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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.



Demystifying Dressage Success: 4 Musts for This Olympic Equestrian Discipline

Maybe you’ve seen dressage in person or in photos and video. Perhaps you’ve even dabbled in it yourself with some…

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Developing Contact With Your Horse

Many equestrian disciplines require the horse to go on a loose rein, at least part of the time. But in…

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English Lesson: How to Get Started in Dressage

Dressage is all about being in tune with and riding your horse in a way that helps him build proper…

5 months ago

Latest News from the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Horse Illustrated presents the latest information and daily updates from the Tokyo Olympics on equestrian sport for the three disciplines…

5 months ago

USA’s Roxanne Trunnell Breaks Paralympic Record in Stunning Night of Freestyle Displays

American Roxanne Trunnell broke the 9-year-old Grade I Paralympic Freestyle record today in Tokyo in a stunning Freestyle medal competition,…

5 months ago

U.S. Para Dressage Team Earns First-Ever Team Medal with Bronze at 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

The United States Para Dressage Team finished with the bronze medal at the conclusion of team competition at the 2020…

5 months ago

And the Team Medal Chase is On at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 in the Para Dressage Team Test to Music Grades I, II, and III

With day one of the para dressage team competition complete, the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics team medal winners remain impossible to…

5 months ago

Two New Paralympic Equestrian Champions Crowned in Para Dressage in Tokyo in Grades I and III

The second day of para dressage competition in Tokyo saw the remaining two Grades, I and III, battle for the…

5 months ago

Beatrice de Lavalette and Kate Shoemaker Have Good Showing for U.S. Para Dressage Team at 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games

The U.S. Para Dressage Team saw its first two combinations head down the center line at Equestrian Park in Tokyo,…

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U.S. Para Dressage Team Passes First Horse Inspection Ahead of Competition at Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

The U.S. Para Dressage Team presented their horses for the First Horse Inspection of the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 before…

5 months ago