- Contact Name
- British Equestrian Federation
- Contact Email
- Contact Telephone
- 02476 698871
What is Dressage?
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.
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.
- 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
The long and colourful traditions of Dressage go as far back as ancient Greece