Lisette DeRooy Dressage

Lisette DeRooy Dressage

Lisette DeRooy Dressage

Lisette DeRooy Dressage

Lisette teaches a simple, systematic way of releasing tension from a horse’s body that naturally allows the horse to evolve in any discipline. It makes the horse square, straight, and elastic which allows the horse’s natural energy to come through.

Lisette’s method provides an environment for the horse to advance through the levels and make good decisions regardless of discipline, breed or background. The horse naturally comes on the bit. A horse that is stiff becomes loose and elastic. A horse that is “lazy” becomes more energetic. A horse that is tense, spooky, stressed, balky, and generally unhappy becomes willing to work.

And the best part is that riders learn to convey this message to the horse themselves!

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Horses competing in Olympic dressage or eventing must be a minimum of eight-years-old, six-years-old for para dressage and nine-years-old for showjumping.

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Modern dressage evolved from the classical school, although it now exists in a somewhat different form from its ancestor. Competitive dressage is an international sport ranging from beginner levels to the Olympics. Competitive dressage focuses on movements such as the piaffe, passage, half-pass, extended trot, pirouette, and tempo changes.

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The object of Dressage is the development of the horse’s physical abilities. This development results in a calm, confident, flexible, and attentive horse. This makes it look like the horse and rider are thinking as one and the horse is doing everything of his own accord.  

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Classical dressage evolved from cavalry movements and training for the battlefield, and has since developed into the competitive dressage seen today. Classical riding is the art of riding in harmony with, rather than against, the horse.

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In the 2012 Olympics, Dressage participation was: 23 nations, 10 teams, 5 countries represented by a team and one individual, 13 countries represented by an individual only, 50 riders in total.

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Each dressage test is segmented into a number of sequential blocks which may contain one or more movements. Each block is generally scored between one and ten on a scale such as the following: 10 Excellent, 9 Very good, 8 Good, 7 Fairly good, 6 Satisfactory, 5 Sufficient, 4 Insufficient, 3 Fairly Bad, 2 Bad, 1 Very bad

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DeRooy Dressage is located just North of the Victoria International Airport and near the BC Ferry Terminal at Swartz Bay on Victoria’s beautiful Saanich Peninsula.