UNH DRESSAGE HORSE SHOW
Contact: Sharon Keeler
UNH Media Relations
June 17, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire Dressage Show takes
place Friday, June 25, and Saturday, June 26, 2004 from 7:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
This event, recognized by the national governing body of equestrian
sport, features more than 100 horses and riders in a competition
that merges athleticism and art.
Dressage, often described as ballet or figure-skating on horseback,
is a demonstration of grace and beauty that is produced by the
seamless communication and harmony between horse and rider. Achieving
excellence requires years of dedication from horse and rider. As
a result, dressage is a life-long sport, and competitors include
riders of all ages, from children to seniors.
Horses of all breeds will be present at the UNH event, which will
include levels of competition, from the novice, or entry-level
of the sport, through the Olympic, or "Grand Prix" tests.
Musical freestyles will also be performed.
The event takes place at the UNH Light Horse Center on Mast Road.
The public is invited and admission is free.