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

bailey-banthamRegular 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.

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.

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Area Dressage 2016

This year’s Area Dressage was organised by South Pool branch of the Pony Club and held at Kinsgbridge.

We had 2 members competing in the junior section with Amelie and Amber Huntington-Whiteley riding Hafdre Tair Boy and Oakville Bailey coming first and second respectively.

In the novice section, Millie Turner riding Evensong, performed a lovely test to come 5th individually.

In the intermediate section Alice Monger, riding Handsome Harry, came 9th individually.

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