Welcome to the exciting world of equestrian drill!

Equestrian drill is a group of riders and horses performing choreographed maneuvers to music. The team is meant to entertain crowds, as well as, demonstrate sound sportsmanship, horsemanship, and teamwork.

Drill teams compete, exhibit, and participate in community events. Teams can range in size from four to more than 20, and can compete at the local, state, and national level.

At competitions, teams are judged on criteria such as: equitation, rider control, horses' temperament, showmanship, props handling, costuming, music, and overall execution of the drill. The judging criteria may be obtained through the IEDTA (Internation Equestrian Drill Team Alliance) handbook. Competitions may have divisions for Junior, Adult, Open, Quad, Maiden, Gaited, Theme, and Rodeo. 

At exhibitions, teams may simply put on an exciting show, or they may communicate to the audience and give insight into how a drill team trains for a performance. Drill teams are invited to perform at rodeos, fairs, parades, benefits, and other events.

Teams usually need to meet and practice at least once a week, every single week. During practice the team works on accuracy, timing, spacing, and individual moves.

Members of a drill team delight in the camaraderie, the teamwork, the horses, and most of all