Dressage Competition Presentation

 

Combined Driving – Dressage Competition Presentation

Phase I of the Dressage Competition in Combined Driving is Dressage Competition Presentation.

 
Lusitano-Dressage Competition PresentationPhase I of the Dressage Competition in Combined Driving is Presentation.   In the first part of the dressage competition, the judge evaluates the looks and presentation of the complete team.   During a professional competition this inspection is done while the team is moving.   In a lower level competition it is sometimes done at a halt.   The driver and grooms must be wearing proper attire which fits them well.   Their boots must be polished.   They should be wearing brown leather gloves and a driving hat.   Only the driver must wear an apron.
.
.
.

Lusitano-Dressage Competition PresentationThe horses must be the same size and have the same build with the exception of the wheelers that can be a bit larger.   They must be clean and must all wear the same color and style harnesses and gear.   Their manes must be properly combed as well as the tails.   Their tails and manes should be free not braided but both should be cut evenly.   The hooves must be clean and polished with transparent polished not painted or colored.   They must be curried and combed before entering the arena so they look their best.
.
.
.

Lusitano-Dressage Competition PresentationThe carriage must be clean and orderly.   It must also be the right size for size and number of horses pulling it.   Lamps on the lamp brackets are also required.   Traditional spare parts like an extra trace, a hole-puncher, extra lamps and a rein splice must be carried and the groom’s must know how to use them.   The judge will take the time to inspect them and ask questions about their use.
.
.
.

Lusitano-Dressage Competition PresentationThe harness gear must fit well and not be stretched to the last hole.   This is important in case it breaks during the competition it can be buckled to the next hole to continue.   The harnesses should all the same color and length and fit the horses snugly not loose nor tight only the bits may differ.   Martingales are not permitted.
.
.
.
 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *