Today Dressage Riding is the fastest growing Equestrian Sport and Dressage is no longer seen as unfashionable and simply posing about on horses. Dressage riding is now recognised as correct training, good riding and the basis for all other equestrian sports.
The object of Dressage riding is the harmonious development of the physique and ability of the horse. As a result it makes the horse calm, supple, loose, flexible and confident
Dressage secrets to help make your horse supple, to move in rhythm and amplify his gaits to increase suspension. Tips and advice to ensure you present a fresh, willing, calm but focused horse to the dressage judge. A horse that can win is a horse that has been warmed up properly and is loose and relaxed
If you can ride down the centre line, halt at X, proceed to C, turn left or right, ride the corner and receive 10 marks for the movement, then your horse is ready for Grand Prix dressage and you will certainly win. Losing marks on basic dressage movements is silly when you can use our dressage tips to make sure you don’t
Executing a good square halt is another easy dressage test mark in the bag. The Dressage Judge will be looking for a square halt that shows the horse standing quietly, not tossing their head or mouthing the bit
Top Dressage Rider Anky van Grunsven is a Dutch Dressage champion who won gold in the 2000 Olympics with her horse Bonfire and gold in the 2004 Olympics and gold again in the 2008 Olympics with Salinero
Dressage riding and training the dressage horse by mastering the Free Walk on a Long Rein to ensure you never give away easy dressage test points. Always cover all dressage movements but focus on perfecting the basic movements before moving on to the more complex stuff
One of the most successful dressage pairings and one of the best dressage stallions ever produced, Don Schufro and Andreas Helgestrand have won a variety of Grand Prix dressage titles
Every time the dressage rider uses a hand or a leg aid, the dressage horse must respond. Even a bad response is better than no response at all. If you aren’t getting what you want you must change what you are doing
Ravel and Steffen Peters scored 79.50 and took 1st place in the Grand Prix Freestyle at the 2008 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions held at the Oaks Blenheim in San Juan Capistrano, California on Sunday June 28th 2008
Kate Attlee and Corbiere scored the highest percentage at the North West Winter Final at Myerscough College in February 2009.
Affectionately known as Barney the 17.1hh dressage horse Nip Tuck is a long tall gelding with lots of scope. Success at the 2014 World Equestrian Games has proven Carl Hester’s faith in this top dressage horse
He first made it into the British Dressage team at the age of 22 and now dressage Rider Carl Hester has won 40 national titles and has been British Grand Prix Champion five times. Carl got his first lucky break when he went to ride for the German Bechtolsheimer family
Dressage Horse Whisper is a Chestnut Baden Wurttemberger bred gelding ridden by Monica Theodorescu, owned by Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff and trained by Georg Theodorescu. In November 2007 he was honoured as the most talented upcoming Grand Prix Dressage horse
Dressage horse Radar was sired by the legendary dressage stallion Cocktail and is now competing at Prix St George Intermediaire 1 level dressage