How to run a Dressage Event

Click on the links below for everything you need to know to run an EA Affiliated Dressage Competition! 


Find everything you need to know about Dressage at both State & National level on these two pages. Make yourself familiar with as much information as possible to ensure the smooth running of your Dressage Competiton!

Dressage SA Webpage

EA Dressage Webpage


Rules & Tests

The Dressage Rules are updated regularly, so make sure you follow the most current edition! Tests are not updated as often, they usually have a re-fresh every couple of years. Both can be found on the link below on the EA website.

Rules & Tests


Judges & Officials

EA Judges & Officials must be used at EA Affiliated competitions and they must meet all current EA requirements. Only the Judges & Officials that meet EA's criteria will show up on this search.

How to find Judges/Officials


How to Build an Arena

Use these handy guidelines to set up the perfect dressage arena everytime!

How to build an Arena


Notes for Organisers

This guide covers everything you need to know to make your day a success!

Notes for Organisers


Pony Dressage

Ponies must not exceed 149cm with shoes or 148cm without shoes to compete in Pony Dressage Classes. Pony riders need to ensuring they are familiar with the measuring rules and hold a current, up to date measuring card for their pony.

Measuring Rules for Ponies 

ESA Measuring Days for Ponies


Helmet Tagging

Helmet Tagging is manadatory for EA Affiliated Dressage events. Event organisers are not responsible for doing the tagging, but it's important to ensure all competitiors are aware of the rule and have their helmet tagged prior to the event.

Helmet Tagging 


Risk Management & Medical

We all wish for a smooth event without incidents but it is important to be prepared. Find this information here:


Incident Response Plan 

Incident Report Form


Information for Dressage Officials

Info for Dressage Officials


For any questions, you can contact the ESA office at [email protected] or [email protected]

Or contact the Dressage DC direct at [email protected]