All rescheduled Winter Regional dates and venues now confirmed

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 18:19 GMT

Further to the publication of our Sport Operational Plan last week, British Dressage is delighted to confirm the full calendar of dates and venues for the rescheduled Winter Regional finals, with the announcement of a venue in the eastern area of England. Codham Park Equestrian, near Braintree in Essex, will now host a Regional to replace Easton College, who were unfortunately unable to host a rescheduled fixture due to educational commitments.

The Codham Park Regional Final will be held over four days, from 22 – 25 May. The fixture joins seven other dates covering Great Britain over a six week period to enable members who had already secured qualification to compete for a place at the NAF Five Star Winter Championships at Hartpury in Gloucestershire. The Championships are provisionally scheduled for late June / early July; plans for these are progressing well and dates will be confirmed in due course.

Organiser Sharon Peters and her team have run BD shows for eight years and were awarded a Petplan Equine Area Festival three years ago, so they are no strangers to putting on a big occasion. The main 80 x 50m competition arena sits in an amphitheatre and features a Combi-Ride all-weather surface, overlooked by the clubhouse.

South & East Development Officer Katharine Perry commented; “I have to say thank you to Duncan Whitney-Groom and Easton College for doing everything possible to try and get the Regionals in their calendar. Easton is a popular venue and they are always great hosts, so hopefully we can return there in 2022. In the meantime, we’re grateful to Sharon and Codham Park for stepping in at relatively short notice to make sure competitors in the area are still able to contest their Regionals.

“The team at Codham Park has put their lockdown time to good use by upgrading the facilities, including a new viewing gallery, a brand new café and increased hard standing area for lorries – and I’m sure they’ll be truly excellent substitutes. We’re all looking forward to welcoming competitors to the venue.”

Revised Winter Regional calendar 2021 – click on venue for BD schedule

Venue County Revised dates
Wellington Riding Hampshire 1 - 4 May
Morris Equestrian Centre * East Ayrshire 12 - 16 May
Myerscough College Lancashire 18 - 22 May
Vale View Equestrian Leicestershire 20 - 23 May
Codham Park Equestrian Essex 22 - 25 May
Prestige Equestrian Gloucestershire 27 - 29 May
Merrist Wood College Surrey 29 May - 3 June
Bishop Burton College East Yorkshire 01 - 04 June

* Further clarification will be required for Scotland, as travel restrictions may prevent members from accessing these competitions. Additional contingency plans will be made should restrictions remain in place at this time.

Entries at some venues are now open for the full range of classes:

KBIS Prelim Silver and Gold
Prestige Italia Novice Silver and Gold
Baileys Horse Feeds Novice Freestyle Silver and Gold
Equi-Trek Elementary Silver and Gold
PDS Saddles Elementary Freestyle Silver and Gold
• Medium Silver and Gold
SPILLERS Medium Freestyle Silver and Gold
Charles Owen Advanced Medium Silver and Gold
Nupafeed Advanced Medium Freestyle Silver and Gold
Magic Prix St Georges Gold
Superflex Inter I Gold

Qualified combinations were sent notifications prior to Christmas, at the end of 2020, but these emails are not required to enter as all entries are verified by head office before the competition. Entry details are included in each schedule. If you entered for a Regional before lockdown, please liaise with your venue directly on arrangements for carrying over the entry or refunds.

If you need help with your qualification status, please email our Championships Officer, Charlene Bryant, who will be more than happy to provide assistance.

Good luck to all our qualified riders, horses, owners and their connections!