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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

http://www.gdcta.org/

Dressage

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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  • Cyndi

    Excellent venue & event. Enjoyed spending the day with our group.

    April 6, 2014

  • Cella

    Great event and throroughly loved sharing it with new members.

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved it! Looking forward to our next outing!

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • Teresa

    Wonderful to meet everyone. Looking forward to our next horse show!

    2 · April 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cella-I have been meaning to write. My dad has been diagnosed with cancer. I have been helping him care for my disabled mom. Actually at the pool with her right now. I haven't been able to participate all year because of their health issues. Have fun! :-(

    April 5, 2014

    • Cella

      So sorry to hear Laura. Hope to see you soon. Much blessings.

      April 5, 2014

  • Cella

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

    April 5, 2014

  • Teresa

    I'm here. Sitting in the stands closer to the front :)

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • Cella

    Great event to bring a camera :)

    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 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

  • Jennifer E.

    I'm so sorry to miss this, I was really looking forward to it, but it looks like we are heading to Dallas to cheer on the Gators. Have fun! I saw the finals at the Global Dressage Festival last weekend, and they were amazing to watch. Can't wait to see you guys again soon!

    April 1, 2014

    • Cella

      We miss you Jenn. Go Gators!

      1 · April 1, 2014

  • Cella

    Here is the event schedule for each arena. The times are rough estimates.
    http://gdcta.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Day_Sheets_GADS_1____3-30.pdf

    April 1, 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

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  • Cella
    ENGLISH, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Arlene V.
    Dressage & Saddle Seat
  • June B.
    Dressage (Owner)
  • Cyndi
    Western
  • Teresa
    English
  • Kathryn
    English HJ/Dressage
  • A former member
    +1 guest
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
    +1 guest

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