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Dressage

British Equestrian Federation

Contact Name
British Equestrian Federation
Contact Email
info@bef.co.uk
Contact Telephone
02476 698871

Get Involved

What is Dressage?

Dressage is a competitive equestrian sport

Dressage is a competitive equestrian sport, defined by the International Equestrian Federation as the highest expression of horse training, where horse and rider are expected to perform from memory a series of predetermined movements.

Involvement

Whatever level you are working at, you can take advantage of the affordable and frequent training sessions organised by our Regional Development Officers (RDOs) throughout Britain.

Equipment

  • Bit - The metal mouthpiece on a bridle, to which the reins are attached.
  • Blinkers - The flaps on a bridle which stop a horse from seeing backwards or sideways (unautorized in competition)
  • Breeches - Trousers worn specifically for riding
  • Bridle - A harness that fits around a horse's head, holding the bit
  • Hunting Stock - A broad band worn around a rider's neck
  • Saddle - The seat for the rider on the back of a horse
  • Spur - A pointed device attached to a rider's boot heel and used to encourage a horse
  • Whip - A long, thin, hand-held device used to encourage a horse

Facts

The long and colourful traditions of Dressage go as far back as ancient Greece

Local Programmes

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    Active Rutland
    Charnwood LSA
    Active Leicester
    County Sport Network
  • Harborough LSA
    Safeguarding
    H&B LSA
    O&W LSA
    NWL LSA
  • Sport England
    Leicestershire County Council
    Melton LSA
    Blaby LSA

Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    H&B LSA
  • NWL LSA
    Safeguarding
  • Melton LSA
    O&W LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Charnwood LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Harborough LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Sport England
    County Sport Network