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THE SITE FOR DRESSAGE MUSIC
“The Kür”, “Freestyle”, or “Dressage to Music”, whatever you call it, if you enjoy competing in this sport, or want to find out how to start, we can help.
By far the easiest way to get started in freestyle - just buy one of our ready made packs - the only things you'll need to add are the horse and some practice!
Click the 'ready made' button and see if there is a choice to suit you. If not why not tell us what you'd like - we'd rather develop a new plan and music set to suit you than guess at what you'd like!
See our TIPs page for how to get started - even experts may find something to improve their performance here.
- If you think British Dressage make it all too complicated our BD STUFF explanation page may change your mind.
- We edit your music to suit your test - see PACKS and PRICES for the service to suit you.
- We even give you things to help!
By popular demand we now have a much wider range of Ready-Made packs for you to choose from. Click here to see.
See what some others have told us:
Well, dressage to music (fancy dress) tonight, and with the help of your music...we got 1st place. Music was fab, everyone loved it and I will have no hesitation in using your services again, and recommending you to my friends. Thank you. - September 2016
Just wanted to say thank you - the music/CD was fab - we fitted in a few more movements and won our first ever music competition with 75% - now need to go and do it again to qualify for the regions. - June 2016
Thank you for the prompt service. Very impressed with the discs and paperwork. Went to a competition today and used the music, very successful, music and floorplan worked very well and we won our class with 70%. Could not be more pleased. Thanks again. - February 2016
I thought i would just let you know, We had our first go at our test in front of a judge yesterday..and we scored a fantastic 67%. I am absolutely delighted with this for our first time doing a test to music. Thank you very much for the quick and friendly response. I have recommended friends to your website. One of which also competed yesterday with fantastic results using your music and floor plans. - February 2016
I used the Queen music for the first time yesterday at the championships and I am pleased to say we won! I only tweaked the routine a little to go with his rather good ground coverage in canter so got an extra circle of canter, but other than that used what you sent and it worked so well. We finished on 72.77% getting an 8 for music. No one there had music like mine and the canter music actually works well- we hit the beat every time with front leg! - September 2015
Our first ever dressage to music!
A huge thank you for my Sapphire Sounds music and test sheet, which resulted in a first place yesterday! Thrilled as we were against in particular two very good novice horses, but our scores including an 8.5 for music and interpretation of music kept us in front. The music was fun and the beat perfect for my Connemara and made everyone smile!
Thank you!! We will be back! - August 2015
Competition was fab the music was brilliant and my horse really pulled it out of the hat on the day 1st rosette and trophy and a thoroughly enjoyable day - thanks for all your help will highly recommend your services - July 2015
I thought you would like to know that we qualified for the BD freestyle to music regional finals on an amazing score of 75%!!! On our first attempt! Thanks again for all your help - July 2015
I scored 74.4% came 2nd on collectives, 8 for floor plan and 7 for music :) Planning to do bd soon to try and qualify for next years championships - June 2015
Just done novice music unaffiliated for first tine, in wind and rain, got 78%. Thank you sapphire sounds. - April 2015
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help and advice and the service you provided when I purchased my music for my very first freestyle test. All went accordingly to plan and we got a score of 63.7% which I was over the moon with, I know we couldn't have achieved that if it wasn't for your fabulous service! Thanks again and keep up the good work. - April 2015
Thank you for sending my music a couple of weeks ago. I am happy to tell you we got another 2nd at the freestyle with 68.88% this is only the second time we have competed in freestyle. The Judge loved the music an it fitted with my horse very well: 7 and 8 for harmony and music so very happy. A couple of 6's for canter but that was due to a very excitable chestnut mare. - November 2014
I just want to thank you for supplying amazing music, the quality was excellent. I did my first dressage to music today and came first in the novice class. Thanks again.- October 2014
Just wanted to let you know we did the dressage to music last night and not only won but got a 9 for the music, the judge was most impressed so many thanks. - October 2014
Thank you SO much for making my first ever attempt at freestyle so straightforward. I have always been put off in the past as it seemed such a complicated process to get the music sorted out. Your music was perfect and getting the licence was simple thanks to your having included the forms which only required my signature - you even enclosed an addressed envelope to sent them to BD - that's what I call service! I used one of your elementary floor plans and it fitted the music perfectly. I really enjoyed riding the test and was delighted to take 2nd place with a score well over 70%!! Not bad for a first attempt! I can wholeheartedly recommend Sapphire Sounds to anyone who might be interested in trying dressage to music. Thanks again Tim, and I am sure I will be back for more music in the future. - September 2014
Thank you so much.We will let you know how it goes. As for the service: This is the second time we have purchased from you. You are so helpful and answered my questions promptly and patiently. The music is dispatched very quickly and thanks to your assistance we get great comments on the tempo fitting the horses movement to a tee. I am sure I will be back for more. - August 2014
Just to let you know competed in our first music qualifier at the weekend came 2nd on 68 so have qualified amazing. Your music package rode really well. Thank you - June 2014
Hi - used the music today, the trot fitted very well and as the walk had less of a beat it sort of fitted. I changed the floor plan slightly which suited the horse better. We won and qualified for the champs (local unaff!) am very please with it so thanks. - December 2013
Just wanted to say thankyou for our music, we went to xxxx on Sunday and on our first ever attempt at a freestyle test won with 70.6 % and qualified for BD winter regionals at elementary. - November 2013
Thought you might be interested in an update on our "dressage to music" adventures! Both my friend & I did our first FSM tests less than a week after we received our music cds- needless to say it was a bit "skin of our teeth" but we were both placed ( BD affiliated). Following on from that, both our horses went back to the Stud on 21st Sept for the BD FSM qualifiers. Due to personal/family circumstances my friend rode both boys and scored 80% with each therefore qualifying for the regionals! I think it is going to be featured in "Horse and Hound" next issue (Thurs 3rd Oct). The judge commented on the suitability of the music for both horses. We would just like to thank you for supplying such super music and making our first steps into FSM so enjoyable and successful! September 2013
Just wanted to thank you for your lovely Irish music arrangement which matched (my horse's) steps perfectly. We came second in our heat and went through to the final and came sixth overall which I was pleased with as he is a young, spooky chap. You also provided the music for our team quadrille and again we came second in our heat and fourth in the final! Many thanks for such a prompt and efficient service. September 2013
The shows went really well. Thanks a lot.
