Dressage

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Dressage Schooling Notebook: Transitions with Cindy Ishoy

Strengthen and supple your horse with a series of upward and downward transitions.

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Valentina Truppa: Equestrian Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Four questions with one of Italy's top dressage riders

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Hanne Brenner: My Equestrian Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Paralympic dressage champion Hanne Brenner shares how her life with horses has been impacted by the spread of the virus.

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Balancing Life as a Broodmare (or a Mother of Three!)

Adult Amateur dressage rider Alyssa Pilkington shares her experience as a mother of three who balances life with riding.

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Why Dressage IS Circus

A salute to performing artists in the rectangle and on stage

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Pam Stone: Growing from Strength to Strength

Blogger Pam Stone discusses how some great dressage partners come in small packages.

Angard is an 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion owned by Elisabeth Ehrenrooth.

Building Power In Relaxation with Hubertus Schmidt

A top German dressage professional explains how to make your horse active and cadenced without losing relaxation.

Credit: Susan J. Stickle A skilled rider with refined body awareness helps the horse learn to work in a symmetrical balance, which results in less wear and tear on the horse’s body. Lauren Sammis rides Whitman, a 12-year-old KWPN gelding.

Developing Balance and Symmetry in the Dressage Horse and Rider

Lauren Sammis explains how constant awareness of your position in relation to your horse’s body is the key to proper riding.

Credit: Silke Rottermann A relaxing trail ride is good for everyone, including dressage horses.

Proper Connection for Dressage Horses on Trails

Gigi Nutter discusses whether riders should maintain a connection to the bit while trail riding

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Dressage Gives Alex Wings

Learning dressage helps one rider with autism and cerebral palsy establish success and confidence in all aspects of his life.

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My First Kiss: The Half Halt

A neurosurgeon finds that learning the half halt is more difficult than performing brain surgery.

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The Dressage Foundation Awards $2,000 to Para-Equestrian Dressage Riders

The grant will provide financial support for para-dressage riders to attend educational events.

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Goal Setting Tips for Riders

Advice from Paul Haefner, Ph.D.

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Rules of the Ring: Universal Dressage Ring Etiquette

Beth Beukema shares 12 rules to help riders determine who has the right of way in a crowded arena.

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Pam Stone: Along Comes an Arabian

Blogger Pam Stone shares some details about her newest training challenge: an Arabian who is a recent convert to dressage.

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The 2019 Dressage4Kids’ Weekend Equestrian Program

This educational program features a mix of presentations and active sessions of interest to riders of all ages and disciplines.

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Helgstrand Dressage Freestyle Cancelled at FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018

After attempting to reschedule the event, the necessary logistics have proved "insurmountable" and as a result, the Helgstrand Dressage Freestyle has been cancelled.

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The Joy of Volunteering at Dressage Competitions

A long-time Kentucky Dressage Association volunteer shares her meaningful experience.

Joanna Allmeling and Avril, owned by Karen Klemt, compete at Hohnstorf in Lauenburg Elbe, Germany.

Warm-Up Strategies for Show-Ring Success

Rider and Trainer Endel Ots shares his tips for preparing to ride a dressage test.

Credit: SusanJStickle.com One of the hallmarks of a classical dressage position is a long, flat thigh. This positioning of the thigh pulls the seat bones down into the saddle, creating a deep, connected seat and stability in the rider’s position.

What is the Role of the Dressage Rider’s Upper Leg?

Sarah Geikie answers this reader question.

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Keys to Collecting Your Horse's Canter with Jennifer Baumert

Jennifer Baumert answers this reader question and explains some tips to help you ride a better collected canter.

Credit: Anya Crane Careful planning is the key to success in the arena.

Three Steps to Maximize Success in the Dressage Show Ring with Janet Foy

Janet Foy explains how to get the most from your dressage show and also shares tips for dressage riders who choose not to compete.