This week's episode features USEF "S" and FEI Level II eventing judge Valerie Vizcarrondo Pride and FEI and Grand Prix dressage judge Christian Landolt sharing their tips and tricks for how to get the most out of your dressage test, including common mistakes they see and ways to squeeze out a few extra points.
As April showers bring May flowers, the spring eventing season has gotten well underway all across the country. What better time to brush up on your dressage tests than the start of a new season? Thanks to Eventing Training Online, we have videos of all lower level dressage tests, complete with movements and directives, available to help you get ready to put those tests into action.
In November 2017 United States Equestrian (USEF) released the new 2018 dressage tests for eventing. Since the beginning of the competition year on December 1, 2017 those tests have been in use. In the early months of the competition season it was noted by organizers utilizing the Preliminary Test B, Intermediate Test B, and Advanced Test B that the approximate times on those tests were listed incorrectly.asso
Every few years the USEF releases new dressage tests for eventing and 2018 marked the year in the cycle for new tests. FEI 4* Eventing Judge, Marilyn Payne, led the committee charged with designing the 2018 tests, shares some of the insight of why certain movements were incorporated into the new tests.
Eventing Training Online has produced video ride-throughs of the current USEF dressage tests for Eventing, from Beginner Novice through Advanced (including the Preliminary and Training three-day tests), complete with movements and directives. This is the perfect way to watch the test just before you head into the ring, or familiarize yourself with a new test for the first time.
The FEI has released two new dressage tests for 2014 for the CI levels. The CI3* Test A, and CI2* Test B have been replaced, but these new tests will not be effective until July 1st, 2014, giving riders ample time to make adjustments.