Dressage, also known as horse ballet, makes up the basics of all the other disciplines in equestrian sport. It helps with a rider’s seat and balance as well as the horses balance and movement. We at Vilanke encourage the basic ground work of Dressage to all our clients to help their performance in any of the other disciplines they may choose to pursue and to ensure the best all-around results.
In the Dressage discipline, horse and rider are judged while they execute a series of predetermined movements independently. The Dressage difficulty level is determined by the movements that need to be performed by rider and horse. Dressage is a long term discipline requiring hard work and dedication from both rider and horse which must be worked on constantly in order to reach higher levels.