Dressage is a French term meaning "training." Although the discipline has its roots in classical Greek horsemanship, dressage was first recognized as an important equestrian pursuit during the Renaissance in western Europe. The great European riding masters of that period developed a sequential training system that has changed little since then and is still considered the basis of modern dressage.
The fundamental purpose of dressage is to develop, through standardized progressive training methods, the horse's natural athletic ability and willingness to perform, thereby maximizing its potential as a riding horse. For more information please go to the United States Dressage Federation.
2016 USDF Region 5 Young and Adult Team Competition
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Tomora Training Center, 11000 Hwy 34, Greeley, CO
USDF Instructor Certification Program refresher
April 2-3, 2016 at Sage Creek Equestrian in Heber City, Utah. They only have 4 participating instructors and could use a few more... Any PI who has taken the 3 workshops can join us! Actually the 3 workshops are not required but advised. The fee is only $400 and you can contact Stacey at 801.712.9621 if you are interested!
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