Client Dressage Competitions
We are pleased to announce the return of our monthly client dressage competitions. These friendly dressage competitions are aimed at all our riders, adults and children who enjoy flatwork and would like that little bit of extra feedback. The competitions will be judged by one of our instructors who will aim to encourage you to improve your riding and dressage scores by giving you some extra tips. All dressage tests contain a series of school movements and transitions which are marked out of ten. All the scores are added and a percentage awarded – the highest percentage wins!
We will run three levels of test to allow all our riders to have a go! The classes will be as follows:
Intro – these classes are for our riders who are just starting out. The tests contain walk and trot only and are designed to ease you in to test riding. All riders in these classes will receive a rosette and a test sheet identifying your marks and giving you some valuable feed back to aid improvement the following month.
Prelim – Our prelim classes are for our riders who can canter a 20m circle comfortably. These are the next step up and require that little bit more accuracy and riding. The tests will contain a series of movements which will be marked out of ten. A rosette will be awarded along with your dressage sheet from the judge to highlight those fantastic areas – and bits which if done better will help you gain those extra marks.
Prelim – Our novice tests are aimed at our more advanced riders. The school movements and transitions require a greater degree of riding and are designed to test the rider and the horse. We would encourage riders to gain their confidence doing the prelim tests before moving onto these tests.
All tests can be booked directly through reception. We would advise booking early to secure your favourite horse or pony. Rosettes will be awarded to all our competitors, with classes split for our junior and senior riders. If you feel like you would like to have a go discuss the best class and horse/pony with your instructor.
Best of luck and don’t forget to smile when you salute!