Dressage Levels

3BayGeldings

Well-Known Member
Joined
27 February 2009
Messages
3,123
Location
North East England
Visit site
Would anyone be kind enough to give me a brief(ish!) rundown of what each test 'level' (i.e. prelim, novice, elementary..) contains? Like at what level are things like medium trot, counter canter, leg yield etc introduced?

Thanks in advance!
cool.gif
 

Divasmum

Well-Known Member
Joined
16 September 2008
Messages
3,939
Location
Hertfordshire
Visit site
Prelim is based walk trot and canter, circles etc. Novice introduces some lengthening in trot, some tests have a few strides of medium canter, counter canter when changing rein in canter and in a few tests a few steps of rein back. Elementary has far more variation in the paces plus leg yield. Medium has more lateral work introduced. Advanced Medium simple changes. Above that it is even more complicated!
 

GDB

Well-Known Member
Joined
14 September 2005
Messages
7,525
Location
In turmoil..
photobucket.com
[ QUOTE ]
Prelim is based walk trot and canter, circles etc. Novice introduces some lengthening in trot, some tests have a few strides of medium canter, counter canter when changing rein in canter and in a few tests a few steps of rein back. Elementary has far more variation in the paces plus leg yield. Medium has more lateral work introduced. Advanced Medium simple changes. Above that it is even more complicated!

[/ QUOTE ]

Advanced Medium introduces, half passe, flying changes, walk pirouettes....
 
Top