dressage

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dressage

the dressing of a riding horse as distinct from the training of a racing horse. The term has come to include formal training and competition in a standard arena and with standard furniture for jumps and a standard layout for the course to be followed. The formal training comprises a complex series of exercises in deportment for the horse and rider. They require great precision in execution so that the quintessence of the training is the lightness of the commands and controls and the degree to which the horse and rider are collected in their movements.
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Ireland also took home the Team Bronze medal in Para Equestrian Dressage in the Equestrian championships.
The legendary equestrian dressage rider Lee Pearson OBE, who has won six gold medals at the Paralympics was presented with the Npower Award for his outstanding contribution to disability sports.
The equestrian dressage rider won six gold medals in Greece.
The Japanese equestrian dressage rider first competed in the Games 48 years ago, in Tokyo 1964.
HARD work led Leamside equestrian dressage rider Samantha Brown to being honoured with the Trendall Trophy for the highest placed Great Britain junior rider at the Dressage Europeans in Ermelo, Holland.