LeMieux National Dressage Championships

  • Date: 16 - 19 Sep 2021
  • Location: Somerford Park, Holmes Chapel Rd, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4SW

The LeMieux National Dressage Championships are back! Join us from 16 to 19 September at our new home, Somerford Park in Cheshire, for a new look Championships.

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For the first time there will be three arenas in action over all four days, featuring over 700 combinations, so there’ll be plenty of dressage competition to choose from. And after a year’s absence due to COVID it promises to be bigger and better than ever before!

Current and future dressage stars will be competing for the coveted title of National Champion, the popular Shearwater Young Horse classes will showcase up and coming talent, while you’ll also be able to pick up training tips and insight in our daily masterclasses. 

Outside of the arena there’ll be the Nationals shopping village, with a range of equestrian retailers to visit at your leisure, as well as the food court, where you can relax and make the most of the friendly, sociable atmosphere. And, new for 2021, there’s also the BD Fan Zone, where you’ll be able to listen to interviews, advice and views from our guests from the dressage world, plus much more.

You can also enhance your visit by upgrading to a Pavilion ticket and watch the competition from the comfort of the Andrews Bowen Pavilion marquee, with close-up views over both the main and second arena.

Ticket prices start from just £18 and are now on sale! Car parking and access to grandstand seating is all included with your ticket, while children under 12 are admitted free.  We’re also offering a COVID-19 money back guarantee so you can buy your tickets in confidence; find out more below.


What you can expect:

  • Three arenas of top-class dressage competition over four days, featuring over 700 combinations in Gold and Silver sections, from Prelim up to Grand Prix.
  • In addition, we have our ever-popular Young Horse Championship, which will include a class for seven year olds for the first time.
  • Other new classes for 2021 include Under 21 Championship for Children on Horses, Ponies, Juniors and Young Riders, as well as Prelim Gold, PSG Silver and Inter I Silver.
  • Daily masterclasses in the main arena, with top training tips and insights from dressage experts.
  • The Nationals shopping village, where you can stock up on all of your favourite equestrian products for you and your horse.
  • The Andrews Bowen Pavilion – upgrade your ticket and enjoy watching all of the dressage action in Arenas 1 & 2 from the comfort of our Pavilion marquee.
  • New to the Nationals for 2021 – the BD Fan Zone! We’ll have interviews, advice and views from those in the know in the dressage world throughout the four days.
  • You can bring children under the age of 12 for free, with reduced ticket prices also available for 12-16 year olds.


COVID-19 money back guarantee

We understand that things are still uncertain right now, so we are offering you a money back guarantee when you book your tickets to this year’s National Championships. This means that if we have to run the event behind closed doors due to COVID-19 restrictions, or the event has to be cancelled, you will receive your money back (minus the booking fee).

Terms and conditions

  • All tickets will be issued as e-tickets through our ticketing platform Eventbrite in order to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
  • In order to comply with NHS Test and Trace, on purchasing tickets you must provide the details of each attendee when prompted as part of the ticket buying process.
  • All attendees must follow the latest COVID-19 advice and guidance while at the show; this will be made available to visitors prior to attending.

COVID-19 refund policy

  • If we have to cancel the show or are required to hold the competition behind closed doors, due to COVID-19 restrictions, then we shall issue a refund for all tickets purchased. This refund will be processed through Eventbrite and will be made directly to the cardholder who purchased the tickets. Please note we are unable to refund the booking fee.