Welcome to the Quest Club!
The most fun you'll have doing dressage
In 2014, British Dressage (BD) launched a new competition for riders of all ages and abilities called ‘Team Quest’ (TQ). In 2015, Team Quest has been even bigger and better with over 2000 riders taking part and riding down the centre line for their team.
TQ is looking for riders at Intro, Prelim, Novice and Elementary (new for 2016!) to take part in a fun and relaxed dressage competition – even if you’ve never competed before. Teams of three or four riders will ride as individuals across the four test levels (any combination) and the best three scores count towards an overall team total, highest percentage wins the day. There are two age categories for teams; BYRDS teams (25yo and under) and Open (riders of any age).
The power of Team Quest - rider Anna Tomlinson speaks of the success she has acheived thanks to doing Team Quest.
Next year, in 2016, begins a new exciting initiative for riders competing at Intro - Elementary level, a competition league for individuals to be run alongside Team Quest. Relaxed rules and dress, sections for Open and BYRDS riders and competing against riders of a similar ability. My Quest will follow the same regional structure as Team Quest, with regional leaderboards taking the top riders to regional and then a national final.
Riders will earn 'Quest points' according to the percentage they acheive to the same scale as other BD competitions. A rider's five best results and resulting Quest points will then feed into the regional leaderboard for each section (Open and BYRDS) at each level (intro to elementary).
Take a look at our Quest checklist to get you started!
TQ media partner
We've made a few changes to the TQ rules for 2016 by taking on your feedback and to ensure that the competition is as fun and fair as possible for everyone. The rules include ammendments to eligibility for Quest competitions in accordance with British Dressage's new competition structure.
Still got some questions? Take a look at our Quest FAQs as they may have been asked before!
Team Quest Regional Rankings Rule Clarification - feeling a bit confused as to how the regional rankings work? Check out this document which gives examples of how it all works!
New for 2016: My Quest rules - not too dissimilar to the Team Quest format, see what's involved with BD's newest competition! Check out our specific My Quest FAQs for any extra questions you may have.
Please ensure your horse is registered with British Dressage before you compete. It is the rider's responsibility to ensure the horse is eligible for the level they compete at, if the horse isn't eligible you run the risk of your score being discounted from your team's final score. If you are unsure of your horse's grading please give us a call in the office or drop us a message on FB and we will be happy to help!
All horses attending affiliated competitions - which includes Quest competitions - are to wear their competition number at all times when being ridden. Bridle numbers are available to purchase from the BD online shop.
Please put your horse's registered BD name on your entry forms and clearly state which test you wish to ride at the competition - this makes life a bit easier for organisers and ensures results are accurately inputted.
Quest Club Membership
We require everyone taking part in Quest competitions in 2016 to be registered with British Dressage - this is to enable us to keep track of results, teams and make sure our leaderboards are as accurate as possible.
All Quest riders must have a minimum of a Quest Club membership (or any other paid category of BD membership). Quest Club membership allows you to ride in Team Quest and My Quest comps and Prelim classes in the bronze and gold sections at all BD affiliated competitions. The form for joining as a Quest Club member is available here to download.
Under 25 and keen to do Team Quest? Why not try our BYRDS Club membership - exactly the same as Team Quest Club membership but especially tailored for under 25's with special BYRDS Club newsletters. Just tick the BYRDS Club category on the Quest Club membership form.
BD members are also welcome to take part in Quest competitions as long as they are eligible for the Bronze section at Intro to Elementary.
The Team Quest and BYRDS Club membership packs are filled with goodies!
All horses must have a minimum of a FREE Associate Horse Registration – simply complete the horse registration form, ticking the Associate Horse category box and post into British Dressage along with a copy of the page in the horse's passport that proves it's name. If your horse is imported we will also require proof of the horse's entry into the UK.
Got your friends together? Check.
Team colours at the ready? Check.
Invented the perfect name? Check
Time to get your team registered with TQHQ!
Simply fill in the Team Quest team registration form and send it back to us ensuring that all membership and registration numbers are included. Sending in your membership/horse registration forms in at the same time? No worries, we'll fill in your numbers once they've been processed - but let us know that they are on their way.
Please note, that only 3 reserve riders and horses are allowed for 2015. As we are asking all TQ riders to become paid British Dressage members, it doesn't seem fair to have too many of you on the sub bench. Got too many reserve riders? Make another team!
