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 and there are also five collective marks rather than four. List 1 judge and trainer Mark Ruddock considers Prelim 17 to be technically more difficult than the 19 (the Petplan test). He explains: “We have diagonals and changes of rein in canter but on the plus side there are only 20m diameter circles . . .
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