Dressage Show Online

Musical Freestyle

We are thrilled to now be able to offer Classic and Western Dressage Musical Freestlye Tests to our show scedule.

Here are some things to bear in mind when videoing your test.

*Musical Freestyle:   The music is to played live as you ride the test not added after the test has been ridden.  Any tests where the music has been editied in will not be accpeted.  The suggested method is to place the sound system at C near the person vidoeing the test.  This will ensure that the judge can hear the music clearly. 

Rules Musical Freestyle:

Time: The DSO Freestyles maximum time limit is 5 minutes. There is no minimum time. Movements executed after the 5 minutes limit are not scored. One (1) point is deducted from the total for Artistic Impression for exceeding the time limit.

Under penalty of elimination at the discretion of the Judge at“C”, a rider must enter the arena within 30 seconds of the music starting. Music must cease at the final salute.

At the beginning and end of a Freestyle Test a halt with a salute is compulsory. Time begins when the horse moves forward after the competitor’s halt and ends with the final halt and salute.

DSO Western Musical Freestyle Intro


  DSO Classic Musical Freestyle Intro


PLEASE NOTE:  The Dressagre Show Online (DSO) Musical Freestyle tests have been developed by Dressage Show Online and can only be used at our shows. 

WDAA/USEF/USEF DO NOT OFFER INTRO FREESTYLE TESTS.  You will not be able to use the scores from any WDAA/USEF/USDF awards.

We are offering Intro level tests as a way of encrouage more riders to try their hand at Musical Freestyle.


WDAA Musical Freestyle  - Basic & Level 1


USDF Musical Freestyle Tests Training & First Level



Here are some useful links to help get you started.

Freestyle Information from the USDF


A great article from Dressage Today