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Definitions for dressage
drəˈsɑʒ, drɛ-dres·sage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dressagenoun

    maneuvers of a horse in response to body signals by the rider

Wiktionary

  1. dressagenoun

    the schooling of a horse

  2. dressagenoun

    an equestrian sport in which the horse and rider perform a test of specific movements in an arena, and are judged on the horse's obedience, acceptance of the bridle and of the rider's aids, gaits, impulsion, and the harmony between horse and rider

  3. dressagenoun

    an event or competition of the sport of dressage

    I'm competing in two dressage shows and a jumping show this weekend

  4. Etymology: From dressage

Wikipedia

  1. Dressage

    Dressage ( or ; a French term, most commonly translated to mean "training") is a form of horse 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."Competitions are held at all levels from amateur to the Olympic Games and World Equestrian Games. Its fundamental purpose is to develop, through standardized progressive training methods, a horse's natural athletic ability and willingness to perform, thereby maximizing its potential as a riding horse. At the peak of a dressage horse's gymnastic development, the horse responds smoothly to a skilled rider's minimal aids. The rider is relaxed and appears effort-free while the horse willingly performs the requested movement. The discipline has a rich history with ancient roots in the writings of Xenophon. Modern dressage has evolved as an important equestrian pursuit since the Renaissance when Federico Grisone's "The Rules of Riding" was published in 1550, the first treatise on equitation in over a thousand years since Xenophon's On Horsemanship. Much about training systems used today reflects practices of classical dressage. In modern dressage competition, successful training at the various levels is demonstrated through the performance of "tests", prescribed series of movements ridden within a standard arena. Judges evaluate each movement on the basis of a standard appropriate to the level of the test and assign each movement a score from zero to ten – zero being "not executed" and 10 being "excellent". A score of 9 is very good and is a high mark, while a competitor achieving all 6s (or 60% overall) should consider moving on to the next level.

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  1. dressage

    Dressage 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. It is considered the highest expression of horse training, where horse and rider are expected to perform from memory a series of predetermined movements. The term is derived from the French word "dresser" which means to train or drill.

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  1. Dressage

    Dressage is a competitive equestrian sport, defined by the International Equestrian Federation as "the highest expression of horse training", where "horse and rider are expected to perform from memory a series of predetermined movements." Competitions are held at all levels from amateur to the World Equestrian Games. Its fundamental purpose is to develop, through standardized progressive training methods, a horse's natural athletic ability and willingness to perform, thereby maximizing its potential as a riding horse. At the peak of a dressage horse's gymnastic development, the horse will respond smoothly to a skilled rider's minimal aids. The rider will be relaxed and appear effort-free while the horse willingly performs the requested movement. Dressage is occasionally referred to as "Horse Ballet." Although the discipline has ancient roots in Europe, dressage was first recognized as an important equestrian pursuit during the Renaissance. The great European riding masters of that period developed a sequential training system that has changed little since then. Classical dressage is still considered the basis of modern dressage.

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  1. regassed

  2. degasser

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dressage in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dressage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of dressage in a Sentence

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    It's very important that they are responsive and trust the rider and trust the aids of the rider, basic training and dressage helps a lot to make them responsive and fun to ride as well.

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Translations for dressage

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  • обяздване, паркурBulgarian
  • Dressur, Reitschau, Springreiten, Dressurwettkampf, Dressurreiten, TurnierGerman
  • entrenamiento, adiestramiento, doma clásicaSpanish
  • kouluratsastus, kouluttaminenFinnish
  • dressageFrench
  • idomítás, díjlovaglásHungarian
  • վարժեցում, մարզումArmenian
  • dressaggioItalian
  • дрессура, выездка, объездкаRussian
  • jahaonica, јахалиште, jahalište, јахаоницаSerbo-Croatian
  • dressyr, hästdressyrSwedish

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