More than 50 riders from Central California, in addition to about 10 statewide, will compete at the Spring Dressage Show on Saturday and Sunday at Fresno County Horse Park.
Saturday’s practice show will be followed by Sunday’s official triple-rated show, meaning it will honor rules by the event’s sanctioning bodies – California Dressage Society, U.S. Dressage Federation and U.S. Equestrian Federation.
Both shows begin at 8 a.m. at 7430 N. Weber, just northeast of Herndon Avenue and Highway 99. Admission is free.
Sunday’s scores, as judged by Melonie Kessler of Southern California, will be turned into the CDS and USEF. She also will judge Saturday’s schooling, which helps improve skills and partnership.
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High-point awards will be given each day in addition to division ribbons through fourth place on Sunday for the competition whose riders will range from 14 to 65.
Dressage, an Olympic sport, is defined by Wikipedia, is “the highest expression of horse training, where horse and rider are expected to perform from memory a series of predetermined movements.”