transition at halt.77fairly balanced and immobile
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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.6.56.5
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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 horse66
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions6.56.5
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns77
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Nice pair with good energy. Rider tends to ride with leg too far forward which causes her to lean forward to maintain balance- this causes rider to depend more on reins for balance and means that she sits a little heavy in the post. Try to bend the knee and sink weight deeper into leg and engage core. When rider is more balanced and upright, horse will be softer in back and better connected and scores will improve. Lots of potential for this nice pair. Good luck!
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POINTS:102.5
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ERRORS:
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SUBTOTAL:102.5
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SCORE:64.063%
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