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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 #6011
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NAME:Patrice Paulter
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JUDGE:Robyn Nunnally
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Points Possible:
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Final Score: 67.500%
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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.66Crooked in halt
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2CTrack right, working trot rising.Balance and bend in turn.77fairly supple
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3BCircle right 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.77active and bending
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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.88correct figure, nicely supple
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5(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.6.56.5neck stiffens into canter
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6K-X-MChange rein, working trot rising.Trot rhythm and straightness on diagonal; bend through corners.6.56.5mouth could be quieter
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7ECircle left 20 meters.Roundness and size of circle; clear trot rhythm and bend.6.56.5show more bend
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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.6.56.5counterbending somewhat
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9(Transition in & out of canter).Balance and smoothness.6.56.5keep energy and more elasticity into canter
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10Between F & BMedium walk.Willing and balanced transition; clear walk rhythm.77clear steps
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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.
6.56.5active ; could stretch down and out more
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12Between C & MWorking trot rising to A.Willing and balanced transition; clear trot rhythm.77
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13A

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Down centerline.

Halt through medium walk. Salute.
Straightness on centerline; willingness, balanced transition and halt.6.56.5could be straighter
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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.77good energy
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3SubmissionAcceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence.6.5213steadier contact during trans
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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 transitions6.56.5better prep for canter and clearer bend
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6Geometry and AccuracyCorrect size and shape of circles and turns77
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Nice, forwardly ridden test! Work on stronger bending and maintaining suppleness after figures and for your transitions.
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POINTS:135
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ERRORS:0
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SUBTOTAL:135
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SCORE:67.500%
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