I’m a visual learner — you can talk at me until you’re blue in the face or write a novel on the subject, but until I’ve seen it with my own two eyes it’s going to go right over my head.
For instance: dressage tests. I need to watch a test be ridden for it to stick in my brain. Thankfully, patron saint of eventing video David Frechette, a la The Horse Pesterer, has done our sport yet another massive service in filming and posting the bulk of the new 2018 USEF dressage tests for Beginner Novice through Advanced horse trials, most of them via a schooling show at the Florida Horse Park over the weekend.
The new tests went into effect Dec. 1, 2017. Click here for helpful test-riding tips from Marilyn Payne via her 2018 test preview presentation at the USEA Convention. Watch more tests on The Horse Pesterer YouTube channel.
Many thanks to David and the demo riders for providing this great resource. Go Eventing!