Driven dressage is performed within a marked arena and is a test of the obedience of the horse and the skill of the driver. It is judged on the freedom, regularity of paces, harmony, impulsion, suppleness and ease of movement, and showing the correct bending of the horse on the move. The driver is also judged on the accuracy of the test, as each movement is performed, and overall presentation of the turnout.
A variety of driven dressage competitions are run using FEI and British Carriagedriving tests, along with simplified club tests specifically designed for Grassroots drivers.
There are no restrictions on the wheel width of the carriage in club dressage competitions. Pneumatic tyres and Traditional carriages are permitted.