HUNTER HACK FINALS 2008 WORLDS
The course was not a straight line two jumps.
The course was two jumps with a turn in between, requiring two changes of leads. No back
up at the final stop.
AQHA demonstration of the Pas De Deux of Dressage and Reining
at AQHA Worlds 2008
Pas De Duex that just about was not"
info from AQHA:
Pas de Deux combines the elegance and impact of dressage musical freestyle with the
added element of two horses and riders performing together. Movements and figures are choreographed to meet the technical
requirements of the particular level with music chosen to highlight the pair.
Join AQHA and the United States Dressage Federation as we present to you
a Pas de Deux performance showcasing the combined beauty of dressage and the elegance of reining, Tuesday, November 18 during
the evening performance. Don't miss this rare opportunity to watch two horses and riders dancing in the arena together!
After I saw this on the Live Internet Video Stream--my comments:
the noted Florida trainer and clinician (most noteably of Rugged Lark), and Angel X on a chestnut dressage horse.
the excecution was not.
performance from each, however mostly from the “dressage” horse that was out of the bridle and unruly most of
the time (would not halt, kept breaking gait and looked like shying). The reining
horse was doing his own shying and not much exc. Performance, tho was calm and obedient generally and did get the reining
“pirouettes” done well (spins).
Did not see the dressage pirouettes as either not shown or not performed.
promotional idea, and true in theory—dressage and reining do share quite a bit of athletic similarities; unfortunately,
this year, probably did more to discourage or disparage the interest…in dressage anyway.
was good, and hope that the AQHA and USDF can put together something in the future that shows the best of dressage and reining.