Dressage Arena Diagrams


It may sound overly simple, but a dressage test is truly a test of geometry. Judges will score an average mover that makes accurate figures higher than a fancy mover that drifts off the rail and makes egg-shaped circles. Knowing this, you can pick up a lot of points just by being the most accurate rider at the show.

Download these diagrams of the two sizes of dressage competition arenas to help visualize how your test should look.

Dressage large arena
Large Arena
Dressage small arena
Small Arena


  1. Thank you so much! This is extremely helpful to me. My trainer’s indoor is of the smaller size, and I won’t get a chance to ride in the larger until the actual show… so this helps bunches.


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