What is Dressage? 

In Dressage competitions, horse and rider perform a series of predetermined movements, known as ‘figures’ or “movements” in an arena of either 20x60 metres or occasionally 20x40 metres. The arena has 12 lettered markers placed symmetrically indicating where movements are to start and finish and where changes of pace or lead are to occur. In all competitions, the horse has to show the three paces: walk, trot and canter as well as smooth transitions within and between these paces. At Grand Prix level very collected movements such as Piaffe and Passage are required (see Dressage Movements).

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Dressage Rules and Tests

'How To' Videos

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Dressage scoring system

The dressage scoring system is now available. Click HERE

Dressage Calendar

2019-2020 Dressage Calendar

Australian Dressage Championships

The 2019 Australian Dressage Championships are to be held in NSW at Sydney International Equestrian Centre, Horsley Park from 17-20 October 2019.

2019 Australian Dressage Championships

Click HERE to view the Results of the 2018 Australian Dressage Championships presented by Boneo Park

Measuring Rules & Days

Show Horse & Dressage Measuring Rules & Days 

Exemption Cards

Dressage riders who require exemptions for modified equipment, or exemptions from dressage rules (such as not being able to sit trot, or requiring a caller/commander) can apply for an EA Exemption Card, which does not require a Para Equestrian Classification to be undertaken.

Exemption Cards

Equestrian Australia Dressage Committee (EADC)

To view the current EADC committee please click here

Dressage Official

If you are a Dressage Official, click below to access your dedicated page :

Click HERE for the latest EA Dressage Committee Meeting Updates

Click HERE for the latest Dressage NEWS

Photo: Kristy Oatley & Du Soleil at the World Equestrian Games 2018. Credit: Cara Grimshaw