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    Default Eventing question

    Yes, I'm lazy, but I know someone on this board can answer quickly.

    For Pre-lim level eventing, please tell me:
    1. what is the level of dressage required?
    2. the height of the jumps in arena?
    3. The height of the jumps in xc?
    4. The length of the xc course?

    And I assume they don't even do Road & Tracks anymore, right?

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    Dressage is roughly 2nd level

    For jump heights and speeds see:
    http://discovereventing.com/?q=node/77



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    1. Prelim B is roughly a 1st level test 3 (the gaits are working gaits, not collected)

    2. Stadium height: 3' 7" (1.10m)
    Max oxer width: 4' 3"
    Max triple bar width: 4' 11"
    11-13 efforts at 350 mpm

    3. XC max height 3' 7" for fixed and 4' 3" for brush
    max width: at height - 4' 7", at base 6' 11", without height 9' 2"
    drops - 5' 3"
    2200-3300 meters at a max of 520 mpm

    You can click http://useventing.com/sites/default/...20eventing.pdf
    for the specs on other levels as well
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    Thanks guys!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by ACMEeventing View Post
    1. Prelim B is roughly a 1st level test 3 (the gaits are working gaits, not collected)
    To be competitive in most areas of the country a prelim horse will need to go in a "collected trot" similar to what is expected at second level. Prelim also introduces shoulder in, easy counter counter, and rein back which are more like second level. So, I usually say easy 2nd level, but from a strictly technical standpoint, its first level plus, lol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by flyracing View Post
    To be competitive in most areas of the country a prelim horse will need to go in a "collected trot" similar to what is expected at second level. Prelim also introduces shoulder in, easy counter counter, and rein back which are more like second level. So, I usually say easy 2nd level, but from a strictly technical standpoint, its first level plus, lol.
    I'm not familiar with doing shoulder in at prelim level. I also don't think you need to be in a proper collected trot at prelim. None of the tests call for that.



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    SI was in the tests previous to the ones that are retiring. I remember being disgruntled about them on Ralph. I would love to do SI now, since I can do much better SI than LY most of the time

    I think prelim falls between hard First and easy Second. You have to sit the trot, which you no longer have to do at First, and I think more is expected of them (in frame and gaits) than you see in First, but it doesn't have the complexity of 2nd just yet.



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