What Dressage Level Are You At?

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What Dressage Level Are You At?

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View Poll Results: What dressage level do you ride at?
Introductory Level 7 15.22%
Training Level 9 19.57%
First Level 7 15.22%
Second Level 7 15.22%
Third Level 2 4.35%
Fourth Level 2 4.35%
International Level + beyond 5 10.87%
I'm working on the Training Scale 2 4.35%
I just ride dressage for the training benefits 4 8.70%
I don't practice "levels" 1 2.17%
Voters: 46. You may not vote on this poll

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    02-15-2011, 08:46 PM
What Dressage Level Are You At?

Hey everyone! I'm doing some reading in my dressage book and I'm coming to the section of dressage levels. I thought it'd be interesting to find out what level everyone on here--well, everyone who sees this--is at!

So pick your slot and I'd love for you to explain in a post what level you are and what not.

Bragging is allowed if you'd like! As well as pictures!

(If I didn't make a slot, I'm sorry but go ahead and post what you are.)
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    02-15-2011, 08:52 PM
It can depend on the amount of training the horse has.

With Jesse, right now, I'm doing First Level. With Miss Kitty, our goal is Introductory.

With my last horse, however, we were training for FEI Childrens.
    02-15-2011, 08:52 PM
I am personally not at any level. Any horse I do get the chance to ride, I always practice a bit of dressage. :) I've never shown dressage but I really want to. As well as take some dressage lessons.
    02-15-2011, 08:53 PM
Originally Posted by Arksly    
With my last horse, however, we were training for FEI Childrens.
Very cool! I wasn't sure how to incorporate that one into the poll. I considered that part of the International Level.
    02-15-2011, 10:01 PM
I currently am working on myself first. Once I am at a level of riding myself where I can control my own body, I aim to ride what would be first level. I hope to go on from there, but for now, small dreams :)
    02-15-2011, 10:27 PM
Only training level, but a lessons horse I sometimes ride I think is pushing Second Level.
My horse does Intro dressage because his canter circles are not so great right now :p
But then again, I'm not sure if training level is different for eventing and just straight up dressage..
    02-15-2011, 11:18 PM
PSG - getting a video up on YouTube soon!!
    02-16-2011, 02:14 AM
So I'm in Germany so I'm not 100% positive if the levels are the same, but from what I've gathered on the forum I think it's about right. Anyway were training 3ed level now, but I put 2nd level, because that's as high as I've shown. I'm taking a break from showing now, because of collage, but I'm lucky enough to somehow manage to get a ride in almost every day, so I hope that once I have more time again I can get back into it.
But I've never been a real "show person", since I always have so much going on and shows do take up a lot of you time...
    02-16-2011, 03:12 AM
Green Broke
I'm not in the US so if someone can translate into UK levels that would be very helpful.
    02-16-2011, 09:13 AM
I started dressage lessons for the training benefits only (after being told number of times that my horses are hopeless to be trained for anything ). However per my trainer we are on Introductory level at this point (were before the winter/ice hit the area ), and she really wants us to start competing this year. So will see how it'll go...


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