Baroque In-Hand Walk and Trot Championship (2015)
Name of rider/handler:
Name and age of horse:
Judged by:
Tips and advice by:
This test is designed to demonstrate the balance and posture required during the training of the horse. The paces should reflect the level of training of the horse.
Marks will not be awarded for the individual movements of the test but will be awarded for the general impression of the test, the skill and tact of the handler and way of going of the horse. Particular importance will be attached to the flow of the test rather than the accuracy, although accuracy is important to create truly gymnastic exercises. The willingness and responsiveness of the horse will be duly rewarded as will tactful handling.
The first impression mark will be awarded in the first 30 seconds and the final impression at the end.
Comments and constructive feedback will be given along with suggestions for future work to help improve marks.
For ANY breed of horse 4 years old and over. To be performed in a bridle (bitted or bitless) or cavesson, halter or headcollar. A whip may be carried as an extension to help refine the aids.
Handler may change sides only when the horse is at a scheduled halt in the test (or a halt for a reinback).
1Enter at A in trot, X transition to walk N/A
2Just after X turn on the forehand(TOTF)/giravolta, anticlockwise, 180 degrees, continue in trot (may N/A
3A track left, F-B shoulder in(SI) left, B transition to walk. N/A
4B-X 10m circle between X and A halt and rein back 3-5 steps, continue in trot (may be progressive) N/A
5 At A track right, K-E SI right, E transition to walk. N/A
6E commence circle 20m allowing the posture forwards, down and out in a free walk. N/A
7B bring the posture up as you commence a 10m circle right to X. N/A
8At X commence a 10m circle left remaining on the outside of the horse (it will treated as an error o N/A
9X 10m circle right to B (which completes a figure 8) N/A
10Between B and F transition to trot N/A
11F circle right 10m to D, between D and X transition to walk. N/A
12X, TOTF/giravolta, 360 degrees (clockwise). N/A
13G halt, immobility, salute. Leave arena on a long rein.
14GENERAL MARKS; Ease of movements, harmony between horse and rider, flow of test and artistic impress 10
15Final Impression 20
17Application of aids, tact, Position 10
18HORSE MARKS: Purity and transitions of paces 10
19Lightness of forehand (is the horse 'self supporting' ) 10
20Connection from back to front (collection later) 10
21Energy, desire to move forwards 10
22Total score 100
Tips and advice:
SCORING EXPLAINED; 0=Not performed. 1=Very bad. 2=Fairly bad. 3=bad. 4=Insufficient. 5=Sufficient 6=Satisfactory. 7= Fairly good. 8= Good. 9=Very good. 10= Excellent.
Half marks may be used.