Associated Championships FAQ

Not sure what to expect from Associated Championships, sponsored by Elite Equine? Find out more here!

Do I need to register for Associated Championships?

Yes! We require you to register your intention to qualify for the Associated Championships in 2021, please follow the link below to register.


Do I need to be a BD Member?

Yes! To qualify for all championships, riders and horses may hold Club, Full or Trial memberships, or compete as Associate Members with a class ticket. To compete at the Championship, all riders and horses must hold Full membership and registration.


Do I need to be a member of my partner association?

Each association is different! Please refer to the information table below and the links attached for individual championship details regarding membership with each partner association.

Associated Championship Levels Partner Association Membership
Arab Horse Intro to Medium Arab Horse Society Gold Membership
British Native Pony Intro to Prix St Georges Various  Registered with one of the British Native Pony Breed societies
Coloured Horse and Pony Intro to Medium CHAPS OverStamp/Membership
Draught Horse Intro to Medium Various  Registered with one of the Draught Horse Breed societies
Forces Equine Into to Medium Forces Equine Full Membership
GB PRE Prelim to Prix St Georges GB PRE Full Membership
Lusitano  Prelim to Prix St Georges Lusitano Breed Society of Great Britain Horses, owners and riders must be registered
RoR Intro to Advanced Medium RoR Competition Membership
TGCA Intro to Medium TGCA Full Membership
Thoroughbred Intro to Advanced Medium Weatherbys or other Registered with one of the Thoroughbred societies
Veteran Horse  Intro to Prix St Georges Veteran Horse Society Full Membership & VHS Dressage Card
Veteran Rider Intro to Prix St Georges Riders over 55  

 What do I need to do to qualify?

To qualify for the Associated Championships, all you need to achieve is three scores over 60% within the level and section (Bronze, Silver and Gold) you wish to qualify for in accordance with the BD rules.

Scores can come from regular BD competition or Team or My Quest competitions from 29 March 2021 to 31 August 2021. (You cannot use Area Festivals, Combined Training, Regionals, Winter or national Championship scores.)

Can I compete at different levels?

Yes! You can compete and qualify at different levels but you can only compete in two consecutive levels in the final.

What am I eligible for?

Take a look at the eligibility tables or flow charts in the current BD Members’ Handbook!