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Introduction

The Pony Club is pleased to announce the “Design a Dressage Test” competition, which provides members with the opportunity to design a Dressage test which is in with a chance of being ridden by a member of British Equestrian's World Class Performance Team.

How to Enter

To enter:

The competition is split in to two age groups:

  • 12 years old and under
  • 13 and over

Members can enter three classes: Novice, Intermediate and Open

Members can create a test using the template provided in the Test Sheet section. The test must include the required movements below identified by the Dressage Committee. Any other movements within the test must not be higher than the PC tests of that level.

The competition is free of charge and only open to current Pony Club members.

Deadline for entry is 26th February 

Movements

All tests are to be designed to be carried out in a 20 x 40 arena

Category

Movements that must be included

Novice
(14 movements in total)

-        Medium walk

-        Working trot

-        Working canter

-        Half 20m circle in trot and/or canter

-        A free walk on a long rein

-        Give and retake of inside rein

-        Halt on centre line at end of test

Intermediate
(18 movements in total)

-        Medium walk

-        Working trot

-        Working canter

-        Some steps of medium trot/canter

-        Half 10 metre circle in trot (up to two)

-        Free walk on a long rein

-        Counter canter

-        Halt on centre line at end of test

Open

(18 movements in total)

-        Medium walk

-        Working and medium trot

-        Working and medium canter

-        Halt on centre line at start and end of test

-        Leg yield

-        ¼ pirouette

-        Simple change

Test Sheet
Dressage Test Sheet
DOCX - 75 kB

Judging

What will they be looking for in a winning test?

  • A test which flows nicely from movement to movement
  • All required movements are included in your test
  • Your test is the correct length of movements for the level
  • Artist style

 

Who are the judges? 

The judges will be made up of British Equestrian World Class Performance riders along side the Pony Club Dressage committee

 

Winners

There will be 6 winning tests selected one per age group at each level.

  • Novice: under 12 and over 13 winners
  • Intermediate: under 12 and over 13 winners
  • Open: under 12 and over 13 winners

Winners are selected by the panel consisting of two British Equestrian World Class Riders and Two Pony Club Dressage Committee members.

The Winner of each category and age will have their test ridden by a British Equestrian World Class Rider and receive comments from the judges and rider on their test.