Benefit Dressage Shows
Benefit Dressage Shows
Benefit Dressage Shows
Benefit Dressage Shows

Benefit Dressage Shows

Reins of Life South Bend/Michigan City


As you remember, in 2020 we ventured out into a hybrid format for the shows. As with everything, it brought some surprising positive and some not-so-surprising negative aspects. Since we are not that easily discouraged and usually very adventurous, this year we are presenting you with modified on-site format. We are making small steps towards regaining the sense of normalcy. We are planning for the 2021 dressage show season with a judge in person at our facility. Riders will be scheduled at specific times to avoid crowds and crossing paths. It is a fluid situation and some of these restrictions might change for the Fall shows. We will know more before the opening for October show entries. 

NEW this year: both ROL Dressage Shows will be hosted at our Michigan City location. 



Our modifications to the traditional settings of the show:

  • No stabling or overnight stay available. 

  • Participants will have pre- scheduled arrival, warm up, ride and departure times.

  • Riders from the same barn may be scheduled and arrive together.

  • The test rides in the Reins outdoor arena may be videotaped by ROL staff from judges' point of view like last year (one of the favorite features from last year).

  • Even though tests will be scored the day of the show, placing in the class results will be assessed after last ride for a day in the given class and ribbons and certificates will be ready for pickup (as arranged and communicated with me) or mailed within the next week.

  • The forms and payments (along with current negative Coggins ) should be mailed to Dorota Janik, Reins of Life, 55200 Quince Rd., South Bend, IN 46619 or scanned copy emailed to .

  • Same pricing for classes as 2019.

  • Same special fun awards.

  • Equitation classes are back.

We will try to accommodate everyone's needs and schedules to the best of our ability. 


Estimated time allocations per individual rider/horse combo:

  • 45 min settling in and preparation time (arriving, parking, getting dressed, tacking horse, exercising, lunging etc.),

  • 15 min warm-up time,

  • 7 min per ride (per class),

  • 5 min break between riding times,

  • 30 min wrapping up and departing.

We will create a schedule to allow for a limited number of the guests at Reins of Life at any given time as well as limit overlap between parties.


If you are unable to come on both days and are interested in having more rides counted toward Year End rewards and receiving two feedbacks (two different USDF judges), please let me know and I will try to arrange for that. To receive two evaluations, it will require double payment per class entered just like the participation in two shows.