Dressage

Marvel at the beauty and athleticism of both horse and rider, as they performed the difficult and complex movements associated with the Dressage Discipline? Dressage is described as the art of riding and training a horse in a manner that develops obedience, flexibility, and balance. Sometimes referred to as Horse Ballet, competitions are judged on the ability of horse and rider to preform a series of complex manoeuvres by the horse responding to slight movements of the rider's hands, legs, and weight. So don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to witness the beauty of this discipline. Be at the Main Oval of the Hawkesbury Showgrounds where the purpose built Dressage Arena, will be the venue for top quality Dressage Competition.
The Dressage Freestyle is one of the two components that make up the top dressage competition. For this test the horses’ paces are set to music to create a competitive "dance". Movements and figures are choreographed to meet the technical requirements of the particular level with carefully chosen music that highlights the horse/rider combination. Musical Freestyles are entertaining and offer great audience appeal, as will be demonstrated by some of the top level competition that will be held in the Premier Dressage Arena on Saturday afternoon, prior to the Extravaganza.