Saturday, April 3, 2010

Preparing for One's First Dressage Show

Preparing to show in your first dressage competition can be a daunting task without a bit of guidance.   I was lucky in that I received lots of excellent tips and coaching from my dressage trainers over the years.   Trainers who had been there, done it, and got the tee-shirts.   :-)   And thanks to such good preparation, my first dressage show was exciting and fun, as has every one since then!

It's in that same spirit that my farm, Kearsarge Meadows, is offering three Dressage Show Preparation Clinics this Spring, aimed at helping riders who are sitting on the fence considering entering their first dressage competition, those who are really ready to compete but want a chance to do a dry run and ask lots of questions first, and those who simply want to pick up additional tips, tools, and a pre-season critique of their test.

Having been there, done it, and earned tons of ribbons, rosettes, and trophies along the way, I'm looking forward to helping riders prepare to enjoy the dressage show ring with a wonderful understanding of what to expect.   And this will allow them to enter at "A", ride up the centerline, halt, and salute to the judge with confidence and a smile.

Hello, Spring!   Let the shows begin!

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