Grand Prix Level Dressage

Grand Prix Level dressage is the highest level of dressage. This level is governed by the FEI and tests the horse and rider to the highest standards. As with the previous levels of dressage, the horse and rider are judged on correct execution of movements, the willingness of the horse and the effectiveness of the rider’s aids. This level also consists of 3 standard tests: the Grand Prix, Grand Prix Special and the Musical Freestyle. The Grand Prix Special is similar to the standard Grand Prix test; however, special attention is paid to the transitions executed throughout the test.

The Grand Prix level dressage test video clips are shown below to illustrate the required movements and musical freestyle at this level.

Required movements for Grand Prix level dressage include:

Trot Medium, Extended & CollectedHalf Pass
Walk – Extended and Collected
Canter – Medium, Extended & Collected, Zig Zag Half Pass & Multiple Flying Lead Changes Every 1-2 Strides, Pirouettes
Piaffe
Passage
Halts – Collected Canter to Halt & Passage to Halt – immobility

Grand Prix Level Dressage Video Clips & Tests

(Based on the FEI Dressage Test 2018 updated version)

Video Clips
Grand Prix Level Test

Grand Prix Special Level Dressage

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Grand Prix Level Dressage – Musical Freestyle

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Grand Prix Special Test

1
A – Enter Collected Canter
X – Halt – Immobility – Salute
Proceed Collected Trot
XC – Collected Trot
2
C – Track Right
MXK – Extended Trot
KAFP – Collected Trot
3

PS – Half Pass to the Left (x2 coefficient)
SHC – Collected Trot

4

CMR – Passage

5
RF – Extended Trot
6
Transitions passage – extended trot – passage
7
FAK – Passage
8
KV – Collected Trot (x2 coefficient)
VR – Half-pass to the right
RMC – Collected Trot
9
CHS – Passage
10
SK – Extended Trot
11
Transitions passage – extended trot – passage
12
KAF – Passage
13

FS – Extended Walk (x2 coefficient)

14
SHG – Collected Walk (x2 coefficient)
15
G – Piaffe 12 to 15 steps (x2 coefficient)
16
G – Transitions collected walk – piaffe – passage
17
GMRI – Passage
18
I – Piaffe 12 to 15 steps (x2 coefficient)
19
I – Transitions passage – piaffe – passage
20
ISEX – Passage
21
X – Proceed in collected canter right
XBFAK – Collected Canter
22

KB – Half-pass to right
B  Flying change of leg

23
BH – Half-pass to the left
H – Flying change of leg
HCM – Collected canter
24
MXK – On the diagonal 9 flying changes of leg every 2nd stride
KAF – Collected canter
25
FXH – On the diagonal 15 flying changes of leg every stride 
HCM – 
Collected canter
26
MXK – Extended canter
K – Collected canter and flying change of leg
KA – Collected canter
27
A – Down the centre line
D – Pirouette to the left (x2 coefficient)
28
Between D & G – On the centre line 9 flying changes of leg every stride
29 G – Pirouette to the right (x2 coefficient)
C – Track to the right
CM – Collected canter
30
M – Collected trot
MR – Collected trot
31
RF – Extended trot
F – Collected trot
FA – Collected trot
32
A – Down the centre line
DX – Passage
33
X – Piaffe 12 to 15 steps (x2 coefficient)
34
Transitions passage – piaffe – passage
35
XG – Passage
36
G – Halt – Immobility – Salute

Leave arena at A in walk on a long rein

Grand Prix Level Dressage

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Grand Prix Level Dressage – Musical Freestyle

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Grand Prix Test

1
A – Enter Collected Canter
X – Halt – Immobility – Salute
Proceed Collected Trot
XC – Collected Trot
2
C – Track to the left
HXF – Extended Trot
FAK – Collected Trot
3

KB – Half Pass to the right (x2 coefficient)

4

BH – Half-pass to the left (x2 coefficient)
HC – Collected trot

5
C – Halt – immobility
Rein back 5 steps and immediately proceed in collected trot
6
MV – Extended trot
7
VKD – Passage
8
D – Piaffe 12 to 15 steps (x2 coefficient)
9
D – Transitions passage – piaffe – passage
10
DFP – Passage
11
PH – Extended walk (x2 coefficient)
12
HCM – Collected walk (x2 coefficient)
13

M – Proceed in passage
Transitions collected walk – passage

14
MRI – Passage
15
I – Piaffe 12 to 15 steps (x2 coefficient)
16
I – Transitions passage – piaffe – passage
17
ISE – Passage
18
E – Proceed in collected canter left
EKAF – Collected canter
19
FXH – On the diagonal 9 flying changes of leg every 2nd stride
HCM – Collected canter
20
MXK – Extended canter
21
K – Collected canter and flying change of leg
KA – Collected Canter
22

A – Down the centre line (x2 coefficient)
Between D&G  5 half-passes to either side of centre line with flying change of leg at each change of direction, the first half-pass to the left and the last to the left of 3 strides, the others of 6 strides
G – Flying change of leg
C – Track to the right

23
MXK – On the diagonal 15 flying changes of leg every stride (x2 coefficient)
KA – Collected canter
24
A – Down the centre line
L – Pirouette to the left  (x2 coefficient)
25
X – Flying change of leg 
26
I – Pirouette to the right  (x2 coefficient)
C – Track to the right
CM – Collected canter
27
M – Collected trot
MR – Collected trot
28
RK – Extended trot
K – Collected trot
KA – Collected trot
29 A – Down the centre line
DX – Passage
30
X – Piaffe 12 to 15 steps  (x2 coefficient)
31
X – Transitions passage – piaffe – passage
32
XG – Passage
33
G – Halt – Immobility – Salute

Leave arena at A in walk on a long rein

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