In Dressage, horses or ponies and their drivers drive individually in specified patterns and gaits to demonstrate the skills, obedience, and development appropriate to their levels of training before the watchful eyes of one or more judges. Dressage develops and displays polish, discipline, and athleticism of equine and driver dancing together.
The ADS Dressage Tests were created by the Driven Dressage Committee of The American Driving Society, Inc (ADS). As such they are the copyrighted and proprietary work product of the ADS and are exclusively for the private use of ADS Members, by ADS-Recognized Events, ADS-Member Club Events, USEF-Sanctioned Events and Equestrian Canada Sanctioned Events, or with advance express written approval of the ADS. Scoresheets may be requested by ADS Licensed Officials for private use, and by Organizers for ADS-Recognized Events, ADS-Member Club Events, USEF-Sanctioned Events, and Equine Canada-Sanctioned Events. ADS Members may request scoresheets for personal use only at a specific non-recognized educational event (such as clinics or fix-a-tests). 4-H, Pony Club, FFA, and other national youth organizations may request scoresheets for educational purposes. Scoresheets are copyrighted by the ADS and licenses for their use are provided on an individual basis.