Dressage Tests and Rules

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Dressage Tests & Rules (SA & Pony Club Links added)

Since the question seems to come up quite often I thought I would post this information.

British Dressage Rules can be found at:

https://www.britishdressage.co.uk/competitions/rules (BD have fixed the site and you can now access the rules)

The rules include clothing and equipment requirements including bits allowed.

British Dressage Tests are copyright and can be bought (posted copies) from British Dressage address as above and on-line at
https://www.britishdressage.co.uk/online_shop/overview
www.dressagediagrams.com

USA Dressage Rules can be found at

http://www.usef.org/documents/ruleBook/2007/08-DR.pdf

US Dressage Tests can be found at:
http://www.thedigitalhorse.com/ (Also see post no 10 for free copies of the tests)

Links to the FEI, Canadian, Irish, Australian and New Zealand Dressage sites and tests are below.

Still missing the Euro nationalities info - if anyone knows that these are available on the web please post info below.
 
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G'day! Fantastic information, I've always wanted to know about Dressage, but I've never had the time. I don't compete indressage tests, but I'm still interested in it. Thank You for posting this thread with the links Willingbe! Muhch appriciated!

Gotta Gallop,

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What's expected at each level (BD):


LGD said:
Prelim - Medium & free walk, working trot, working canter. 20 metre circles in canter and walk. 10 metre half circles in walk and trot. 15 metre circles in trot.

Novice - medium trot and canter. counter canter, rein back, 10 metre circles in trot, 15metre half circles in canter, canter change of lead through trot, give and retake the reins in trot and canter,

Elementary - simple changes (allowed to progressive on the downward transition), walk to canter, 15 m circles in canter, leg yield in trot, extended walk. Stretchy canter circle. large quarter pirouettes in walk.

Medium - half pass in trot and canter, trot travers, trot shoulder-in, simple changes (have to be direct up and down), extended trot (only in one test now if I remember rightly), 10 metre circles in canter, canter halt, halt canter, half pirouettes in walk.

Advanced medium - single flying changes, half pass counter change in trot, 8 m circles in trot and canter, extended canter

Advanced - 6m half circle in canter, 3 x 4 tempi changes, steeper half pass angles

PSG - half pirouette in canter, half pass counter change of hand in canter (single), 5 x 3 tempi changes, 5 x 4 tempi changes

Intermediaire I - full canter pirouette, double canter half pass counter change, 7 x 2 tempi changes, steeper half pass angles.

Intermediaire II steeper half pass angles, 11 x 1 tempi changes, piaffe and passage.

GP - steeper half pass angles (quarter marker to opposite half marker), counter changes in canter go by number of steps rather than distance, piaffe/passage tour is more difficult, 15 x 1 tempi changes

Probably missed odd bits out (doing it from memory). At each level the degree of engagement and self-carriage increases and the quality of the transitions should be much crisper. Follows the scales of training.
 
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Link to the USA Dressage Rules is broken. :confused: Could someone please fix, or repost?
 
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G'day! Fantastic information, I've always wanted to know about Dressage, but I've never had the time. I don't compete indressage tests, but I'm still interested in it. Thank You for posting this thread with the links Willingbe! Muhch appriciated!

Gotta Gallop,

Bluey's~Friend
I'm Exactly The Same xD
 
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