Make a Statement in the Jumps Ring

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When you start in the Jumps Ring, it can be a little daunting. If you’re competing at an FEI event, you may not have to go through the qualifiers. However, if you are qualifying or just working on your own time and pace, here’s my advice:

  • The horse needs to be able to jump well. That means having good form over fences and being willing and able to take a fence in stride. It also means being physically prepared for the jumps course ahead of time–if your horse is stiff or sore from training earlier in the day (or week), don’t try jumping him until he’s better!
  • You need confidence. You’re going to mess up–we all do–and when that happens it’s important for both yourself AND your horse that everything stays calm and collected so that neither of you get spooked by what happened last second before coming into contact with something hard like wood instead of dirt/grass/dirtier grass than normal due to all those extra raindrops falling on top of them throughout this week…

A blog about dressage along with rules and techniques.

Dressage is the art of riding a horse in a manner that shows off its movements and ability. It’s done in competition and has been a part of horse racing for centuries, but it’s also become popular as an event at public horse shows.

Dressage is not difficult to learn, but it does take time and patience to develop your skills as a rider as well as those of your mount. You can begin with simple exercises such as “walk on the left lead,” which means walking on the left rein only (and therefore making sure the right side of your horse moves smoothly forward). From there you can add more complicated maneuvers like half-passes (where one leg moves in front while the other stays back) or flying changes (which requires your horse’s front legs to cross over each other).


Dressage is a great sport for many reasons. For one thing, the horses are cute. They have such expressive faces, and their eyes are so big and wide! You can tell they’re enjoying themselves because their tails are up, just like when they’re grazing in the field on a sunny day.

Secondly, dressage riders are always smiling while they ride their horses around the ring. They look like they love what they do—and why wouldn’t you love it? The horse looks like it’s having fun too! It’s thrilling to watch them move together as one unit, acting out all these different movements and exercises to show off how well trained each of them is individually (or together).

1. What Is Dressage?

  • What Is Dressage?

Dressage is a French term meaning “training”. This equestrian sport involves the horse and rider performing a series of movements in a ring, which are judged on how well they are executed.

2. Who Can Participate in Dressage?

Dressage is a sport that anyone can enjoy. You do not have to be a professional rider, but you do need to own or rent a horse and be able to ride it. If you are just starting out, taking lessons is recommended so that you can work on your riding skills in addition to learning about dressage.

3. The Basics of Dressage Lessons

  • The Basics of Dressage Lessons

The basics of dressage lessons are the same as any other kind of riding lesson. You’ll learn to sit and post the trot, canter, and gallop. If you’re looking for a jumping lesson instead, check out this blog on jumping techniques here!

4. Considerations Before Buying a Horse for Dressage Competition

When you are looking to buy a horse that is suited to dressage competition, it is important to keep in mind what type of horse you want. The ideal competitor should be at least medium-sized, and should have a good temperament.

5. How to Become a Dressage Rider

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6. Setting Up Your Home and Barn to Train Horses Properly and Efficiently

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7. How to Select the Right Jumps Ring  for Your Farm or Riding School

  • How to Select the Right Jumps Ring for Your Farm or Riding School

Selecting the right jumps ring for your farm or riding school can be a challenge. You want to be sure that you have the right size, shape and materials for your needs. Here are some pointers:

  • Size – The size of a jumps ring should reflect the amount of space available on your property. A small ring may be suitable if there is not much room, but it’s best to select an appropriately sized ring so that horses can move around comfortably and easily adjust their strides when jumping over obstacles in timed rounds of play at summer camp events held by equestrian centers across North America every year since 2012 (when they started). It’s also important that riders have enough area around them so they feel safe while competing against other competitors during friendly competitions like those held at Rainbow Ranch which hosts over 1 million guests annually from all over Eastern Canada and Western New York State!



You don’t have to be a dressage pro to appreciate the amazing artistry of the show jumping ring. The thrill of watching a young horse and rider soar over an obstacle is something that every equestrian can relate to, whether you’ve only been riding a short time or for decades!

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