Dressage Arena

 

Dressage Arena

Dressage competitions are held in two different size arenas.

 
Lusitano-Dressage ArenaDressage Arena: Dressage competitions are held in two different size arenas.   The smaller one is twenty meters wide by forty meters long.   It is marked by letters all around.   These letters indicate the horse and rider which each specific routine or exercise must be done.   The lettering in the small arena has the following order: A-K-E-H-C-M-B-F.   A is the entrance point and C is the place through which the contestants leave when the routine is finished.   The standard arena is twenty meters wide by sixty meters long and the lettering on the laterals is ordered as follows: A-K-V-E-S-H-C-M-R-B-P-F and includes another set of letters in the middle which are A-D-L-X-I-G-C.   A is the entrance and C is the way out also.
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Lusitano-Dressage ArenaIf you are wondering where the lettering and distribution comes from, nobody knows for sure.   It is believed that the grounds where the German Cavalry trained its horses were surrounded by barracks.   These barracks were identified with letters and this where the letters came from.
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