Indiana Dressage Society
IDS

Welcome!


   

 


 

IDS is pleased to host once again a
freestyle dressage clinic
with Karen Robinson of
Applause Dressage March 28 -29.

The clinic will be held at Forrest Hill Farm in Lafayette. By the end of this clinic, riders will have the music chosen and choreography developed for their freestyle and auditors will have a clear understanding of the steps involved in putting a freestyle together. This clinic was given for the first time last year and proved to be a huge success for both riders and auditors. Don’t miss the opportunity to ride in/audit the clinic this year! See the links below for important clinic information, rider application and auditor registration.

 

Freestyle Clinic Information and Rider Selection Process

Rider Application

Auditor Registration


Your IDS Board of Directors recently had a very productive planning meeting on the last day of January. We began planning for our exciting 2015, which includes, among our schooling shows, clinics and USEF/USDF recognized shows, preparations for our October 2015 IDS Dressage Syposium with Janet Foy and Shelley Francis and our Dressage Complex Improvement Project at the Hoosier Horse Park.  Below are some of your fellow Dressage enthusiasts "hard at work!"


 

Interested in Dressage education? 
Want to be instrumental in helping to craft the educational agenda for your fellow IDS members? Do you enjoy organizing, planning and executing events? If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, you would be an excellent addition to the IDS Education Committee.
The mission of the IDS Education committee is to "support the overall vision and mission of the Indiana Dressage Society by sponsoring, organizing and conducting cost-effective educational opportunities for the general membership". The education committee meets 2 to 3 times per year and organizes events such as the Karen Robinson Musical Freestyle Clinic, the J. Aston Moore riding clinics, etc.  In 2015 our big event will be a riding and education symposium with Nationally recognized Judge Janet Foy and International rider, trainer and instructor Shelly Francis.  If you are interested in joining the committee, please call Ken Levy at 317-373-9589 or email him at kenl330@yahoo.com


 NEW 2015 USEF DRESSAGE TESTS ARE AVAILABLE 

 

Lexington, Ky. - The 2015 United States Equestrian Federation Dressage Tests have been published on USEF.org.  The 2015 Tests will be effective December 1, 2014 through November 30, 2018.

 

In addition to the 2015 USEF Dressage Test booklet, the USEF has collaborated with the United States Dressage Federation to produce the On the Levels app, which provides examples of the new Introductory through Fourth level dressage tests with commentary from top U.S. trainers and judges, with segments geared toward improving difficult movements at each level. The mobile website will feature 31 engaging videos to help riders understand the requirements for tests within each level, including 18 videos of riders performing each test and 13 supplementary test tip videos. The videos will include narration from top athletes, judges, and trainers, including Kathy Connelly, Jan Ebeling, Hilda Gurney, Steffen Peters, and Jessica Jo "JJ" Tate, each bringing his/her own unique perspective, providing the viewer with a variety of approaches. The launch of the On the Levels app will be announced next week.

 

To view the 2015 USEF Dressage Tests, visit:

https://www.usef.org/_IFrames/breedsdisciplines/discipline/alldressage/2015dressageTests.aspx.

 

To order the 2015 Dressage Test Booklet, visit:

https://www.usef.org/documents/disciplines/dressage/DressageBookletOrderForm.pdf.

 

To view the 2015 USDF Tests, visit:

http://www.usdf.org/competitions/competitors/tests.asp.

 

In addition to the new USEF and USDF Dressage Tests, all FEI Tests have minor updates in the wording of the Collective Marks as well as changes to the FEI Children, FEI Intermediate A, and FEI Intermediate B Tests. These tests become effective January 1, 2015, and can be found here: http://fei.org/fei/your-role/organisers/dressage/tests.