Drill teams, originally called carousels, originated as far back as the 1800's in Vienna, performing the classical equitation of Dressage to classical music for royalty. So popular did this equestrian sport become that the most famous of riding schools, the Spanish Riding School of Vienna showcasing the Royal Lipizzaner Stallions, still performs classical dressage drills to modern audiences. Other famous drill teams include the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Shriner Mounted Troops, The Texas Ladies Aside, and the US Army Cavalry. Many local mounted Polic patrol units and state and local civilian drill teams and 4-H mounted clubs perform this exciting equestrian sport to a wide range of audiences at shows, exhibits, and events, as well as individual competition, throughout the United States. The movements today still mimic the classical steps of pas-de-deux dressage with an equestrian team that can range from 6 to 8 horses and rider, up to 20 or more.
Cowgirl Spirit Rescue Drill Team
An Issaquah, Washington, based team whose horses are rescued from auctions and neglect. Describes the care and training the horses receive. Contains calendar of events, newsletter, list of members and horses, photos, and stories of successful rescues.
Showcases the sport of equestrian drill team. Information, products and services specifically for equestrian drill team enthusiasts, riders, and coaches.
Galloping Gossips Equestrian Square Dance and Drill Team
All-women's equestrian team specializes in square dance and precision drill. Formed in 1957 this unique teams performs at rodeos, parades and other special events throughout Southern California and Arizona. Listing of upcoming exhibitions and events, membership, member profiles, photo album, and sponsors.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride
Military precision drill team comprised of 32 regular member volunteers, male and female, who have had at least two years police experience. Tour schedule, ride center, photos, history of the ride, and ride photo album.
Sweet Hills Drill Team
Huntington, NY, team out of Sweet Hills Stables features news, pictures, and events.
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