Riding Levels

 

Pre-Beginner: Lead Rein

Beginner (E Level)

Be able to do the following off the Lead Rein
Be able to mount and dismount
Show correct position in the saddle
Be able to hold the reins correctly
Have basic knowledge of rein and leg aids
Can control a quiet pony at walk 
Be able to trot a little on a quiet pony
May be able to ride over poles and small jumps at trot
 

Pre-Novice (Working toward D Level)

Should have control of their pony in walk and trot
Be able to change pace or direction at an allotted marker
Able to do rising and sitting trot in balance
Be working towards recognising the correct diagonal
Able to do a walk and a little trot without stirrups
May be able to canter on a quiet pony
Able to jump small fences at trot
 

Novice  (D Level)

Understand, describe and apply the aids for walk, trot, canter and circles
Be able to ride with control in canter on a quiet pony
Be learning the correct sequence of legs in all paces
Can demonstrate knowledge of "school rules" and be able to use them when working in open order
Be able to ride turns, circles and other basic school movements such as three loop serpentines correctly
Be able to jump a course of jumps 20-30cm at trot and some canter in a balanced seat
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Pre Intermediate (D+ Level)

Understand, describe and apply the aids for walk, trot, canter and circles
Be able to ride with control in canter
Know the correct sequence of legs in all paces
Able to ride in open order
Be able to ride turns, circles and other basic school movements such as three loop serpentines correctly
Be able to jump a course of jumps 30-40cm at trot and canter in a balanced seat

Lower Intermediate  (working towards C Level)

Be working towards a balanced independant seat
Sitting trot with & without stirrups (in a safe environment)
Be able to begin to establish the pony's rhythm and understand the meaning of this
Ask for canter on a named leg
Ride in open order (eg in a collecting ring at a show)
Ride in a balanced seat over fences of 50-60cm
Confident in all paces and over jumps on known horse/pony
Show smooth progression from one fence to the next
 

Intermediate: C Level

Working towards a balanced independant seat in all paces
Sitting trot, rising trot on the correct diagonal
Be confident on unknown horses/ponies in all paces
Independant work in the open
Recognise and ask for the correct lead in canter when landing from a fence
Jump a variety of fences at 70-80cm
Working towards canter without stirrups


Upper Intermediate - C+ Level

Working towards a supple, balanced position on the flat and over fences
Learning to put a trained horse through its paces
Comment on the suppleness, balance, rhythm and response the aids of your horse 
Know the aids for leg yielding and be able to ride it on a trained horse
Recognise and correct the incorrect canter lead when jumping
Jump a course of jumps up to 100cm including combinations
Be competing at 80-90cm
Ride a variety of cross country fences
Jump up and down hill
Identify which jump was the best and be able to explain why

Advanced : B Test Level

Able to ride lateral movements on a trained horse
Understand how to start to train a young horse in the basic movements
Be confidently jumping courses of 120cm and above 
Be competing regularly at 100cm and above
Be able to ride different horses and show improvement in their way of going
Be learning to assess a horse and discuss it
 

August 2017
Monday 7th
Senior Residential Camp 2017

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