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D-1 in Nampa, Idaho

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Greetings from Nampa, Idaho!

Before entering Part 2 of the L Program, I was REALLY nervous about the term "closed to auditors". I thought it meant that things were so intense that no one would be allowed in, unless they were willing to enter the Program - a little like being jumped into a gang.

After the first day of D-1, I was relieved to learn that it is quite a lot like Part 1 without the auditors. Of course, the expectations were higher because we know more now. However, we were not beaten for not knowing the right answer all the time. AND, our performance in this section does not affect our scores in the Final Exam (the way that the D-2 does).

As you can tell, I thought this would be worse than it was.

Of note: My scribe was not needed after about 2:30 on the first day, so make sure you have a back-up plan for their travel/entertainment. If possible, I will make sure he has a flexible return plane ticket for the next session.

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The schedule might change between D-1 sections, because you are really a slave to the show's schedule. However, this is a rough idea of what it consists of (based on our schedule):

Tentative Utah Dressage Society "D1" Schedule
Maryal Barnett, Instructor
May 8-9, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010
7:45 AM Briefing at Arena A
Discuss Schedule
8:33-9:29 AM Training Level Test 4 in Arena A (SCRIBES)
Instructor judge test verbally (1)?
Practice (1)?
Judge tests for evaluation (as many as possible)
Validate corrections
Tabulate tests and record on Tabulation Form if possible
9:30-10:40 AM Discussion
10:40 -11:44AM First Level Test 4 in Arena A (SCRIBES)
Instructor judge test verbally (1)
Practice (1)
Judge tests for evaluation (6)
Validate corrections
Tabulate tests and record on Tabulation Form
12:15-1:19 PM Second Level, Test 4 in Arena A (SCRIBES)
Instructor judge test verbally (1)
Practice test (1)
Judge tests for evaluation (6)
Validate corrections
Tabulate tests and record on Tabulation Form
1:20-2:30 PM -Lunch-
2:30-5:30 PM In Classroom or other suitable area
Go over tests (compare and highlight any scores that differ by 2 points or more)
Discussion
Hand in all tests with tabulation sheets

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Sunday, May 9, 2010
8:30-9:22 AM Training Level Test 4 in Arena A (if we don't have enough rides on Sat will finish up the class. Will need SCRIBES in this case.)
Or participants, one at a time, judge orally
9:30-10:45 AM Go over homework from C Session
10:54-12:06 First Level Test 4 in Arena A
Participants, one at a time, judge orally and/or similar practice
12:15-1:15 PM -Lunch-
1:15-3:00 PM Second Level Test 4 in Arena A
More practice with Second Level without scribes
3:00-3:45 PM Candidates fill out self evaluations to keep for themselves
3:45-4:30 PM Wrap up