BD Online Championship qualifiers are open!
Into its sixth year, these Championships enable riders, who are unable travel to live competitions regularly, to take part in competitive dressage. This is perfect for riders in remote locations, those without transport or difficult to load horses and also those who don't own their own horse or pony but ride regularly at a riding school or club.
It's really easy to take part - enter online and then once you've ridden and filmed your test, upload the video to the Dressage Anywhere website for judging by a BD List 1 or 2 judge.
Riders entering our regular monthly Classes 1 to 6, that's Introductory to Advanced Medium, can qualify. New for 2019 is the inclusion of our Junior classes, so under 16s taking part in Class 1a Introductory and Class 2a Preliminary, can also qualify. Qualifying classes are indicated with a Q in the schedule.
Participants in our Veteran Horse Competitions are also eligible to qualify, but there won't be a specific Veteran Horse class in the Online Championship Show. Ex-Racehorses and RDA competitions already have their own championships, so results from these are not eligible.
The qualification period ends at the end of our September 2019 competition. To qualify riders must achieve three scores at 60% or above and be a British National or British Expatriate. The BD Online Championships are open to both BD members and non-members.
We will be backdating qualifying scores to 1 January 2019 and contacting all riders who have already qualified or have a part-qualification.
Once you have achieved your three qualifying scores, you need to register your qualification on the Dressage Anywhere website and book your Championship Show entry via BD's Bookwhen system for £10.00 (plus the Championship Show entry fee). More details and links will be available shortly. Later on in the year you'll receive an invitation to the final with all the championships details.
The BD Online Associated Championship Show will run during October/November and will be open only to qualified riders who have registered their qualification with Dressage Anywhere and British Dressage.
Prizes available in each Championship Show class are:
1st BD Club membership or £35 BD shop vouchers
2nd Set of test sheets with diagrams or a 12 month TestPro subscription
3rd Charlotte Dujardin book or a bobble hat/BD cap