Are you ready for Team Quest?
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). It's back for 2015 and is set to be even bigger and better!
We’re looking for riders at Intro, Prelim and Novice 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 three 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).
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Team Quest Rules
We've made a few changes to the TQ rules for 2015 by taking on your feedback and to ensure that the competition is as fun and fair as possible for everyone. The new set of rules are available for you to read here.
Still got some questions? Take a look at our TQ FAQs as they may have been asked before!
Rule 4l/4m: A combination competing at Intro or Prelim level which achieves 70% or more in two Intro classes or three Prelim classes at TQ competitions must move up to a higher level - THIS WILL NOW EXCLUDE riders under the age of 14 (the end of the year of their 13th birthday).
Other rule reminders:
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 Team Quest - 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.
We require everyone taking part in Team Quest 2015 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 team members must have a minimum of a Team Quest Club membership (or any other paid category of BD membership). Team Quest club memebrship allows you to ride in Team Quest comps and BD Prelim qualifiers. The form for joining as a Team 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 - download the form here.
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!
Even if you registered your team in 2014 we will require you to register again for 2015.This is due to the new rule changes for this year, it's likely your team composition may have changed and we need all your BD numbers. But don't worry your team name from last year is reserved for you!
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.
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 of February 27th 2015)
Team Quest Competition Dates
To view the full list of Team Quest competition dates for 2015 (as of 20th March 2015), click here to see them sorted in date order.
This fixtures list shows all the venues in your region so you can easily find out what's on in your area! (Updated 20th March 2015)
Please note, Team 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.
SOUTHERN REGION Teams - Don't miss out on the first Southern TQ date of the season at Oldencraig on 12th April - schedule available to download here.
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 Team Quest competition, please click here to download the competition entry form and send a completed version to your chosen venue.
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.
You may notice we have a few empty leaderboards, remember 15 teams will qualify for the regional championships from each leaderboard and with more venues coming on board there is plenty of competition to get stuck in to!
Curious to see how the top teams of 2014 faired at the TQ National Finals in November? Take a look at the full results here.
Team Quest Finals
This year we are introducing Regional Finals in addition to our inaugral TQ National Final!
Each of the eight BD regions will have its own TQ leader board, at the end of the qualifying period (1st Feb 2015 - 31st August 2015) a Regional Final will be held in each region in September 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 National Final.
We’re excited to announce that after the success of our first ever Team Quest Final the National finals will once again be held at the brilliant venue, Bury Farm on 14 - 15 November! Bury Farm did an excellent job of welcoming all our teams and embracing the unique Team Quest atmosphere in 2014 and we cannot wait to invite our top teams of 2015 to another amazing championship experience next year!
For more information about qualification, please have a read through our set of rules for 2015.
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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