Thursday October 18, 2018
Dressage (inc.Training)

What is Dressage:

Dressage is about showing the judge that you can get your pony to do what you want him to do, when you want him to do it.You and your pony have to follow a set of instructions laid out in the dressage test.A judge marks the test. They give you a mark out of ten for how well you carry out each instruction. At the end of the test the marks are added up and the winner is the horse and rider with the highest score.

How Do I Start?

The good new is that you have probably already started doing some Dressage! When you are riding at home and getting the pony to do the things that you want him to do you are already practising the basics of dressage.To improve you and your pony, you might want to have lessons with an instructor. This includes the lessons that you have at a rally, where you will get help with your riding which will make the pony behave better.

Can I Do More?

As you and your pony get better and your confidence grows you may want to take part in a competition. If you cannot remember your dressage test, don’t worry as someone can read the test out loud to you (apart from Area Competitions and Championships).With lots of practice and competition experience you may get to compete at National Pony Club Dressage competitions.

Dressage Manager: contact Mrs Helen Boorman


Schedule is available on the Area 9 website. PLEASE make sure you LEARN your test (the right one), read the rule book about eligible tack and clothing and whips and PLEASE make sure you are in plenty of time to get through tack and turnout before warming up.

Helen Boorman and Sarah Roberts will be there on the day – 


OPEN: The Pony Club Open Dressage Test 2015

Sophie Rushton – Hooray Henry 

INTERMEDIATE:  The Pony Club Intermediate Dressage Test 2013


Adam Egginton – Katoscan

Eve Egginton – Cashel Red

Ysabel Latham – Rathcommon Little Bear

Rob Saunders – Woodlands Bongo


Georgie Ormandy – Knockmurray Hill

Kate Saunders – Carrigeen Diamond

Daisy Wheeler – Up With the Lark

Sophie Rushton – Penhills Ginger Biscuit



NOVICE  – The Pony Club Novice Dressage Test 2018


Rosie Ormandy – Athlone Leah

Emily Cooper – Balcormo Bently

Lucy Boorman – Little Man

Holly Scrafton – Indian Leaf


Holly Wylde – Knightsford High Life

Lottie Suckling – Cumulus Cancan

Jess Byrd – Mo

Faye Grubb – Mayo


Emily Turner – Son of a Gun


REGIONAL: Grassroots Dressage Test 2018


Connie Farrell – Tigger

Perdy Cottrill – Carrowbaun Lad

BluBelle Wilson – Blinky


Lottie Wilkinson – Goldies Dream

Kaitlin Byrd – Stanley

Georgie Kilmister – Ruby Royale

Lydia Cooper – Rodney