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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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
Dear Amy,I recently went to a recognized dressage show as a spectator to observe before I attempt competing. I was curious about some of what I saw. I was wondering if you could explain some things to me. First: After finishing the test, everyone seemed to have a different way to get to the exit
Dear Amy, I was recently at a two-day dressage show. I rode the same test both days, but for two different judges. I thought the second day I did so much better, but my score was about the same. I didn’t agree with the marks, and I was so disappointed. Is it ever possible to
Dear Amy, We have received a “Member’s Confidential Evaluation Form” from a Federation member commending you on your officiating at the SUMMER SIZZLER DRESSAGE 3 competition that took place 8/3/2019 – 8/4/2019. While we cannot disclose the name of this member or their exact comments, we can share with you the substance of their comments.