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.
High Performance Athletes
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 silver medal after a stellar performance in the Grand Prix Special at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018 with a score of 81.717...
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 secured the U.S. team Olympic qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and earned the team silver medal at the FEI World Equestrian Games...
Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian announced today that The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team will substitute Steffen Peters' alternate horse, Suppenkasper, Four Winds Farm's 10-year-old KWPN gelding, for competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018....
Aachen, Germany – July 22, 2018 – On the final day of dressage competition at World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen, The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage riders headed down centerline for the CDIO5* Grand Prix Freestyle. While Germany’s Isabell Werth claimed the win on...
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