The Mission of Dressage on a Dime is to bring provide education, resources, and support for a worldwide network of trainers, judges amateurs, and professionals that wish to support classical riding principles.
For 7 years, North American Western Dressage has been using the power of video to help Western Dressage riders gain feedback and coaching from the comfort of their own backyards. In doing so, we have encountered and created friendships with many people in the dressage community as well.
We are pleased to introduce Dressage on a Dime as a platform for traditional dressage riders interested in virtual showing that rewards correct training and classical principles.
Dressage on a Dime will reward and embrace horses that move in a natural and classical way. Horses that are behind the vertical and show evidence of being trained with less-than-classical methods such as rollkur and low-deep-round techniques will be penalized.
Our judges are carefully chosen for their knowledge of the science of equine biomechanics and classical training. We oversee them carefully to ensure that each test is judged in a manner that is educational and informative for each rider, and that they adhere to classical principles of horsemanship.
Virtual showing is the way of the future! Riders are discovering that they can save time and money by showing from the comfort of their own backyard, boarding facility, or a local host barn. They are finding that is is a great benefit to be able to watch their videos as they review test scores and keep them in a file to watch and review.