Dressage is a French term meaning “training” and its purpose is to develop the horse's natural athletic ability and willingness to work, making him calm, supple and attentive to his rider. Riders, in the presence of the judge, will each individually perform one of the standard tests (a prescribed pattern of figures and gaits) recognized by the U.S. Dressage Federation (USDF), the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF), or the Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA). Each test lasts around 4 to 5 minutes; somewhere between 30 and 40 or so tests will be run during the event, one after the other. Reservations are required and special rules apply for attendees for everyone's safety. More details will be posted soon.