New Competitors to Dressage? Begin with Training Level…

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 […]

Dressage Canada – Equine Canada Bronze Level Shows – What you need to Know

 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 […]

Video is a Dressage Competitors Best Friend…

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 […]

Riding Acurate Figures Helps your Horse….

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 […]