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    Default Dressage Curious

    What are the various levels of dressage, from lowest to highest? Also, at what level can you start wearing the shadbelly and top hat?
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    Thanks, so I met a woman who told me she used to compete in Dressage at the "Grand Prix" level. Was she blowing smoke or what?
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    Intro, Training, First, Second, Third, Fourth, PSG, I-1, I-2, GP/GPS

    From Intro-Fourth there are three tests at each level. Generally, test 1 is easier than test 3.

    The FEI tests (where you can use a shadbelly) are one test per level, except GP which has two. These start at PSG.

    Freestyles are offered at every level from first up.



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    What does PSG stand for and are these the same levels as dressage in eventing?
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    PSG = Prix St. George. You can look up the person who told you that she was a Grand Prix rider by doing an internet search. Her scores will come up, and sometimes even video. But you can also look on the USDF website for the scores as well.



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    PSG is prix st. georges.

    No, the eventing dressage tests are different (although they test the same things). Very roughly- beginner novice to training eventing tests are like training to first level dressage. Prelim starts to touch on second level. Advanced tops out around a hard 3rd level test, maybe touching on some 4th level.

    As to the person you met- who knows. There are plenty of people out there who have competed at GP.



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    The levels and the tests are different for scenting. So is the scoring. In straight dressage, the higher your score, the better. In eventing, it's the opposite.



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    Quote Originally Posted by altjaeger View Post
    Thanks, so I met a woman who told me she used to compete in Dressage at the "Grand Prix" level. Was she blowing smoke or what?
    Grand Prix level exist so she might have ride at that level. Why not?



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    The original link only showed Intro - Level Four, since there was no Grand Prix on the list, I was curious as to how she could have competed there. But then the next post gave me the full list.
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