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Dressage Quiz: 15 Trivia Questions for Dressage Riders

Dressage is an English riding discipline with roots in ancient Greece and medieval Europe. For those new to the sport, it could be described as the equivalent of “ballet” in horse riding.

Dressage requires high levels of core strength, stability, and precision from both horse and rider. During competition, the horse has to accurately perform a series of dressage movements in order to achieve a high score.

Another form of dressage is called haute ècole (“airs above the ground”). Many of its spectacular exercises are performed on two legs or entirely in the air.

How much do you know about this elegant sport? Take our dressage quiz below to find out!

1. Which one is a dressage saddle?


Dressage saddle quiz question
B
A
C
None of the above

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2. Which horse breed is most suitable for dressage?


Dutch Warmblood
Connemara
Arabian
Quarter Horse

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3. What is the name of Charlotte Dujardin's famous dressage horse?


Valegro
Rosalie B
Bonfire
Wanadoo

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4. Which dressage element is performed entirely in the air?


Capriole
Levade
Piaffe
Courbette

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5. What is the bit in a dressage double bridle called?


Weymouth
Snaffle bit
Curb bit
Pelham

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6. What horse breed does the famous Spanish Riding School in Vienna use?


Lipizzaner
Andalusian
Lusitano
Warlander

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7. Name the dressage element in the photo:


Extended trot element in dressage
Extended trot
Spanish walk
Passage
Travers

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8. What is a "flying change"?


When the horse switches from one lead leg in canter to the other
When the rider changes the reins in trot
When the horse jumps up and kicks out in the air
Another name for the pirouette

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9. The modern dressage sport originated from the cavalry training of European war horses.


True
False

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10. Which letters are on the centerline of a 20 x 40m dressage arena?


G, X, D
H, E, K
M, B, F
C, X, A

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11. Which dressage move is this: A lateral movement in which the horse moves forward and sideways at the same time


The Half-pass
The Piaffe
The Passage
Travers

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12. What elements are required in a novice level dressage test?


15m circle, serpentines, lengthened trot and canter
Shoulder-in, half-pass, extended walk/trot/canter
Leg yield, counter canter, simple changes
Walk/trot/canter, 20m circle

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13. Which Olympic Games were the first to include dressage?


1912 Stockholm
1920 Antwerp
1900 Paris
1924 Paris

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14. What should you look for when buying a dressage horse?


Good conformation, expressive gaits, willingness to learn
Lean muscles, steady gaits, calm demeanour
Speed, agility, spirited nature
Strength, stamina, good conformation

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15. Which nation has been the most successful in the sport of dressage?


Germany
United States
Great Britain
Netherlands

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Teri

Monday 23rd of August 2021

Unfair question about Novice test elements. US does not have that level in dressage.

Henrietta Szathmary

Tuesday 24th of August 2021

Hi Teri,

Sorry about that! We're just trying to make the quizzes as versatile as possible 🙂

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