The discipline of dressage promotes horse and rider harmoniously partnering together to showcase a set of highly skilled movements in a brilliant display of art and skill. Dressage can develop a horses willingness, expression, flexibility, balance and power making riding more enjoyable in any discipline
At Equidays 2018 we have three clinicians presenting clinics on Dressage at Mystery Creek and Christchurch:
- Grand Prix rider, trainer and Spaniard Olympian Juan Manuel Munoz Diaz who will be presenting Dressage clinics at both Mystery Creek and Christchurch
- Colorado based Anna Blake will be presenting clinics on dressage for the green horse, non-traditional breeds and purpose breeds at both locations
- National clinician Christine Weal will be presenting clinics on dressage and lateral work at Mystery Creek
Stirling Collection Equestrian Freestyle Dressage Competition
The Stirling Collection Equestrian Freestyle Dressage competition will run on the Saturday afternoon of Equidays at Mystery Creek providing an exciting competition for horse and rider and an enjoyable performance for the audience to watch. Competitors will showcase a choreographed set of highly skilled movements brought together by music in this freestyle dressage competition.
The winner with the overall highest artistic impression will walk away with a dressage arena mirror to the value of $1,400 with prize money also awarded for first, second, third and fourth places for each class.
2.15pm start, Saturday 13 October,
NRM & McMillian Indoor Arena at Mystery Creek.
Dressage Masterclass with Juan Manuel Munoz Diaz
This feature is an opportunity to learn from International Clinician Juan Manuel who takes riders and visitors on a journey of training from the young green horse, through to the Grand Prix/Olympic ready horse.
While most famous for his partnership with the beautiful Fuego XII and that unforgettable Grand Prix Kur at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky 2010, successful Olympic Dressage rider Juan Manual is also a respected horseman and trainer.
Juan will share his extensive knowledge in a not-to-be-missed Dressage Masterclass at both locations of Equidays. A small selection of quality horses and riders will be taught by Juan during his masterclass.