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Dressage

Many Horse Illustrated readers love this discipline and/or practice parts of it to improve their riding in other disciplines. This Olympic equestrian discipline, which also means “training,” involves training the horse up through set levels using specific movements put together in a pattern, called a test. Competitions are available for riders of all levels. The United States Dressage Federation governs competitions in the U.S. Horses of all breeds are capable of participating in the sport, and exercises can improve any riding horse’s skills, and that of his rider. In addition, Horse Illustrated publishes news from this discipline as well as features on how to do certain movements, how to participate in the sport, stories from riders in the discipline, and more.

U.S. Equestrian Announces U.S. Dressage Olympic Team Ahead of Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

U.S. Equestrian has announced the four athlete-and-horse combinations selected to represent Team USA at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in…

6 days ago

U.S. Dressage Mandatory Observation Event Showcases Talent of Top U.S. Combinations

The 14 athlete-and-horse pairs on the U.S. Dressage Olympic Short List took their final trip down the centerline on June…

1 week ago

Your Horse Life: A New Beginner

Trying a new riding discipline (dressage) takes an experienced equestrian back to square one. Like many kids, I spent my…

2 months ago

Farewell Jane Savoie

The equine world is saddened to hear that dressage clinician, competitor, and prolific author Jane Savoie died January 4, 2021,…

6 months ago

Mastering Dressage Exercises of Circles and Squares

To increase your horse’s lateral bend, improve his carrying capacity and correct the horse that “falls through” the outside shoulder,…

6 months ago

Rebecca Hart Wins 2020 Adequan/USEF Para Dressage National Championship

Competitors in the 2020 Adequan/USEF Para Dressage National Championship concluded their week at the Tryon International Equestrian Center on October…

8 months ago

Gracie Elliott Dreams About Competing at the NAYC

Young Rider Gracie Elliott realized her dreams of competing at the North American Youth Championships (NAYC) and shares her story.…

8 months ago

Improving Your Dressage Seat Equitation

Dressage seat equitation is a little different than a regular dressage test. In dressage equitation, the focus will be on…

10 months ago