Exciting changes to Nettex Associated Championships

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:40

It was a bumper year in 2018 for the Nettex Associated Championships with over 915 combinations taking part across 10 individual championships and 2019 is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever.

We’ve already announced our duo of venues hosting the new format Championships in Bury Farm and Vale View who will provide two amazing competitions but we have some further news for competitors.

Following feedback, the following rules will be implemented for the 2019 series in the Nettex Championships:

  • We’ve upped the level for the Draught and Arab Championships so there’s now a Championship at Medium level.
  • In the Veteran Horse Associated Championships, winning combinations are no longer required to move up a level for the following year’s event. Understanding the stress on ageing horses, the Sports Operations committee agreed that previous winners should be allowed to defend their title.
  • In the British Native Pony, GB PRE, Lusitano, TGCA and RoR Championships, winning combinations at Medium level and above (where applicable) are no longer required to move up a level for the following year’s event so can return to defend their crown.
The Nettex Associated Championships are designed to be an event for all, we’ve listened to feedback from our competitors and hope that the recent changes will continue to make this Championship series one of the most inclusive on offer within the BD spectrum. With the continued support of Nettex, we’re sure that this year’s series will be the best yet.
Lou Jones - Sports Operations Manager

Serena Kidd, National Equine Business Manager for Nettex added, “The Nettex product range offers something for every equine no matter what breed, age and discipline and this truly British brand is delighted to be supporting the riders in the Associated Championships. With top dressage rider Carl Hester putting his trust in our brand, we are proud that Nettex delivers products and customer support for riders of any level.”

To celebrate this second year sponsoring the Associated Championships, Nettex is encouraging customers and competitors from last year to connect with us on social media @nettexequine and share their Nettex stories throughout the year - #nettexequine.