Baroque Walk Trot and Canter 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 horse.

Connection/collection of paces should be commensurate with the level of individual training, trot may be rising or sitting accordingly but should assist the horse not hamper him.

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, X 1/2 10m circle left. N/A
2E-K show some steps of counter shoulder-in, K-D 1/2 10m circle left N/A
3X-B 1/2 10m circle right, B-F show some steps of counter shoulder-in. N/A
4A halt (may be progressive) reinback 3-5 steps, continue in walk N/A
5A 1/4 pirouette to centre line (may be working), D 1/4 pirouette towards K N/A
6K track left, between K and A transition to trot N/A
7Between F and B show some steps of shoulder-in left, B transition to canter N/A
8B 20m circle left, transition to trot between centre line and B N/A
9MC HB change rein and let posture forwards down and out on a long rein, B-F bring posture up. N/A
10A walk 3-5 steps before returning to trot, K-E shoulder-in right, E commence 1/2 20m N/A
11Circle with canter transition around E. N/A
12Around F transition to trot, A down centre line D walk, X halt, salute, leave arena on long rein. N/A
14Ease of movements, harmony between horse and rider, flow of test and artistic impression First Impression 10
15Final Impression 20
16RIDER MARKS Application of aids, tact 20
17Position 10
18HORSE MARKS Purity 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.