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How is the timing for entering a freestyle, from where does it count and what penalties?

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November 9, 2018

In the Freestyle, the Athlete has forty five (45) seconds to signal to start the music and must enter the arena within thirty (30) seconds of the music starting.

If the Freestyle test is longer or shorter than stipulated on the test sheet, zero point five percentage points (0.5%) will…


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BLOG No. 37.  Do you know how can the Steward will intervene when you violate the rules for warm up in the FEI ring?

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October 18, 2018

BLOG No. 37.  Do you know how can the Steward will intervene when you violate the rules for warm up in the FEI ring?

In recent Blogs we discussed the rules that apply for the warm-up, in terms of length, extreme stretching (lateral and longitudinal), duration, head position, and aggressive…


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BLOG No. 36. Are there any rules for stretching during the warm up in the FEI Ring?

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October 12, 2018

BLOG No. 36. Are there any rules for stretching during the warm up in the FEI Ring?

 

As in any other sport, correct stretching of our horse is of the utmost importance for a good performance and for the on-going suppleness and health of our horses. There may be many…


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BLOG No. 35. What are the applicable rules for the warm up at the FEI ring. 5 posts to follow. Today Maximum duration of warm-up

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October 10, 2018

BLOG No. 35. What are the applicable rules for the warm up at the FEI ring.

Last week I was asked several questions about Rules for the warm up on the FEI ring. The conversation was so interesting that in the following blogs I will explore important items like:…


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BLOG No. 34. Do you know what are the FEI Rules for FALSE TAIL /TAIL EXTENSION ON DRESSAGE HORSES?

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September 19, 2018

BLOG No. 34. Do you know what are the FEI Rules for FALSE TAIL /TAIL EXTENSION ON DRESSAGE HORSES?

Many riders, owners and trainers sometimes feel that no matter how well they have taken care of their horses’ tails, before going to the shows, the feel that they have very…


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BLOG 33. Unfortunately, rules do not cover every circumstance at a dressage event.  What to do if there are omissions in the Dressage Rules or if they do not cover exceptional circumstances.

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May 24, 2018

BLOG 33. Unfortunately, rules do not cover every circumstance at a dressage event.  What to do if there are omissions in the Dressage Rules or if they do not cover exceptional circumstances.

 

In accordance with the FEI Dressage Rules, “Every eventuality cannot be provided for in these Dressage Rules.”

 

In Dressage,…


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BLOG 31. What may be the penalty for a severe resistance during a dressage test? If the resistance endangers the Athlete, but happens before the horse enters the Arena, can the judge punish the rider?

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May 20, 2018

BLOG 31. What may be the penalty for a severe resistance during a dressage test? If the resistance endangers the Athlete, but happens before the horse enters the Arena, can the judge punish the rider?

 

In accordance with the FEI Rules, “Any resistance which prevents the continuation of the test…


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BLOG 31. Entering the arena without bell and other faults, minus two (2) points and no Elimination

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May 2, 2018

BLOG 31. Entering the arena without bell and other faults like use of voice or no taking the reins in one had for the salute are faults and two (2) points will be deducted per fault, but they are not cumulative and will not result in Elimination

As we all…


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BLOG 30. Around the arena with bandages or whip or without gloves?

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April 25, 2018

Since in the last blog we talked about the space around the arena but before entering at A, I was asked: A. If I enter this space with a whip or with boots on the Horse’s legs or without the appropriate dress, i.e. no gloves or hat, is that…


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Blog 29. What is the penalty for illegal or unauthorized assistance to an Athlete or to his Horse?

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April 23, 2018

 

Last weekend I was asked the following question: If while I am competing somebody from the public  gives me advise like “more forward” or “turn” or similar assistance or if somebody starts using the whip to influence my horse, is this a fault (minus 2 points) or a cause…

CESAR TORRENTE
COLOMBIA

International dressage judge and an FEI level dressage competitor. He is the first judge to be promoted through the new FEI 3 * program.

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