Videos, DVD's and CD's can be an excellent way to gain
information, instruction or to keep up on horse shows. Below are some resources (tho I have not tried all of them!)
Excellent selection of commercial instructional and International show videos, ranging
in price from $30 and up. Includes the Olympics and DVD's. Dover Saddlery is a primarily Hunt Seat tack
Covers major Dressage shows (FEI level), including Aachen. Some other shows
like the Andalusian finals.
Tapes that their video company makes of dressage include listing of the marks
for certain movements that are replayed in slow motion. Prices generally around $50 per class final per show, less for
past shows. They run archived copies on rfd-tv every now and then.
Many equestrian videos in all disciplines offered for sale. See below for rentals.
Their website states:
"You have 101 categories and over 2700 items to choose from.
With more than half below retail and over 250 items
under $10 (USD)"
Does include all disciplines, care, breeding and entertainment.
Primarily Arabian show videotaping. Offer compilation of Finals of National Championships
by year. ($75 each).
Owned by the highly esteemed former show announcer, Harry Cooper. His book of memoirs
is available there too.
Commerical videos from a top tack store.
The US Dressage Federation store offers instructional and training videos, most in conjunction
with their seminars. Features top trainers and instructors.
Additionally, an excellent video produced in association with Iron Spring Farm on "Showing
Your Sporthorse in Hand" is very informative and instructional for use for showing or breeding inspections.
VIDEO, DVD RENTALS
Many local breed organizations and riding clubs have their own libraries and offer rental
services. So check those too!
In conjunction with Horse-TV,
offers a rental library--$40 lifetime to join; state rates as $12 for 2 videos; $10 for 3; 4 week borrow time. Says they have over 1800 videos for rent or purchase. Will ship to Canada
and US, other countries on request.
University of Nebraska
Video Library on Horses
Videos are available to 4-H Clubs
and leaders. Cost is $5/tape (check or credit card) for a 2 week rental period.