Saracen Horse Feeds Quest

Quest, sponsored by Saracen Horse Feeds, is the perfect starting point for riders new to British Dressage. With three levels and two exciting Championships to aim for, take part in a fun and relaxed competition where team spirit and personal progress are the most important factors.

Quest - Youth rider with banner

New Sponsor for 2021

We're excited to announce that Saracen Horse Feeds will take title sponsorship of a new era for our ever-popular Quest series for the next three years. Saracen Horse Feeds will be bringing their expert knowledge to our Quest riders to help you get the best out of your horse as you look to qualify in 2022:


Team Quest

Get together a group of three or four friends or fellow riders and have a go at Team Quest. The key points to know about Team Quest are:

  • There are three levels (Intro, Prelim and Novice) and two age categories for teams – Under 21 (for riders up to the end of the year of their 21st birthday) and Open (all ages)
  • In Team Quest competitions each team member rides their test as an individual with the best three scores contributing to the overall team total
  • Each team may be made up of either three or four combinations
  • You can register a maximum of seven riders to your team with an unlimited number of reserve horses. Do you have too many reserve riders? Why not create another Quest team!
  • The highest team total wins the competition which adds valuable points to team rankings on the Team Quest Regional leader boards
  • The top 15 Open teams and Under 21 Teams do battle at a Regional Final before earning a place at the Team Quest National Championships!

Team Quest Registration

With over 2,000 competitors, it’s important for our Quest Team to know about your team. If you’ve found your team members, got your team colours at the ready and invented the perfect team name it’s time to register.  


Fill in the team registration form and submit to

If you’re sending membership and Team Quest registration forms at the same time, we’ll complete your numbers once they’ve been processed. Your Quest team captain will receive a confirmation email once your team is fully registered and ready to go! Don't forget, if you have any amendments to the team you need to email before the competition day!

My Quest

Go solo in My Quest to have a shot at the prestigious My Quest Championship titles. Following the same format as Team Quest and with qualifiers taking place at the same BD Quest shows, choose the Open or Under 21 section and start qualifying at Intro, Prelim or Novice level! The key points to know about My Quest are:

  • My Quest points are earned in line with the percentage achieved at each show
  • Your five best My Quest scores count towards a place on the regional leader boards, with the top 20 Open and Under 21 ranked riders going on to the Regional Finals
  • If you’ve competed in more than five qualifier shows, your five best scores will count and your lowest results will be dropped
  • You can compete at 2 consecutive levels in My Quest and aim for more than one Championship each year
  • The top 20 riders from each level and section get through to the Regional Finals

Please refer to the rule book for eligibility and rules of Quest Championships and Regional Finals. 

Quest Regional Finals and National Championships 2022

The qualifying period for the Quest Regional Finals will run between 1 January - 31 August 2022. Those within a qualifying position will then be invited to their Quest Regional Final by email. The Quest season will end with the Quest National Championships.

Regional Finals

In My Quest, it’s the top four from each level, in each category that qualify through to the National Championships. Team Quest championship qualification is based on ratios relating to the teams who finish on the regional leaderboards.

In both My Quest and Team Quest, any remaining championship places will be decided by wild cards based on Regional Final scores.

2022 Regional Final tests 

  • My Quest - Intro B, Prelim 14 and Novice 27
  • Team Quest - Intro C, Prelim 18 and Novice 30
Region Venue Date
Wales Beacons Equestrian 24 - 25 September
North & West Tushingham Equestrian Centre 24 - 25 September
South & East Speedgate Equestrian Centre 24 - 25 September
Scotland Netherton Equestrian Centre 24 - 25 September
North & East Epworth Equestrian 1 - 2 October
South & West Chard Equestrian 1 - 2 October

National Championships

27 - 30 October 2022 at Bury Farm, Buckinghamshire

A total of 32 combinations in the Intro, Prelim and Novice My Quest classes in the Open and under 21 sections and 24 Team Quest teams in both the Open and Under 21 sections will compete for the top honours, great prizes and a host of special awards.

2022 Quest National Championship tests 

  • My Quest - Intro B, Prelim 14 and Novice 27
  • Team Quest - Intro A & C, Prelim 13 & 18 and Novice 28 & 30

Please see the major dates for all Regional Final and Quest National Championship venues and dates:


Quest Venues

Interested in taking part in our Quest competitions? Take a look at our Quest venue map to see which venues are near you in your region:


Quest Leaderboards and Rules

Team and individual riders can compete in any region, but Team Quest and My Quest points are allocated to the regional leader board selected on registration. Teams or individual riders can change region within two months of first competing in the current Quest season by emailing


Take a look at the complete Quest rules in our Members' Handbook:



Riders and horses must hold a minimum of Club membership to take part in Quest competitions. There’s no need to upgrade for the Quest Championships if you’re successful in your journey, so you can enjoy the complete Quest experience for just £50! With this membership you can also have a go at qualifying for the Petplan Equine Area Festivals at Prelim Bronze level, try Combined Training or Dressage to Music classes and attend our regional training. 


Team Quest FAQs

Find out more about getting started in Team Quest!

My Quest FAQs

Not sure what to expect from a My Quest competition? Find out more here!

Quest checklist

Complete a few simple steps and you’re ready to have a go at Quest competitions!