Dressage: A Modern International Sport. Search this site. Outstanding Rides. Prominent American Riders. The Levels. Throughout history there have been many record breaking, history making dressage rides. However, in the past ten years or so, horses and riders have achieved higher scores than ever before.
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Throughout contemporary history, the development of music has been most surprising. Music has, and always will be, a reflection of memories. Music has been used to depict great historical feats, epic battles, times of prosperity, as well as eras of beauty and magnificence. If we go baCk to the Los Angeles Olympic Games, Dutch visionary, Joep Bartels, was on hand at the awards ceremony when the German rider, Reiner Klimke, on Ahlerich, performed some one-time changes in time to the Olympic Anthem and in such a way that each stride fit perfectly with the tempo of the music. It was that unique moment when the mind of Joep Bartel was illuminated; he decided to create a new test format for Dressage. This wonderful initiative by Dutchman Joep Bartels denoted a turning point in the history of this equestrian discipline. I saw the emotional reaction of the crowds and that inspired me.
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This 6 minutes long video counts more than 19M of views in 10 years! For the amount of work behind this successful passage, the video deserves its 6M views! Both commentators agree to say that watching this test is absolutely relaxing and fascinating! The music choice is great and you can feel that Keltec Salinero is perfectly on the beat for each step! For this performance, Anky Van Grunsven will get the well-deserved gold medal with a final result of Not only this video shows an amazing and talented dressage performance but it also demonstrates the new record in freestyle dressage making Charlotte Dujardin the world champion in this category. Edward Gal is riding Moorlands Totilas and together they achieve a great performance. The high quality of this test done thanks to a good communication between the rider and his horse is fantastic. So good, that they actually beat the world record and confirmed that Moorlands Totilas was one of the most talented horse of modern time. Here you go!
The pair glides across the arena, showing off intricate moves and footwork in perfect synchronization with the music. Olympic figure skating? Ballroom dance? Eighteen of the top equestrians in the world will be in Paris starting Wednesday and through the weekend at the F. World Cup for the dressage final, an event that showcases the freestyle to music.