Calling all potential international Youth riders

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 08:59 GMT

Ahead of the initial Test Riding and Viewing for the 2019/20 season and the 2019/20 Selection Policy, which is due to be published in the late autumn, Selectors are outlining the requirements for qualification at all levels and stages of the season to facilitate U21 riders and their plans. The 2019/20 season will run from 1 September 2019 until 31 August 2020.

Initial Test Riding and Squad Viewing
Viewing for all categories - Ponies, Juniors, Young Riders and Children on Horses - will be held on Sunday 8 September at The Unicorn Trust, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire GL54 1JZ. The day will consist of test riding, with an FEI Judge and with Selectors in attendance, covering the following tests:

FEI Pony Team Test / FEI CoH Team Test / FEI Junior Team Test / FEI Young Rider Team Test

Combinations wishing to ride at this viewing will need to have achieved two scores of 67% or above, from different judges at two separate affiliated shows, or internationally, at the relevant test levels detailed below. Scores must be achieved within the preceding six calendar months to close of entries. Entries will close 16 August 2019 and will be offered on BookWhen from six weeks prior to this date. 

  • Ponies: FEI Pony Team Test, FEI Pony Individual Test, Medium 75 or 76
  • Children on Horses: FEI COH Team Test, or Elementary 55, 57 or 59
  • Juniors: FEI Junior Team Test (Adv Med 92), FEI Junior Ind Test (AM 96) or AM 98
  • Young Riders: FEI Young Rider Team Test (PSG) or FEI YR Individual Test

Combinations selected for inclusion on the 2019/20 International Squad will be notified in the week following this event. 2019 European Championship Team, Individual and Reserve combinations are not required to attend the Viewing Day but will still need to achieve the qualifying 68% at test riding or a Premier League show before going abroad.