Nettex TB Championships - all you need to know

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Fri, 06 Apr 2018 09:36 GMT

Due to popular demand British dressage is proud to welcome back the Nettex Thoroughbred Dressage Championship which will be hosted by Vale View EC on 14- 15 September 2018.

This championship is in addition to the hugely popular Retraining of Race horse Dressage Championships, the difference being that this one’s a dressage opportunity for riders of all Thoroughbred horses, including those who have never set foot on the racetrack. 

What levels do they run at?

  • Intro
  • Prelim
  • Novice
  • Elementary
  • Medium

Who can compete?

  • Open to any pure bred Thoroughbred. 
  • This is open to current Full and Club members. Those who have never competed BD before are welcome. 
  • They’re run under BD/Quest rules and combinations must be eligible for the level at which they wish to compete.

Which organisations do I need to be a member of to be able to qualify?

BD membership/ registration to qualify:

Level Horse Rider
Intro - Prelim Bronze Club/Full/Ticket/Trial Club/Full/Ticket/Trial
Prelim Silver, Novice and above Full/Ticket/Trial Full/Ticket/Trial

Membership required for the final:

- All horses and riders must be full BD members 

How do I qualify?

  • Qualification period is between the 1st December 2017 and 31st August 2018
  • To qualify directly for the final for the championship, horse and rider combinations must achieve three scores of 60% or above, gained between 1st December 2017 and the 31st August 2018. 
  • Horse and rider combinations must be eligible for Bronze or Silver sections for the level they wish to qualify in accordance with BD Rules

Please note: The winning combination at each level at the final will not be eligible for the same level or below in future years and must compete at a higher level.

What shows can I get my scores at?

  • Scores can be gained in any regular BD affiliated competition or BD Team/My Quest competition. To see a list of competitions please click here.
  • Score sheets from Area Festivals, Regionals, Winter or National Championships and Quest Regional or Quest National Championships, may not be used towards qualification. 

Can I compete at different levels?

  • Combinations may compete and qualify at different levels but can only compete in two levels/classes at the final. 

How do I know when I have qualified? 

  • Once you have achieved your three qualifying scores, you need to register your qualification with BD. 
  • Please fill in the qualification form and then send an e-mail to or post to;
  • British Dressage, Meriden Business Park, Copse Drive, Meriden, West Midlands CV5 9RG, stating where and when you achieved your three qualifying scores.
  • You’ll then receive an invitation to the final with all the championships details. 

Where and when is the final?

  • The final will take place at Vale View EC on 14-15 September 2018. 

I still have questions, who should I contact?

Christina Stuart at British Dressage: 02476 698909