Ideal Saddles Combined Training – revised dates for 2021 season

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  • Published: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 08:23 GMT

Are you a dressage expert who loves a bit of fun over the coloured poles? Or maybe an eventer looking to practice over the winter months? Or even a jumper with a goal to improve your flat work. Well, we have the perfect series for all of you; The Ideal Saddle Company Combined Training Championship 2021.

Kathryn Pickering and Pop The Champers. Ideal Saddles Combined Training 2020 c EmmPix

One of Britain’s most popular saddlery brands, Ideal returns for their fifth year supporting the ever popular series which is a firm favourite with brand ambassador and international dressage star, Hayley Watson-Greaves. In that time, the series has grown in popularity and this year, there are more qualifiers than ever with Petley Wood EC in East Sussex getting us underway on 2 October. There’s also a new venue for the championship finals in Onley Grounds in Warwickshire while former hosts Field House remain as a qualifier venue.

"We are delighted the 2021 Ideal Saddles Combined Training series and championships have been re-scheduled to the autumn. This is our fifth year as title sponsor of this popular competition series and we enjoy meeting all the competitors at the championships and look forward to seeing everyone at Onley Equestrian over the weekend of 11 and 12 December. We are happy to help with any saddle fitting requirements over the two days so do come and have a chat." Jim Revilles - Ideal Saddles Product Development Manager

He added; “Ideal Saddles is well known as producers of jumping saddles as well as dressage, so the Ideal Saddles Combined Training Championships, that includes both disciplines, is the perfect match for our brand and range of saddles.”

So what’s involved?

  • Choose your dressage level and showjumping height, there are six classes to select from:
BD test Showjumping maximum height
Prelim 2 (2016) 70cm
Prelim 18 (2002) 80cm
Novice 24 (2010) 90cm
Novice 34 (2009) 100cm
Elementary 42 (2008) 90cm
Elementary 50 100cm

Prelim and Novice are open to combinations who’ve not competed at Medium and above, and Elementary open to any combination at any level/eligibility no matter of their previous competition record. To qualify for the Championship, simply place in the top two in any class at any qualifier.

  • Check your membership! All that’s required to have a go at one of these amazing qualifiers is a minimum Associate Membership and Horse Registration on a class ticket. Horses and riders on Club and Premier Club and Full membership can also take part.
  • Enter your nearest Ideal Saddles Combined Training qualifier – you can enter as many as you like.
Date Venue County
02 October Petley Wood EC East Sussex
09 October Colraine EC Cornwall
09 - 10 October Tillyoch EC Aberdeenshire
10 October Bury Farm EC Buckinghamshire
10 October Field House EC Staffordshire
10 October Holmside Hall Equestrian Durham
14 October Mount Ballan Monmouthshire
16 October Brook Farm Equestrian Club Essex
17 October Chard Equestrian Ltd Somerset
23 October Morris Equestrian East Ayrshire
23 October Northallerton EC North Yorkshire
24 October Cherwell Competition Centre Oxfordshire
25 October Felbridge Showground West Sussex
30 October Hartpury Gloucestershire
TBC Wellington Riding Hampshire
07 November Alnwick Ford Equestrian Northumberland
TBC Keysoe Bedfordshire
13 November Allens Hill Worcestershire
13 November Bold Hill EC Cheshire
13 November West Wilts EC Wiltshire
20 November Solihull EC West Midlands
21 November Moreton EC Dorset
11 - 12 December Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre Warwickshire
  • Saddle up and get started! To qualify for the Ideal Saddle Company Championships, simply place in the top two at any qualifier.
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We want to hear all about your Ideal Saddle Company Combined Training experiences! Do you ride a dressage-bred superstar who’s taken to jumping later in life, is this your first attempt at qualifying for a British Dressage Championship or maybe your horse has beaten the odds to make it back to the competition arena! Get in touch via British Dressage Facebook to have your say!

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