Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awaiting our RDA 2016 Online Champions. Judged by a Rio Para and FEI 5* judge, Sarah Leitch commented that she was pleased to see the Championships in their third year so well supported by riders from many centres all over the UK.
Watch a special message from Sarah Leitch below.
As Sarah said 'I was impressed by the good standard throughout topped by an exceptional 80.83% test in the Grade 1a class'. Diane Green from Watershed RDA based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire rode the elegant grey Gunstone's Pride to show off a real partnership and an understanding with her rider. Diane placed second to win silver with her previous horse in the 2015 Championships and has gone on to achieve the highest scoring rider prize at the Para Home International at Vale View earlier in June with Gunstone's Pride, plus her team came 3rd!
Diane (pictured left receiving her medal in 2015) has been riding with Dressage Anywhere since 2014 and is looking forward to coaching four riders to enter the qualifying classes for the 2016 RDA Online Dressage Championships.
Sarah feels the competitions are a great chance for disabled riders to be able to compete in the comfort of their own environment: 'this will hopefully allow many of them to progress and gain confidence and in due course may be able to venture further afield'. She hopes this may encourage them to participate in Para competitions.
Riders from RDA groups around the country rode in monthly classes to qualify for the Championship Show. For full results and our champions' videos see the scoreboard.
|1st||Diane Green||Gunstone's Pride||Watershed RDA||80.83%|
|2nd||Kirsten Paul||Aero||Cranleigh RDA||73.33%|
|3rd||Vanessa Earl||Kestrel||Cranleigh RDA||70.00%|
|Walk & Trot|
|=1st||Megan Wilkinson||Nashend Linkwood||Mid Cheshire RDA||66.88%|
|=1st||Elliot Simpson||Nashend Linkwood||Mid Cheshire RDA||66.88%|
|3rd||Charlotte Elliot||Kestrel||Cranleigh RDA||65.94%|
|1st||Isabelle Cox||Tango||Barrow Farm RDA||71.56%|
|2nd||Taryn Cotton||Melody||RDA Machers||68.44%|
|3rd||Emma Suttle||Macie||Barrow Farm RDA||65.63%|
|1st||Isabel Slack||Chief||Mid Cheshire RDA||75.29%|
|2nd||Jeanette Dixon||Nashend Linkwood||Mid Cheshire RDA||72.35%|
|3rd||Oliver Peace||Mr Ding||High Hopes RDA||69.41%|
|1st||Oliver Peace||Mr Ding||High Hopes RDA||67.95%|
|2nd||Rebecca Brown||Prince||Penniwells RDA||65.91%|
|3rd||Mary Leigh||Quinn||Mid Cheshire RDA||63.86%|
New for 2016: classes with five or more entries will be awarded prize money! Check our rules: rosettes and prizes for more information.