Grand Prix

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Success Through Simplicity in Dressage with Jan Brons

Laser-sharp focus combined with a direct approach to training are at the core of international Grand Prix dressage rider Jan Brons’ system.

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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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Every Horse Has a Lesson to Teach You

DT blogger and dressage professional Jenna Arnold explains that if you become a student of the horse, you will be amazed at all the things you can learn.

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One Heart, One Creature Heading to X in the Dressage Arena

Grand Prix competitor Allison Kavey reflects on the ultimate test of horse and rider as it relates to dragon taming and medical miracles.

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VIDEO: How to Structure Your Dressage Horse's Warm-Up with David Marcus

How a structured, systematic approach to warm-up is beneficial

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst - Arnd.nl If your horse offers passage while out hacking, think upward half halts to help lift his shoulders while your lower legs lift his belly in the rhythm of the trot

When Your Dressage Horse Offers Passage During a Hack

Chris Hickey shares how you can harness your horse's natural passage steps to teach passage in the arena.

Credit: Reprinted from Dressage Solutions by Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg Spiraling in and spiraling out on a 20-meter circle are exercises that can be used on young horses and it stays relevant all the way through Grand Prix.

How to Ride a Spiral Circle

Katherine Bateson-Chandler explains this useful exercise to help develop collection while maintaining forwardness.

Credit: Courtesy, Janet “Dolly” Hannon This horse is displaying articulation of the joints in his hindquarters and legs. This is an example of positive diagonal advanced placement (DAP).

Dressage Terminology Explained: “Quick Behind”

USEF 'S' dressage judge Janet "Dolly" Hannon explains what it means for a horse to be "quick behind" and why this quality is important in developing dressage horses.

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.

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Adult Amateur Dressage Riders Who Excel

As Adult Amateurs, these dressage competitors have found a way to defy any preconceived notions to thrive amidst professionals at the top level of sport.

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Integrate Emotional Agility Into Your Riding

Shelley Rosenberg explains how she learned to adjust her mind’s position to be more effective as a rider.

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24 Dressage Training Tips from Kyra Kyrklund

Five-time Olympian Kyra Kyrklund shares her dressage training secrets at a Kentucky symposium.

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How Dressage Horses Benefit from Variety

Courtney King-Dye explains the importance of days off, hack days and regular turnout.

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The Highs and Lows of Tryon 2018: An Editor's Perspective

Dressage Today's managing editor Lindsay Paulsen reflects on her time covering dressage at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina.

Adrienne Lyle and Salvino shone for the U.S. in the Grand Prix.

FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018: Dressage Day One

Germany leads after day one of WEG Grand Prix dressage, but the U.S. is definitely in the medal hunt

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Adrienne Lyle: Pressure, Partnership and Peppermints

After her ride in the Grand Prix at Tryon, Adrienne Lyle shares a few post-ride thoughts in this interview with Nancy Jaffer.

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Tempel Farms: An Educational Landmark

In celebration of the facility’s 60th anniversary, we take a look at the past, present and future of this iconic home of classical dressage training.

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Create a Predictable Place for Better Dressage Training

Olympian Sue Blinks explains how to create a safe harbor for your horse by developing feel and focus and defining your standard of performance.

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Lessons in Légèreté With Michel and Catherine Henriquet

My magical visit to Les Écuries de la Panetière outside of Paris

Credit: SusanJStickle.com Courtney King-Dye rides Grandioso early on.

Don't Rush the Basics in Dressage

Courtney King-Dye Explains Why