Dressage to Music with Pippa Doran

At its best freestyle dressage to music is when horse and rider dance together in perfect harmony - but more importantly it is great fun to do! There are now freestyle music classes for all levels from Intro to Kur.

Our Dressage to Music workshop hosted by Pippa Doran will guide you on how you and your horse can start having fun dancing together. The aim of this interactive lecture demo is to give you some hints and tips on how to get started and hopefully inspire you to give it a go yourself with your horse or pony.

In the first half of the workshop Pippa will guide you through the following:

  • The rules and what the judges are looking for

  • How to take your horse/pony's beats per minute for each pace

  • How to select music to compliment your horse

  • How to choreograph your floor plan


There will be a short break and then in the second half there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask as many questions as they like. To conclude our workshop, there will be a demonstration from a rider riding through their competition music.

It is recommended that spectators download a free metronome app and bring your Smart phone with you, so you can join in and get some practice at taking a horse's beats per minute and ask as many questions as you like.

Each workshop will start at 5.30pm and conclude at 7.30pm. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Cost per spectator is £15.00 per person.

Dates available are:

  • Thursday 16th August

  • Thursday 6th September


For further details and to make a booking please email events@speedgate.co.uk or contact Karen on 01474 888474. Bookings will only be secured once payment has been received. Cheques made payable to Speedgate Enterprises Ltd.

Posted: Tue 3rd Jul 18