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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 #6157
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NAME:Lila Nelson
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JUDGE:Aviva Nebesky
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 63.750%
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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.77quite straight but needs to be quicker into and out of halt and needs to ride closer to C
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2CTrack right, working trot rising.Balance and bend in turn.66good energy and some bend but hollow
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3BCircle right 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66good effort to maintain forward energy and bend, circle shape incorrect- more oval than round
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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.6.56.5fairly balanced but tight in topline
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5(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.66obedient but needs balance from hind legs
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6K-X-MChange rein, working trot rising.Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.66steady tempo and bend but head up and braced
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7ECircle left 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5energetic and showing bend but hollow
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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.6.56.5needs more supple bend
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9(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.66disorganized up, falls in down
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10Between F & BMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.77early but fluid transition, add march to walk
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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.
77could stretch more honestly down more not just out, shows overtrack and swing in back
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12Between C & MWorking trot rising to A.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.66willing into trot but hollow and reins flapping, good energy and straight on long side
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13A

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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.66undershot CL- use 1/2 halts to better balance and prepare horse for turn so HQ don't swing
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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 horse6.56.5
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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 turns66
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Nicely matched pair. Horse is farily supple when prepared in corners and on circles. Be sure to ride your figures more accurately. Scores will increase as horse becomes more relaxed and stretches over topline.
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POINTS:127.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:127.5
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SCORE:63.750%
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