Intermediate II Level Dressage

Intermediate II level dressage tests the horse to advanced standard. Horse and rider use this level continues to expand on the skills required at the lower levels in dressage. Most importantly, however, this level is to develop the horse for the advanced skills needed for Grand Prix dressage. As with all other levels in dressage, the Musical Freestyle is also performed at this level.

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

Required movements for Intermediate II level dressage include:

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

Intermediate II Level Dressage Video Clips & Tests
(This test is based on the 2001 edition FEI Dressage Test)

Video Clips
Intermediate II Level Test

Intermediate II Level Dressage – Clip 1
Schooling Show


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Intermediate II Level Dressage
Musical Freestyle
 1

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A – Enter Collected Canter
X – Halt – Immobility – Salute
Proceed Collected Trot
2
C – Track Right
MXK – Extended Trot
KAF – Collected Trot
3

FS – Half Pass to the Left
SAG – Collected trot

4

G – Halt – Rein Back 5 Steps and Immediately proceed in collected trot

5
– Turn Right
RK – Half Pass to the Right
KAF – Collected Trot
6
FPXS – Extended Walk
7
SHG – Collected Walk
8
– Piaffe 8-10 steps (1m forward permitted) and immediately proceed in passage
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Transitions from Collected Walk to Piaffe and from Piaffe to Passage
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GMR – Passage
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RV – Medium Trot
V – Collected Trot
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Between V&K – Proceed in Passage
(V)KA – Passage
13

A – Piaffe 8-10 steps (1m forward permitted) and immediately proceed in passage

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Transitions from passage to piaffe and from piaffe to passage
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AF(P) – Passage
Between F&P – Collected Trot
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PH – Extended Trot
HC – Collected Trot
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C – Proceed in Collected Canter
CM – Collected Canter
MF – Medium Canter
F – Collected Canter
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A – Down the Center Line
Between D&G – 4 Half Passes to either side of the cventer line with glying change of leg at each change of direction. The first half-pass to the right and the last to the left of 4 strides, the others of 8 strides.
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C – Track to the Left
HK – Medium Canter
KAF – Collected Canter
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F – On the Diagonal
Between F&X – Pirouette to the left
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X – Flying change of leg
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Between X&H –Pirouette to the Right
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MXK – On the Diagonal 7 Flying Changes of Leg Every Second Stride
KAF – Collected Canter
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FXH – On the Diagonal 11 Flying Changes of Leg Every Stride
HCM –
 Collected Canter
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MXK – Extended Canter
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K – Transition to Collected Canter and Flying Change of Leg
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A – Down Center Line
D – Collected Trot
LI – Passage
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I – Halt – Immobility – Salute

Leave Arena at A in walk on a long rein

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