Training is fundamental to dressage. In fact the term "dressage" comes from the French word "dresser" meaning "to prepare". 

Dressage Ireland aims to make suitable training available to all riding members, regardless of level. Please check with your region to see what training is available and do let them know if you are looking for training that currently isn't being offered. 

Please also check the Training Notices page here for training that is available to all Dressage Ireland members (regardless of the region you belong to). 

We also encourage riders to seek out private training where possible. We suggest you ask for recommendations within your region (committee or other members), or ask successful riders who they train with, or you can search the list of Horse Sport Ireland accredited trainers at

Most importantly, remember to enjoy your horse and the training process.