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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 #8583
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NAME:Victoria Hosier
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JUDGE:Charlotte Trentelman
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 71.563%
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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.7.57.5Straight, with fairly good energy.
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2C

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Track right.

Working trot rising.
Balance and bend in turn. Quality of transition.77Smooth corner. Could be more prompt to trot.
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3ACircle right 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5Needs forward energy. Circle could be rounder.
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4K-X-MChange rein.Clear trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.7.57.5Nicely forward on diagonal.
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5CCircle left 20 meters, working trot rising.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.77Could show more bend.
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6Between C & HMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.77
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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.6.56.5Needs to show more stretch and activity.
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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.
77Could march more.
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9XHalt and salute.Straightness; willing, balanced transition at halt.88
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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.6.56.5Could be more forward in trot.
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.8216Obedient and accept contact quietly.
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4Rider’s Position and SeatKeeping in balance with the horse6.56.5Needs to be more centered in saddle. Stirrups appear unequal length.
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5Rider’s Correct and Effective Use of the AidsCorrect bend and preparation of transitions77Could show more bend on circles. But nice transitions.
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns7.57.5
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Quiet and steady--a good pairing. Work to be more centered in saddle and bends will probably be more equal left and right.
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POINTS:114.5
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:114.5
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SCORE:71.563%
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