Baroque Walk and Trot 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 A in trot, G 1/2 10m circle right to M N/A
2MXD trot, D-F 1/2 10m circle left N/A
3F-B shoulder-in left, B 1/2 10m circle left to X N/A
4Between X and D halt (may be progressive) and reinback between 3 and 5 steps N/A
5Continue in trot (maybe progressive), A 1/2 10m circle right, K-E shoulder in right N/A
6E-B 1/2 20m circle right gradually allow the posture forwards, down and out N/A
7Between F and A transition to walk, between A and K bring posture back up. N/A
8K-E travers right (right bend, 1/4's inside of track), E 1/4 pirouette/TOTH (may be working). N/A
9X turn right, X-D travers left (left bend 1/4's to left of centre line looking behind from C) N/A
10D 1/4 pirouette/TOTH (may be working), F track right. N/A
11Between F and A transition to trot, K-B change rein N/A
12B-E 1/2 20m circle left, K 1/2 10m circle left to arrive on centre line. N/A
13X halt, salute (may be progressive) leave arena 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.