Don't forget to put forward your team's region, this is the regional leaderboard your points and ranking will be allocated to. Not sure which region you reside in? Take a look at our map of the BD regions.
If your team was registered in 2015 we don't require you to register again for 2016, we’ll be keeping all team registrations on file so existing teams don’t need to re-register. Though please keep TQHQ updated with any changes to the team composition and any new members need to be registered as Quest club members with their horses registered as free Associates. If you’ve got major changes to your team then you may of course send a new team registration form if it’d be easier.
Please return all Team Registration forms to: Team Quest, British Dressage, Building 2020, Copse Drive, Meriden, West Midlands. CV5 9RG or email them to Team Quest
Once we've got your registration form and all your BD numbers, your team captain will receive an email from TQHQ to confirm that your team is registered and ready to go!
Want to check that your team name hasn't already been taken? Have a look at our list of TQ team names (as os 12/02/2016)
Quest Competition Dates
Quest competition dates for 2016 as of 12/02/2016, there's plenty more to come!
Please note, Quest competition dates will be added throughout the year so keep checking back to see if any new dates in your region have been added.
Schedules for every Team Quest competition can be found on the British Dressage schedules page. Search for Team Quest competitions by looking for those beginning with 'Team Quest @ VENUE NAME'.
To enter any Quest competition you are required to send a completed entry form directly to the venue with payment. Some venues take online entries, check their website for availability.
Combined Quest entry form - for those of you giving them both a go!
All results from Team Quest competitions now go onto the BD website! Find them under the Results tab.
Team Quest Regional Leaderboards 2015
Teams can compete at Team Quest competitions in any region, but their placing points will always be allocated to the leaderboard of their chosen region. The regional rankings are based on points acheived at Team Quest qualifier competitions and will only take into account the 5 best placings for each team.
For further clarification as to how the regional rankings work check out this document which has been worded to make the rules a bit simpler! There are also examples of scenarios within an example leaderboard to show how the rankings work visually.
Find out where you finished at the end of the 2015 season:
Quest Regional Finals and Championships
This year's Regional Finals for both My Quest and Team Quest will take place at the following venues:
|11/09/2016||Greenfields of Avondale Regional Final||Lanarkshire||Scotland|
|18/09/2016||Pachesham Regional Final||Surrey||Southern|
|1 & 2/10/2016||Easton & Otley College Regional Final||Norfolk||Eastern|
|17 & 18/09/2016||Beaver Hall Regional Final||Staffordshire||North West|
|24 & 25/09/2016||Quainton Stud Regional Final||Buckinghamshire||Central|
|25 & 26/09/2016||Beacons Equestrian Regional Final||Carmarthenshire||Wales|
|8 & 9/10/2016||Epworth Equestrian Regional Final||South Yorkshire||Northern|
|09/10/2016||Moreton EC Regional Final||Dorset||South West|
|28/10/2016||Bury Farm National Final||Buckinghamshire||Central|
Team Quest Qualification
Each of the eight BD regions will have its own TQ leader board, at the end of the qualifying period (1st Feb 2016 - 31st August 2016) a Regional Final will be held in each region in September/October for the top 15 combinations in BYRDS & Open sections. The regional rankings are based on points and will only take the 5 best placings for each team into account. The top three teams of each section (BYRDS & Open) from each of the eight regional finals will qualify for our very special TQ Championships.
My Quest Qualification
A top 20 place on the regional leaderboard will qualify riders for the regional finals, where fantastic prizes and, for the top 4 combinations in each section, a coveted place at the national final is on offer.
We’re excited to announce that, after another fantastic Team Quest championships, the Quest championships 2016 will again be held at the brilliant venue, Bury Farm, Buckinghamshire, on 28 - 30 October 2016! Bury Farm did an excellent job of welcoming all our teams and embracing the unique Team Quest atmosphere and we cannot wait to invite our top teams of 2016 and top Quest riders from around the country to another amazing championship experience next year!
Information for Venues
To download the TQ guide to classification and scoring, click here.
Click here to download and print the TQ results form.
We're ready, are you?
The point of contact for all Team Quest queries is:
Team Quest, British Dressage, Meriden Business Park, Copse Drive, Meriden, West Midlands, CV5 9RG
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