Dear Amy, I was recently at a recognized dressage show as a spectator before I attempt competing. I was curious about some of my observations. I was wondering if you could explain some things to me. First: Everyone seemed to have a different way to get to the exit at A. Some people just turned
Dear Amy, I am looking forward to competing in dressage shows this season. I am new to competition and I have a few questions. First, is there a proper side on which to wear your number? I have seen many variations. Second, if I choose to have a reader, do they need to have any qualifications,
Dear Amy, I have just purchased an FEI dressage schoolmaster and I am hoping to be able to show at the Prix St. Georges level locally very soon. I want to know, if my horse was born in the United States does he need a passport to show at this level? Also, people keep asking
Dear Amy, I am new to dressage, although I have done some eventing. I am planning to stop jumping and show straight dressage from now on, so I have a few questions about equipment. First: is it acceptable to ride a dressage test in my jumping saddle? I don’t currently own a dressage saddle and
Dear Amy, I know that the eventing dressage tests have changed this year, while the USDF tests are still the same. But I have heard that there are also changes that were introduced in the FEI tests. Can you tell me what they are? Studying Dressage Dear Studying, You are absolutely correct. There is a
Dear Amy, I have heard that the USEA eventing dressage tests will be changing soon. Could you tell me when the new tests go into effect and what changes there might be? Also, where can I find these tests? Eventer Chick Dear Eventer, The new USEA eventing dressage tests go into effect December 1, 2017.