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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 #6592
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NAME:Claudia Yates
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JUDGE:Charlotte Trentelman
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Max Pts:180
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Final Score: 65.000%
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USEA BEGINNER NOVICE TEST A
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TESTDIRECTIVESPOINTS*TOTALREMARKS
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1A - X - M

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Enter working trot

Track left
Straightness of entry; regularity and quality of trot; balance on turns6.56.5Fairly straight to aids. Could show more forward energy.
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2ECirce left 20 meters, working trotQuality and regularity of trot; bend, balance, size and shape of circle6.56.5Slightly stiff in poll. Should be more forward.
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3Between K & AWorking canter left leadWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of gaits, bend and balance66Prompt. But, needs forward jump.
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4ACircle left 20 meters working canterQuality and regularity of canter; bend, balance, size and shape of circle66Canter needs more ground cover.
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5Between F & BWorking trotBalance and quality of transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness77Smooth.
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6Between M & CMedium walkWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of walk77Clear rhythm.
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7H - X - F Free walkRegularity and quality of walk; reach and ground cover allowing complete freedom to stretch the neck forward and downward55Must show development of downward stretch.
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8Between F & ADevelop medium walkWilling, calm transition; regularity and quality of walk6.56.5Slightly stiffens in poll.
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Working trot

Circle right 20 meters working trot
Quality and regularity of trot; bend, size and shape of circle6.56.5Needs better bend and softer connection.
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10Between H & CWorking canter right leadWilling, calm transitions; regularity and quality of gaits; bend and balance6.56.5Needs energy.
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11CCircle right 20 meters working canterQuality and regularity of canter; bend, balance, size and shape of circle66Braced above bit. Strides need to jump forward more.
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12Between M & BWorking trotBalance and quality of transition; regularity and quality of gaits; straightness7.57.5Forward.
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13K - X - GOnto centerlineBalance on turns; quality and regularity of trot77
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14GHalt through walk, saluteWilling, calm transition; straight attentive halt; immobile (min 3 seconds)88Straight.
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Leave arena in free walk. Exit at A.
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COLLECTIVE MARKSPOINTSTOTALREMARKS
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1GaitsFreedom and regularity6.56.5Canter needs more freedom. '
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2ImpulsionDesire to move forward. Elasticity of the steps. Suppleness of the back and engagement of the hind quarters.66Needs more forward energy.
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3SubmissionAcceptance of the bridle. Attention and confidence. Harmony. Lightness of the forehand. Ease of movements.6.56.5Stiffens to contact.
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4RiderPosition and seat. Correctness and effect of the aids.66Seat should be more secure and following. Leg needs more effect.
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Willing horse! Pair capable of higher scores. Rider's aids need to be more motivating and connection needs to stretch forward into softer acceptance of bridle. Even though the canter scores were not the highest, the fact that horse was cantering made the transitions back to trot better.
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POINTS:117
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:117
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SCORE:65.000%
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