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The American Driving Society, Inc. (ADS) Announces New Dressage Tests

Overview of ADS 2020 Dressage Tests for Drivers
Training A-
Introductory test for all Classes in the 80m Ring. 100m Ring is suggested for Tandems and Four in Hands but this test may be in at 80m ring if necessary. This test is designed for the novice competitor and does not have a Rein Back movement. All Training level tests have both Working Walk and Walk Stretching the Frame (which is the same walk that has been in ADS Training Level but with a new name).
Training B – For all Classes in the 80m Ring. 100m Ring is suggested for Tandems and Four in Hands but this test may be in at 80m ring if necessary. Movements are similar to Training A with a Rein Back movement added to this test.
Training C- For all Classes in the 80m Ring. 100m Ring is suggested for Tandems and Four in Hands but this test may be in at 80m ring if necessary. Movements include some figures that are slightly more difficult than Training B. Recommended for Championship classes.
Preliminary A- Introductory dressage test for all Classes in the 80m Ring. 100m Ring is suggested for Tandems and Four in Hands but this test may be in at 80m ring if necessary. Preliminary level dressage tests have Lengthened Walk and Lengthened Trot.
Preliminary B - For all Classes in 80m Ring. 100m Ring is suggested for Tandems and Four in Hands but this test may be in at 80m ring if necessary. In addition to Lengthened Walk and Lengthened Trot this Preliminary B test has a movement requiring Driver to have Reins in 1 Hand for a few strides.
Preliminary C – For Single and Pair Divisions only in 80m Ring. In addition to Lengthened Walk, Lengthened Trot and Reins in One Hand for a few strides, this Preliminary C test has a movement requiring Trot Stretching the Frame.
Intermediate A - For all Classes in 80m Ring. 100m Ring is suggested for Tandems and Four in Hands but this test may be in at 80m ring if necessary. Intermediate level dressage tests have Collected Trot, Medium Trot and movements with Reins in One Hand in all tests.
Intermediate B - For Single and Pair Classes only in 80m or 100m Ring. In addition to Collected Trot and Medium Trot this Intermediate B test has a movement requiring Trot Stretching the Frame.
Intermediate C - For Single Class only in 80m or 100m ring. In addition to Collected Trot, Medium Trot and Trot Stretching the Frame this Intermediate C test includes Working Canter movements.
Arena Driving Trials – all ADT tests are for Rings smaller than 40m x 80m
ADT Training A –
Introductory test for all Classes. This test is designed for the novice competitor and does not have a Rein Back movement. All Training level tests have both Working Walk and Walk Stretching the Frame (which is the same walk that was previously called Free Walk in ADS Rules).
ADT Training B– For all Classes. Movements are similar to Training A with a Rein Back movement added to this test.
ADT Preliminary A- For all Classes. Preliminary level dressage tests have Lengthened Walk and Lengthened Trot.
ADT Preliminary B – For all Classes. In addition to Lengthened Walk and Lengthened Trot this Preliminary B test has a movement requiring Driver to have Reins in 1 Hand for a few strides.
ADT Intermediate A- For all Classes. Intermediate level dressage tests have Collected Trot and Medium Trot in all tests.
ADT Intermediate B- For Single and Pair Classes. In addition to Collected Trot and Medium Trot this Intermediate B test has a movement requiring Trot Stretching the Frame.