To confirm that the horse demonstrates correct basics, and having begun to develop an uphill balance at Second Level, now demonstrates increased engagement, especially in the extended gaits. Transitions between collected, medium and extended gaits should be well defined and performed with engagement. The horse should be reliably on the bit and show a greater degree of straightness, bending, suppleness, throughness, balance and self carriage than at Second Level.

Forms and Publications

2015 Third Level Test 1

Introduces Extended gaits; half pass at trot; single flying change *Double Bridle Optional*

2015 Third Level Test 2

Introduces Renvers, release of reins at canter, half pass at canter *Double Bridle Optional*

2015 Third Level Test 3

No New Requirements *Double Bridle Optional*