Coming soon…How show organizers, competitors and sponsors pull double duty to stage Dressage competitions in Alberta. This is the effort it takes to provide us with the Dressage show venues we need to show in the Calgary area and province wide.
A new Dressage Rider asked me if they were ready to enter their first show at Training Level. I felt that they were well prepared, but I referred them to the “Purpose” of each of the national levels, which are written at the top of each Dressage Canada official score sheet. Training Level The purpose of showing at Training Level […]
The Carrots and Cocktails Shows at Anderson Ranch are Equine Canada Bronze Level Shows. National Level Dressage Shows are classified as Bronze, Silver or Gold. The Bronze Level Show, requires you to have a valid Equine Canada Bronze Sport License. Go to Equine, Canada’s website to get one online. Your horse does not need an Equine Canada Official Passport […]
This video is from the Calgary Alberta area 2010 Anderson Ranch Dressage Series. I like my halt and the overall score was good ( 67.3). I have worked on my shortcomings, recent videos show Roderick as much more balanced and supple. There is always something to improve on. Overall this ride was a good example […]
from the home of CalgaryDressage.com…your Calgary Alberta area portal to all things Dressage… I didn’t believe it at first. It’s true. Learn how to ride a circle. In Dressage, we start with a 20 meter circle, because that is the width of our competition ring. A circle is perfect. It is very difficult and takes a […]
I’m adding more sample choreography and music to this page. Stay tuned for a sample 1st and 2nd level Kur for you to try. The Freestyle classes are so well recieved by the public, sponsors and the media. I want to encourage Dressage riders to take the plunge into experiencing riding a freestyle .
We had a very good training ride today, in spite of it being -22 C or -8 F. It sounds colder in Celsius. I lunged Roderick (using Triflex side reins) for 10 minutes to warm him up. After mounting, we worked on rhythm and suppleness at the walk. I have learned not to waste time […]
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