Warrego Finance Prix Caprilli Series
This series is proudly supported by Warrego Finance who generously provide sponsorship towards Prix Caprilli series prizes.
Normally offered at the LEG end-of-year Freestyle day, the Prix Caprilli event has grown in popularity due to the fun element of 'dressage with obstacles' and the ease with which the pole element can be integrated into regular dressage training. This year, Prix Caprilli competitors can enjoy 5 rounds of competition culminating at an end-of-year final.
PRIX CAPRILLI TESTS
A Prix Caprilli, named after the great Italian rider who was the father of the modern forward seat for jumping, is a dressage test with jumps included.
The tests have the same movements as a Prep/Preliminary/Novice dressage test and include the requirement for horse and rider to trot and/or canter over single jumps. The judges will judge this test the same as a normal dressage test that includes technical marks for the movement, impulsion, submission and riding.
The emphasis is not the jumping style of the horse, it is on the horse’s relaxation, obedience and evenness of pace. It is a dressage test that happens to have jumps in the way and the jumps should not disrupt the standard performance expected in a dressage test.
It is worth thinking about the riding style you will adopt over the jumps as you will need to establish a position over the jumps that assists the horse in freely jumping over the jump without any resistance.
Practice at home in your own dressage arena before the day. It’s something different to the normal dressage test and a bit of fun. Why not have a go!