Visit our shop Join BD View forums

Your shopping basket
is currently empty.


GB PRE Championships - all you need to know

last updated on October 26, 2017 13:56

GB PRE Championships - all you need to know

British Dressage is proud to welcome back this dedicated championship for pure bred Spanish horses which will be hosted by Keysoe EC in Bedfordshire on Sunday 5 November 2017.

Pura Raza Española (PRE) horses are a Spanish breed closely related to the Lusitano horse of Portugal. With a history steeped in the military and classical dressage, the charming PRE, renowned for having a highly intelligent and sensitive, yet docile nature, is equally successful in sport at the highest level.

Their athletic movement coupled with a natural ability for the advanced movements has earned these charismatic horses success on the international stage and they’re becoming the partner of choice for many riders in the UK.

What levels do they run at?
- Prelim
- Novice
- Elementary
- Medium
- Advanced Medium
- Prix St Georges

Who can compete?
- The championships are open to current Full and Club members with a pure or part bred PRE horse registered with the BAPSH (British Association for the Purebred Spanish Horse).
- Those who has never competed BD before are welcome.
- They’re run under BD/Quest Club 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 BD Club member (£30) and horses must be a minimum of BD associate registered. Associate registration is free of charge. This allows the combination to compete at Prelim level. Novice and above will require class tickets 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 and owners must be registered with Great Britain Pura Raza Espanola (GBPRE).
- For the final, riders need to be a full BD member on an associate (free) horse with BD.

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.
- All horses and riders must be eligible for Bronze or Silver at 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 email to or 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 will then receive an invitation to the final after the qualifying period has ended.

Where and when is the final?
• The final will take place at Keysoe in Bedfordshire on Sunday 5 November.

I still have questions, who should I contact?
• Karen Beaumont at British Dressage: 02476 698909