Competing in dressage should be fun, and it will be if you are well prepared. There are many rules -- written and unwritten -- pertaining to dressage and dressage showing, but before now, competitors had to go to a number of sources to find all the information they needed. All of this information is now contained in one place -- "The Dressage Competitors' Handbook."
Information on proper attire, grooming for a competition, legal and illegal equipment, warming up and warm-up area etiquette, competition rules, awards programs, packing for a show, arena diagrams, an extensive glossary, checklists, and much more are clearly and logically presented.
Whether you are contemplating your first dressage competition or have already begun your show career, you will find answers to all of your questions in "The Dressage Competitors' Handbook."
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Fraser grew up with horses and has had the opportunity to work with top dressage trainers in this country as well as abroad. She received her BHSAI certification from the Talland School of Equitation in Glos. England, and has won numerous year end awards awards through USDF, AHSA, and ATA on horses she has trained herself.
Suzy trains and competes her sponsored Danish Warmblood gelding, Helenikos, teaches, gives clinics, writes non-fiction horse books and magazine articles, and is continuously working to enlarge her knowledge of horses and dressage. Fraser is the author of "Financing Your Equestrian Activities: Sponsorships and Scholarships," which is also available through Amazon.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
Enter at A Everyone planning to compete wants to be well prepared so that they can put in their best possible effort and avoid making mistakes. Good preparation goes well beyond your horse's and your training although those are essential ingredients. In addition, you should understand: o
The different levels. o
What level you should enter. o
The show's rules and regulations. o
How to prepare for a show. o
The proper tack and attire. o
Warm up area etiquette. o
How to complete the entry form. o
The basics of test riding. o
How to care for your horse and yourself in a competition setting. o
How scoring works. o
How to care for your horse after the show. You must know how to salute, be aware of the one-minute rule, know how to turn onto the centerline, and much more. This book covers these important areas in an easy-to-understand format so that you will feel well prepared as you tackle your first dressage shows. It can also serve as a quick reference as needed. Although all of the levels are explained in the chapter entitled Understanding the Levels, the primary focus of this book is on the lower levels since these are the levels in which the majority of newcomers compete. It is your responsibility as a competitor to learn the rules and regulations for dressage competitions. Failure to do so could lead to problems including elimination. This book provides all the information you need to start your competition career as well as recommendations on other available resources for expanding your knowledge. You will be able to compete confidently knowing that you have the information you need in order to enjoy a successful and educational experience.
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Descripción Equissentials Pr, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0965490017
Descripción Equissentials Pr, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110965490017
Descripción Equissentials Pr, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 238 pages. 9.60x7.60x0.90 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería 0965490017