We’re delighted to return this year as sponsor of the British Dressage Ideal Saddles Combined Training Series for the third year running, and what a year it’s going to be!
There are a number of exciting new developments in the Series this year, all of which will add to the excitement and the challenge.
Firstly, we’re thrilled to announce an ‘All-comers’ route, which is open to all combinations regardless of their previous competition record. This will involve Elementary level tests – a Championship first – alongside 90cm and 100cm jumping. With the introduction of this level, Prelim and Novice at all four jumping heights will be now be open to combinations who’ve not competed above BD Medium. The introduction of this level will ensure that seasoned BD members with a more advanced horse will still have a nice alternative championship pathway for a little fun during the long winter, whilst still ensuring the events are fair for the grassroots combinations it’s designed for.
Secondly, For the 2019/20 qualifiers, riders and horses may be a minimum Associate member (free to sign up) competing on a class ticket. For the Championships, all horses and riders must upgrade to a minimum of a Club Membership and Club Horse Registration, which is just £35 for riders and £10 for the horse.
The qualifiers kick off at Bold Heath Equestrian Centre on the 26th of October and a further 18 qualifiers run through to the 23rd of February 2020. Our championship will be held on the 15th of March, once again in the excellent location of Field House Equestrian Centre in Staffordshire.
We are so looking forward to seeing you in action over the winter and to welcoming all qualified combinations to the finals in March.