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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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Bavarian Warmblood, Gelding, 13 years, 16.2 hh, Brown
F: ROUSSEAU | MF: DONATELLI
Dressage
DE-83607
Holzkirchen
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P.R.E., Stallion, 3 years, 17 hh, Gray
F: PRE AUF ANFRAGE
Dressage - Breeding - Show
Caballos PRE
ES-08001
Barcelona
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Hanoverian, Gelding, 4 years, 16.1 hh, Black
F: DON NOBLESS | MF: ARGENTINUS
Dressage
DE-27283
Verden (Aller)
ONO ~11,289 $10,000 €
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Andalusian, Gelding, 12 years, 16.1 hh, Black
F: GERNE AUF ANFRAGE
Dressage - Leisure - Baroque - Show
Spanish-Dressagehorses
ES-17493
Pedret i Marzá Cataluña
~16,934 $15,000 €
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Andalusian, Stallion, 6 years, 15.2 hh, Black
F: GERNE AUF ANFRAGE
Dressage - Leisure - Baroque - Working Equitation
Spanish-Dressagehorses
ES-17493
Pedret i Marzá Cataluña
~13,547 $12,000 €
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Oldenburg, Stallion, Foal (05/2020), Black
F: FÜRST WILHELM | MF: DORNENKÖNIG
Dressage
DE-75433
Maulbronn
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2,500 € to 5,000 € / ~2,823 $ to 5,645 $
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Menorquin, Mare, 4 years, 15.2 hh, Black Dressage - Leisure - Western Other - Working Equitation
Lizz Handschmann
ES-07760
Menorca
~9,031 $8,000 €
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German Sport Horse, Mare, 5 years, 16.2 hh, Brown
F: CASSILANO | MF: ASSISTENT (TRAK.)
Dressage - Leisure - Jumping - Eventing
DE-73450
Neresheim
~15,240 $13,500 €
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Anglo European Studbook, Gelding, 4 years, 14.2 hh, Brown
F: SZAMURAJ XX | MF: URBAN
Dressage
Sportpferde-Schmidt GmbH
DE-48317
Drensteinfurt
~11,289 $10,000 €
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Andalusian, Stallion, 4 years, 16.2 hh, Brown
F: GERNE AUF ANFRAGE
Dressage - Leisure - Baroque - Show
Spanish-Dressagehorses
ES-17493
Pedret i Marzá Cataluña
~20,320 $18,000 €
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Hungarian Sport Horse, Mare, 11 years, 16 hh, Gray Dressage - Leisure - Jumping - Eventing
Pferdevermittlung Sülzerhof
DE-67112
Mutterstadt
ONO ~8,918 $7,900 €
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Hanoverian, Gelding, 4 years, 17.1 hh, Chestnut
F: LIVALDON | MF: DANNEBROG
Dressage - Leisure - Jumping
Silvia Zeyn
DE-27299
Langwedel
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Hanoverian, Mare, Foal (05/2020), 16 hh, Chestnut
F: DAMASCHINO | MF: FLORISCOUNT
Dressage - Leisure - Breeding
Silvia Zeyn
DE-27299
Langwedel
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5,000 € to 10,000 € / ~5,646 $ to 11,289 $
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German Riding Pony, Mare, 4 years, 14 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: KOOIHUSTER WESSEL
Dressage - Leisure
Sport und Freizeitpferde Loick
DE-45472
Mülheim an der Ruhr
ONO ~6,604 $5,850 €
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Westphalian, Mare, Foal (05/2020), Black
F: LORD EUROPE | MF: FEEDBACK
Dressage
Westfälisches Pferdestammbuch e.V.
DE-48157
Münster
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Trakehner, Mare, Foal (04/2020), Brown
F: SKY WALKER | MF: HELDENBERG
Dressage - Jumping - Eventing - Breeding
Trakehnerhof St. Vitus
DE-89312
Günzburg
~6,209 $5,500 €
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Trakehner, Stallion, Foal (04/2020)
F: LOSSOW | MF: BRIONI
Dressage - Leisure - Eventing
Trakehnerhof St. Vitus
DE-89312
Günzburg
~6,773 $6,000 €
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Hanoverian, Stallion, Foal (03/2020), 16.1 hh, Bay-Dark
F: FÜRST BELISSARO | MF: ROTSPON
Dressage - Mating - Leisure - Eventing
Mareike Poit-Henjes
DE-21762
Osterbruch
ONO ~6,209 $5,500 €
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Trakehner, Stallion, Foal (05/2020)
F: MOUNT ETNA XX | MF: FINLEY-M
Dressage - Eventing - Breeding
Trakehnerhof St. Vitus
DE-89312
Günzburg
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Hanoverian, Gelding, 4 years, 17 hh, Black
F: DON INDEX | MF: DAUPHIN
Dressage - Leisure
Denise Christin Behr
DE-21649
Regesbostel
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15,000 € to 25,000 € / ~16,935 $ to 28,223 $
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Trakehner, Stallion, Foal (06/2020), Chestnut-Red
F: MOUNT ETNA XX | MF: HALIMEY GO
Dressage - Eventing
Trakehnerhof St. Vitus
DE-89312
Günzburg
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5,000 € to 10,000 € / ~5,646 $ to 11,289 $
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German Riding Pony, Gelding, 8 years, 14.1 hh, Dun
F: PERSEUS B | MF: FLYING DREAM
Dressage
DE-40670
Meerbusch
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25,000 € to 40,000 € / ~28,224 $ to 45,156 $
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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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