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Combined Training

British Dressage and the Ideal Saddle Company is delighted to be bring a unique mix of white boards and coloured poles into the competition calendar. The dressage element will run from Prelim to Elementary with short arena tests and the showjumping from 70cm to 100cm so there’s a wide appeal for competitors.

The Ideal Saddles Combined Training series is an exhilarating way to hone your dressage skills while working on your show jumping technique all with the chance of qualifying for a fabulous final!

Qualifiers will be comprised of six classes, with Prelim and Novice classes open only to combinations who have not competed at Medium or above. The brand new 'Allcomers' Elementary classes have been introduced for the 2019/20 series and are open to any combination at any level/eligibility.

For full eligibility information please refer to the 2020 Members' Handbook

BD Dressage Test Showjumping Maximum Height
Prelim 2 (2016) 70cm
Prelim 18 (2002) 80cm
Novice 24 (2010) 90cm
Novice 34 (2009) 100cm
Elementary 42 (2008) 90cm
Elementary 50 (2007)        100cm

To qualify for the Championships, combinations must finish in the top two of their class. 

Qualifiers 2019/20

For the 2019/20 qualifiers, combinations may hold a minimum of an Associate Membership and Horse Registration and compete on a Class Ticket. Please note that for the Championships, all horses and riders must upgrade to a minimum of a Club Membership and Club Horse Registration. To find out more about renewing or registering please click here.

Venue County Date
Bold Heath Equestrian Centre Cheshire 26 October 2019
Blue Barn Equestrian Centre Kent 3 November 2019
Allens Hill Competition and Livery Centre Worcestershire 9 November 2019
Mount Ballan Monmouthshire 1 December 2019
Wellington Riding Hampshire 1 December 2019
Port Royal Equestrian & Exhibition Centre North Yorkshire 14 December 2019
Moreton EC Dorset 28 December 2019
Bury Farm Equestrian Village Buckinghamshire 5 January 2020
Reaseheath College Cheshire 11 January 2020
Northallerton Equestrian Centre North Yorkshire 18 January 2020
The Cabin Equestrian Riding Club Aberdeenshire 19 January 2020
Field House Equestrian Centre Staffordshire 26 January 2020
Keysoe Bedfordshire 4 February 2020
Vale View Equestrian Centre Leicestershire 9 February 2020
West Wilts Eqestrian Centre Wiltshire 9 February 2020
Colraine Equestrian Centre Cornwall 15 February 2020
Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre Northamptonshire 18 February 2020
Epworth Equestrian South Yorkshire 22 February 2020
Alnwick Ford Equestrian Northumberland 23 February 2020

 Combined Training Championships 2020

Field House Equestrian Centre    Staffordshire  15 March 2020

British Dressage thanks the Ideal Saddle Company for their generous support of the Combined Training Series and Championship. 

Championships Ambassador Hayley Watson-Greaves highly recommends having a go at this amazing series:

"I love the combination of dressage and jumping, with horses showing their versatility across both disciplines. I think the series is great for the sport of dressage as it will help to widen its appeal to the jumping crowd. I train a lot of event riders during the winter and highly recommend combined training competitions as a great way for them to monitor their training progress over the winter months.”