Dressage For Dummies: Everything You Need To Know About The Equestrian Dressage Competition


Picture this, unlikely duos teaming up to out accessorize and out dance the rest of the competition. If you like the sound of this, you’re going to want to check out the Dressage competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Of course, there is much more to dressage than this thematic description; – years of preparation, numerous district competitions, early mornings and late nights of repetitive training. This high-stake event is definitely worth checking out, so to avoid confusion it’s good to know your basics.

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If you’re unfamiliar, dressage is a performance-based competition that judges both riders and their horse’s ability to work together to create cohesive and elegant routine. From a score of 1-10 riders are accessed on rhythm, connection with their horse, energy, and position. There are 5 divisions of competition ranging in difficulty and experience.

Be sure to check out the competition for yourself at the GIANTS Stadium at the Sydney Royal Easter Show Ground from the 1st to the 12th of April 2021.


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