Let's Watch a Horse Show: DRESSAGE (CONYERS)

  • Apr 5, 2014 · 12:00 PM
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Let's watch a Dressage riding competition.  Save the date. 

Admission is free.  More details as we get closer.

Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern I

Dressage Show, USEF/USDF



Dressage; a French term, most commonly translated to mean "training") is a competitive equestrian sport, defined by the International Equestrian Federation as "the highest expression of horse training", where "horse and rider are expected to perform from memory a series of predetermined movements." Competitions are held at all levels from amateur to the World Equestrian Games. Its fundamental purpose is to develop, through standardized progressive training methods, a horse's natural athletic ability and willingness to perform, thereby maximizing its potential as a riding horse. At the peak of a dressage horse's gymnastic development, the horse will respond smoothly to a skilled rider's minimal aids. The rider will be relaxed and appear effort-free while the horse willingly performs the requested movement. Dressage is occasionally referred to as "Horse Ballet." Although the discipline has ancient roots in Europe, dressage was first recognized as an important equestrian pursuit during the Renaissance. The great European riding masters of that period developed a sequential training system that has changed little since then. Classical dressage is still considered the basis of modern dressage.

In modern dressage competition, successful training at the various levels is demonstrated through the performance of "tests", prescribed series of movements ridden within a standard arena. Judges evaluate each movement on the basis of an objective standard appropriate to the level of the test and assign each movement a score from zero to ten – zero being "not executed" and 10 being "excellent". A score of 9 is very good and is a high mark, while a competitor achieving all 6s (or 60% overall) should be considering moving on to the next level.

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  • Cella

    Im outside charles walker. I hv black rubber boots on.

    April 5, 2014

  • Cella

    Don't forget your cameras!

    April 5, 2014

  • Cella

    I went to the park yesterday - they are starting to set up. Follow the signs for "Dressage Southern." (Main Entrance - Gate A). Park as close as you can to the Charles Walker Arena. Its big, grey and covered. I will be outside the arena at noon (on the front side - there is a retail store there and it is close to the show office.) If you come late - call or text me. [masked]

    April 4, 2014

  • Cella

    April 1, 2014

  • Cella

    Follow the signs for "Retail Parking" lot located next to the Charles Walker Covered Arena. I will be right outside the arena at noon...I will have a Georgia Horseback Riding sign with me. If you come later - call or text me. Cella[masked]

    April 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    How long is this event?

    March 15, 2014

    • Cella

      The event is schedule to end at 5pm but most of these shows do tend to run a bit longer. As far as the Meetup...come and stay as long as you want.

      March 19, 2014

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  • Cella
    $2015, Assistant Organizer
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  • A former member
  • A former member

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