Gaited Dressage B Level Test – 2019

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WALK, TROT, TÖLT & CANTER

The purpose of the Gaited Dressage Test Level B is to measure & observe the horse & rider & to demonstrate that the horse moves freely & forward with steady rhythm. The horse must have a degree of balance & self carriage while accepting the aids & maintaining contact with the bit. The rider applies the principles of Dressage riding. The rider must ride in TROT & TÖLT as specificed in the test.

Scale of marks:

Excellent 10 Insufficient 4
Very Good 9 Fairly Bad 3
Good 8 Bad 2
Fairly Good 7 Very Bad 1
Satisfactory 6 Not Performed 0
Sufficient 5

Errors are deducted on a fixed scale up to a maximum deduction:
1st error – 2 Pts, 2nd error – 4 Pts, 3rd error – 8 Pts, 4th error ELIMINATION

    Test Guidelines Max
1 At A
At C
Enter in TROT and proceed down the centre line without halting turn LEFT Straightness on the centre line 10
2 H X F In TROT change the rein across the arena Regularity of the trot and straightness on the diagonal 10
3 At A In TROT circle right 20 metres diameter Regularity and bend of the horse. Shape and size of the circle 10
4 Between A&K Transition to TÖLT can be vía a few Walk steps The balance and activity of the transition 10
5 K H C M F Medium speed TÖLT around the arena Clarity of the gait, impulsion and softness 10
6 Between F & A Transition to slow speed TÖLT Balance of the transition, speed change 10
7 Between
H & C
Transition to WALK Balance of the transition. Regularity of the walk 10
8 M E F FREE WALK on a long rein Activity of the walk. Stretching down of the neck. Shape of the movement 10 x 2
9  F to A
At  A
Medium WALK
Transition to TROT
Relaxation in the transition, balance and activity of the transition 10
10 K X M In TROT Change the rein across the arena Regularity of the trot and straightness on the diagonal 10
11 At C TROT Circle left 20 metres  diameter Regularity and bend of the horse. Shape and size of the circle 10
12 Between C & H Transition to  WORKING CANTER Left The balance and activity of the transition 10
13 H X F WORKING CANTER Left Balance and Straightness 10
14 F A Change to WORKING CANTER RIGHT, through TROT Quality of 2 to 5 Trot steps and balance 10
15 A
 
Over X
CANTER Right Half Circle  20 metres diameter
Transition to WORKING CANTER Left and half circle Left  20 metres dia to C
Shape and size of half-circle and clear Trot steps in transition 10
16 Between C & H Transition to TÖLT through WALK Balance of the transition 10
17 At  E
 
At  X
TÖLT Half circle left 10 metre diameter to X
TÖLT Down centre line
Regularity, balance and bend on half circle. Straightness on the centre line 10
18 At  G Halt. Immobility, salute.
Leave the arena on a long rein.
Straightness and relaxation in halt 0
    “A” Subtotal 180

Collective Marks (B)

Subject Max Marks
Gaits – freedom & steadiness 10X2
Impulsion- willingness to step forward, suppleness of back & steps 10X2
Submission – Lightness & ease of movements, acceptance of the bit, attention & confidence 10X2
Rider’s position & seat, effectiveness of aids, correctness 10X2
“B” Subtotal 80

Total Marks [A+B Total – Errors]  this is given as a percentage of available marks.