Competing at the Summer and Winter Regionals is a great goal and achievement for all level of BD competitor. The gateway to the two major BD Championships, combinations line up across the eight regions to contest Silver and Gold qualification classes from Prelim to Intermediate I.
|Winter 2024||Summer 2024|
|Qualification period||1 July - 31 December 2023||1 January - 30 June 2024|
|Levels||Prelim to Inter I (including freestyle)||Prelim to Inter I|
|Sections||Silver and Gold||Silver and Gold|
|Regionals||February - March||July - August|
|Championships||NAF Five Star Winter Championships, 10 -14 April||LeMieux National Championships, 12 – 15 September|
|Championship Dressage tests||Prelim 17A 2017, Novice 37A 2017, Elementary 59 2010, Medium 75 2002, Advanced Medium 98 2002, FEI PSG 2009 and FEI Inter I 2009||Prelim 17A 2017, Novice 37A 2017, Elementary 59 2010, Medium 75 2002, Advanced Medium 98 2002, FEI PSG 2009 and FEI Inter I 2009|
How to qualify
From Prelim Silver and above, you can qualify for a Regional Championship by taking part in regular day to day BD competitions at your local venues. The number of points required varies per level, take a look at our table below to find out how many points you need to achieve your Regional Championship goals.
Points for Winter Regionals 2024:
|Level||Total points||Qualifier points||Minimum score|
|Advanced Medium Silver||10||5||64.00%|
|Advanced Medium Gold||14||7||65.00%|
|PSG & Intermediate I Silver||6||6||64.00%|
|PSG & Intermediate I Gold||6||6||64.00%|
The amount of points you receive per test depends on the score awarded by the judge. Here’s how the points are awarded in relation to your scores:
|64% - 65.99%||3 points|
|66% - 67.99%||4 points|
|68% - 69.99%||5 points|
|70% - 71.99%||6 points|
|72% - 73.99%||7 points|
|74% - 75.99%||8 points|
|76% - 77.99%||9 points|
|78% - 79.99%||10 points|
|80% and above||11 points|
Need to know:
- A combination may not compete at the same level (including music) in both an Area Festival and Regional in the same season. The Area Festival level must be higher than the Regional if competing in both in the same season.
- Combinations who have been placed in the top three of the Music / Winters / Nationals at the same level or above may not compete subsequently in the Silver section for that level or below in the current and future years. The above is effective immediately on gaining such a placing. Any pre-existing qualification is to be switched to the Gold section of the Winter / Summer Regionals.
Winter Regionals 2024
Click on the venue to find out more about their schedules and entries.
|Arena UK||Lincolnshire||18 – 21 January|
|Onley Grounds||Warwickshire||31 January – 4 February|
|Myerscough College||Lancashire||10 – 14 February|
|Bishop Burton College||East Riding of Yorkshire||13 – 17 February|
|Chard Equestrian||Somerset||17 – 18 February*|
|Little Mill Equestrian||Carmarthenshire||23 – 25 February*|
|Netherton Equestrian||Perthshire||23 – 25 February|
|Wellington Riding||Hampshire||24 – 27 February|
Remember to fill in the rider biography form here and send it directly to the venue.
National and Winter Championships
The highly anticipated conclusions to the summer and winter seasons! Qualification for both the National Championships, Somerford Park and Winter Championships can be obtained through the Regional Championships.
To qualify and compete at a winter or summer Regional Championship, both rider and horse need to hold Full membership and registrations. If you are an owner, you will need either Full (non-competing) or Full (competing) membership.