There are various levels of Dressage competition from Introductory where the horse is required to perform walk and trot, circles and turns to Grand Prix requiring more advanced and complex dressage movements from the horse and rider such as piaffe (trotting on the spot) and canter pirouettes where the horse turns on its hindquarters whilst in canter.

These dressage levels from the simplest to the most advanced are listed below:

Introductory
Preliminary
Novice
Elementary
Medium
Advanced Medium
Advanced
Prix St Georges
Intermediare I
Intermediare II
Grand Prix