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post #11 of 19 Old 08-06-2012, 12:29 AM
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84% is a ludicrous score and it is likely the judge is not approved, registered nor would s/he have any credibility in most dressage circles.

Focus on watching your videos and working with your coach and ignore the silly scores that some judges insist on giving out. I've ridden horses up to an international level, with good results and national championships and have never gotten a "9" from a reputable judge.
Generally speaking if it's your first 5-6 years of competing and you get anything over about 70% be very skeptical and do not accept "9" and "10" scores without a fairly large side dish of salt.

I agree completely with Kayty, an 80%+ at intro under a reputable judge even for the best trainers on the nicest horses is very far-fetched. Let alone someone in their first dressage competition.
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I know I am tickled pink to get in the mid-high 60's at this point, at preliminary and novice level. Nationally, to see an 80+% score at an official level has everyone scrambling for youtube to watch the test!

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84% is a ludicrous score and it is likely the judge is not approved, registered nor would s/he have any credibility in most dressage circles.
Anebel, wouldn't you get the same (or higher) at Intro if you'd try it tomorrow? I mean with your horse's level and because requirements are low... (I'm not arguing that judge is most probably not approved though)

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The winning Olympic Grand Prix ride by Charlotte Dujardin last week scored 83.663%.

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Yeah I figured out I should have gotten in the high 70's from what my instructor said. She competed high level eventing and her mom competed dressage for years. My halt actually got a 10, but I personally think that hault could have been in the Olympics it was so perfect lol. :) My position got a 9, but I didnt move, was in the perfect position, and my hands were extremely still the entire test. I know the judge IS a dressage judge, but after watching rider after rider all day that didnt care at all about dressage and were doing awful tests, I think she might have started comparing me to them in some areas.
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High 70s is still ludicrous. A 64% is likely a stretch and would be a "good score" for someone doing their first test at intro.

Also KV why the he-double hockey sticks would a I even ride an intro test on a horse competing at I1?

Honestly throw out the test paper and no you did not get a 9 for rider or a 10 for a halt. A 6 and a 7 might have been in line for the test and your level, but I was not there and did not see the test. Even when I competed my horse when he was young at training level we did not ever get "high 70s" and yet we still managed to win show and year end high point awards. The judge was likely out smoking some lettuce before your class or has completely lost her marbles or just enjoys giving people impossible scores. Throw out the test paper.
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Also KV why the he-double hockey sticks would a I even ride an intro test on a horse competing at I1?
I was just curious because I was wondering if the movements in Intro are judged on "lower" scale than, say, 3rd or 4th level (or even 1st or 2nd). So there is no need really to be snarky or sarcastic here.

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I was just curious because I was wondering if the movements in Intro are judged on "lower" scale than, say, 3rd or 4th level (or even 1st or 2nd). So there is no need really to be snarky or sarcastic here.
Intro, training and first are all judged in working gaits. Above that everything is judged in collected gaits. And yes the movements are judged with increasing difficulty. In third level a croup high change might be a 6 and in I1 if your changes are croup high you are in 4s-ville. Haunches leading half pass is similarly marked down and if your 8m volte is large you're getting a 4 or 5 as well in an I1.

No it is a serious question and not sarcastic at all. Why would I want to ride an I1 horse in an intro test?
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OP, by way of comparison, me and Remy got a 58 and 60 on Intro A and B at our first show. Neither of us had any previous experience, and I thought the judge was being crazy generous on those scores. We got 1st and 2nd place, and all the riders were within a few points of one another.
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