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Forces Equine Series

last updated on May 20, 2016 14:09

Forces Equine Series

New for 2016, British Dressage is proud to introduce the Forces Equine Series, which is for equestrians in HM Forces, Government Services or Public Services and their dependents.

What levels do they run at?
- Intro
- Prelim
- Novice
- Elementary

Who can compete?
- This is open to existing BD/Quest/BYRDS Club members or anyone who has never competed BD before who's a member of Forces Equine
- They're run under BD/Quest rules and combinations must be eligible for the level at which they wish to compete.

What do I need to be a member of to be able to qualify?
- To qualify for The Forces Equine Championships, riders need to be a minimum of a Quest/BYRDS Club member (£25) on a BD Associate registered horse (associate registration is free of charge), this allows the combination to compete at Intro and Prelim levels. Novice and Elementary will require class tickets to compete unless you're a full BD member. BD will provide two free class tickets to anyone who is not a full member who would like to try and qualify at these levels. All riders must be members of Forces Equine -

How do I qualify?
- Qualification period is between 1 January 2016 and 30 September 2016.
- A horse and rider combination need to achieve two scores at 60% or above in regular BD or Quest competitions at the level they wish to compete at.
- Horse and rider combinations must be eligible for Bronze or Silver sections for the level they wish to qualify in accordance with BD Rules.
- Achieving the two scores gives direct qualification to the Championships.

What shows can I get my scores at?
- Scores can be gained in any regular BD affiliated Quest competition. To see a list of competitions, please visit the fixture list and schedules area.
- Score sheets from Area Festivals, Regionals, Championships, Quest Regional or National final 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 two qualifying scores, you need to log that you are qualified with BD.
- Please send an email to Karen Beaumont or a letter to Karen Beaumont, British Dressage, Meriden Business Park, Copse Drive, Meriden, West Midlands CV5 9RG, stating where and when you achieved your two scores to qualify.
- You will then receive an invitation to the final after the qualifying period has ended.

What happens at the final?
- The final will take place at Moreton Morrell in Warwickshire, 8-9 October 2016.

I still have questions, who should I contact?
- Karen Beaumont; British Dressage; email; 02476 698909
- Debi Heath; Forces Equine; email; 020 7125 1010