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Dressage

Originally developed as a method for training military horses, the centuries-old discipline of dressage, which is a French term meaning “training,” was used to increase the maneuverability and obedience of cavalry mounts with some of the very advanced movements being taught specifically as battle techniques.

The specific purpose for dressage is to develop a horse’s natural athletic ability and maximize its suppleness and attentiveness, all the while fostering ultimate harmony between horse and rider.

In today’s world, competitive dressage is recognized as one of the three equestrian Olympic disciplines, and as well, is a method for showcasing all levels of training in a competitive format. Currently, there are nine progressive levels of competition, open to any breed of horse and available for all levels of riders, in which the horse and rider perform compulsory exercises. Special classes such as musical freestyle offer creativity and individual expression for the exhibitors and have become spectator favorites.

Dressage Headlines

The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team Secures Gold at Stillpoint Farm FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ USA

Wellington, Fla. – The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team started their 2020 Nations Cup campaign with a top finish in the Stillpoint Farm …

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U.S. Stars and Stripes Team Takes Gold in FEI Nations Cup™ CDIO-U25

Wellington, Fla. – Personal best FEI Intermediate II 16-25 Test scores from Benjamin Ebeling with Illuster Van de Kampert and Emma …

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Teams Announced for FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ USA and CDIO-U25 Nations Cup in Wellington, Fla.

By US Equestrian Communications Department Lexington, Ky. – The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team is set to contest their first …

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US Equestrian Announces Member Updates to Kundrun USEF Dressage Development Program List

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the updated member list for the Kundrun USEF Dressage Development Program. The …

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US Equestrian Announces Updates to U.S. Dressage Elite and Pre-Elite Lists

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the updated U.S. Dressage Elite and Pre-Elite Lists for 2020. The Elite …

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USET Foundation Announces Leadership Gift for U.S. Equestrian Dressage Development Program

Lexington, Ky. – The U.S. Equestrian High Performance Dressage Development Program will continue to provide strategic guidance and resources to …

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Join U.S. Equestrian Teams on the Podium at 2019 Pan American Games

Gladstone, N.J. – July 30, 2019 – The prestigious Pan American Games, held among athletes from nations of the Americas …

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U.S. Dressage Team Takes Early Lead at Lima 2019 Pan American Games

by US Equestrian Communications Department  Lima, Peru – July 28, 2019 – The U.S. Dressage Team recorded three stellar results …

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US Equestrian Nominates U.S. Dressage Team for Lima 2019 Pan American Games

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the nomination of the following athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Dressage Team and …

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The Dutta Corp U. S Dressage Team Takes Third at 2019 FEI Dressage Nations Cup France

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Classic Communications | May 19, 2019, 4:45 PM EST Compiègne, France – After two days of strong …

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U.S. Riders Score Over 80 Percent and Earn Top Seven Finishes In FEI Dressage World Cup™ Finals Grand Prix Freestyle

Gothenburg, Sweden – April 6, 2019 – For the third consecutive year, world No. 1 Isabell Werth of Germany and …

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American Dressage Riders Place Within Top 8 In FEI World Cup Dressage Finals Grand Prix

Gothenburg, Sweden – April 5, 2019 – Riders representing the United States gave stellar performances in the first contest of what …

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All US Dressage Horses Pass Veterinary Inspection For 40th FEI World Cup Final™

Gothenburg, Sweden – April 4, 2019 – While Gothenburg locals enjoyed a warm spring day in their Nordic city, the …

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Double Individual Gold Medals in Nations Cup for United States’ Lauren Asher

Wellington, Fla. – March 15, 2019 – On the final day of the 2019 FEI Nations Cup competition in Wellington, …

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Shelly Francis Wins Individual Nations Cup Freestyle Gold Medal

Wellington, Fla. – March 15, 2019 – Competition for the CDIO3* Nations Cup concluded Friday evening with individual medals earned …

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USA Captures CDIO3* FEI Nations Cup Team Gold Medal

Wellington, Fla. – March 14, 2019 –Following the CDI-U25 competition Thursday evening, the senior riders took to the ring to …

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U.S. Team Takes Lead Following Opening Day of CDIO3* Nations Cup Competition

Wellington, Fla. – March 13, 2019 – Following the conclusion of the podium ceremony for the CDIO-U25 Nations Cup team …

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Lauren Asher and West Side Claim 2019 FEI Nations Cup U25 Grand Prix Individual Gold Medal

Wellington, Fla. – March 14, 2019 – The FEI Nations Cup competition continued in Wellington Thursday, starting with the CDI-U25 …

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Red, White and Blue Top CDI-U25 Nations Cup Team Podium

Wellington, Fla. – March 13, 2019 – One of the highlight events of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, the Nations …

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US Equestrian Announces The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team and U.S. CDIO-U25 Team for FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ USA

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has named the following combinations to The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team and the U.S. …

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USET Foundation Awards 2019 Whitney Stone Cup to Dressage Icon Laura Graves

Wellington, Fla. – Jan. 19, 2019 – The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation is pleased to announce that dressage …

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Laura Graves and Verdades Take Home Silver in the Grand Prix Special at the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018

Mill Spring, N.C. – It was a historic moment for U.S. dressage as Laura Graves and Verdades were awarded the individual …

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The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team Secures Olympic Qualification and Silver Medal at the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018

The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team (Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photo) Mill Spring, N.C. – The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team …

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US Equestrian Announces Substitution of Alternate Horse for The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian announced today that The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team will substitute Steffen Peters’ alternate horse, …

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