Regional Championships

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.

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Key facts

  Winter 2023 Summer 2022
Qualification period 1 July - 31 December 2022 1 January - 30 June 2022
Levels Prelim to Inter I Prelim to Inter I 
Sections Silver and Gold Silver and Gold
Regionals February - March July - August
Championships NAF Five Star Winter Championships, TBC LeMieux National Championships, 15 - 18 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. Earn points from qualifier and non-qualifier tests to notch up the total points needed and you’ll be on your way! 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.

2022 Summer Regionals qualification ratios:

We’re releasing the qualification ratios for each level to progress to the LeMieux National Championships at Somerford Park in Cheshire, 15 – 18 September, find out more in our news story below.


Points for Summer Regionals 2022:

Level Total points Qualifier points Minimum score
Prelim Silver 20 20 66.00%
Prelim Gold 20 20 66.00%
Novice Silver 19 10 67.00%
Novice Gold 20 10 68.00%
Elementary Silver 15 8 65.00%
Elementary Gold 18 9 67.00%
Medium Silver 12 6 64.00%
Medium Gold 16 8 65.00%
Advanced Medium Silver 10 5 64.00%
Advanced Medium Gold 14 7 65.00%
PSG & Intermediate I Silver (summer only) 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:

Score bracket Points awarded
64.00-65.99% 3
66.00-67.99% 4
68.00-69.99% 5
70.00-71.99% 6
72.00-73.99% 7
74.00-75.99% 8
76.00-77.99% 9
78.00-79.99% 10
80.00% and above 11

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.

Ride to the Regionals

With 2022 Summer Regional qualification underway, we follow three British Dressage combinations on their Ride to the Regionals. Meet the three riders in part one of our BD at Home series where we follow progress, preparation and plenty of show day action!


Catch up with Daisy, Gemma and Alice as they gain their qualification scores in part two our BD at Home series!


Summer Regionals 2022

Click on the venue to find out more about their schedules and entries. 

Venue County Date
Somerford Park Cheshire 9 - 10 July
Sparsholt College Hampshire 15 – 17 July
Bicton Arena Devon 22 – 24 July
Port Royal North Yorkshire 21 – 24 July
The Cabin Aberdeenshire 29 – 31 July
Keysoe Bedfordshire 2 – 4 August
Mount Ballan Monmouthshire 16 – 17 August

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, 15 - 18 September 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.