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Stage 3 Ride will assess your riding ability to maintain a horse’s level of training with the welfare of the horse central to your riding. 

You will: 

  • Be assessed on your understanding of the scale of training and be able to apply this knowledge
  • Be asked to show knowledge and understanding of the horse’s performance, evaluate its way of going and determine an approach for the maintenance of the way of going. You are able to deliver aids to benefit the horse while taking account of forward movement, rhythm, bend and a working outline
  • Be assessed on your understanding of the horse’s performance and an evaluation of both you and your horse

Your flatwork will be assessed through an understanding of various movements, including leg yielding and turn about the forehand, in addition to being able to ride lengthening and shortening of the stride in all paces.

You will be assessed working over showjumps and cross-country fences. Showjumps may be up to one metre and cross-country jumps up to 90 centimetres, showing a balanced seat when jumping single fences and related fences leading to a course of jumps.