English & Driving

Dressage, Park, English Pleasure/Park Pleasure, and Country Pleasure makeup the “english” classes at most horse shows. The term “english” set these classes apart from the jumping or hunter classes.

Dressage is a test of the trainability and training (body and mind) of the horse. It is an excellent base for any discipline or sport and can be done with ANY breed.

Saddleseat and driving events tend to use “society” horses. These breeds have been bred for a high-stepping action, stamina at the trot, and beauty. Breeds include the American Saddlebred, Dutch Harness Horse, Hackney, Morgan, Friesian, and Show-bred Draft Horses.

*DRIVING*
Associations:
American Driving Society
American Road Horse & Pony Association
NA Classic Series
United Professional Horsemen’s Association
US Driving for the Disabled
Breed Associations
American Dutch Harness Horse Association
American Hackney Society
American Morgan Horse Association
American Saddlebred Horse Association
American Shire Horse Association
Belgian Draft Horse Corporation of America
Clydesdale Breeders of America
International Friesian Show Horse Horse Association
Percheron Horse Association
US Trotting Association
Coaching Certification:
CHA Driving Instructor Certification
Media:
Gentle Giants
Draft Horse Journal
Horse Radio Network
USEF Network

*DRESSAGE & WORKING EQUITATION*
Associations:
Confederation for Working Equitation
Thoroughbred Makeover
US Dressage Federation
US Para-Equestrian Association
WE United
School Teams
Intercollegiate Dressage Association
Interscholastic Equestrian Association (4th-12th grade)
Coaching Certification:
USDF Instructor Certification
Media:
Horse Radio Network
USEF Network
Training:
Bent Branderup
Dressage Naturally
Jossy Reynvoet
Dressage Training Online

*SADDLE SEAT*
Associations:
American Road Horse & Pony Association
Intercollegiate Saddle Seat Riding Association
National Academy Championship Horse Show
United Professional Horsemen’s Association
USEF Saddle Seat
Breed Associations
American Saddlebred Horse Association
American Dutch Harness Horse Association
Arabian Horse Association
American Hackney Society
American Morgan Horse Association
International Friesian Show Horse Horse Association
US Trotting Association
Coaching Certification:
CHA Standard Instructor Certification
Media:
National Horseman
Richfield Video Productions