An equestrian drill team is a group of horses and riders performing choreographed maneuvers to music. Drill teams are intended to entertain, show sportsmanship, horsemanship, team work and dedication. Competition drill at the national level is a controlled ride and has continuous forward motion. Competitions provide for novice, rodeo, youth, gaits and special effects such as theme and drama. Theme drill provides a division that allows teams to showcase their uniforms, horse ability, music, and inclusions of trick riding or other variations.
Drill team is a lot of fun! It's a great way for riders to get to know each other and their horses. It's a lot of fun to learn how to work together as a group, as a team, and learn to maneuver horses in ways you never thought possible. Working together in unison to create a pattern that amazes and awes those watching is an incredible feeling!