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        09-20-2011, 05:11 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Pattern question for Show

    On the 2011 training level test 3 at the end it says

    A Down Centerline
    X Halt, Salute


    Then it says leave arena at A in walk on long rein.

    How can you leave at A when you're facing C? Are you supposed to walk to c, track left and around to A or what?
         
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        09-20-2011, 05:34 PM
      #2
    Ink
    Weanling
    I believe you just turn back towards the rail and walk on out at A. At least that's what I've been doing when we practiced the tests at home and my trainer didn't correct me. I've been going off to the right, but I don't think it matters which way you go. One of you more experienced dressage people feel free to chime in
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        09-20-2011, 08:14 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    Typically, you will free walk forward to C to thank the judge, and then turn whichever way is convenient and head out.
         
        09-21-2011, 07:22 PM
      #4
    Banned
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    Originally Posted by DraftXDressage    
    Typically, you will free walk forward to C to thank the judge, and then turn whichever way is convenient and head out.

    Not totally correct.

    The competitor NEVER talks to the judge unless invited to. Certainly smile would be fine but the judge will be busy finishing up on that test. It is inappropriate to speak to them or approach them ( off the competition arena) without having authorization first.
         
        09-28-2011, 09:23 PM
      #5
    Foal
    If you're competing in a schooling dressage show then proper etiquette after you salute is to proceed to the judges stand for critique on your ride. After the judge is done speaking to you, then you turn around 180 degrees and leave the arena on a loose rein.

    If you are competing in a USDF recognized competition then after you halt and salute do not proceed to the judges stand. At recognized competitions judges never speak to riders regarding their performances. That said, give your horse a long rein and a pat for a job well done then turn when you're ready and leave the arena. It's perfectly acceptable to turn right on the spot at X and leave the ring. Good Luck
         
        09-28-2011, 10:36 PM
      #6
    Banned
    At least in our country you do not EVER go to the judge for a critique...at ANY level or show grading.

    You get a test back with the comments on it and if you wanted a personal critique you get the show personal to ask the judge if they are willing ( after the class).

    Even a schooling show must run on time and the rider after you is already circling the arena waiting to go in. They do not wait while the horse/rider before them gets a personal critique.

    Now if this were a clinic type test run then yes you will get an individual critique but the time factor is built into the schedule.

    So to the OP ..DO NOT go to the judge expecting to speak to them or have them speak to you.
         
        09-28-2011, 10:53 PM
      #7
    Foal
    Spyder- what country are you located in? I'm just curious, because in the US 99% of the time the judge always takes a minute to review the test with the rider, hence the schooling show part. This stands very true for the lower levels such as training level. Much like a ride-review-ride clinic.

    To Maggie May, your safest bet is to head in the direction of the judge's stand and if the judge doesn't make eye contact with you or such then just turn to leave if it's clear that she or he isn't going to speak with you. Schooling shows are just that- "schooling" shows. Judges aren't going to fault you for approaching them after your test at a schooling show. You're there to learn, so don't worry and most of all have fun!
         
        09-29-2011, 06:41 AM
      #8
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Spyder    
    The competitor NEVER talks to the judge unless invited to. Certainly smile would be fine but the judge will be busy finishing up on that test. It is inappropriate to speak to them or approach them ( off the competition arena) without having authorization first.
    My number of shows is very limited, but I always thanked a judge after I'm done. May be it's not appropriate of course, but that's how I feel.

    BTW, I agree with calabraescloset - I've seen judge almost always talks a little with the rider (unless the judge sits in car, which is common at some shows here).
         
        09-29-2011, 11:58 AM
      #9
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by calabraescloset    
    Spyder- what country are you located in? I'm just curious, because in the US 99% of the time the judge always takes a minute to review the test with the rider, hence the schooling show part. This stands very true for the lower levels such as training level. Much like a ride-review-ride clinic.

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    I am in Canada.

    I have NEVER EVER talked to any competitor after they finished their test at ANY level.

    I have also ran many shows at ALL levels and the time fram is way too tight to allow conversations between competitors and judges. Each test is timed at approx 2 minutes beyond the stated timing on the test and to allow conversation after each test would screw the timing so bad that the show would run way over time.

    Maybe in your case if the entries were really low the secretary can allow 5-10 minutes after each test to have these conversations but when you have 20-30 competitors in each class and 7-10 classes running with two or more arenas and entries cross entering and needing them to get to another arena you simply CANNOT allow time for "conversations".
         
        09-29-2011, 12:02 PM
      #10
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Spyder    
    I am in Canada.

    I have NEVER EVER talked to any competitor after they finished their test at ANY level.
    Pssst, Spyder.... Sounds like canadian judges are not extremely nice... Our judges are way more welcoming!
         

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