10 products that no dressage diva should be without

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  • Months of dressage training boil down to just few precious minutes in front of the judge in the competition arena – so preparation is key, which is why we’ve rounded up this selection of useful dressage kit. Also, looking and feeling the part can help raise your game to get those extra marks, so why not add some bling or give your horse’s coat an extra shine?

    CeeCoach 2 Single communication device

    CeeCoach 2 Single communication device

    RRP: £150 |

    Say goodbye to shouting across a warm-up arenas and miss hearing instructions with this useful gadget. This bluetooth comms system allows up to six users to talk to eachother up to 500m away. All of the device’s features can be controlled using just 3 buttons and its wavy design means that it can be operated with gloves on and without looking at the unit.

    View now at amazon.co.uk

    Moorland Rider horsewear wash bag

    Colours: Black, white or orange | Sizes: Small, large or jumbo | RRP: From £10.50 |

    This wash bag will help prevent damage to your washing machine by protecting it against loose horse hair and buckles, when cleaning all your dressage squares and travel rugs.

    View now at amazon.co.uk or viovet.co.uk

    Shires dressage cones

    Shires dressage cones

    RRP: £32.99 |

    Easy to lay out wherever you’re training, this set of eight cones can be secured to the ground with pegs.

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    BigDug Plastic Step and Store

    RRP: £22.50 |

    Great for organising and storing any essential grooming kit you need, plus it can double up as a mounting block or as a step for plaiting with.

    View now at amazon.co.uk

    Lincoln Diamante plaiting bands in silver

    Colours: Black or silver | Pack size: Five or 20 | RRP: From £7.25 for pack of five |

    Bling up your plaits with these diamante plaiting bands. They are easy to apply and can be used again and again. Don’t forget to check out the best plaiting sprays and gels, too.

    View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, equus.co.uk, rideawaystore.com or naylors.com

    Korbond lint roller dressage kit

    Korbond lint roller

    RRP: £3.50 |

    Finding time to clean your jacket can be the last thing on your list, but this roller will take off any dust and horse hair in one fell swoop and leave you looking immaculate as you go into the arena.

    View now at amazon.co.uk

    Dressage Direct Official laminated BD tests with diagrams

    Dressage Direct Official laminated BD tests with diagrams

    RRP: £30 |

    Approved by British Dressage, these clear and concise A4-sized test sheets covering elementary and medium tests come complete with diagrams to make learning tests easier. They are laminated, making them ideal for outdoor use. Other tests are also available.

    View now at amazon.co.uk

    Equilibrium Stretch & Flex flatwork wraps

    Equilibrium Stretch & Flex flatwork wraps

    Colours: Black, navy or white | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £49.99 |

    Described as easier to put on than bandages, but just as effective, these wraps are made from a unique material that actively pumps air away from the leg to keep it cool, while the four-way stretch offers freedom of movement.

    View now at amazon.co.uk, equilibriumproducts.com, viovet.co.uk, rideawaystore.com, naylors.com or ebay.co.uk

    Shires learner dressage test boards

    RRP: £6.99 |

    If you’re a visual learner, practise your tests off your horse with this useful wipe-clean double-sided board, printed with a long arena on one side and a short arena on the other. Complete with wipe off pen.

    View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk or elandlodge.com

    Absorbine ShowSheen Hair Polish & Detangler coat shine spray

    Absorbine ShowSheen Hair Polish & Detangler

    Sizes: 950ml | RRP: £18.82 |

    This formula from Absorbine works as both a coat shine spray and mane and tail detangler. It contains pro-vitamins to condition the skin and coat, plus silk proteins to strengthen the hair and give it a healthy shine. Applying it to the coat helps to repel dust, keep your horse clean for longer and help reduce static.

    View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk or rideawaystore.com

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