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RDA Online Dressage Champions 2016 announced!

  • Posted: 17 June 2016

MedalsGold, 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 GreenDiane (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

Placing   Rider   Horse   Group   Score
Grade 1a
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%
Grade 1b
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%
Grade II
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%
Grade III
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%

See our schedule for June and July RDA classes and look out for the next RDA Online Dressage Championship qualifying classes which open in August.

New for 2016: classes with five or more entries will be awarded prize money! Check our rules: rosettes and prizes for more information.