Over 200,000 people ride a dressage test each year in Britain and whether it is for the Pony Club, a riding club, eventing or international dressage, there is much to be learnt from understanding the judge's perspective. In recent years dressage has been the fastest expanding equestrian discipline in Britain and many other countries around the world. As a result, a rapidly increasing number of people will need to know how to earn the marks in the arena and more judges will be needed to assess the tests. Judging dressage is a big subject and in The Dressage Judge's Viewpoint Jane Kidd has covered it in a concise, straightforward and clear way. This book is the ideal introduction to dressage and a valuable reference book not only for riders but also for judges and trainers.
Jane Kidd is a British Dressage List One and an FEI international judge who is able to view the sport from many sides. She is an author of many books on dressage, has ridden international dressage competitions, has trained competitors for eventing and dressage from Pony Club to international levels, and has judged dressage in many different countries. She is the director of international teams and the chairman of selection.