Originally developed as a method for training military horses, the centuries-old discipline of dressage, which is a French term meaning “training,” was used to increase the maneuverability and obedience of cavalry mounts with some of the very advanced movements being taught specifically as battle techniques.
The specific purpose for dressage is to develop a horse’s natural athletic ability and maximize its suppleness and attentiveness, all the while fostering ultimate harmony between horse and rider.
In today’s world, competitive dressage is recognized as one of the three equestrian Olympic disciplines, and as well, is a method for showcasing all levels of training in a competitive format. Currently, there are nine progressive levels of competition, open to any breed of horse and available for all levels of riders, in which the horse and rider perform compulsory exercises. Special classes such as musical freestyle offer creativity and individual expression for the exhibitors and have become spectator favorites.
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Once in a Lifetime “Olympian Experience” Offered at 2017 The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions
Gladstone, N.J. - April 21, 2017 - The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions, hosted by the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation at historic Hamilton Farm in Gladstone, New Jersey, is pleased to offer a very special "Olympian Experience" package...
The 2017 Dutta Corp United States Dressage Festival of Champions to Be Hosted by USET Foundation at Gladstone Headquarters May 18–21
Gladstone, N.J. – April 19, 2017 – Historic Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation, is pleased to host the 2017 Dutta Corp United States Dressage Festival of Champions in Gladstone, New Jersey, May 18–21. The event will...
Omaha, Neb. – April 1, 2017 – It was Germany’s Isabell Werth who topped the podium and doused the second and third place riders, Laura Graves and Carl Hester, with champagne after the thrilling Grand Prix Freestyle at the FEI World Cup Dressage Finals. The world’s #1...
Omaha, Neb. – March 30, 2017 – Isabell Werth prevailed in the first day of competition of what is shaping up to be a very competitive FEI World Cup Final in Omaha, Nebraska. The German rider rode the 12-year-old Oldenberg mare, Weihegold OLD, to victory in Thursday’s...
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