Dressage Tests & Scoresheets

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RDA offers a number of dressage tests for both classified and non classified riders, all of these tests can be found on this page.  Our tests are reviewed from time to time so please ensure you are using the correct version.  A number of tests have been completely re-written for 2020, whilst others may have simple changes, updated tests will be available shortly.

Please note carefully any changes to tests in particular the free walk movement, this has been updated as follows:

Stretching on a longer rein – In order to execute the exercise “stretching on a longer rein” correctly, the Athlete must lengthen the reins as the horse stretches gradually forward and downward.  As the neck stretches forwards and downwards, the mouth should reach more or less to the horizontal line corresponding with the point of the shoulder.  An elastic and consistent contact with the Athlete’s hands must be maintained to ensure the pace maintains its rhythm.  During the retake of the reins the horse must accept the contact without resistance in the mouth or poll.”

Dressage Tests to be used at the RDA National Championships 2020 

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6 (1-6 non classified)

  • RDA Dressage Grade 6 Walk Only Championship Test (2020) Test / Scoresheet
  • RDA Dressage Grade 6 Walk & Trot Championship Test (2020) Test / Scoresheet
  • RDA Dressage Grade 6 Canter Championship Test (2020) Test / Scoresheet
  • RDA Dressage Grade 6 Walk Only Freestyle Test (2020) Test / Scoresheet
  • RDA Dressage Grade 6 Walk & Trot Freestyle Test (2020) Test / Scoresheet
  • RDA Dressage Grade 6 Canter Freestyle Test (2020) Test / Scoresheet

Visually Impaired (Total TVI & Partial PVI)

  • NEW **RDA Dressage TVI & PVI Test Walk Only (2020)**Test / Scoresheet
  • NEW **RDA Dressage TVI & PVI Test Walk & Trot (2020)** Test / Scoresheet
  • NEW **RDA Dressage TVI & PVI Test Canter (2020)** Test / Scoresheet

Intellectual Disability

  • RDA Intellectual DisabilityWalk Only Test (2020) Test / Scoresheet
  • NEW **RDA Intellectual Disability Walk & Trot Championship Test (2020)** Test / Scoresheet
  • NEW **RDA Intellectual Disability Canter Championship Test (2020)** Test / Scoresheet

Led Dressage

  • NEW **RDA Introduction to Dressage Championship Test Walk Only Test (2020)** Test / Scoresheet
  • NEW **RDA Introduction to Dressage Championship Test Walk & Trot  Test (2020)** Test / Scoresheet

Pairs Dressage

  • RDA Pairs Walk & Trot Dressage to Music Test (2020) Test / Scoresheet

 

 

Other available RDA tests – 

Introduction to Dressage

  • RDA Introduction to Dressage Test 1 (2012) Walk Only Test / Scoresheet
  • RDA Introduction to Dressage Test 2 (2016) Walk Only Test / Scoresheet
  • RDA Introduction to Dressage Test 3 (2016) Walk & Trot Test / Scoresheet
  • RDA Introduction to Dressage Test 4 (2012) Walk & Trot Test / Scoresheet

Grade 5

Intellectual Disability

  • RDA Intellectual Disability Walk Only Championship Test (2018) Test / Scoresheet
Page Last Updated: January 31, 2020