FS1 – Free Style

FS1 – Free Style Performance

Requirements

Number of elements minimum 10, maximum 14.

The program of the test shall be created by the rider. The test is to be submitted in writing on the required forms before the start of the competition to the competition secretary.

Music

Suitable music is to be provided by the rider. Multiple pieces of music are only allowed when a representative of the rider is available to play the music in the right order on the equipment provided by the organiser of the competition.

 

Minimum demands

  • medium walk
  • tölt
  • slow or medium speed canter
  • transitions of the gaits and speed
  • change of rein
  • bending
  • halt
  • salute

Possible elements besides the minimum demands

  • trot
  • leg yielding or shoulder in
  • rein back
  • turn on the haunches
  • change of canter via walk, trot or tölt.

Any test element will only be rated once per rein. The salute is an exception.

Scoring

3 Judges score individually and separately.

The individual test elements as well as the general impression (divided into: 1. regularity of the gaits, 2. impulsion, 3. obedience, 4. seat and use of aids) will be judged with a scale of marks from 0.0 to 10.0 (inclusive) with half points. There are no separate marks for the music (but music is obligatory).

When getting zero for one or more individual test movements, points will be deducted from the sum of the marks in the following manner:

  • 1st zero 3 points
  • 2nd zero 8 points (total: 11)
  • 3rd zero 17 points (total: 28)
  • 4th zero elimination

The total to be reached consists of the sum of the marks for the individual test elements plus the four marks for the general impression minus deductions divided by the number of individual test elements plus four, thus ranging from 0.0 to 10.0 (inclusive), rounded to one decimal.

In case of equal marks for the first place, the judges shall show the final ranking.

Dressage arena

The dressage arena must be 20 x 40 m or 20 x 60 m, and be marked with the proper signs shown in the drawings in S16.5. In case of a 20 x 60 m arena, only the marks A, F, B, M, C, H, E and K will be used on the outside of the track. Organisers are allowed to mark the middle of the distance between F-B, B-M, K-E and E-H with an extra mark, for instance a dot.

Check the complete FEIF Rules and Regulations for further details.