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Dressage Judge Blog No. 26. Some recommendations for GP choreography design. Piaffe must be shown straight at least once and trot extension in curved lines don’t count.

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January 14, 2018

Dressage Judge Blog No. 26. Some recommendations for GP choreography design. Piaffe must be shown straight at least once and trot extension in curved lines don’t count.

We all know that designing a GP choreography is not easy and let me tell you that judging a freestyle is not easy either. Therefore, you have to make everything recognizable to the judge and you must follow the FEI Rules

Therefore, in terms of choreography one of the advises is to make everything clearly recognizable and follow the rules.

Today I will start with 3 easy tips.

  1. Remember that Piaffe Pirouettes can obviously be shown but only in addition to a requested piaffe with a minimum of 10 steps straight and you must also show at least a clear straight passage-piaffe transitions. If you don’t follow this rule, your technical score will have to be low and also your marks for choreography and degree of difficulty.
  2. Each piaffe pirouette is scored technically as a piaffe, each time shown. Therefore, if you have troubles doing them, stay away from them because that would lower your score for piaffe and obviously for choreography and degree of difficulty.
  3. And please remember: If you only do one extended trot, and only on circle line or through two corners, your technical mark would have to go below 5 and you will also have max. 5.5 for choreography and degree of difficulty. Therefore, make sure that you show your extensions on straight lines.

All the above is too costly, but easy to avoid. I will continue giving some pieces of advice for choreography in the following days, so that you can have a well-balanced, structured and legal choreography.

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