Driven Dressage

The object of the dressage test is to judge the freedom, regularity of pace, harmony, impulsion, suppleness, lightness, ease of movement and correct bending of horses and ponies on the move. Dressage is basic training

The competitors are also judged on their style, accuracy and general command of their horse(s) and on the presentation of the turnout. The competition may be conducted as part of a CDE or as a stand-alone competition. Set movements and prescribed paces are required to be performed in a defined arena.

Driven Dressage arenas measure 100m x 40m (usually Open and Multiple but not exclusively) or 80m x 40m (usually Novice but not exclusively)

2015 Driven Dressage Manual  Complete downloadable pdf

Victorian Driven Dressage Grading  On the Vic Branch Website

Updated Driven Dressage Tests

There are also extra forms etc to download on the Information Tab - publications