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Quest Club

  

      

Welcome to Quest Club!
The most fun you'll have doing dressage

 

  

In 2014, British Dressage (BD) launched a new competition for riders of all ages and abilities called ‘Team Quest’ (TQ). In 2019, the Kent & Masters Quest series is now even bigger and better with over 2000 riders taking part and riding down the centre line for their team. 

Team Quest is looking for riders at Intro, Prelim and Novice to take part in a fun and relaxed dressage competition – even if you’ve never competed before! There are two age categories for teams; Under 21 (for riders up to the end of the year of their 21st birthday) and Open (riders of any age). Teams of three or four riders will ride as individuals across any of the three test levels and the best three scores count towards an overall team total, with the highest team total winning the competition. Your team will be awarded Team Quest points based on your team's best five placings and will be ranked on a regional leaderboard, which takes the top teams forward to a Regional Final and then the National Championships!
 

 

My Quest is an exciting initiative for riders competing at Intro, Prelim or Novice level. The competition league is for individuals and runs alongside Team Quest, again with sections for Open and Under 21. My Quest follows the same regional structure as Team Quest, with regional leaderboards taking the top riders to a Regional Final and then the National Championships.

Riders will earn My Quest points according to the percentage they achieve. A rider's five best My Quest percentages and resulting My Quest points will then feed into the regional leaderboard for each section (Open and Under 21) at each level.

Remember you can take part in both Team Quest and My Quest! You can even qualify at multiple levels for My Quest.

 

Just starting out in Quest? Take a look at our Quest Checklist to get you started!

For all your Quest queries - check out the Quest FAQs!

Quest Rules

*NEW* Quest Rules 2019 (please see Section 2 Page 132) Remember to download your Team Quest and My Quest rule amendments too!

Still got some questions? Ask QCHQ via teamquest@britishdressage.co.uk 

Rule reminders:
It is the rider's responsibility to ensure a combination is eligible for the level they compete at, if you're not you run the risk of your score being discounted. If you're unsure of your grading please contact the office via phone or email or drop us a message on the
Quest Club BD Facebook page and we will be happy to help!

All horses attending affiliated competitions - which includes Quest competitions - are to wear two competition numbers at all times when being ridden. Bridle numbers are available to purchase from the BD Online Shop

Please put your horse's registered BD name on your entry forms and clearly state which test you wish to ride at the competition - this makes life a bit easier for Organisers and ensures results are accurately inputted.

Competed to a high level in British Eventing? Please ensure you have declared this on registration. If we are made aware at a later date it may be that you lose previous results you've achieved if you're found to not be eligible.

 

Club Membership

We require everyone taking part in Quest competitions to be registered with British Dressage - this is to enable us to keep track of results, teams and make sure our leaderboards are as accurate as possible. All Quest riders must have a minimum of a Club membership.

Club membership allows you to ride in Team Quest and My Quest competitions, music classes, Combined Training, attend BD regional training and have a go at Prelim classes in the Bronze and Gold sections at all BD affiliated competitions! You also get a membership card and a goodie-filled membership pack when you first join - all this for only £35! The form for joining as a Club member is available here

Full BD members are also welcome to take part in Quest competitions as long as they are eligible as per Section 2 of the Members' Handbook. 

The Club membership packs are filled with goodies!

 

All horses must have a minimum of a Club Horse Registration – simply complete the Horse Registration Form here, ticking the Club Horse box and post into British Dressage along with a copy of the horse's passport. If your horse is imported we will also require proof of the horse's entry into the UK. Alternatively you can email horse.registrations@britishdressage.co.uk or phone the BD Membership team.

 

Kent & Masters Team Quest Team Registration

Got your friends together? Check.

Team colours at the ready? Check.

Invented the perfect name? Check 

Time to get your team registered with QCHQ!

Simply fill in the Team Registration Form and email it back to us at teamquest@britishdressage.co.uk Please ensure that all membership and registration numbers are included. Sending in your membership/horse registration forms in at the same time? No worries, we'll fill in your numbers once they've been processed - but let us know that they are on their way.

Please note, a maximum of seven riders can be registered to your team although you can register an unlimited number of reserve horses. Got too many reserve riders? Make another team! 

Already registered last year? No need to send in the team registration form in again, if there are any changes to your team composition just email them over to teamquest@britishdressage.co.uk 

Don't forget to select your team's region - this is the regional leaderboard where your points and ranking will be allocated.

Once we've got your registration form and all your BD numbers, your Team Captain will receive an email from QCHQ to confirm that your team is registered and ready to go!

Want to check that your team name hasn't already been taken? Email us and check!

