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Forces Equine Championship returns

last updated on August 04, 2017 17:27

Forces Equine Championship returns

After the huge success of the Forces Equine Championships last year, British Dressage and Forces Equine are delighted to be running this popular series for a second year. The championship final, for riders in HM Forces, Government Services, Public Services, and their dependents, will be held at Moreton Morrell in Warwickshire on the weekend of 14 - 15 October 2017. 

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

Who can compete?
- The championships are open to current Full and Club members who are also members of Forces Equine. 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?
- To qualify, riders need to be a minimum of a Club member (£30) and horses must be a minimum of BD associate registered. Associate registration is free of charge. This allow the combination to compete at Intro and Prelim level, however to compete in the final, all riders must be full BD members
- Novice level and above requires a class ticket to compete unless you are a full BD member with a fully BD-registered horse
- BD will provide two free class tickets to anyone who is not a full member who would like to try and qualify.
- All riders must be members of Forces Equine

How do I qualify?
- Qualification period is between the 1 January 2017 and 30 September 2017.
- A horse and rider combination must achieve three 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.
- By achieving the three scores this gives direct qualification for the championships.

What shows can I get my scores at?
- Scores can be gained in any regular BD affiliated competition or BD Quest competition. To see a list of competitions please visit
- 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 to do I know when I have qualified?
- Once you have achieved your three qualifying scores, you need to log your qualification with BD.
- Please send an e-mail to or a write to Karen Beaumont, British Dressage, Meriden Business Park, Copse Drive, Meriden, West Midlands CV5 9RG, stating where and when you achieved your three scores to qualify.
- You’ll then receive an invitation to the final after the qualifying period has ended.

Where and when is the final?
- The final will take place 14 - 15 October at Moreton Morrell in Warwickshire.

I still have questions, who should I contact?

- Karen Beaumont at British Dressage: 02476 698909
- Debi Heath at Forces Equine: 01522 370284