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About the Spring/Summer Dressage Shows

The year 2021 will be our 27th annual Spring Dressage Show at Horse Amour, and 9th ever Summer Dressage Show. Dressage is the basis for all correct riding and the foundation for all other equestrian competitions. The horse needs a period of rest from the physical demands of jumping, and riders need a time to come back to the basics with correct flatwork. Our Spring Dressage Show is the grande finale for all our winter Dressage schooling. But April is early! We have added a Summer Show to further enjoy dressage! Dressage is great fun when combined with music, teamwork and the incredibly enjoyable creativity and talent that our competitors bring to this show! This year we are challenged by the corona virus, and are going to attempt to have our show online...


Classes Available for Summer Show: (see entry form for Spring Online Show Alternatives)

Intro Level Test B

Intro Level Test C

Training Level Test 1

Training Level Test 2

Training Level Test 3

First Level Tests

Leadline Test

Western Dressage & Test of Choice

Musical Freestyle Intro Level

Musical Freestyle Training Level

Musical Freestyle First Level

Pas De Deux/Pas De Trois

Quadrille Intro Level

Quadrille Training Level

Quadrille First Level

Quadrille Freestyle (used in our shows)

Quadrille Guidelines


Click the entry form link to print a copy of the entry form.  All of the tests have a link as well, and can be printed from here. Western patterns, as well as first level and above, are your choice, please make arrangements with staff (test of choice class). Be aware that we usually do the entire show in our small dressage arena.

The Vintage Rockers AC/DC Quadrille 2007.

2021 Calendar of Events (Sue’s Wish List)

2021 Calendar of Events

February 14 Valentine’s Working Eq/Trail Day, Horse Amour

March 14 St. Patrick’s Working Eq/Trail Day, Horse Amour

TBA Rutland County 4-H Clinic, Fairgrounds

June 18 Jumper Night at Horse Amour

June 27 Horse Amour Horse Trials #1

July 16 Jumper Night at Horse Amour

July 25 Horse Amour Horse Trials #2

August 15 Eddy Farm Horse Trials

August 22 Horse Amour Horse Trials #3

September 3-5 Horse Festival at the Fair

September 26 Old Timer’s Show, Rutland Fairgrounds

October 3 Horse Amour Horse Trials #4

October 23 Fall Fun Day

Tack Shop

Visit Castleton's best kept equestrian secret...the TACK SHOP at Horse Amour for all your showing & grooming needs. Hours are by appointment or during regular stable hours. You will be pleasantly surprised with our top quality inventory and personal service. We have the stuff your horse wants! We have an online store at

Click here to see Horze/Equinavia 2020 Spring Specials! If we don’t have the product/size you want in stock, we can get it for you nearly the next day.  All purchases of Horze/Equinavia stock come with a FREE pair of Equinavia boot socks (while supplies last).

Always in store: Mountain Horse Apparel and Footwear, Ovation, Equinavia (Horze Equestrian), SSG Gloves, Dreamers & Schemers boot socks, Pessoa, Vita-Flex, and much, much more!

We are an English Riding Supply dealer, and happily order for our customers. Click the ERS link to see the fabulous selection of products available to include Pessoa, Ovation, Mountain Horse & more. We order weekly.

Farm Tour

Horse Amour is a small dressage and combined training barn in the Green Mountains of Vermont. We are home to innovative and unique equine activities, and are committed to the comfort and happiness of our horses.

Our stadium jumping arena.

Located in the quaint & historical college town of Castleton, we have a spectacular southern view of the Birdseye Valley. Our entire facility is at the top of a dead end dirt road. We have a 60 x 120 indoor riding arena, 36 stalls, an outdoor sand dressage arena and a huge stadium jumping arena. We have built an ever expanding cross country course, with 3 levels for a total of over 50 obstacles. We are constantly building and improving on our facility. We are home to some of the area's best schoolhorses, instructors and boarders, and the home of Horsepower 4-H Club, Rutland County Pony Club, Vintage Horsepower, and Horsemasters, the adult version of Pony Club.  We hold many activities year round, as well as attending away shows and events with our staff, boarders and students. To inquire about becoming part of our terrific family, give us a visit, send us an email or give us a call.

Our cross country course winds around the property.

Our sand dressage arena is surrounded by peaceful woods on 3 sides.

Our dead end dirt road is a very pleasant and easy trailride.

We have limited trails on our small property, but this loop through the x/c course is great.

And of course our indoor arena allows us to ride, whatever the weather!

After a spring turnout—grass hangovers!!! After a shower, look where the rainbow ends!

Po© Sue Cook 2015