 

Quest Competition Dates

Schedules for every Quest competition can be found on the British Dressage Schedules page hereSearch for all Quest competitions by selecting TeamQuest in the 'Event Type' box and click 'Search'. You can also filter by venues, counties and dates! 

View our interactive Quest Venue map to find your local venue.

To enter any Quest competition, simply visit the wesbite of the venue you wish to attend and get yourself entered for an exciting day of Questing!

Don't forget you can enter both My Quest and Team Quest on the same day and work towards qualfying for both Regional Finals!

All results from Quest competitions go onto the BD website! Find them here

 

Kent & Masters Quester Of The Month 

QCHQ love to hear all your stories and adventures when out competing at Quest competitions, weather it's fun times you have had being part of a team competing at Team Quest or the experiences you have shared with your noble steed at My Quest. We would love to hear what you enjoy most about Quest and stories about the friendships and partnerships you have made along they way, both horse and human!

Each month QCHQ will choose a story to be Quester of the Month and will receive a great selection of prizes from Quest's generous sponsors Kent & Masters.

Want to be Quester of the month? Drop an email to teamquest@britishdressage.co.uk - we can't wait to hear from you!

Quester of the Month for December is Claire Carter & Clarissa - read their story here

Quester of the Month for January is Laura Rose & Shanbally Chessie - read their story here

Quester of the Month for February is Julie Jones & Tonto V- read their story here

Quester of the Month for March is David Reynolds & Barney B Trouble - read their story here

Kent & Masters Team Quest Regional Leaderboards 2019

Teams can compete at Team Quest competitions in any region, but their Team Quest points will always be allocated to the leaderboard of their chosen region. If a team wishes to change region they must do so within two months of the team first competing in a new Quest season by applying to the BD office.

Team Quest points are allocated as per the team's placing as per the below scale:

 

Don't forget only the five best Team Quest placings count towards your points total! So once you've been out more than five times your total won't include the points gained from your lowest placing(s).

Check out the Team Quest leaderboards here!

Kent & Masters My Quest Regional Leaderboards 2019

Combinations can compete at My Quest competitions in any region, but their My Quest points will always be allocated to the leaderboard of their chosen region. If a rider wishes to change region they must do so within two months of first competing in a new Quest season by applying to the BD office.

My Quest points are allocated according to the percentage achieved as per the scale below:

 

Don't forget only your five best My Quest percentages count towards your points total! So once you've been out more than five times your total won't include the points gained from your lowest percentage(s).

Check out the My Quest leaderboards here!

Kent & Masters Quest Regional Finals 2019
 

For all your Regional Final queries - check out the Quest Regional Final FAQs!

Kent & Masters Team Quest Regional Finals

Each of the eight BD regions has its own Team Quest leaderboard and at the end of the qualifying period (1st December 2018 - 31st August 2019) a Team Quest Regional Final will be held in each region in September/October. The top 15 teams on the Under 21 & Open leaderboards will qualify for the respective Regional Final! The regional rankings are based on points and will only take the five best placings for each team into account.

The top teams from each section (U21 & Open) from each of the eight Regional Finals will qualify for the Team Quest National Championships based on the below scale:

Kent & Masters My Quest Regional Finals

The regional rankings are based on points and will only take the five best placings for each team into account.

A top 20 place on the regional leaderboard will qualify riders for their respective Regional Final, where fantastic prizes can be won and, for the top four combinations in each class, a coveted place at the National Championships is on offer! 

Kent & Masters Quest Regional Finals 2019

Kennaa Equestrian Centre Isle of Man 8 September
Lochside Arena Isle of Lewis 14 September
Beacons Equestrian Wales 14 - 15 September
Epworth Equestrian Northern 21 - 22 September
Warren Farm Equestrian Centre North West 28 - 29 September
Chester Hall Events Southern 28 - 29 September
Anvil Park Stud Eastern 28 - 29 September
Highfield at Howe Scotland 5 - 6 October
Wellington Riding Central 5 - 6 October
Summerhouse Equestrian Centre South West 12 - 13 October

Kent & Masters Quest National Championships 2019

We’re excited to announce that, after another fantastic Quest National Championships, the Kent & Masters Quest National Championships 2019 will again be held at the brilliant venue Bury Farm, Buckinghamshire on 25 - 27 October! Bury Farm did an excellent job of welcoming all our Questers and embracing the unique Quest atmosphere and we cannot wait to invite our top teams and individuals of 2019 from around the country to another amazing National Championships experience!

For all your National Championship queries - check out the Quest National Championship FAQs!

 

We're ready, are you?

The point of contact for all Quest queries is:

Stephanie Verge

teamquest@britishdressage.co.uk 

02476698845

Team Quest, British Dressage, Meriden Business Park, Copse Drive, Meriden, West Midlands, CV5 9RG

 

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