Go do dressage!
Dressage is fun and a great way to improve your riding and your horse or pony's way of going.
If you are able to ride walk, trot and canter, you are able to have a go at dressage – it really is that simple. In fact, for some competitive tests you don’t even need to canter. And any riding horse or pony will be able to do some dressage – you don’t need an enormous Warmblood to get you started!
‘Dressage’ actually means ‘training’. It is all about gradually progressing you and your horse’s abilities on the flat. You may just enjoy training your horse and improving yourself or you may wish to try competing.
The beauty of dressage is that it is very rewarding - whether you are working at home and suddenly feel a movement come right or enjoy the challenge of competition. With each outing you can simply aim to improve on your own last score or strive for a placing. Either way you will come home with constructive comments from the judge to help you progress. So, go on, give it a go, but be warned – it can be addictive!
Get inside affiliated dressage - for free!
British Dressage has launched a new web-based membership that is perfect for those of you just considering going affiliated. It's the ideal way of meeting other dressage enthusiasts and finding out more about competing 'under rules', with access to dressage videos, an online version of British Dressage magazine and classified ads - better still it's entirely FREE!
Take a look to see if becoming a British Dressage Associate member is for you...
Another £1,000 being given away…
Goaffiliated.co.uk is running a second competition to give away another £1000 cash to one lucky person. As Marie Shepherd, the winner of our last £1000-giveaway, can confirm, that sort of money can change lives when you’re setting out on the competition ladder. “It has made a huge difference and has opened up all sorts of possibilities,” says Marie. “I never thought we’d win. I’d just say to anyone, go for it – it could be your turn next!” Read full story here.
So, whether you are saving for a horse trailer, trying to raise money for entry fees, need new kit or more training, your competitive dreams could soon be enjoying a major boost. Enter here and you could be our next £1000 winner…