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By joining British Dressage, you are entitled to ride at affiliated competitions. These are governed by British Dressage and must meet certain guidelines. This means that whatever affiliated event you attend it should be of a consistent and guaranteed standard, held at an approved venue and be judged consistently by a fully accredited British Dressage judge. More importantly, there’s a clear structure of classes to help you progress as far as you want to.

Perhaps you will qualify for the National Dressage Championships held in September at Stoneleigh Park, Warks, or the Winter Championships held in April at Hartpury College, Glos? In addition, you can aim for one of the prestigious Petplan Equine Area Festivals and maybe go through to the Petplan Equine Area Festival Championships.

Every affiliated outing you enjoy, you can also potentially increase your horse’s standing within dressage. Any horse registered with British Dressage can accumulate grading points, depending on the score he achieves, once competing at Novice level or above. By grading horses by their performances, British Dressage can ensure classes remain fair and competitive.

Click here to view our brand new Championship Choices booklet to help you decide which competition pathway to follow. Find a brief description about each Championship as well as information on eligibilty and how to qualify.

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Nettex Associated Championships

A huge variety of horses can be found out and about, training and competing. There's great passion for the different breeds we're lucky to have and our Nettex Associated Championships are the ideal showcase.

To find out more about the ten unique Championships, click here.

Petplan Equine Area Festivals

Petplan Equine Area Festivals are the perfect target for many BD riders looking to have a taste of the big time at a Championship–feel event. 24 first round Area Festivals will be held all over the UK from May to September 2019 with the top ten combinations from each section going on to one of the eight Area Festival Finals, taking place in September and October 2019, from Prelim to Inter II level.

To find out more click here.

Ideal Saddles Combined Training Championships

Looking for a thrilling combination of dressage and show jumping? The Ideal Saddles Combined Training Series is an exhilarating way to hone your dressage skill while working on your show jumping technique all with the chance of qualifying for a fabulous final.

To find out more click here.