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Northern Ohio Dressage Association

Virtual Ride-A-Test

With Judge Danielle O'Donnell (L*)

Open Date April  15th

Close Date May 15th


Here is your opportunity to improve your dressage test scores!  Make a video of yourself riding a test of your choice, upload to YouTube.  A judge will view the video, fill out a score sheet and provide suggestions for improvements.   Scores sheets and suggestions will be emailed back to you once completed so you can view them alongside your video.

***  This clinic is open to professionals, amateurs and junior riders ***

Email the link to your test(s) to NODA prior to the clinic close date (

You will receive your completed scoresheet and test comments back via email.  


  • An ASTM/SEI Certified helmet must be worn at all times when mounted.
  • Each test must be ridden from start to finish in one take with audio enabled so we may hear natural sounds and the caller (if used).  Test callers are permitted.  Coaching NOT permitted.
  • Dress and turnout is optional, show attire not required.
  • Arena does not have be a regulation sized but it must have letters visible.
  • Film from C, start the video before rider turns down centerline.  Zoom as appropriate so that you can see the ENTIRE horse and the arena letters on the ground or wall.  Judge needs to be able to see the entire horse at ALL times.
  • Film horizontally with camera as still as possible.  Upload the highest resolution possible.  Double check video for clarity before sending.
  • Upload your video to YouTube with your name, your horse’s name, and the test you rode.   Ensure your video is “public”.  (Example name: “SallyBurtonSully FirstLevelTest2”)

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