What is Dressage?

Originally designed to show the horse’s capability on the parade ground in performing various movements involved with reviewing troops, today the dressage test comprises a set series of movements performed in an enclosed arena.
The purpose of the dressage test is to demonstrate the training of horse and rider – to achieve balance, suppleness, and precision timing in each movement. It should look as if the horse is performing of its own accord, carrying its rider in complete harmony.

Training

ella-ottoRegular dressage training is offered to all members from both juniors to senior levels. This is designed to support any member wishing to represent Eggesford Pony Club at area level. We are lucky to have Tyler Bradshaw as our brilliant coach giving us regular lessons.

New Members

We are very keen to attract new riders including juniors, you do not have to have done dressage before merely show an interest in learning and improving how to get the best out of both you and your horse/pony. It really can be fun, honestly!! The improvements will also benefit anyone wishing to be on the eventing and show jumping teams.

Area Dressage 2018

Area dressage results 2018:

This year’s Area Dressage was organised by Lamerton Hunt branch of the Pony Club and held at St Leonards Equestrian Centre.

We had 1 member competing in our junior section this year. Morgan Callister did a lovely test just missing out on the placings

We had a grass roots team consisting of Ella Otto, Amelie Huntington-Whiteley and Lauren Callister. They all rode very well but unfortunately no placings.

Ella Humphreys and Fran Risdale competed in the novice section. They performed really well with Ella coming 4th and qualifying for the championships and Fran coming 6th!

Thank you Tyler Bradshaw for helping us warm up and for training us.

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