Preparing for a Dressage Test explains what a judge expects to see in dressage competition and how to work towards it. The international dressage judge, David Trott, shares his knowledge and explains the principles behind the movements required for the Preliminary, Novice and Elementary tests. This book provides invaluable information for both trainers and riders and, together with its stable companion Riding a Dressage Test, will help to put riders on the right track for competition success.
David Trott has been riding since childhood and was a Pony Club and Riding Club team competitor. He has also ridden in British Horse Society eventing, open team chases and FEI intermediate dressage. He first became a dressage judge at 21, was upgraded to a list one British dressage judge ten years later and in 1997 was accredited as an international candidate judge. David loves the challenge of teaching - some of his students compete at Grand Prix level - and he rides his own horses in dressage competitions. Penny Hillsdon has competed at Advanced and Grand Prix levels and trains dressage riders to medium/advanced level. She has written extensively for both British and American equestrian magazines and now concentrates more on writing books. Penny is also the author of Pathfinder Dressage.