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Dressage Days Schooling Show Series

This season, Effingham Stables is proud to offer Dressage Days Schooling Series; an unsanctioned introductory Dressage show experience. Classes are designed to get kids, new riders, experienced riders on green horses, dressage skeptics and even western riders exposed to little white fences in a positive, fun and low-key way. Check out our class list for a full lineup of what we will be offering this season! 


Don’t worry - we haven’t forgotten the ribbons (because what fun is it to go through all the hassle of bathing your horse without the reward of a ribbon?!)


The details


When? The Saturday before each Equine Canada sanctioned Dressage Niagara show (June 29, July 27 and August 24)


Where? Effingham Stables, the proud home of Dressage Niagara


How much? $15 admin fee, $5/class


What classes do you offer?

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Open Ride-A-Test Clinic

A great way to practise riding tomorrow’s test in a low-pressure environment with immediate feedback from the judge; pick a Western Dressage, Eventing or regular Dressage test!

*This section of the day will be run as a mini-clinic, and is not part of the Schooling Show. You will receive your score sheet as well as verbal feedback from the judge immediately following your ride.

Register early to reserve a ride time; Entries will be accepted the day of, based on availability.

Administration fee: $15 (pay one time if competing in Dressage Days Schooling Series classes)

Per test: $25


Dressage Days Schooling Series Class List



Classes to begin not before 12.30 p.m.

1 - Leadline Dressage Seat Equitation - 12 and under

2 - Leadline Dressage Seat Equitation - 18 and under

3 - Leadline Dressage Seat Equitation - 101 and under

4 - Dressage Horse in Hand - Open

5  - Dressage Horse and Rider - Turnout - Open 

6 - Walk/Trot Dressage Seat Equitation - 12 and under

7 - Walk/Trot Dressage Seat Equitation - 18 and under

8 - Walk/Trot Dressage Seat Equitation - 101 and under

9 - Walk/Trot Dressage Suitability - 12 and under

10 - Walk/Trot Dressage Suitability - 18 and under

11- Walk/Trot Dressage Suitability - 101 and under

12 - Walk/Trot/Canter Dressage Seat Equitation - 12 and under

13- Walk/Trot/Canter Dressage Seat Equitation - 18 and under

14 - Walk/Trot/Canter Dressage Seat Equitation - 101 and under

15- Walk/Trot/Canter Dressage Suitability - 12 and under

16 - Walk/Trot/Canter Dressage Suitability - 18 and under

17- Walk/Trot/Canter Dressage Suitability - 101 and under

18 - First Level Dressage Seat Equitation - 12 and under

19 - First Level Dressage Seat Equitation - 18 and under

20 - First Level Dressage Seat Equitation - 101 and under

21- First Level Dressage Suitability - 12 and under

22 - First Level Dressage Suitability - 18 and under

23- First Level Dressage Suitability - 101 and under

24 - Dressage Command Class - Open


Any rules?

- Play safe.

- Be kind and courteous and respectful.

- Horses may compete in multiple “divisions” of classes, with different riders. Riders may compete the same horse in any two consecutive divisions (ie. leadline and walk/trot, or walk/trot and walk/trot/canter, or walk/trot/canter/first level). Riders may compete different horses in any divisions. Everyone is encouraged to compete in the open classes.

If the same rider wins multiple divisions on the same horse, the year-end award will be given to the rider in the highest division it successfully completed.

- If you have questions, please ask!

- The organizers have the right to cancel, restructure or run multiple classes together, at their discretion.


Wait! You said year end awards?! Yes! Stay tuned!


Are there ribbons? YES!


How soon do I need to enter?  You are totally welcome to send entries in in advance, but the day of is ok too. Space will be semi-limited in the Open Ride-A-Test portion of the day (9 am til 12), so do register early to avoid disappointment. The group rail classes will follow a hunter-style show format, of one class after the other. Leadline classes will not start no earlier than 12.30 p.m. 

Do I need any memberships? The rules say you need proof of OE insurance to ride on the farm, so make sure to bring you card and have the membership number handy. Visit ontarioequestrian.ca for more info.


Do I need proper dressage attire? Heck no. Look clean and tidy and presentable. Make sure you’re wearing a properly fitted helmet. If you want to test out your new whites, however, we will admire how amazing the bedazzled pockets look and have extreme breeches-envy, though. Do what makes it most fun for you! 


Do I need to braid my horse? Naw. Just make sure he or she is healthy and clean. This is a good opportunity to practise, however, so your coach doesn’t have to be too mortified by your developing braiding skills at the recognized show (or so you have time to make arrangements for a braider!)


Do you offer stabling? We have very limited stabling available for $30 per day. Please make arrangements well in advance to secure your stall.


What if I don’t have a stall? You got this! Bring a friend to hold your horse while you run to the Porta-Potty, and offer to buy them lunch in exchange for their help. 


Is dressage showing always this fun? It sure is!


How do I get more info?  Call or text Jenny at Effingham Stables at 705.562.3187 or email jennyjelen55@gmail.com

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Jenny Jelen Equestrian at Effingham Stables

705.562.3187

jennyjelen55@gmail.com

2366 Effingham Street, Ridgeville, Ont. L0S 1M0

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