Dear Amy,I heard you were on the panel of judges at the U.S Dressage National Finals this year at the Kentucky Horse Park. Congratulations! I’m hoping someday to be able to participate as a competitor in the finals. I was wondering, how does riding a test in the Nationals differ from riding a test at
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Questions about dressage with Amy McElroy. In Amy’s popular column, written for “The Aiken Horse,” she answers readers questions about dressage.
Dear Amy , My horse and I will be competing at our first recognized dressage show this month. We will be trying out the Training Level. Can you give me some tips to avoid making beginner mistakes and ride a winning test? Dressage Newbie Dear Newbie, I am excited for you and your horse: welcome to
Dear Amy.I was recently a spectator at a USEF Dressage show. I enjoyed watching all the rides but I saw so many different outfits. I always thought dressage meant a black coat and white pants. At this show I saw many people not wearing a coat; someone was in a military uniform; there was a