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Dressage is one of the foundation activities of equestrianism, being a set of training exercises as well as a competitive form in its own right. The term is from the French “dresser”, meaning to prepare. Any horse can benefit from learning basic dressage movements. For advanced competitions, riders usually buy a dressage horse that is a member of one of the breeds recognised as leaders in this sphere. These are sport horse breeds, particularly medium and heavyweight warmbloods. While breeders and trainers can sell a dressage horse with the right conformation and elastic paces, finished competition horses are the result of years of dedicated work and depend on a profound relationship between horse and rider. Some equestrians consider dressage is an art form, rather than a sport.

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Hanoverian, Mare, Foal (05/2020), Brown
F: FUSIONIST | MF: DON BOSCO
Dressage - Leisure - Jumping - Eventing
Stall Wacholderheide
DE-29584
Himbergen
price on application
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Westphalian, Stallion, Foal (06/2020), Chestnut-Red
F: IMPOSANTOS | MF: JAZZ RUBIN
Dressage
DE-59348
Lüdinghausen
ONO ~8,467 $7,500 €
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German Sport Horse, Mare, 1 year, Brown
F: FÜRST SAMARANT | MF: SIR ALFRED
Dressage
Christian Kraus
DE-72587
Römerstein
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2,500 € to 5,000 € / ~2,823 $ to 5,645 $
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Friesian horses, Stallion, 4 years, 16.1 hh, Black
F: ALWIN 469 STB SPORT | MF: HAITSE 425 STB SPORT
Dressage - Carriage - Baroque - Show
Ralf Munitzk
NL-01996
Hosena
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15,000 € to 25,000 € / ~16,935 $ to 28,223 $
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Oldenburg, Mare, 4 years, 16 hh, Smoky-Black
F: BELISSARIO | MF: SIR GREGORY
Dressage
Sportpferdeplatz
DE-26180
Rastede
~22,578 $20,000 €
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German Riding Pony, Gelding, 5 years, 14.1 hh, Dun
F: DORNIK B | MF: FOLKLORE
Dressage - Leisure - Jumping - Eventing
DE-28816
Stuhr
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Hungarian Sport Horse, Mare, 3 years, 15.2 hh, Black Dressage - Leisure - Jumping - Eventing
Verkaufspferde Mirabella
HU-5540
Szarvas
ONO ~4,516 $4,000 €
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Hanoverian, Stallion, 2 years
F: DORNENKÖNIG | MF: SAN REMO
Dressage
Hof Wieghaus-Vorwerk
DE-49434
Neuenkirchen-Vörden
price on application
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Hanoverian, Stallion, 2 years
F: FINNIGAN | MF: BELISSIMO M
Dressage
Hof Wieghaus-Vorwerk
DE-49434
Neuenkirchen-Vörden
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Hanoverian, Stallion, 2 years
F: ROCKY LEE | MF: DANCIER
Dressage
Hof Wieghaus-Vorwerk
DE-49434
Neuenkirchen-Vörden
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Oldenburg, Stallion, 2 years
F: VALVERDE | MF: DANONE I
Dressage
Hof Wieghaus-Vorwerk
DE-49434
Neuenkirchen-Vörden
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Oldenburg, Gelding, 3 years, Brown
F: FOR DANCE | MF: DON GREGORY
Dressage
DE-26419
Schortens
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Oldenburg, Mare, Foal (04/2020), Bay-Dark
F: VIVALDOS | MF: ANTANGO
Dressage
DE-27777
Ganderkesee
ONO ~7,902 $7,000 €
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German Riding Pony, Gelding, 4 years, 13.3 hh, Palomino
F: DAIMOND TOUCH | MF: DER HARLEKIN B
Dressage
NL-3991
Houten
ONO ~19,756 $17,500 €
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German Riding Pony, Stallion, 11 years, 14.2 hh, Dun
F: CHAMPION DE LUXE | MF: PEARCY PEARSON
Dressage
Carmen Freiesleben
DE-76356
Weingarten (Baden)
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Hanoverian, Gelding, 4 years, 15.3 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: DE NIRO | MF: FIDERMARK
Dressage - Leisure
Rheinisches Pferdestammbuch e.V.
DE-41189
Mönchengladbach
price range
10,000 € to 15,000 € / ~11,290 $ to 16,934 $
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P.R.E., Stallion, 5 years, 17 hh, Black Dressage horse for the ambitious rider - PRE stallionDressage - Mating - Breeding
CT Horse Sales Agent
ES-29540
Bobadilla-Estación
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10,000 € to 15,000 € / ~11,290 $ to 16,934 $
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P.R.E., Stallion, 3 years, 16 hh, Bay-Dark Dressage - Leisure - Breeding - Pleasure
Herr
ES-23449
Ubeda
ONO ~4,967 $4,400 €
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P.R.E., Stallion, 4 years, Gray-Dark-Tan Dressage
Caballos Espanoles
ES-11150
Vejer de la Frontera
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15,000 € to 25,000 € / ~16,935 $ to 28,223 $
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P.R.E., Stallion, 2 years, 15.1 hh, Black Dressage - Leisure - Baroque
Caballos Espanoles
ES-11150
Vejer de la Frontera
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5,000 € to 10,000 € / ~5,646 $ to 11,289 $
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German Riding Pony, Gelding, 11 years, 15.1 hh, Palomino
F: CASINO ROYALE K | MF: DORNIK B
Dressage
Reitanlage Löckenhoff
DE-40822
Mettmann
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15,000 € to 25,000 € / ~16,935 $ to 28,223 $
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Hanoverian, Gelding, 4 years, 16.2 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: FÜRSTENHOF | MF: HEINRICH HEINE
Dressage
DE-28876
Oyten
~21,449 $19,000 €
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Hanoverian, Gelding, 4 years, 16.1 hh, Brown
F: DIAMOND HIT | MF: LAURIES CRUSADOR XX
Dressage
DE-28876
Oyten
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Hanoverian, Gelding, 4 years, 16 hh, Brown
F: FINEST | MF: FRANZISKUS
Dressage
DE-28876
Oyten
~28,223 $25,000 €
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Use and characteristics of Dressage Horses

