For Dressage Enthusiasts in the Niagara Region
Ride times for the Dressage Niagara Bronze & Silver Show on Sunday, July 27 are below. Show starts at 9 am and wraps up at 3:15 pm. Good luck to all competitors. We are still looking for Volunteers to fill the following positions: whipper-in and runner. If you can help, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Nancy Didemus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Results from the Dressage Niagara June 22 Bronze & Silver Shows are below. For anyone wondering why we do not post the results right after the show, the results are first sent to Equine Canada and we need EC's sign-off before publicizing.
Looks like a great second Dressage Niagara Bronze & Silver show on Sunday. There are 13 different riders competing in classes ranging from Walk-Trot to Third Level. Location is Elite Equine Centre at 120 Foss Road (just west of Pelham Road). First rider goes at 9:00 am and the last rider starts at 2:44 pm. Judge is Elaine Potter and Steward is Marilyn Elkin. Ride times are below.
After such a cold, wet spring the weather finally co-operated with perfect riding conditions for the first Dressage Niagara show of the season. While warm up was limited to the indooor arena, the new arena footing was terrific. And the outdoor show ring was superb as always!
All competitors showed at Training, First, Second or Third level with several taking advantage of all three tests being offered at each level this year. Show results are below. Congratulations to Lena Helmts who was High Point Winner on Wanderlust KG. Prizes generously donated by Elite Equine Centre and Apple Saddlery
And thanks to the volunteers who helped make the show possible -- we couldn't do it without you!
The Dressage Niagara show season kicks off this Sunday with the first Bronze & Silver shows. Location is Elite Equestrian Centre at 120 Foss Road in Pelham. The wet weather has affected the number of entries and as a result the show starts at 9:00 am and will be wrapped up at noon. Ride times are below.
Please note: due to the amount of rain over the past few weeks, Elite Equestrian Centre has asked that all riders use the indoor arena for warm up and not the grass area.
Entries for the first DN show of the season on Sunday, May 25 must be postmarked by Wednesday, May 14. Entry forms are on the Show page. Remember we are offering all three test (1, 2 and 3) from Training through Fourth levels and Intermediare 1. Also two Walk-Trot tests, Western-style dressage, Prix Caprilli and Group Equitation.
Dressage Niagara has four Bronze & Silver Shows scheduled this year (note: NO Coggins required). All shows take place at Elite Equestrian Centre (120 Foss Road, Fenwick); show ring with excellent footing, large grass warm up area, arena and round pen.
Sunday, May 25 (entries close May 14)
Sunday, June 22 (entries close June 11)
Sunday, July 27 (entries close July 16)
Sunday, August 24 (entries close August 13)
All three tests from Training through Intermediare I offered at each show; two Walk/Trot test PLUS Western Style Dressage, Prix Caprilli & Group Equitation. Upgrading Class offered at the August show.
The 2014 Prize List contains detailed information you will need to show. Separate Bronze and Silver Show Entry Forms. Pdf documents are below:
The Prix Caprilli are tests that have lower level dressage movements and require the horse and rider to trot and/or canter over a single jump. The test is judged in the same way as a normal dressage test which will include technical marks for movement, impulsion, submission, and riding. The emphasis is not the jumping style of the horse but on the horse's relaxation, obedience and evenness of pace.
Simply put, a Prix Caprilli is a dressage test that has jumps in the way and the jumps should not disrupt the performance of the dressage test.
Dressage Niagara will be offering a Prix Caprilli component to the 2014 season. Each of the four shows with have a different Prix Caprilli test to ride. Dressage Niagara members who compete in these classes will have their scores eligible for a Year End Award in this class.
To learn more about Prix Caprilli classes, there is a fantastic article on our Resources page.