Rhythm, elegance and refined control
The dressage phase is a test of elegance in motion, challenging horse and rider to complete a series of choreographed movements with both precision and flair. Riders must find a balance between expression and control to ensure their supremely fit mount remains calm and obedient.
Each movement is marked for accuracy, rhythm and expression, with a higher percentage equating to a lower score and a greater chance of winning. The world’s best win by “finishing on the dressage score”. This year the dressage will once again be held on Heritage Oval in front of Victoria Park’s beautifully renovated grandstand, with the City of Adelaide as a delightful backdrop.