Wednesday September 18, 2019
AREA DRESSAGE & PRIX CAPRILLI

 

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Dressage and Prix Caprilli Area Competitions 2019 – to be held at BCA Equestrian Centre on July 21st.

The results can be obtained via the links below.

Prix Caprilli Results 2019

Regional Area 12 Dressage Results 2019

Novice Area 12 Dressage Results 2019

Intermediate Area 12 Dressage Results 2019

Open Area 12 Dressage Results 2019

 

All tests can be downloaded via the links below.

Novice and Open Novice – Novice_Dressage_2019_Test_Sheet_(A4)

Intermediate – Intermediate_DR_2013_TS.3

Open – Open_Dressage_2019_Test_Sheet_(A4)

Prix Caprilli – PRIX CAPRILLI test 11 2019

Prix Caprilli Rules (same as last year) – PrixCapRules2019final

Regional Championships Dressage Test

Grassroots_2018_TS

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THE RESULTS OF THE AREA DREESSAGE AND PRIX CAPRILLI 2018 CAN BE OBTAINED VIA THE LINKS BELOW.

one sheet is in sections the second in Teams with tabs at the bottom of each page for the different levels.

Area Dressage PC Results 2018 Sections ML       Area Dressage PC results Teams 2018 – ML

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Seemingly many new members and parents do not know or understand what the Prix Caprilli competition is all about.  Below is an explanation, kindly provided by Michael Auld.

WHAT IS PRIX CAPRILLI?

The prix Caprilli tests were first created by the Riding Clubs and the first one would have been written in the early 1960’s. There were finally eleven tests.  They mark the skill of the rider and not the way the pony/horse moves.

Usually two small jumps are used (only test number four does not have any). Originally they were Caprilli jumps – hence the name of the test – named after Frederico Caprilli a teacher at the italian cavalry schools of Tor di Quinto and Pinerolo.  He is usually credited with inventing the forward seat (his Il sistema).  Not so.  Long before him the hungarian Hussars did, imitating the riders of the russsian Steppes, the Sythians from central Asia, and the persian Parthians et al.

The prix Caprilli jumps were originally a single fixed offset pole on a cross at each end. When they were rotated on the crosses this raised or lowered the pole.  They were banned from use in the mid 1970’s because they were unsafe.  Now ordinary jumps are used or poles on blocks.

Prix Caprilli was started in Northern Home Counties as a quasi area competition in the early 1970’s.  It was at first run in October but in 1979 moved to June/July, the usual months for area competitions and is now run alongside the area dressage competition.

Although dropped by the Riding Clubs long ago it is now apparently a competition unique to area 12. The winners do not qualify for any further competition.  Area 12’s district commissioners have continued to support it as it gives younger rider a gentle introduction to a form of dressage.

All but one of the tests has been re-created after much research by Michael Raeside Auld. Test number one has, sadly, not been found and has yet to be re-discovered.

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Area Competitions 2016 – July 3rd at Middlegrove Farm

The results can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate link below.  Please note that all spreadsheets except the open have two pages.

Prix-Caprilli-Results 2016

Grassroots Area 12 Dressage Result 2016Score Sheet

Novice Area 12 Dressage results 2016

Intermediate Area 12 Dressage results 2016

Open Area 12 Dressage results 2016

the photographer at Area Dressage was Frances Sutton http://www.francessutton.com

The photos will be on her site by the end of the week.

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Grassroots Dressage Eligibility Rules

  • Open to any age of Member with any size of horse or pony.
  • Rider must not have previously represented their Branch or Centre at Novice level or above in Dressage, Show Jumping or Eventing Area Competitions.
  • Riders must be fully paid up Members of The Pony Club, but with no restriction on time of joining. The 14 month exclusion as part of the Transfer Rule does not apply to the Grassroots Competition.
  • Saddlery and Dress Rules are as per the current Discipline Rule Book.

For Dressage, the combination must not have competed above Prelim level with British Dressage.

There is a new test for this competition: http://www.pcuk.org/uploads/dressage/Grassroots_2016_TS.pdf

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