I got very good feedback on the music. Two of the judges said that my horse went well to the music, it was well timed and well chosen! Another comment was that it was a flowing test.
I got a personal best score so I’m thrilled.
In case Victoria didn’t get hold of you – she won the class! Her music as also great – she modified her test a bit so we were not riding the same test. Her mare went beautifully and she rode like a star. July 2013.
Hats off to you for keeping your business going during such sad times. I am an active member of the Bicester Riding Club here in Oxfordshire and we are promoting your business like crazy. Your competitor – M....... does not come anywhere near to what you offer – in fact all the people I know who have used their music and plans have had to ditch them and start again. Best wishes to you - I look forward to doing business with you again very soon and I will be telling our Chairman of the Riding Club – who also uses your services how great the experience is. June 2013
Just a quick e-mail to let you know how we got on with our last dressage (the Mission Impossible one). Believe it or not we won our class with 80%. We were absolutely over the moon and many, many thanks to you and your team for providing our music. May 2013
Last year around this time I commissioned a freestyle to music and I'm back again this year for the same event! We actually won last year with a 69% and a 7 for music choice, so thank you very much! - April 2013
Hi Tim, had my first ever dressage to music competition, just prelim, 63%, hopefully now I have some idea what to improve, just to say the CD is absolutely great. I would add though the floor plan is great you have to be prepared to adapt it depending on how your horse is going and how the school rides. The art appears to be knowing your music well so you know when the transitions come but not to panic if you are not quite where you think you should be, after all the judge does not know where the transitions should be ! - January 2013
Have just found out today that we have qualified for the music regionals. Thank you so much. Need to get out now and practice with my new canter music, hope the judges like it as much as I do. Thank you again. - December 2012
Thank you so much for your help with my order, the music arrived with me on the Monday after you sent it, I drove everyone at the yard mad playing it in the arena to practise. It paid off we came second! I had a lot of compliments on the music and how well it suited my horse and the test. Thank you again for your help - October 2012
Spring 2012 - Sapphire Sounds supplied the music for the winners of Preliminary and Novice classes in one far eastern National Championships and the Preliminary class in another!
Thank you for the music. We qualified with the previous music -supplied by you - for the regionals, so I am so thrilled. Our score was a very impressive 73.05%. It was the highest score of the whole event and there were some very good horses competing. I am now hoping to go to the regionals with a new routine and some new music. People have commented on how nice the last music was and could not believe it was "off the shelf". - June 2011.
I am so thrilled that I have found your website as we have done these before and spent many, many frustrating hours trying to work it all out and then it is never quite right! It is for my daughter, who rides rather a fizzy pony. It is for the -xxxxxxx- National Dressage Championships. --- Thought I would just let you know that we ended up 2nd, after giving the winner a really good run for their money, which was a great effort! Thanks for the music etc it worked really well on the day. - May 2011.
Just to let you know that yesterday was my first outing with your dressage music and floor plan. It went well, I scored 7 for the test with the comment very easy to follow floor plan. - Dec 2010
Just wanted to say thanks for the fab music. Had our first ever music test yesterday and won, qualifying for regionals. Thanks so much for a fab service. - July 2010
I really can't tell you enough how good your site is. We could never have done it without your help, we never would have known where to start! - April 2009
My daughter and her pony came 3rd yesterday. I was really proud of them. She is only 9 years old and this was only her second ever dressage test and it was a novice to music! She competed against 9 others all of which were adults which made the 3rd even better. We can not thank you enough. Your site and CD's are excellent and we will definitly be back in touch when some more freestyle to music comps come up in our area. - April 2009.
You don't charge enough! - March 2009........(I like this guy!..Tim)
The standard was so high it was a pleasure to judge, and almost all the top placings used your music. - Jan 2009
Many thanks for all your help, I really appreciate it, you are a real gem. - Dec 2008
We let you down with second place - the music was great but we suffered pilot error! - March 2008