Baroque Walk Championship
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 ridden horses. The paces should reflect the level of training of the horse, in general working trot and canter and medium walk is appropriate at this level but if you and your horse are established in the more collected gaits then that is acceptable. Where trot is included it may be rising or sitting as appropriate to help the horse maintain a supple, free moving back.

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 rider and way of going of the horse. Particular importance will be attached to the flow of the test rather than the accuracy. The willingness and responsiveness of the horse will be duly rewarded.

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 and saddle or bareback/pad if it is safe to do so. A whip may be carried as an extension to help refine the aids.
1Enter at K (left rein) on 1/2 10m circle arriving on centre line. N/A
2X halt salute, before G 1/2 10m circle right to track. N/A
3Show some steps (at least 4/5) of travers before F N/A
4F-D 1/2 10m circle right, D-X shoulder-in right N/A
5Straighten through X, X-G shoulder-in left. N/A
6G-H 1/2 10m circle left, between H and K show some steps of travers, N/A
7A halt, reinback 3-5 steps walk on, A halt reinback 3-5 steps N/A
8F-K 1/2 20m circle allowing the posture forwards, down and out on a long rein. N/A
9Between K and A bring posture up, F leg yield from right leg to 3/4 line. N/A
10Ride 1/2 10m circle left from mid point of BX to mid point XE to end up on next 3/4 line N/A
11Leg yield from left leg to arrive by K. N/A
12A down centre line, between D-X halt, reinback a few steps N/A
13Proceed on centre line to X, halt, salute, leave arena at A on long rein. N/A
15Ease of movements, harmony between horse and rider, flow of test and artistic impression First Impression 10
16Final Impression 20
17RIDER MARKS Application of aids, tact 20
18Position 10
19HORSE MARKS Purity of paces 10
20Lightness of forehand (is the horse 'self supporting' ) 10
21Connection from back to front (collection later) 10
22Energy, desire to move forwards 10
23Total 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.