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post #1 of 12 Old 01-19-2015, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Interdressage anyone?

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I am committed to going bitless on my horse. For this reason, I tried to convince myself for a year that I wanted to do jumping, since you can show bitless in jumping. I finally came to terms with the fact that my passion is dressage, especially freestyle dressage! Interdressage does allow bitless competitors. In addition they are not so strict on apparel and tack, so that reduces my 'need to buy' equipment list drastically. Another thing is that the judges are British, and don't have the skewed views (IMO) of the American judges, and it would be a really great way for me to get feedback on how training is going with my mare. In addition to dressage they also have jumping and in hand classes. It seems really fun and takes the stress and expense out of showing.

Anyone tried this? Maybe it doesn't appeal to those of you who are used to traditional showing and enjoy the whole show scene, but it seems perfect for me.
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Sounds interesting. Please keep me updated if you go for it.
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This looks really cool! I've always done show jumping, but I've really wanted to improve my equitation and flat work, so this seems great. I'd love to know if you try it- it looks like an amazing opportunity!
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it looks interesting let use know how it goes
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Interesting. Not like regular competitions because you can shoot, reshoot, and reshoot your video until it's as perfect as you can get it, but does make it a heck of a lot easier to enter!
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It looks like fun - do you get a score sheet back amd advice on how to improve?
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It looks good but not sure that you wouldn't miss the actual competition atmosphere you get from going to a 'real life' venue..................
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It looks like fun - do you get a score sheet back amd advice on how to improve?
Yes, if you look around on the website you can find the test and score sheets, judges leave comments. Same as a regular dressage competition, except its over the internet and they aren't so strict about tack and clothing.

@Jaydee, I've never liked the whole show atmosphere much, and that is besides the point since I mentioned I ride bitless and they don't allow bitless in dressage (except interdressage). Also as I said, I want feedback from British judges who don't have the skewed views of American judges. American judges care more about how flashy of a mover the horse is than whether they are ridden and trained correctly. There are a lot of horses who are not engaged through the back and move hollow, but because they can lift their knees high they are scored high.

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This looks really cool! I've always done show jumping, but I've really wanted to improve my equitation and flat work, so this seems great. I'd love to know if you try it- it looks like an amazing opportunity!
They have jumper classes too but I believe it would be more like a jumper equitation class than a show jumping class where only the time counts.

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@Jaydee, I've never liked the whole show atmosphere much, and that is besides the point since I mentioned I ride bitless and they don't allow bitless in dressage (except interdressage). Also as I said, I want feedback from British judges who don't have the skewed views of American judges. American judges care more about how flashy of a mover the horse is than whether they are ridden and trained correctly. There are a lot of horses who are not engaged through the back and move hollow, but because they can lift their knees high they are scored high.
That should work well for you then - apart from having to get up at unearthly hours of the morning and the travel I used to enjoy going to shows because it was a chance to meet up with people I often wouldn't see otherwise
I don't think British judges (and European judges in general) are as 'skewed' as some of US ones seem to be but I wouldn't say that all US judges are like that or that some UK/European judges aren't just as bad!! Certainly at the lower to middle levels in the UK you're not going to get sneered at because you have a non warm blood breed but that attitude is starting to change here - look at the success of that Welsh Cob
The bitless thing I do see your point - I think that's one of the things that's encouraging some people to try Western & cowboy dressage
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