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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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She was eliminated on her Badminton debut in 1995 when Poggio leapt out of the dressage arena and retired in 1999 with Westlord at the Vicarage Vee on the cross-country stage.
Fox-Pitt, a member of Great Britain's Olympic silver medalwinning eventing team in London four weeks ago, will be on last year's Burghley winner Parklane Hawk in the dressage arena today.
The test is fairly basic, however, simply getting into a dressage arena and performing can be a daunting task, and this test is aimed to build both rider and horse confidence.
HORS LA LOI, winner of the 2002 Champion Hurdle but forced into early retirement during the summer, could make a return to action in the dressage arena, writes David Milnes.
Add to that the exercise and lunging area with kick boarding and the Olympic-size dressage arena, all-weather, of course.
She will head into the dressage arena this weekend with Imperial Cavalier, or Archie as he is affectionately known, the 15-year-old Irish-bred gelding on which King has enjoyed consistent success.
Those three seconds are equivalent to a car, driven at 30mph, travelling the length of a dressage arena.
Since February 2010 the cross discipline rider has amassed an incredible 37 first places from 52 rides in the dressage arena.
But at the moment, her ambitions lie in the dressage arena.
Smales finished only two penalties less to second-placed New Zealand International Rider Caroline Powell's aptly named Onwards and Upwards while consistent over obstacles, showing a marked improvement in the dressage arena.
He has an exceptional temperament, elastic movement and powerful jump and is already doing well in the dressage arena ( certainly a stallion with a great future.
In the first phase ( in the dressage arena ( Rayef was put through his paces to a Novice 25 test and led the small field by one point, just ahead of Lester Grant's Californium.