Pairs Dressage Test FREESTYLE- Starter level
Name of rider/handler:
Name and age of horse:
Judged by:
Tips and advice by:
Score:
Percentage:
‘Dressing’ is the term used to access the ability for the pair to work ‘together’ when riding side by side and when riding apart.

Rider 1 starts the test to the RIGHT of rider 2.
Please make sure that the zoom is set so that the whole of the A end of the school is in the frame (this may mean it not being set to full zoom- or may mean using the zoom whilst videoing if you have this facility) and please do not follow any particular rider when riding apart.

TEST MUST BE NO LONGER THAN 4 MINUTES AND MUST SHOW RIDERS WORKING TOGETHER AND APART

COMPULSORY MOVEMENTS;
MOVEMENTS Max
Mark
JUDGES SCORE COMMENTS
1Centre line side by side in working trot at start and end of test with halt at the end of the test facing judge (towards C) 10
220m circle working trot ‘apart’ 10
3Change of rein working trot ‘apart’ 10
4Change of rein working trot ‘together’ 10
5Working canter ‘together’ 10
6Working canter ‘apart’ 10
7‘splitting’ of riders in walk 10
8‘splitting’ of riders in trot 10
9‘crossing’ of riders in walk 10
10‘crossing’ of riders in trot 10
11‘crossing’ of riders in canter 10
12Medium walk ‘together’ 10
13Free walk on a long rein ‘apart’ 10
14Composition and choreography of the test 30
15Overall impression of horses working in harmony together. 20
16Ability to work as a pair side by side and keep ‘dressing’ 20
17Ability to work apart and keep ‘dressing’ 20
18Total score 210
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.