Medium 75 — the old timer is back for summer regionals 2017

Medium 75 — the old timer is back for summer regionals 2017

MARK RUDDOCK casts his judge’s, trainer’s and rider’s eye on Medium 75 which is the regionals test again, so it’s timely to take a fresh look at the one that seems to have been the ultimate yardstick at the level since Adam was born. Test 76 didn’t seem popular...
The 2017 Petplan Finals Medium 69 — don’t be caught out!

The 2017 Petplan Finals Medium 69 — don’t be caught out!

LIST 1 JUDGE Mark Ruddock’s latest test analysis unpicks test 69 which will be the Medium Petplan Final at Hartpury in April 2017. It is not the test 73 that riders will have ridden at their qualifying Area Festival and will test them again at this year’s...
The 2017 Petplan Finals Elementary 45 is no pushover

The 2017 Petplan Finals Elementary 45 is no pushover

LIST 1 JUDGE Mark Ruddock puzzles, “why has the Elementary 45 been selected for the 2017 Petplan silver and bronze Finals, as it has no leg yield, instead of the Elementary 53 that was ridden in qualifiers?” Mark analyses the test 45 challenges, movement by movement,...
The 2017 Petplan final novice challenge — test 38

The 2017 Petplan final novice challenge — test 38

List 1 judge Mark Ruddock has sat through innumerable test 38s — as will have your judges at the Petplan finals. They will be on the alert for all the familiar mistakes: disappoint them! He tells you how…. Novice 38 is the Petplan Finals’ challenge for qualified...
Polish your Winters’ Preliminary 17A (2017) test

Polish your Winters’ Preliminary 17A (2017) test

PRELIM 17A (2017) is the 2017 silver section winter regionals test. The floorplan is identical to the 2014 test used at last summer’s regionals. The marks are earned in slightly revised slices and judges now have 18 movement marks rather than the 17 previously...
Practising Novice 37 for the regionals? Here’s some List 1 tips

Practising Novice 37 for the regionals? Here’s some List 1 tips

LIST 1 JUDGE, TRAINER and 2017 regionals novice competitor Mark Ruddock’s latest test analysis is the Novice 37 2007*. This test has become, once again, the regionals test. Mark commented: “For me it shows the judge much more than the Novice 39 2010 in terms of...

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