Ideal Saddles Combined Training – revised dates for 2021 season
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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.
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|
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.
|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|
|07 November||Alnwick Ford Equestrian||Northumberland|
|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.
- Tell us all about it – and we’ll share your story
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!