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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 #6098-2
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NAME:Kara Hertz
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JUDGE:Aviva Nebesky
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 65.000%
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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.77straight and obedient into walk but short and tight in neck
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Track right.

Working trot rising.
Balance and bend in turn. Quality of transition.6.56.5willing into active trot, straight with correct bend in corners, head up and hollow
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3ACircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5good energy, shows bend, neck is short
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4K-X-MChange rein.Clear trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.66energetic and straight but head up and counterbent in corner at M
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5CCircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.66correct sized and shaped circle with active steps but flexed to right throughout
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6Between C & HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.6.56.5obedient to fair march
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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.66relaxed and swinging but yanked rein from hand at H and inconsistent in stretch
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8F-A




A
Medium walk.




Down centerline
Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm, bending in corner and turn.

Straightness on centerline.
66against hand from FW to MW, to right of CL
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9XHalt and salute.Straightness; willing, balanced transition at halt.7.57.5steps left into very straight and balanced halt
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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.6212neck up and against hand
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse77
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions6.56.5issues with left bend
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns6.56.5
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Capable pair. Work on more honest and supple bend and flexion to the left. Needs to develop more relaxed topline reaching into soft hand rather than traveling with head up and braced.
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POINTS:104
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:104
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SCORE:65.000%
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