They've been around for a fair amount of time but I've seen more and more popping up recently (sadly it's because a couple have done quite well so several other clubs are shadowing that idea, rather than being original, in hope of being successful). For those who haven't seen the crazy, a dressage club is a club that practises (almost entirely) dressage routines coming up with big ones as a club (but I presume they may do other kinds of dressage as well).
So today, investigator Li is here to figure out why these clubs have become so popular in game. Let's go!
Big group dressage has been a thing in SSO clubs since the dawn of time, but it is only more recently that the popularity of whole clubs being devoted to dressage has happened.
Ok, so the first and simple reason people want to get involved in this is it looks awesome. Watching the formations that they make is so cool, it's so beautiful and when it works, looks amazing. People want to be involved because of this but there's also something more. I think people are actually attracted by how well these clubs act like a team and really wish to be a part of that team.
So, people think 'oh that would be fun' but they cannot do it without a large group of people (probably a club), therefore, they have to join a dressage club to do it or make a dressage club. This is why dressage clubs have become so common! People are making and joining them very actively. However, a good dressage club requires lots of knowledge or the patients to make it up. There are some tutorials online (when are there not?) but it does require actual hardwork and dedication from the members - something that I think will be the downfall of many of these smaller dressage clubs.
I think that it's really cool that there are different types of club on SSO and, as long as everyone is having fun, I think that these clubs are a lovely idea and create some excellent results. In conclusion, people want to join them because they look so cool and they like the idea of being a part of a big team and exploring something knew. Thanks for reading!