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What is Dressage to Music?

This is a fun competition that anyone can try. You ride a dressage test along to music. The test has to include walk, trot and canter on both reins but you can choose what order to put them in.

You are given marks out of ten for each movement like in a normal dressage competition. Extra marks out of ten are given for how interesting your test is and how well the music goes with it.

Dressage to music can be done in pairs too. Marks out of ten are given by the judge for how well the ponies perform the test together. It helps to have two ponies that are similar sizes.

You can download the different tests further down this page.

You can find out more about Pony Club Dressage to Music Competitions below.

Music Licence

In order to enter Dressage to Music Competitions, you must be a current British Dressage Music Member/ Full BD Member .You also need to sign and return to BD a Music Sub Licence Agreement and a Music Licence Record Form. Once received, BD will then send you a set of PPL stickers. These stickers must be attached to your CD case so that organisers know you are correctly licenced and eligible to take part.
Please give 5 working days for your licence to be processed and the stickers to be posted.
Forms can be downloaded from theĀ British Dressage website.

Dressage to Music at the Championships

Qualification at Area Level is not necessary for the Dressage to Music Competition.

All sections will be held in a 20m x 60m arena.

For rules and eligibility you can download the schedule below.

Dressage to Music at the Championships - Schedule and Tests
PC Champs DTM Schedule 2019
PDF - 86 kB
Novice MUSIC 2012 (A4).5
PDF - 96 kB
Intermediate MUSIC 2012 (A4).5
PDF - 96 kB
Open MUSIC 2015 (A4).5
PDF - 102 kB
Pairs MUSIC 2012 (A4).5
PDF - 97 kB