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The 2017 Petplan Finals novice challenge — test 38
July 5, 2021
Elementary 55 (2019) analysed — an appreciation of fluency and harmony
Leanne Wall, a BD List 1 judge, UKCC level 4 coach and a Young Rider selector wrote this analysis and rider guide for the new Elementary 55 now being scheduled....
July 5, 2021
Read medium 76 very carefully — you will be tested!
July 5, 2021
PSG test analysis for riders: ‘Got my tailcoat and I’m good to go’
PRIX ST GEORGES is the first senior FEI test and also the FEI Young Rider test, comments formerly Surrey-based List 1 judge Mark Ruddock, at the beginning of his his latest test analysis. He adds: “It is also the only PSG in this country, so anticipation can become a problem. (This test analysis first published in May 2017.)...
September 15, 2020
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, and it’s certainly no pushover. Perhaps the suppleness and obedience to lateral aids are implied, as this test asks riders to prove that they are able to steer their horse round 10m trot and canter circles? (This test analysis was first published in March 2017.)...
September 11, 2020
Elementary 43 — ride from your seat and grow your performance
Leanne Wall, List 1 judge and BD Young Rider selector has her trainer hat on as she takes you through this fluent non-qualifier. It's a perfect vehicle for applying her 'Grow' method as it enables riders to prepare for the more difficult challenges at Elementary. Straight away she clarifies interpretation of 'collected trot', which comes into this test alongside 'working'. And just how does collection relate to way of going?...
May 10, 2020
Advanced medium 92 — a busy-ness of challenges
BD Advanced Medium 92 is the FEI Junior Team Test. It can also be used in general competition as a qualifier and enables any rider to test their horses' rideability and their own preparation skills against something a bit different. List 1 judge and British Youth Team Selector Leanne Wall highlights Advanced Medium 92's challenges and offers rider tips relevant to all tests at the level. In the meantime, during the Covid-19 emergency, she suggests: "By analysing your old score sheets you can identify your problem areas and practise visualising how you will ride the movements better in the future."...
April 3, 2020
Advanced medium 96 (2011) analysed
List 2A British Dressage judge Fiona Wilson runs the test's challenges and how good marks can be gained or lost....
February 14, 2020
Advanced Medium 85 analysed — Your first taste of changes in the arena
Dressage test Advanced Medium 85 [2009, updated 2017] is a first stepping stone from medium up to a new level and includes only two flying changes towards the end of the programme. As such, it is probably the first advanced medium most people tackle — and yet it can be one of the trickiest to ride well, writes Debby Lush....
July 17, 2019
Advanced 101 (2019) analysed
January 6, 2019
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