International and major dates

There are a number of international and major competitions where you can watch the stars of dressage competing for the ultimate dressage accolades!

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From the Olympics and Paralympics, to events closer to home, you can watch our international riders compete at numerous competitions throughout the year.

For all the latest BD major dates, including Petplan Equine Area Festivals, click the button below to find details and schedule links. 

Major Dates 2020 (Updated 07/08/20)

Major Dates 2021 (Updated 31/07/20)

British CDI and CPEDI competitions

These are international dressage events recognised by the FEI, the international governing body of equestrian sports. They go from CDI1* (Small Tour only) to CDI5* - the higher the star rating, the more prestigious the competition. CDI-W events are part of the FEI World Cup series, CDIO events are part of the FEI Nations Cup series and CPEDI events are for para riders. These events include:

GB Teams Competitions

As well as the Olympics and Paralympics, there are a number of other major international competitions that take place in between the Olympic and Paralympic Games:

Other major competitions

Other major competitions that take place in the dressage calendar include the Horse of the Year Show and Your Horse Live, which include a number of equestrian disciplines, as well as entertainment and shopping too!