The first time the “military test”—dressage, jumping, and eventing—was included in the Olympics was in 1912.
After this, dressage became a more civilian sport, and the first women competed at the 1952 Olympics.
Sometimes described as “horse ballet,” dressage comes from a French word that literally means “training.”
But there are added expenses associated with dressage, like boarding and training.
And no Stepford husband would ever tolerate a wife with as consuming a personal passion as dressage.
A dressage competition takes place in an entirely flat and rectangular arena.
dressage is a useful therapy for people with multiple sclerosis.
The win was enough for Rafalca to take one of the five dressage spots on the U.S. Olympic team.
The Telegraph: Royal horsewoman Zara Philips still in contention for a medal with the UK's equestrian team in dressage.
She laughed very prettily and told me my dressage would perhaps be difficult, as I was noble.