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

(Based on the FEI Dressage Test 2018 updated version)

Video Clips

Intermediate I Level Test

Intermediate I Level Dressage – Clip 1

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Intermediate I Level Dressage – Musical Freestyle 1

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1
A – Enter in collected canter
X – Halt – immobility – salute
Proceed collected trot
XC – Collected trot
2
C – Track to the left
HXF – Extended trot
F – Collected trot
FA – Collected trot
3

A – Down centre line
DX – 
Shoulder-In Right

4

X – Volte right (8m Ø)

5
XM – Half pass to the right (x2 coefficient)
MC – Collected trot
6
C – Halt – immobility
Rein back 5 steps and immediately proceed in collected trot
7
HX – Half pass left (x2 coefficient)
8
– Volte left (8m Ø)
9
XD – Shoulder in left
D – On centre line
A – Track to the right
10
KR – Medium trot
11
R – Collected walk (x2 coefficient)
RMGH – Collected walk
12
HB(P) – Extended walk (x2 coefficient)
13

Before P – Collected walk
P – Proceed in collected canter right
PFA – Collected canter

14
A – Down the center line (x2 coefficient)
Between D&G – 3 Half Passes 5m to either side of the centre line with flying change of leg at each change of direction starting and ending to the right
G – 
Flying change of leg
C – Track to the left
15
HXF – Extended canter
16
F – Collected canter and flying change of leg
FAK – Collected canter
17
KXM – On the diagonal 5 flying changes of leg every 3rd stride
MCH – Collected canter
18
H(B) – Flying change of leg
I – Pirouette to the left (x2 coefficient)
19
B – Flying change of leg

 

20
B(K) – On the diagonal
L – Pirouette to the right (x2 coefficient)
21
K – Flying change of leg
KAF – Collected canter
22
FXH – On the diagonal 7 flying changes of leg every 2nd stride
HC – Collected canter
23
C – Collected trot
CM – Collected trot
24
MXK – Extended trot
K – Collected trot
KA –
 The collected trot
25
A – Down the centre line
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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