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Get Started

Get Started

New to Dressage Anywhere? Here’s a quick checklist to get you started

Get started

Not sure what you need to get going? Check our getting started guide for some quick tips on riding a test for Dressage Anywhere designed to get you going quickly.

Things you will need

  • Copy of the dressage test
  • Arena or flat surface either 20x40 or 20x60 (check the test for the correct size)
  • Video camera and someone to film your test
  • Computer to transfer your video from the camera.

Things you need to do

  • Enter a class - we publish two months of schedules at a time
  • Learn the test or arrange to have a caller (except for British Eventing tests)
  • Have a friend or acquaintance video you while you ride the test.

Rules summary

  • No martingales or bits that don't conform to British Dressage rules
  • If you plan to wear competition dress, pop some boots or bandages on your horse to demonstrate that the test hasn't been ridden at a live competition
  • Gloves must be worn
  • Horse and rider combinations may not enter a competition class more than one level below their highest entry.

Quick tips on filming

  • Film from C, the judge's position
  • Avoid excessive zooming in or out - the judge will need to see the shapes and patterns of the test, but some zooming is necessary for the judge to see the rider at the far end of the arena
  • Try to keep the horse and rider in the centre of the frame
  • Start filming before the horse and rider enters at A and finish as they exit at free walk on a long rein
  • For an example video, see our YouTube page.

Uploading your test

Upload your video by the closing date indicated on the schedule - no exceptions will be made. Our judges work really hard to judge your tests quickly but be aware this process may take longer if you upload your video within five days of the end of the month.

You can get your dressage test to us in one of three ways:

What happens next?

  • When your video has been judged we'll send you an e-mail with a link to download your score sheet
  • Scores are posted on the live scoreboard and finalised within five days of the competition closing at the end of every month
  • Prizes and rosettes are posted within a week of the competition closing. Please allow seven working days for your rosettes and prizes to arrive.