Horse Riding Dressage

If you want to ride your horse races, you can join a riding club that is connected to the Royal Dutch Equestrian Federation. They organize a nationwide official dressage competitions. This dressage competitions are divided into sections, (B), L1, L2, M1, M2, Z1 and Z2.What is different is expected in such a dressage horse and rider per category. This article describes what a dressage test in L class.

From the L class

Class I consists of two sections, L1 and L2. L stands for light. For L-sections is B class. After L-sections will follow classes M and Z. Do you have with your horse enough profit points gained in class B, then you can start in L1.Did you start out as a rider rather M1 with another horse, can you choose a non-horse or your first B starts equal or L1. You can be accelerated PhD.

L1 trials

In the testing rule L1, the rider must ride easy, if not sitting trot is requested.
L1 comes in a test, when compared with the B-test, a couple of new, more difficult elements for:

  • Return to the left leg
  • Give way to right leg
  • Content
  • Volte 15 m
  • Hose Volte
  • Medium Canter

Give way to the left leg
Give way to the left and right legs covered by assets. In an L1-test this exercise will be used as the letter A on the short side. You must give way to the left leg, then you are from the left. You close at A by A compression of the left calf of the rider on the horse is moving on two tracks forward and sideways. The horse is only slightly to the left. The horse looks so the opposite direction he goes.The horse must be at least five metres quarter, have the legs on the inside of the leg on the outside to cross wide.
Give way to right leg
Give way to the right leg is deployed from the right. Due to pressure from the right calf rider’s horse moves forward and sideways to the left. The horse is made herewith on the right. The horse must be at least five metres quarter, have the legs on the inside of the leg on the outside to cross wide.
In the assessment of the neighborhoods let the jury on several things:

  • The hand should anything go to the backhand before
  • Not too much to claim
  • Horse must continue forward
  • Horse must clear the scissors with front and hind legs

The stop is by heading to be assessed different and depends on the level of training of the horse. The intention is that the horse standing square, motionless and right. The horse is nageeflijk relax in the jaw and neck, with the weight evenly distributed on four legs. In L1 horse without waiting even square.However, the weight should be evenly distributed on four legs. The jury watches over time to stop the motionless horse and the transition from stagnant.
Volte 15 m
A circle 15 meters can be operated from both the long and short side. The diameter of the circle should be 15 metres. The horse should be held to the line of the circle and curved. The jury will assess the correct position and bending. The circle should not be too large. Too small is not the intention, but less serious, because the difficulty level of this higher.
Hose Volte
A serpentine consists of half-Voltes, which is connected to the wiring between them by passing the AC lead the horse should be parallel to the short side. A serpentine can consist of multiple frames. The jury will evaluate all bows are relatively large, the horse is put on the AC line and the horse right after passing the AC line is neatly changed over. In this figure, the rider must sit through.
Medium Canter
In L1 must rider and horse jumping shows some medium Gallop in a circle. The medium gallop, the horse should extend its progress visible. The horse is expanding moderately and extends slightly into topline and neck. The jury will assess whether the horse stretches its borders and not accelerate. The movement should be balanced and relaxed and originate from a clear take-off from the hind legs.

L2 trials

In L2 trials rule, the driver must sit through about light ride is requested.
Also in L2 trials come some new, difficult elements:

  • By S hand shift
  • Give way to the left and right legs 10 meters
  • Content and just a few steps back
  • United States horse racing on the long side

By S hand shift
This figure is driven from the long side at B or E, and is intended to modify this page. From B or E driver half a circle half track. AC line horse is a horse length right, and again half a circle half the job is placed in the opposite direction. The jury will assess whether the figure is neatly divided into two equal half-Voltes half track. It looks at whether the horse the correct goods are placed on the AC line, and if the horse has sufficient standing and bending line Voltes.
Give way to the left and right legs 10 meters
L2 tests, exercise of the districts has been extended to 10 metres. This means that you should deviate from the AC power line to the railway. The judgement of the jury is the same as in L1.
Content and just a few steps back
The stop has already been discussed in L1. The horse should be straight back, using your legs and drop light and diagonal pairs. the judges in this exercise to the horse’s obedience. The horse should actively backwards and should not drag their feet. The horse can’t go wrong. Throughout the exercise, should the horse keep neat nageeflijk. After going back to the horse should go without hesitation walking or trotting. the assessment will depend on the level of training of the horse.
United States horse racing on the long side
Evaluation of medium Canter is the same as in L1. On the long side, the horse should be straight, and the horse must be visibly taken back at the end of the long side to the working Canter.
In addition, the horse and rider throughout the test assessed on three gaits, walk, trot and gallop, the impulse, the law focused, relaxed and curb go horse, posture and the seat of the driver, device, and the effect of the aid and care of the whole. In the article the dressage at B-level. You can read more about here.