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10 Tips for Dressage Seat Equitation Riders
By Mike Osinski, USEF “S” and FEI Judge With the popularity of Dressage Seat Equitation, the numbers are rising in these classes across the country. Here are a few tips for riders to understand what the judges are looking for in an Equitation class.
I started as a Hunter/Jumper rider and became a show secretary after seeing some disorganized shows. As a 911 dispatcher professionally, I excelled at the organization side of things and was able to go with the flow as things changed throughout the show. Now I’ve switched to dressage riding, but I’m hired to do the points and secretary both types of shows for many of our local barns. For those that can handle the chaos show day brings, it’s a great way to help pay for your own showing, and people truly appreciate the organization at these events.