Mercedes Andazola Dressage, LLC.

Serving the Dressage Community in Portland - Beaverton - Lake Oswego - Wilsonville - Tualatin - Sherwood - Tigard - Hillsboro - Newberg - West Linn

RESOURCES & CONTINUING EDUCATION 

Online Resources & Informational Links

The United States Dressage Federation is the only national membership organization dedicated to dressage. Dedicated to education, the recognition of achievement and promotion of dressage, USDF is an organization with more than 30 different educational programs, 125 affiliate local or regional clubs and more than 2000 annual awards for excellence in competition.

The United States Equestrian Federation serves as the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport. The USEF trains, selects, and funds our United States Equestrian Team which consistently wins medals at the highest level of international competition, including the Olympic Games. The USEF also licenses equestrian competitions of all levels across the United States each year.

The Oregon Dressage Society exists to educate, promote and inspire its members and the general public through programs, publications and competitions, in a way that enhances the image of Dressage and promotes the welfare of the horse. ODS is currently are the third largest Group Member Organization  in the USDF with an average of around 1120 members annually.

Centerline Scores was created as a tool to assist the USDF community. It is a tool that can be used to look at your own scores (or your friends’) to understand how you’re doing. The site can also be used as a tool to verify what other people (riders, trainers, owners, etc.) say about themselves, their horses, their records and their accomplishments.

Dressage Tests for 2015-2018: Here you will find a quick link to the USEF Dressage Test Guidelines as well as acesses to all current test score cards and directives for tests Training through Fourth level, available in PDF to print or download for free. 

Mercedes' Must-Reads

Top three picks:

IThe Seven Deadly Sins of Dressage: How to Overcome Human Nature and Become a More Just, Generous Riding Partner for Your Horse. by Douglas Puterbaugh  (Author), 

Lance Wills  (Author)

The Art of Training: Lessons from a Lifetime With Horses (The Masters of Horsemanship Series) – December 15, 1996

by Hans Von Blixen-Finecke (Author)

Principles of Riding: The German National Equestrian Federation's Complete Riding  – February 1, 1997

by German National Equestrian Federation (Author)

Other Excellent Resources from Mercedes' Library:

101 Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider  – July 1, 2005

by Jec Aristotle Ballou  (Author), Lisa Wilcox (Foreword)

 

Tug of War: Classical Versus "Modern" Dressage: Why Classical Training Works and How Incorrect "Modern" Riding Negatively Affects Horses' Health – September 1, 2007

by Gerd Heuschmann  (Author), Reina Abelshauser (Translator)

 

Advanced Techniques of Dressage: German National Equestrian Federation (German National Equestrian Federation's Complete Riding and) Hardcover – December 15, 2003

by German National Equestrian Federation (Author)

 

Common Sense Dressage: An Illustrated Guide  – June 15, 1990

by Sally O'Connor  (Author), Jean L. Schucker (Illustrator), Robert Dover (Foreword)

 

Pathfinder Dressage: The Philosophy and Training Techniques of the World's Top Trainers – October 1, 2000

by Penny Hillsdon  (Author)

 

Dressage in Harmony: From Basic to Grand Prix (Masters of Horsemanship Series) - September 12, 1996

Walter Zettl (Author), Paul Schopf (Illustrator)

 

Dressage: A Guidebook for the Road to Success (Masters of Horsemanship Series) – May 1, 1996

by Alfred Knopfhart  (Author)

Dressage with Kyra: The Kyra Kyrklund Training Method – April 1, 2009

by Kyra Kyrklund  (Author), Jytte Lemkow (Author)

 

Dressage in Lightness: Speaking the Horse's Language – March 1, 2005

by Sylvia Loch (Author)

 

The Simplicity of Dressage Hardcover – October 1, 2003

by Johann Hinnemann  (Author), Coby van Baalen (Author), Claartje van Andel (Author)

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