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View Poll Results: What dressage level are you?
I don't ride dressage 6 35.29%
Total beginner 7 41.18%
LC 1 5.88%
LB 0 0%
LA 0 0%
MB 2 11.76%
MA 0 0%
EM - Championships and so on 1 5.88%
Voters: 17. You may not vote on this poll

 
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    11-14-2008, 12:28 PM
  #1
Foal
Smile Dressage Riders?

I was just wondering how many dressage riders there were on this forum?
And what level do you ride, and so on? ;)
     
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    11-14-2008, 05:57 PM
  #2
Foal
When I go to a dressage show, I show Indy at 2nd Level and Shadow at Training Level.

When I go to an event, I ride Intermediate, which has some leg yielding, shoulder in, and rein back.
     
    11-14-2008, 06:42 PM
  #3
Foal
I'm a complete beginner right now. My horse was trained in Dressage before I got him, so right now he knows more than I do. I'm just trying to figure it all out!
     
    11-14-2008, 09:30 PM
  #4
Green Broke
UMmmm... what do your letters mean? :) I know in different countries there are different levels. In America it's starts off with Intro and then training, then 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th. And then the FEI levels are Prix St Georges, Intermediare I and II, then Grand Prix. I'm entirely a hunter/jumper but I try and encorporate dressage into my riding to help out my jumping so I've shown at 1st level and school most of the 3rd or 4 level movements.
     
    11-15-2008, 03:49 AM
  #5
Foal
Were the same here in aus we have the FEI levels prix st georges int I and II then grand prix but what is 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th? Is that like preliminary novice medium and advanced? Cos we have that..
     
    11-15-2008, 05:17 AM
  #6
Foal
Quote:
UMmmm... what do your letters mean? :) I know in different countries there are different levels. In America it's starts off with Intro and then training, then 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th. And then the FEI levels are Prix St Georges, Intermediare I and II, then Grand Prix. I'm entirely a hunter/jumper but I try and encorporate dressage into my riding to help out my jumping so I've shown at 1st level and school most of the 3rd or 4 level movements.
Ah I see..
I didn't know that it was different in different countries, I kind of thought about it but I wasn't sure. :)
See I'm from Denmark and that's what we have..!

LC
LB
LA
MB
MA
EM (Europa Mesterskaber = Europe Championships)
Prix St. Georges
Intermediaire
Grand Prix
KÜR
Military - FEI

And then we have classes like LB1, LB2, LB3, LA1, LA2, LA3, LA4, LA5, LA6 and so on. That's to be more specific.
This is probably how it would be if you compared the danish system and the american one:

Intro = LD
Training = LC
1st = LB
2nd = LA
3rd = MB
4th = MA
..and then it pretty much goes the same.
     
    11-17-2008, 01:39 AM
  #7
Foal
I ride EFA (Equestrian Federation of Australia) novice to prelim :P

Im jst really getting into it but I qualified 4 some championship thing in werribee next season.. don't ask I don't organise it I just ride lol.. im the same as bnwalker2, the horse knows more than I do!! Haha
     
    11-17-2008, 03:18 AM
  #8
Foal
Here in Holland it's this:
B = Beginners
L = Low
M = Medium
Z = Zwaar (heavy)
ZZ = Extremely heavy
And then everything else (grand prix etc.)

I used to ride Intermediare II. Just recently the horse I competed with died (colic). Now I'm training both of my Haflingers and my new Dutch Warmblood mare. One of my Halfingers is already in the Z. Just need more points
     
    11-17-2008, 09:08 AM
  #9
Foal
My horse and I do the hunters BUT! This past weekend we had our first dressage lesson! I wasn't sure what he was going to think about having so much contact but he really worked his butt off! I think dressage is so important for every horse in any discipline to partake in. He was a bit of a late bloomer and I really had to focus on riding forward and off my leg. Now that he is a bit older, he accepts the bit graciously. I'm really excited to have tried it dressage. I am looking forward to seeing my horse grow!
     
    11-17-2008, 10:03 AM
  #10
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Patagonia    
My horse and I do the hunters BUT! This past weekend we had our first dressage lesson! I wasn't sure what he was going to think about having so much contact but he really worked his butt off! I think dressage is so important for every horse in any discipline to partake in. He was a bit of a late bloomer and I really had to focus on riding forward and off my leg. Now that he is a bit older, he accepts the bit graciously. I'm really excited to have tried it dressage. I am looking forward to seeing my horse grow!

Yay for another 'dressage' rider in the "brown tack club"! I don't know if i'll ever become a true dressage rider but i've started to really use a lot of it in the past several years and now I don't know how I used to jump before.
It drives me crazy trying to jump a horse that doesn't know how to move laterally. Seriously hunter riders, learn at least a leg yield. It's amazing what a difference it makes.
     

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