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Rewards of the Virtual Dressage World

Read one woman's journey through a virtual show.

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Tips to Improve Your "Virtual Showmanship" for Digital Dressage Competitions

Check out this advice from USEF 'S' judge Margaret Freeman.

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Enter Dressage Today's Virtual Horse Show!

Find out more about our virtual dressage competition—including tests offered, how to enter, competition rules and answers to FAQs.

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Results from Dressage Today Virtual Show IV

See results from the latest Dressage Today Virtual Show!

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Results from the Dressage Today Virtual Show III

See the top-placed pairs from our latest virtual dressage competition!

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Results from the Dressage Today Virtual Show II

See the top-placed pairs from our latest virtual dressage competition!

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Results from Dressage Today's First Virtual Horse Show

Check out the horse-and-rider pairs who took top placings in our first virtual dressage competition!

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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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First Level Frustrations

If you want to set yourself apart at First Level and earn points that others don’t, check out these two movements where mistakes are commonly made.

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A Shining Day for Dressage at the World Equestrian Games

Blogger and USEF dressage judge Margaret Freeman shares her unique perspective of WEG as a Tryon-area local.

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Southern Hospitality Continues in Tryon at the FEI World Equestrian Games

Blogger and USEF dressage judge Margaret Freeman shares her unique perspective of WEG as a Tryon-area local.

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Arabians From All Sides

Blogger and judge Margaret Freeman shares her observations from judging at a recent Arabian show.

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When Aretha Franklin Rocked the Dressage World

Blogger and judge Margaret Freeman fondly remembers Debbie McDonald's freestyle performance aboard Brentina at the 2005 World Cup Dressage Final.

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One Good Turn Deserves Another

Blogger and judge Margaret Freeman shares a tip to help you nail the broken-line free walk.

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Social Dressage

Blogger and dressage judge Margaret Freeman discusses the perks of riding with friends.

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Record Crowd at Dressage 4 Kids Weekend Equestrian Program

More than 200 attendees each day came to Waterbury, Connecticut, learn from a multitude of speakers about horse and rider topics.

It can be a good showmanship strategy to do a canter-to-trot transition near to the corner at Training Level.

The Role of Showmanship in Dressage Tests

Margaret Freeman explains the art of presenting your horse in the best light to the judge.

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Remembering Dressage Arena Letters

It’s easy to remember the position of the dressage letters when they’re right in front of you, but not so easy when they aren’t.

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A Common Mistake in First Level Lengthenings

Margaret Freeman shares a tip on lengthenings in First Level tests and discusses the importance of staying straight.

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Leading Into Dressage

My blood runs cold when I hear the phrase “leadline dressage.”

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Enter at A: The 45-Second Rule

After the judge rings her bell, you have 45 seconds to enter the arena. Margaret Freeman weighs in on this overlooked competition rule.

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Dressage Boots and Broadway

Judge Margaret Freeman applauds the use of true dress boots on Broadway