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Flat rectangular grounds where the competitors perform their tests; each routine must be executed in precise time, sometimes to music.
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chief steward click to hear

President of the jury who is located behind the C marker letter; during a school test, the chief steward rings a bell when a competitor commits an error in the course.

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Set of codified movements recognized by the International Federation for Equestrian Events; a high-level test consists of up to 35 figures to execute from memory.

marker letter click to hear

One of several signs placed around the ring at regular intervals; they act as reference points for the rider during the execution of the figures.

judge click to hear

Person in charge of evaluating the performances; five judges (including a president) are positioned around the ring and score each figure out of 10.

course steward click to hear

Official in charge of enforcing the rules and overseeing that the competition unfolds smoothly.