ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH RIDING SCHOOLS PROGRESSIVE RIDER TESTS 1 to 10 SYLLABI Equitation Test 1 The horse/pony must be tacked up ready for the rider. Check and adjust the girth – dismounted.
Check and adjust the stirrups – dismounted.
Prepare for mounting and mount from a mounting block (assistant may hold the horse if necessary). 4.
Know how to shorten and lengthen the reins. 5.
Rider’s position at halt. 6.
Ride from halt to walk. 7.
Ride a set course at walk to include left and right turns. 8.
Ride from walk to halt. 9.
Dismount, run up the stirrups and prepare to lead in hand. 10.
Lead in hand. 11.
Rider’s position, balance and application of the aids. 12.
How the rider made a partnership/rapport with the horse/pony. 1. 2. 3. Equitation Test 2 Horse/pony to be tacked up. Prepare the horse and mount with a leg up or mounting block.
Check the girth and stirrups when mounted.
Ride 20 metre circles in walk.
Ride from walk to trot and sit to the trot.
Sitting trot on the straight and with changes of direction.
Ride from trot to walk.
Position of rider at walk and trot.
Know what artificial aids are.
Rider’s position, balance and application of the aids.
Return the horse to his box or stall.
Leave safe and comfortable still tacked up. 12.
How the rider made a partnership/rapport with the horse/pony. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Page 1 of 5 The Association of British Riding Schools is a Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England: Number 3186520 Registered Office: Queen’s Chambers, Queen Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BH © Sept 2010 Equitation Test 3 Horse/pony to be tacked up. Rider to collect the horse/pony from his box and check tack.
Prepare the horse and mount on the near side from the ground unless physically handicapped. 3.
Know how to change a short whip from one hand to the other. 4.
Walk 20m ½ figure of eight ie AX – XC. 5.
Walk 10m ½ figure of eight ie BX – XE. 6.
Rising and sitting trot on 20m circles and going large. 7.
Know how to change the rein across the long diagonal. 8.
Know the footfalls and sequence of legs in walk and trot. 9.
Ride in closed order, understand the rules of the school and discuss keeping distances. 10.
Rider’s position, balance and application of the aids. 11.
Return the horse to his box or stall and untack.
Know what to do to the horse’s back once the saddle is removed and why. 12.
How the rider made a partnership/rapport with the horse/pony. 1. 2.
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