Dressage



24th March

Intro test: A

Prelim test: 7

Judge: Emma Smith (BD Trainee Judge)

7th April

Intro test: B

Prelim test: 12

Judge: Michaela McKinder, BD List 5 Judge

21st April

Intro test: C

Prelim test: 18

Judge: TBC

5th May

Intro test: A

Prelim test: 7

Judge: Emma Smith (BD Trainee Judge)

19th May

Intro test: B

Prelim test: 12

Judge: Lesley Cheneler

2nd June

Intro test: C

Prelim test: 18

Judge: TBC

Intro test: C

Prelim test: 18

Judge: Emma Smith

16th June

Intro test: A

Prelim test: 7

Judge: TBC

16th June

Intro test: A

Prelim test: 7

Judge: Sue Gudge

30th June

Intro test: B

Prelim test: 12

Judge: Emma Smith

14th July

Intro test: C

Prelim test: 18

Judge: Sarah Jacklin

28th July

Intro test: A

Prelim test: 7

Judge: Sue Gudge

11th August

Intro test: B

Prelim test: 12

Judge: Emma Smith

25th August

Intro test: C

Prelim test: 18

Judge: Sue Gudge

8th September

Intro test: A

Prelim test: 7

Judge: Sue Gudge

22nd September

Intro test: B

Prelim test: 12

Judge: Emma Smith

6th October

Intro test: C

Prelim test: 18

Judge: Lesley Cheneler



Frequently Asked Questions

How much will it cost? 

The entry fee is £7 per class. You will also need to be a member of the club which is £12.50 for those under 16 on 1st January 2019 and £15 for those over 16. We also have family membership options. Please enquire at the entries desk.

What do I need to wear?
White or cream breeches. Jacket (black, navy, tweed), gloves.

 

What is being judged?
The judge will be looking for evidence of the scales of training, precision, acceptance of your aids.

 

What are the scales of training?

Find out more.. 

 

What tack is acceptable?
Team CKRC run to British Dressage rules so saddle, numnah/saddle cloth. Bridle. Snaffle bit. No boots or bandages. No Martingale.

Where can I find the dressage tests? 

Tests are available from British Dressage or from Dressage Diagrams

How to maximise points

  • Use the whole arena – don’t ride the rectangle as an oval
  • Ride to the marker. Your knee and shoulder should be at the marker before the next move
  • Caller (if used) should be calling two movements ahead
  • Know the shapes/movements that are required:
    • 20m circle
    • 3 loop serpentine
    • 10m circle
    • Give and retake – this needs to be clear to the judge
  • Square halts get higher points
  • Salute
    • Reins and whip into one hand
    • Clear movements

Remember to smile! It’s fun.

Dressage is an assessment of your progress against the scales of training. Whilst you are competing against others, they have their own issues to work through. Remember even Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester still train with each other regularly. There are few horses like Valegro!

 

Show points:
Points will be awarded to each competitor. To be eligible for an end of season award you need to compete at least 4 times in the season.

Points awarded are:

1st place – 4

2nd Place – 3

3rd Place – 2

4th Place – 1

 

Qualifiers:
Great Midlands Horse Show

http://www.greatmidlandshorseshow.com/

Cricklands

http://cricklands.com/

Sunshine Tour

http://sunshinetour.co.uk/

Senior Showing and Dressage

https://seniorshowinganddressage.co.uk/

Prelim tests only

Equine Sports UK

https://www.equinesportsuk.com/

 

This show is affiliated to Equine Sports UK (ESUK) Grassroots Championships taking place at Arena UK, Grantham, Lincolnshire on 1st -4th August 2019.

 

The three highest placed exhibits will qualify in each class.



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