What is Dressage? - Kimberly Beckett

What is Dressage?

Dressage (/ˈdrɛsɑːʒ/ or /drɪˈsɑːʒ/; a French term, most commonly translated to mean “training”) is a highly skilled form of riding performed in exhibition and competition, as well as an “art” sometimes pursued solely for the sake of mastery. As an equestrian sport defined by the International Equestrian Federation, dressage is described as “the highest expression of horse training” where “horse and rider are expected to perform from memory a series of predetermined movements.” Learn more at Wikipedia.

In Dressage Dreaming, Michael Stafford is an established dressage professional and the reigning Olympic champion in Dressage. Jessica Warren is an accomplished young professional but relatively untested in international competition. Both are, due to circumstances beyond their control, in need of a horse that is capable of competing at the international level. As you might imagine, horses of that caliber are difficult to find. When the “perfect” horse becomes available, both are determined to have him. As you might guess, sparks will fly.


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