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The USDF Guide to Dressage

The Official Guide of the United States Dressage Foundation

Jennifer O. Bryant, George Williams (Foreword by)


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Whatever your primary equestrian discipline, dressage is an ideal way for you to increase your riding awareness and enhance your relationship with your horse. Providing an overview of basic techniques and a series of helpful training exercises, Jennifer O. Bryant stresses the tenets of harmonious communication between horse and rider as she guides you through the graceful movements of dressage. With suggestions on how to find qualified instructors and information on necessary equipment, this comprehensive guide will inspire you to explore this exciting and rewarding world.

Praise For The USDF Guide to Dressage: The Official Guide of the United States Dressage Foundation

“Bryant gives a thorough discussion of what a rider needs to know to survive the entry into dressage….It’s a wonderful book...”

Eventing USA


“This is an excellent book for all levels of riders…This fantastic guide will be a treasured work for students of dressage.”

The American Quarter Horse Journal


“Whether the reader has been in the saddle for years or has just begun, The USDF Guide to Dressage offers an essential key to building a more satisfying relationship between horse and rider.”

Alaska Horse Journal


“[Bryant] provides a solid overview of basic dressage movements and useful lessons that will help you and your horse learn as a team.”



Storey Publishing, LLC, 9781580175296, 352pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2006

About the Author

Jennifer O. Bryant is the editor of USDF Connection, the member magazine of the United States Dressage Federation. Her writing has appeared in numerous equestrian publications including Paint Horse Journal, Horse & Rider, and Horse Show. Jennifer lives in Chatham, New York.

George Williams is an international Grand Prix--level dressage competitor and vice president of the United States Dressage Foundation.