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Modern riders today use them in sports including endurance and obstacle course events, dressage, cattle work, reining and as trail partners.
Others are show horses from jumping or dressage training stables.
At the 1952 games, women were allowed to participate in dressage, followed by showjumping in 1956 and eventing in 1964.
Nokes has been riding, teaching and boarding Arabian horses for equestrian and dressage for decades.
Other changes include new lighting, the indoor tennis courts to be converted into an indoor dressage arena with custom footings and renovations of the tennis house to include tack rooms, storage facilities and viewing areas.
The school’s highly competitive dressage program, which lasts four years, accepts just a handful of students.
The 14-day games, last hosted in the United States in 2010 in Lexington, Ky., feature a host of disciplines, including jumping, dressage, vaulting and endurance –
Maryland's Fair Hill equestrian sports venue and a Virginia site are finalists to permanently host an annual event that could draw as many as 80,000 spectators to watch elite riders and their horses compete in jumping, cross country and dressage.
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This is a sport involving the execution of precise movements by a trained horse in response to barely perceptible signals from its rider. The word dressage means “training” in French. Particularly important are the animal’s pace and bearing in performing walks, trots, canters, and more specialized maneuvers. Training is divided into the elementary campagne and the advanced haute école. Dressage competitions have been included in the Olympic Games since 1912. Riders compete as individuals and in teams.
Origin and Etymology of dressage
First Known Use: 1936See Words from the same year
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