Since horses in advanced dressage competitions tend to be warmbloods, they are generally tall horses, usually over 16 hands (64 inches/163 cm). The main thing is that horse and rider should be well-matched and present a harmonious picture. At riding club level, many people do not buy a dressage horse for competition, but rather use their own horses, cobs or ponies, often with great success. When moving, an advanced dressage horse needs to show rhythmic and smooth paces. Breeders also focus on temperament, so that when they sell a dressage horse it will work athletically in a relaxed fashion. Generally speaking, an outstanding dressage horse will have a compact outline and be capable of working in collection, an important aspect of dressage.

Origin and history of breeding Dressage Horses

For as long as human beings have ridden and driven horses, they have used various training methods. The earliest training manual in existence, written on clay tablets by a Mitannian horse trainer called Kikkuli over 3,000 years ago, was for training chariot horses. The best-known work is still probably that of Xenophon the Greek general, who recommended that people treat young horses kindly and learn about their natures. While there were plenty of classical and medieval publications on horse care and veterinary treatments, it wasn’t until the sixteenth century that serious manuals on riding began to be published. The first was "The Rules of Riding" by Federico Grissone. Italy was famed for the quality of its chargers at that time, and so many of the texts were published there. The nobility had riding masters and trained their horses in arenas (known as manèges). Later that century, books on choosing the right kind of horse for a particular activity also began to be published. Manuals of horsemanship were written by nobles such as the Duke of Newcastle, as well as by professional riding teachers. Classical dressage flourished. The noble Spanish and Baroque breeds, with their compact outlines and naturally balanced head-carriage, were the horses of first choice for working in the arena. However, an important set of images dating from the eighteenth century, the Wilton House Collection, shows several different types of horse being ridden. The Baroque breeds such as the Lipizzaner, used in the beautiful classical displays at the Spanish Riding School, are not tall horses, and they are still the best horses for the advanced exercises known as the “airs above the ground”. Taller horses, with their free-flowing movement, excel at extended paces in modern dressage competitions.

Dressage Horses in equestrianism

European warmbloods lead the way in competitive dressage. The Danish Warmblood Marzog became “Dressage Horse of the Century” in the late 1990s while winning Dutch Warmblood stallion Ferro received particular praise at the Sydney Olympics.

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