Intermediate I Level Dressage

Intermediate I level dressage is considered the beginning stage of the advanced standards in dressage. Horse and rider use this level to improve the horse’s ability to perform the Prix St. Georges level movements, as well as prepare mentally and physically for the requirements of the Intermediate II level. The Musical Freestyle is also performed at this level. As with the lower level tests, this level includes walk, trot and canter work, multiple flying lead changes and half pirouettes.

The Intermediate I level test video clips are shown below to illustrate the required movements and musical freestyle at this level.

Required movements for Intermediate I Level dressage include:

Trot Medium, Extended & CollectedHalf PassShoulder In
Walk – Extended and Collected, 1/2 Pirouette
Canter – Medium, Extended & Collected, Half Pass, Zig Zag Half Pass, Pirouette & Multiple Flying Lead Changes Every 2-3 Strides
Halts – Collected Trot to Halt & Collected Canter to Halt – immobility

Intermediate I Level Dressage Video Clips & Test(This test is based on the 2002 edition FEI Dressage Test)

Video Clips

Intermediate I Level Test

Intermediate I Level Dressage – Clip 1

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Clip 2


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Intermediate I Level Dressage – Musical Freestyle 1

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1
A – Enter Collected Canter
X – Halt – Immobility – Salute
Proceed Collected Trot
2
C – Track Left
HXF – Change Rein in Extended Trot
FK – Collected Trot
3

KV – Shoulder-In Right

4

VM – Half Pass Right
MC – Collected Trot

5
C – Halt – Rein back 5 steps and proceed immediately in collected trot
6
HS – Shoulder-In Left
7
SF – Half Pass Left
FAK – Collected Trot
8
KR – Change Rein in Medium Trot
9
R – Collected Walk
M – Turn Left
Between G&H – Half Pirouette to the left
10
Between G&M – Half Pirouette to the right
11
The Collected Walk
12
GHSBP – Extended Walk
13

Before P – Collected Walk
PFA – Collected Canter

14
A – Down Center line
Between D&G – 3 Half Passes 5m to either side of the center line with flying change of leg at each change of direction starting and ending to the right
G – 
Flying Change of Leg
C – Turn Left
15
HXF – Change Rein in Extended Canter
16
F – Transition to Collected Canter and Flying Change of Leg
FAK – Collected Canter
17
KB – On the Diagonal
L – Pirouette to the Right
18
B – Flying Change of Leg
19
BH – On the Diagonal
I – Pirouette to the Left
20
H – Flying Change of Left
HCM – Collected Canter
21
MXK – On the Diagonal 5 flying changes of leg every third stride
KAF – Collected Canter
22
FXH – On the Diagonal 7 Flying Changes of leg every second stride
HC – Collected Canter
23
C – Transition to Collected Trot
CM – Collected Trot
24
MXK – Extended Trot
KA –
 Collected Trot
25
A – Down Centerline
X – Halt – Immobility – Salute

Leave Arena at A in walk on a long rein

Intermediate I Level Dressage – Musical Freestyle 2

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