Dressage Test of Choice
How It Works: DRESSAGE TEST
* Enter ONLINE here and note which test you want to ride in special comments
*Set up a dressage arena at YOUR barn! This can be a makeshift arena using jump rails or a real dressage arena - use what you have! No need to have actual letters - use cones, flowers, a well behaved dog, etc as place holders on the sides of the arena if needed!
*Bribe a friend with tacos to video your ride!
*Send us your ride before December 18th at 8PM as a YouTube link to be judged! Send all rides to firstname.lastname@example.org
***PLEASE send videos as YouTube link ONLY! Be sure video is either set to "linked" or "public". "Private" can only be seen by YOU!
TIPS: make sure video is taken in LANDSCAPE mode; have video person stand at "C", zoom when possible while keeping entire horse and rider in the frame - When in doubt ZOOM in!
*Helmets must be worn AT ALL TIMES
*Videos must be of one seamless ride - no crazy editing so you get that perfect transition!
*All USEF tack rules apply - ie no martingale or boots in dressage, illegal bits or bridles etc ; jump saddles are a-ok for dressage :)
Ribbons awarded 1-10th place - local pick up or mailed. Rider's responsible for cost of postage
Dressage Ride A Test Rules:
Videography: Video must be taken at the perspective of the judge at "C" and be of one seamless ride. No editing of video, no music over video to hide coaching
Reading of test aloud is permitted - no coaching
All USEF tack rules apply. I.e. no boots, bell boots, illegal bits and bridles etc may be used
Scoring: USDF tests will be calculated as percentage score, USEF eventing tests will be calculated as penalty points
Divisions will be added and divided at organizier's discretion based on entry size. However a minimum of two divisions will be used : USDF Test of Choice and USEF Eventing Tests of Choice
Arena: Standard or small areas may be used. Arena should be set to closest measurements possible of a 20X60 or 20X40 arena. Arena boarders may be marked by place setters such as poles in replacement of "official" dressage ring borders. Letters may be replaced by placeholders such as cones, standards, flowers in lieu of official dressage letters
Show jumping course to be posted on Flying Cross Farm Facebook page and website.
Videography: video must be of one seamless ride, no editing of any kind, and must be of horse and rider's first attempt of the course. NO coaching
Courses must be set according to height for specific division and measured appropriately : i.e Novice course must be set primarily at 2"11 in height
For novice and up a combination may be used as part of the course, however this B element will remain optional. The jumping effort will receive a score but not be included in the final score calculation. For example, fence 7 may have an optional two stride line marked 7a and 7b. Those not having equipment to build a fence 7b may skip that fence.
Course will be judged using modified scoring system from the Young Event Horse USEA series shows. Each numbered fence will receive a score of 1-5 , in addition to collective marks of overall impression of round with comments from the judge. Highest scoring round wins. Scoring criteria listed below:
Individual Jumping Efforts:
Performance will be evaluated out of a maximum of 5.0 points per effort as follows: (0.5 may be used)
0 - refusal 1 - very bad 2 - Bad 3 - Satisfactory 4 - Good 5 - Excellent
Rail Down - no higher score than 2
Scored 1-10 , with coefficient of 0.5 in the following categories:
Confidence, response to the aids, attitude and ability
Maintaining rhythm, appropriate pace, desire to go forward, ability adjust balance before fence, jumping out of stride
Rider Correct Use of Aids:
Clairy, subtlety; independence, accuracy of test
Casual attire - no braining or show attire needed! Jumping saddles may be used in dressage. All USEF tack rules apply. Helmets must be worn at ALL times. Proper footwear must be worn at all times.
Videos must be submitted to email@example.com by Saturday, May 9th at 8PM sharp! Please verify that your video was received as is able to be opened. Make sure to have YouTube videos set to public or link view. Private view is unable to be viewed by judges. YouTube is prefered video method.
Please comply to all social distancing recommendations set forth by your barn manager and state Governor