Category Archive: Shows & Showing

Tips and info on shows & showing, including documentation, rules and protocol.

Mar 21

Calgary Dressage – Alberta Dressage Show Dates for 2012

Thank you to Beckie Snow for compiling the show dates for the Alberta Dressage Summer Season: 2012 Alberta Recognized & Schooling Show Dates as of March 21, 2012: May 11, 12 &13th Gold Show in Red Deer presented by AJ/YR May 12th Bronze Show in Red Deer presented by AJ/YR May 26th and 27th Gold …

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Jan 11

Calgary Dressage info on 2012 AJYR Show – Volunteer Scribes & Medic needed

Hi everyone,  I’m sending this out on behalf of the organizers of the 2012 AJYR Show @ Westerner Fair Grounds in Red Deer. They are in need of some volunteers for the show: They need scribes for Friday May 11, Saturday May 12 and Sunday May 13. 2 scribes are needed per day for all …

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Jan 02

Calgary Area Dressage Shows…Save the Date for Claresholm

The CC/ADA Gold Show will be hosted in Claresholm June 9/10, 2012. This is a save the date reminder for Calgary area dressagers, as last year they had to limit the number of entries to their show. This marks the silver anniversary of the show, and it’s sure to be very special. This is a great …

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Jan 02

Calgary Area Dressage Show Dates for 2012

Carrots and Cocktails Series: January 22nd – open schooling at Rocky Mountain Show Jumping Arena (Anderson’s) Carrots and Cocktails I February 11/12 at Andersons February 26th open schooling at Rocky Mountain Show Jumping Arena (Anderson’s) Carrots and Cocktails II March 10/11 at Anderson’s Carrots and Cocktails III April 14/15 at Anderson’s

Oct 17

Pan-Am games Dressage scores…click here

Click here for a link to Pan-Am Games scores for our Sivler Medal winning Dressage Team.

Sep 21

Thoughts on Performance

1. We were physically well prepared for our tests. 2. Mental toughness is an area I need to keep working on. 3. I need to practice at “speed”. 4. I need to keep in mind the “set up” for the required transitions. 5. Focus, for me, is a big requirement for showing dressage. 6. I’ll …

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Jun 16

Dressage Riders need to know the rules of our Sport….

Suggestion:   Before considering making an accusation regarding a rule breach involving a fellow dressager,  take note of the rules of our sport.  Ignorance may be the reason for a false accusation, but it is not an excuse for making it. 2011 Dressage Canada Rule Book Check your rule book page 34…article E 4.9 #5. It …

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Apr 19

Calgary Dressage Tips…What to do if a test goes wrong….


When considering why your test did not go as it should, be honest and objective about why. Your coach can be very helpful in this regard.  You need to look to the reason not the result. This past weekend, I was dissapointed in my first ride, my horse was not with me and seemed to …

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Mar 29

No more Top Hats Allowed in National Level Tests!

Equine Canada/Dressage Canada have issued a late rule change that as of May 1st, 2011, only competitors above 4th level will be allowed to wear Top Hats in Canadian Competitions.  All others must wear a safety approved helmet with harness when mounted on the show grounds. Failure to comply will cause the rider to be eliminated from …

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Mar 21

Watch – New 2011 Second Level test 3…


Kim Cox & Roderick show Second Level test 3 at Carrots & Cocktails, 2011 Calgary Area Dressage Season Opening Show.

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