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    Default dressage tests-where can i find?

    i plan to do a schooling show with my jumper end of month (she showed dressage when she was an eventer)--have not shown any dressage since then and am wondering where i can find the tests for Training and Level 1???i did buy a few years ago the tests online but they are dated 2003 tests--have Training and Level 1 changed any at all in the new tests??? Need to get these in a hurry --i cant seem to find the online site i got the ones from before--they were great--they wer on a CD and had printouts that showed your track around the arena..Sure would like to find that site again.
    thanks for any help



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    http://www.usef.org/Contentpage2.aspx?id=dressage


    here are the current tests. They change every 4 years

    It is easy enough to draw the movements yourself on paper. It might help your memmorise them. You can look for winnie widgets at the tack store, they are printout with diagram.
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    i use coloured pens and then dots and dashes to help remember each test
    so canter green and running line blue is trot with broken long e line - - - --
    red is walk -------- dashed line changes are x astrias same coloured pen as the pace

    so if you had to walk at h say red askria or x then red ---- to say trot at b blue x then broken line- - - - then say canter at A green x contious line and free walk is black pen
    halt and starts are donated by a large dot
    hahaha if you write down in diferent cloured pens is easier to remeber i think



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    How come the tests are so hard to find on the USDF website?????? Seriously, if I hadn't been lead to them by Cothers in the past, I'd never have known the site had them. What is up with that? Not like they don't charge us enough money as members!

    OK, B-fest over. LOL.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegante E View Post
    How come the tests are so hard to find on the USDF website?????? Seriously, if I hadn't been lead to them by Cothers in the past, I'd never have known the site had them. What is up with that? Not like they don't charge us enough money as members!

    OK, B-fest over. LOL.
    I thought the same exact thing!!!! Also, where are the INTRO (walk/trot) tests???? I was looking for that for a kid/pony rider of mine.



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    Default Dressage Test sites

    I posted these a while ago. (hopefully still all working!).


    Dressage Tests and Diagrams can be obtained as follows :

    Full Test Sheets :

    a) USDF Intro tests etc

    http://www.usdf.org/downloads/forms/...TypePass=Tests

    order the CD

    https://www.usdf.org/cgi-bin/commerc...gory=TEST&keyw

    b) USEF Training thru 4th Level :

    http://www.usef.org/_iframes/breedsd...getestmov.aspx

    or

    'Sign in' to your AUA page on the USEF site :

    http://www.usef.org/

    If you do not have an Authorized User Account (AUA ) then you must create one using your USEF ID.
    (Go to the FAQS page www.usef.org/_IFrames/Faqs/auaFAQ.aspx to create a AUA -
    if you dont have an ID then follow the instructions to create an ID first)

    or

    order a booklet from :

    http://www.usef.org/documents/discip...tOrderForm.pdf

    or

    go to Dressage Canada which uses the same tests as USEF :

    http://www.equinecanada.ca/index.php...365&lang=en-GB

    (no messing about with any AUA,ID,Password etc,etc needed)


    3) Diagrams & Panels online and/or print :

    http://www.dressage.net.au/natestdia.html#usefdiagrams ( free to download )
    http://www.thedigitalhorse.com/
    http://www.dressageillustrated.com/
    http://www.whinnywidgets.com/
    http://www.equiapps.com/ ( apple products )



    4 ) Movement & Arena Diagrams :

    http://www.dressage.net.au/dnlinks3.html
    http://www.dressage.net.au/dnlinks36.html
    Last edited by dressagedirectory; Dec. 22, 2010 at 06:43 AM. Reason: USDF & USEF changed their websites



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    since this seems to be one of the most frequently repeated questions on this forum perhaps we can get a sticky!!!

    Moderators???

    kthxbuy
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    ... it *is* a sticky as of yesterday!

    Thank you SoEasy!
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    So super. Thank you.
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    Default The scale of marks is as follows

    Compliments of Janet...from the rulebook

    The scale of marks is as follows:
    10 Excellent
    9 Very Good
    8 Good
    7 Fairly Good
    6 Satisfactory
    5 Sufficient
    4 Insufficient
    3 Fairly Bad
    2 Bad
    1 Very Bad
    0 Not executed



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    I have to laugh at this sticky, because if I didn't laugh, I would cry. The USDF website is so hard to find even the most basic information, like TESTS. We need instructions on a different site at how to find these things.

    Look at X, stomp your foot 3 times, turn to the left, click on Y 4 times, hold your left hand up, and pray like he*l that the test will appear. <shesh> As if dressage is not enough of a challenge...



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    anyone have a link to the actual test forms for USDF freestyles??



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    Quote Originally Posted by horserule1 View Post
    -i cant seem to find the online site i got the ones from before--they were great--they wer on a CD and had printouts that showed your track around the arena..Sure would like to find that site again.
    thanks for any help
    I found this site to be extremely helpful: www.thedigitalhorse.com

    It has FEI and USDF tests, diagrams and even drawings of the arena so you even draw your own test to help memorize it. You have to subscribe, but it was well worth it to me!



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    Does anyone know where the compulsory movements for freestyle are? Lord, you'd think it was classified, CIA eyes-only, restricted, read-then-die, information!!!
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    http://dressagecanada.org/dcp.asp?pageid=68 has the freestyles as well as the regular tests. I'm 99% sure the Canadians use the same tests as we do.



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    THank you, dd!!! One difference I did notice, however, is it cannot be any *shorter* than 4 minutes 30 seconds. In the USDF, it can be as short as you want, but cannot go OVER 5 minutes. Rule 8-A:
    The time limit for all USDF freestyles is five minutes. There is no minimum time requirement.
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    Default become a member to usdf

    if you are planning on showing at recognized shows and composing a freestyle...it would really make sense to become a member of usdf. You will then be able to receive the directory which has all the tests, freestyle requirements..rules, judging terms..award rules etc. It is a handy little book and I love the new square format!



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    Quote Originally Posted by dressagediosa View Post
    http://dressagecanada.org/dcp.asp?pageid=68 has the freestyles as well as the regular tests. I'm 99% sure the Canadians use the same tests as we do.
    yes canada does use the same tests as the US except for their intro tests are different



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    Okay, soooo, why are the intro tests the hardest to find? It's almost like dressage is an exclusive sport with intentionally high barriers to entry or something...

    My fiance is planning to go to his first schooling show in May, and he thinks now is the appropriate time to start memorizing the tests (which, you know, probably not a terrible idea...and so cute!). Trouble is, the Canadian site is the only one that has the intro tests, and you say they're the only ones that are not the same? Kinda figures, I guess...

    Anyone want to just post the intro tests? I can interpret/draw/coach as needed, I just need to know how they go!

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by criss View Post
    Okay, soooo, why are the intro tests the hardest to find? It's almost like dressage is an exclusive sport with intentionally high barriers to entry or something...

    My fiance is planning to go to his first schooling show in May, and he thinks now is the appropriate time to start memorizing the tests (which, you know, probably not a terrible idea...and so cute!). Trouble is, the Canadian site is the only one that has the intro tests, and you say they're the only ones that are not the same? Kinda figures, I guess...

    Anyone want to just post the intro tests? I can interpret/draw/coach as needed, I just need to know how they go!

    Thanks!
    Criss--this site posted earlier http://www.dressage.net.au/natestdia.html has the intro tests as well.
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