Unfortunately, we made the decision to cancel the last two shows of the IHA Dressage Series because we could not meet the minimum of 30 rides for the July 18th show. We will rethink the series for 2022. We thank you for your understanding.
The word dressage sounds like massage. It originates from the French word dresser which means to train. Dressage is an Olympic equestrian sport; but it is also a basic training tool for any discipline.
Dressage principles are a logical, step-by-step progression from simple to increasingly complex movements. More and more is asked of the horse as it becomes mentally and physically ready to respond to these demands.
The graceful movements performed in competition may look effortless but are the result of years of training. The rider’s aids (weight, leg, and hand cues) should be imperceptible. A squeeze of the calf, a closing of the fingers, a shifting of the rider’s weight in the saddle should be all that is necessary to tell the horse what to do.
Dressage requires the horse and rider to combine the strength and agility of gymnastics with the elegance and beauty of ballet. The result is truly the best blend of sport and art.
Like any sport, watching dressage is more interesting the more you know about it.
Q - Is LIDA and IHAD the same club?
A - No ,we are two separate Clubs . If you are showing for IHA Year End Awards, you must join the IHA. Please, read the prize list carefully for eligibility requirements.
Q - Where can I find Membership Application?
A - https://isliphorsemensassociation.com/membership