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Stage 3 Ride (Dressage) will assess your ability to ride and maintain a horse’s level of flatwork training with the welfare of the horse central to your riding.

You will:

  • Be assessed on your understanding of the scale of training with flatwork 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 to maintain this way of going. You will be assessed on your ability to deliver aids to benefit the horse while taking account of forward movement, rhythm, bend and a working outline
  • Be assessed on a variety of dressage movements including leg yielding, turn about the forehand and an ability to lengthen and shorten the stride in all paces