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Can someone tell me about dressage competitions organized in your country : what are the conditions etc? I can tell you how it looks in Poland, classes etc.

Can someone tell me about dressage competitions organized in your country : what are the conditions etc? I can tell you how it looks in Poland, classes etc.
Hi! Im from Finland and we have both open classes and different categories, the rules go quite well hand in hand with FEI rules.

Open classes on a club to national level are: easy D(only walk and trott), easy C(all gaits), easy B, easy A, advanced B and advanced A, then it goes to international classes (inter, st george, gp etc.). We also have different categories: Childern, Ponies, Juniors, YR and Seniors (im not sure if we have U25), in these categories we either use FEI tests or national tests, depending on the level of the competition (club/regional/national). Usually riders start at easy C and work their way up but you can compete all the way to regional level easy A without having to qualify. I’m a show jumper/eventer so im not too invested in our dressage rules😄
Hi! I'm from Portugal, here we have 4 levels before the international levels (St George and Grand Prix)!
Each level has 3 tests that we do along the season, the test 1 is easier then test 3.
Preliminary (P) - is for 4 yo horses, is very simple test, it has the 3 gaits.
Elementary (E) - is for 5 yo horses, it has some halts, leg yielding and rein back
Medium (M) - is for 6 yo, it has some shoulder in, half pass (in the test 3) and some transitions from canter to walk
Complementary (C) - for 7 yo, it has flying changes and some exercises preparing for St George!
Usually less experienced riders start on the P level and go up!
Hope it answers
Hi Juliette 😁
In Poland it’s divided into various degrees of difficulty from the easiest to the most difficult.
L class- those programs are very easy. You have to present walk, medium walk, working trot, volte.
P class- the same as L and also side walk, extended trot.
N class- the same as L, P but here very important is collection of horse. There are some figures like pirouette in walk, halfpas, extended trot, counter canter.
C class- apart from figures from previous classes there is also flying changes. The most important is harmony, arched horse’s back and the lightness of the figures.