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Warm up this winter with Combined Training

last updated on October 04, 2017 10:31

Warm up this winter with Combined Training

The welcome return of Combined Training to the British Dressage calendar proved a great success in 2016, with combinations up and down the country jumping into action to take part in the series. We’re now pleased to confirm the details of the upcoming season of the dressage and jumping competition and proud to announce saddle manufacturers Ideal Saddles as the series sponsor.

Open to existing members of British Dressage, British Showjumping, British Eventing, Pony Club and Riding Club or, if you’re yet to join, you can get involved by simply joining BD as a Club member for just £30! Perfect for eventers looking to perfect their skills over the winter period.

The dressage element will run once again at Prelim and Novice levels with short arena tests and the show jumping from 70cm to one metre at qualifiers starting in October and culminating in February 2018.

New sponsor, Ideal Saddles are providing special rosettes for the top two in each section at the 21 qualifiers, as their ‘qualification ticket’ to a National Championship Final held in March, and are thrilled to be supporting the series.

“Ideal & WRS have been looking for a while for the right partnership opportunity,” commented James Hitchen of Ideal Saddles, “With the British Dressage Combined Training Series we feel that this is the perfect fit for the Ideal & WRS brand.”

Rob Lugsdin, Managing Director of Ideal Saddles added; “We are excited to be able to partner with British Dressage as title sponsor for the Combined Training Series.”

Ideal & WRS are market leaders in the manufacture of traditionally made leather saddles - all of which are manufactured across its two manufacturing sites in Walsall. Ideal’s brand ambassadors include 2017 National Dressage Champion Hayley Watson-Greaves as well as ten-time Paralympic Gold Medallist Sir Lee Pearson.

BD Sports Operations Manager Amanda Heath commented; “The series was a great success last year so we are thrilled for it to return for the 2017/18 season. We are also delighted to welcome Ideal Saddles as a new sponsor to British Dressage, they are perfectly partnered with the Combined Training series and we hope competitors of all the member bodies will take up this fantastic opportunity to compete in Combined Training classes at an affiliated level.”

The qualifier dates are as follows, the Championship details will be confirmed soon and will take place in March 2018 at a venue to be announced soon.

Venue

County

Date

Colraine

Cornwall

14/10/2017

Epworth

South Yorkshire

15/10/2017

Bold Heath

Cheshire

28/10/2017

Northallerton

North Yorkshire

29/10/2017

Blue Barn

Kent

04/11/2017

Allens Hill

Worcestershire

11/11/2017

The Cabin

Aberdeenshire

19/11/2017

Easton & Otley

Norfolk

03/12/2017

Bury Farm

Buckinghamshire

10/12/2017

Vale View

Leicestershire

06/01/2018

Port Royal

East Yorkshire

13/01/2018

West Wilts

Wiltshire

14/01/2018

Mount Ballan

Monmouthshire

20/01/2018

Alnwick Ford

Northumberland

20/01/2018

Onley

Warwickshire

25/01/2018

Ian Stark

Borders

03/02/2018

Field House

Staffordshire

04/02/2018

Keysoe

Bedfordshire

06/02/2018

Wellington

Hampshire

11/02/2018

Reaseheath

Cheshire

18/02/2018

Moreton

Dorest

24/02/2018

Full rules can be found in Section 17 of the Members’ Handbook and schedules can be found here.



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