Beginner- New to riding and know very little. Require schoolmasters
Intermediate- well rehearsed in basic gaits and working on making them better. Learning new/more advanced movements in riding. Ride school masters but also some horses not as polished
Advanced- Confident and able in basic gaits, good knowledge of advanced movements, begin to handle problem horses with ease, more polished rider.
Expert- Can ride anything, highly comfortable riding any movement on any type of horse, polished riding.