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Dressage Arena Letters

The sequence of letters around a dressage arena remains a mystery to many people. The following acronyms should hopefully help!

For a 20 meter x 40 meter arena

1. All Fat Brown Mares Can Hardly Ever Kick
2. All King Edwards Horses Consume Much Bad Feed
3.All King Edward's Horses Can't Make Big Fences
4. All Kind Elephants Have Cute Mothers, Bald Fathers.
5. All Fat Boys Make Cute Husbands Except Kevin (thanks to Diana Bodensteiner)
6. All King Edward's Horses Can Manage Big Fences (thanks to Suzie Rees)
7. Any Kicking Eagles Have Cool Magic Blue Feathers (thanks to Suzie Rees)
8. All King Edwards Horses Carry Many Brave Fighters (thanks to Hayley)
9. A Kindly Elephant Has Crushed My Blinking Foot! (thanks to Sara Green)
10. A Fat Black Mother Cat Has Eight Kittens (thanks to Jan & Grace Aitken)
11. All King Edward's Horses Can Make Big Foals. (thanks to Lise Bargardo)
12. All Fat Black Manx Cats Hate Eating Kippers (thanks to Hayley Anderson and Megan Neilson)
13. All King Edward's Horses Carry Many Blinking Fools!! (thanks to Kirstie Haverty)
14. All King Edwards Horses Can Make Best Friends (thanks to Lynda Cushman)
15. A Fine Bay Mare Came Home Eating Kale (thanks to Jean Morrison)
16. All King's Edwards Horses Call Me Blinking Fool (thanks to Dawna Ullrich)
17. All King Edwards Horses Can Move Beautifully Forward
18. All King Edwards Horses Can Make Beautiful Foals
19. Alle Friese boeren met centen hebben een koe
(the rough translation from Dutch being "
all farmers from friesland with money do have a
20. All King Edward's Horsemen Can Mount By Foot (thanks to Daisy And Houdini)

& of course the centre line markers A - D - X - G - C

All (A) Daddies (D) Kiss (X) Grannies (G) Carefully (C) (thanks to John Peters)
Gina Cares About Dented Xylophones (thanks to Mandy Lineweber)

For a 20 meter x 60 meter arena

1. All King Victor Emmanuel's Show Horses Can Make Really Beautiful People Fall.
2. Any Kind Vet Enjoys Sharing Horse Care Methods Recommended By Professional Farms (thanks to Diana Bodensteiner)
3. A First Place Blue Ribbon Makes Common Horsemen Savor Each Victory Keenly (thanks to Diana Bodensteiner)
4. A KVESH Can't Make Robots Burp Petrol Fuel! (thanks to Aimee)
5. All king victor edwards superb horses can make really big perfect fences (thanks to Marie Cole)

& of course the centre line markers A - D - L - X - I - G - C

Ali's Dad Loudly Xrayed Incoming Gambian Cows (thanks to Mandy Lineweber)
Daddy loves exotic Indian girls. (sent in by Martha Aitken)

If you can think of any more please let us know! email

This diagram shows the letters relevant to a 20 x 40 meter arena,

20m x 40m arena

This diagram shows the letters relevant to a 20 x 60 meter arena,

The letters around a 20 x 60 meter arena
Note: many of these acronyms have no known origin and and the credits given are thanks to those who brought that particular acronym to our attention and do not imply ownership.

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