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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.

Farewell Jane Savoie

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

2 weeks 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,…

4 weeks 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…

3 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.…

3 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…

5 months ago

In Front of the Leg: Training a Better Response to the Leg Aid

The beautifully trained dressage horse is so attuned to his rider that his response to the lightest leg aid is…

5 months ago

FEI European Championships in Show Jumping, Dressage, Eventing, and Para Dressage Cancelled for 2021

The FEI European Championships in the Olympic and Paralympic disciplines of jumping, eventing, dressage and para dressage will not be…

6 months ago

International Equestrian Federation and Partners Create eDressage Online Dressage Training Platform

The International Equestrian Federation, (Fédération Equestre Internationale, FEI) has launched the FEI eDressage Online training platform in partnership with Black…

7 months ago