What is Needed for Training Level?

To show at Training Level  (Revision 2015) you and your horse need to be proficient at a handful of movements. I will outline the movements required for Training Level Test One below. I will also break out the other 2 tests in Training Level and what is added to those tests.

Training Level Test One 2015 requires:

  • Working Trot
  • Halt
  • 20m Circle
  • Diagonal Line
  • Working Canter
  • Medium Walk
  • Free Walk

Training Level Test Two 2015 requires:

  • Working Trot
  • Halt
  • 20m Circle
  • Diagonal Line
  • Working Canter
  • 20m Stretchy Trot Circle
  • Medium Walk
  • Free Walk

The difference between Test One and Test Two is the 20m Stretchy Trot Circle. In this movement the judges are looking for a continued working trot; however the horse stretches down and below the withers while keeping contact with the bit.

Training Level Test Three 2015 requires:

  • Working Trot
  • Halt
  • H-X-K Loop and M-X-F Loop
  • Diagonal Line
  • Working Canter
  • 20m Circle
  • Medium Walk
  • Free Walk
  • 20m Stretchy Trot

The difference between Test Two and Test Three is the H-X-K and M-X-F Loop. This is a movement where you are in the working trot and begin to go across the diagonal, but instead of continuing all the way across and changing directions, you turn back towards the rail you left from once you hit X. The horse should accept the bend change and keep in a continued pace at the working trot through this movement.

In all movements required at this level, the judge is looking for consistency, and a horse willing to cooperate. If a movement is x2, that means whatever score you earn on that movement; it is counted twice. Another piece of helpful information is that all odd numbered tests you will turn left after your entry and all even numbered tests you will turn right after your entry.

2015 Training Level Test One

2015 Training Level Test Two

2015 Training Level Test Three