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Ideal Saddles Combined Training: start qualifying!

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 15:55 GMT

Returning with a new look for 2019/2020, the Ideal Saddles Combined Training is all set to jump back into the BD calendar next month.

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Keeping up with the growing popularity of our super winter season championship, the Sports Operations team was delighted to announce several key changes to the series earlier in the summer ahead of the 2019/2020 qualifiers.

We’re delighted to continue our support of the British Dressage Combined Training series. The winter months can be long and, let’s face it, a bit depressing here in the UK! But the Combined Training series is a great way for riders to keep motivated and to keep progressing in their training over the winter, while having a lot of fun! The entire Ideal Saddles team wishes the very best of luck to all competitors for the series ahead.
Jim Revilles Product Development Manager, Ideal Saddles

Rules re-cap

Combinations are now able to compete and qualify for the Championship final as Associate members on class tickets, with riders and horses going forwards to the Championship holding Club registrations or higher. Prelim and Novice sections are now only open to combinations who have not ridden at Medium or above – but for those with more dressage experience, have a go at our brand new Elementary level classes with two jumping options.

Levels (BD Dressage Test/Showjumping Maximum Height)
Prelim 2 with 70cm
Prelim 18 with 80cm
Novice 24 with 90cm
Novice 34 with 100cm
Elementary 42 with 90cm
Elementary 50 with 100cm

There are 19 qualifiers to choose from up and down the country whilst the championship final returns to Field House EC in Staffordshire on 15 March 2020.

Take a look at our interactive venue map for your nearest qualifier and to enter your qualifier, visit the BD Schedules.

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