Intermediate II Level Dressage

Intermediate II level dressage tests the horse to advanced standard. Horse and rider at this level continue 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

(Based on the FEI Dressage Test 2018 updated version)

Video Clips
Intermediate II Level Test

Intermediate II Level Dressage – Clip 1


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Intermediate II Level Dressage
Musical Freestyle
 1

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1
A – Enter in collected canter
X – Halt – immobility – salute
Proceed in collected trot
XC – Collected trot
2
C – Track to the left
HXF – Extended trot
F – Collected trot
FA –  Collected trot
3
A – Down the centre line (x2 coefficient)
DG – 3 half-passes, 5 m to either side of the centre line, beginning and ending to the right
C – Track to the right
4
Between R&B – Transition to Passage
5
B(V) – On the diagonal
Passage
6
Crossing the center line – Piaffe 8 to 10 steps
(1 m forward permitted)
7
In/out of the piaffe – Transitions passage – piaffe – passage
8
From piaffe VKA – Passage
9
A – Piaffe 8-10 steps
(1 m forward permitted)
10
– Transitions passage – piaffe – passage
11
AFP – Passage
12
PS – Extended walk (x2 coefficient)
13
S – Collected walk (x2 coefficient)
SHC – Collected walk
14
C – Proceed in collected canter right
CM – Collected canter
15
MXK – Medium canter
K – Collected canter and flying change of leg
KAFP – Collected canter
16
PX – Half-pass to the left
X – Down the centre line
17
I – Pirouette to the left (x2 coefficient)
C – Track to the left
18
HXF – Extended canter
19
F – Collected canter and flying change of leg
FAKV – Collected canter
20
VX – Half-pass to the right
X – Down the centre line
21
I – Pirouette to the right (x2 coefficient)
C – Track to the right
22
MXK – On the diagonal 7 flying changes of leg every 2nd stride
KAF – Collected Canter
23
FXH – On the diagonal 11 flying changes of leg every stride
HC – Collected canter
24
C – Collected trot
CM –
 Collected trot
25
MXK – Extended trot
K – Collected trot
KA – The collected trot
26
A – Down the centre line
Between D&L – Transition to passage
LI – Passage
27
I – Halt – immobility – salute

Leave Arena at A in walk on a long rein

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