|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|
|USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL – TEST C|
|Enter working trot rising.|
Halt through medium walk. Salute - Proceed working trot rising.
|Straightness on centerline and in transitions; clear trot rhythm.||7||7||quite straight but needs to be quicker into and out of halt and needs to ride closer to C|
|2||C||Track right, working trot rising.||Balance and bend in turn.||6||6||good energy and some bend but hollow|
|3||B||Circle right 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||6||6||good effort to maintain forward energy and bend, circle shape incorrect- more oval than round|
|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.||6.5||6.5||fairly balanced but tight in topline|
|5||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6||6||obedient but needs balance from hind legs|
|6||K-X-M||Change rein, working trot rising.||Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.||6||6||steady tempo and bend but head up and braced|
|7||E||Circle left 20 meters.||Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.||6.5||6.5||energetic and showing bend but hollow|
|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.||6.5||6.5||needs more supple bend|
|9||(Transition in & out of canter).||Balance and smoothness.||6||6||disorganized up, falls in down|
|10||Between F & B||Medium walk.||Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.||7||7||early but fluid transition, add march to 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.
|7||7||could stretch more honestly down more not just out, shows overtrack and swing in back|
|12||Between C & M||Working trot rising to A.||Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.||6||6||willing into trot but hollow and reins flapping, good energy and straight on long side|
Halt through medium walk. Salute.
|Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.||6||6||undershot CL- use 1/2 halts to better balance and prepare horse for turn so HQ don't swing|
Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
|1||Gaits||Freedom and regularity||7||7|
|2||Impulsion||Desire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo.||7||7|
|3||Submission||Acceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.||6||2||12|
|4||Rider’s Position and Seat||Keeping in balance with the horse||6.5||6.5|
|5||Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the Aids||Correct bend and preparation of transitions||6.5||6.5|
|6||Geometry and Accuracy||Correct size and shape of circles and turns||6||6|
|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.|