These patterns were designed to be ridden in a large show arena, not in a dressage arena presentation. We are aware that many of you may not have access to a large space. We encourage you to make the most of what you have available at home or within reasonable travel distance.
The patterns should be ridden as specified, keeping the indicated meters as true as possible in your available space.
The Dressage letters are irrelevant for this portion of the show. YOUR START TO THE PATTERN SHOULD BE NEAR THE CAMERA LOCATION. This is where the judge would normally be positioned at a show arena facility.
Our judges will be scoring, on a point-based scale, the required elements of each pattern. The video should also include your information sheet, a specific start point of the pattern, specific end point, and equipment check.
Intro and Basic tests can be executed in a small ring, using the full width and full length for best visibility.
L1 and L2 horsemanship patterns require a large dressage court or an open arena. L2 can be executed using the ring placed on its side if necessary.