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  1. BD Winter Regionals: Easton & Otley College

    The third Winter Regional Championships of 2018 took place last week at Easton & Otley College in Suffolk (12 – 17 February). During the six-day show, which was run by Optimum Event Management, there was close-fought competition and high standards as riders battled it out to gain a golden ticket for the NAF Five Star Winter Championships in April.

    Four riders went home with more than one title to their name – Jessica Thompson, Tracy Fall, Cornelia O’Mahony, and Nikki Barker (née Crisp) who won a remarkable three.

    Tracy Fall (41) from Chatteris in Cambridgeshire reigned supreme in the Equi-Trek Elementary Silver scoring 71.61% aboard Mount Pleasant San Lorenzo (Sarkozy x Rohdiamant), securing one of two tickets to Hartpury. San Lorenzo (pictured), an eight-year-old British bred gelding, is no stranger to the NAF Five Star Winter Championships having won the KBIS Prelim title in 2016 so they could be ones to watch in April.

    Enjoying good form, Tracy also claimed the Spillers Medium Freestyle, this time with Mount Pleasant Fleur VII, scoring 70.27%. Fleur, a 13-year-old chestnut by Florianus out of a Donnerhall mare, is another repeat visitor to Hartpury - she was third in the Novice Restricted Freestyle in 2016, partnered by Tracy.

    Jessica Thompson (27), who works as a competition rider for Assouline Dressage in Essex, won both the Blue Chip Novice Gold and Equi-Trek Elementary Gold with Soensmindes Sylvester, scoring 73.64% and 71.25%. Sylvester was imported last year from Denmark as a seven-year-old and shows much talent. He remains unbeaten in every competition start so far and, remarkably, his scores have never dropped below the 70% barrier.

    Cornelia O’Mahony (pictured right) also reigned supreme, winning the Albion Medium Silver and Charles Owen Advanced Medium Silver, both with Formidable, a Jazz-sired eight-year-old owned by Adam Signy. They were awarded 69.05% and 68.81% respectively.

    Nikki Barker’s wins came in the form of the Baileys Horse Feeds Novice Freestyle Gold with her own and Celia Bushnell’s seven-year-old San Pedro (77.31%), the Superflex Inter I Gold with Jan Crisp’s Forever Young, a 12-year-old by Flovino, and the Magic Prix St Georges Gold with her own and Viv Gleave’s Spielberg son Durable (68.64%), the seriously talented winner of the 2012 Shearwater four-year-old title.

    One of the most close-fought regional titles over the six-day competition was the KBIS Preliminary which was ultimately won by 14-year-old Abigail Taylor and Castaway Diamond on a solid percentage score of 70.28. Abigail has competed the ten-year-old bay Thoroughbred since August last year. Following success in Quest competitions with his previous rider, Abigail has formed a great partnership with him in short space of time resulting in this dream qualification.

    British Dressage thanks Optimum Event Management, Easton & Otley College, the Winter Championships class sponsors and all involved for a successful Regional Championships. Congratulations to all qualified combinations and to everyone who took part.

    Regional Champions

    KBIS Prelim Silver
    Abigail Taylor with Castaway Diamond, 70.28%

    Blue Chip Novice Silver
    Sarah Heath with Feuertanz, 69.63%

    Blue Chip Novice Gold
    Jessica Thompson with Soensmindes Sylvester, 73.64%

    Baileys Horse Feeds Novice Freestyle Silver
    Mark Butler with Floretiner, 74.07%

    Baileys Horse Feeds Novice Freestyle Gold
    Nikki Barker with San Pedro, 77.31%

    Equi-Trek Elementary Silver
    Tracy Fall with Mount Pleasant San Lorenzo, 71.61%

    Equi-Trek Elementary Gold
    Jessica Thompson with Soensmindes Sylvester, 71.25%

    PDS Saddles Elementary Freestyle Silver
    Jessica Clarke with TT Amika, 72.43%

    PDS Saddles Elementary Freestyle Gold
    Margaret Phizacklea with Good Guy, 71.73%

    Albion Medium Silver
    Cornelia O’Mahony with Formidable, 69.05%

    Albion Medium Gold
    Sharon Hunt with Loughnatousa Winston, 67.97%

    Spillers Medium Freestyle Silver
    Tracy Fall with Mount Pleasant Fleur VII, 70.27%

    Spillers Medium Freestyle Gold
    Tahley Reeve-Smith with Sharola Show Star, 74.44%

    Charles Owen Advanced Medium Silver
    Cornelia O’Mahony with Formidable, 68.81%

    Charles Owen Advanced Medium Gold
    Elli Darling with Eaimbry Endeavour, 69.95%

    Nupafeed Advanced Medium Freestyle Silver
    Robyn Walker with Master Merlin, 76.16%

    Nupafeed Advanced Medium Freestyle Gold
    Sofie Butchart with Royalty II, 73.33%

    Magic Prix St Georges Gold
    Nikki Barker with Durable, 68.64%

    Superflex Intermediate I Gold
    Nikki Barker with Forever Young, 68.50%

    For full resuls click here

    Photo c Kevin Sparrow

  2. BD Abroad: Göteborg CDI-W

    The following horse and rider combination has been selected to represent Great Britain this week at Göteborg CDI-W in Sweden (21 – 25 February 2018).

    Emile Faurie (54) from Milton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire with Elena Knyaginicheva’s Lollipop 126 (bay, gelding, 14yrs, 16.3hh, s. Lord Sinclair ds. Welt Hit).

    Start lists and results
    Live stream: FEI TV

    Photo c Stefan Lafrentz

  3. Faurie and Watson-Greaves impress at Neumünster

    Last weekend, the Holstenhallen Neumünster in Germany staged the seventh leg of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2017/2018 Western European League (15 – 18 February 2018). The home nation’s star Helen Langehanenberg and 16-year-old stallion Damsey FRH (Dressage Royal x Ritual) sealed victory in the Grand Prix and Freestyle, leading the line-up of world class combinations.

    For Great Britain, Emile Faurie and Hayley Watson-Greaves each delivered strong performances. In Saturday’s qualifying Grand Prix, the exciting new pairing of Emile and Delatio (De Niro x Rubinstein) - pictured at Olympia - a 14-year-old stallion owned by Elena Knygininicheva, were awarded 72.630% for sixth place.

    Meanwhile Hayley and her superstar partner Rubins Nite (Rubin Royal x Limbo), also 14, earned 69.957% for tenth - both combinations easily earning themselves a place in the Freestyle. On Facebook, Hayley commented; “A great ride in the Grand Prix today, 69.95% top 10, even with a massive spook in the first pirouette. Through to freestyle tomorrow!”

    On Sunday morning in front a knowledgeable sell-out crowd, the top 15 came forward for the much-anticipated Freestyle. Reigning national champions Hayley and her beautiful black gelding ‘Squeeks’ typically relish the Freestyle and they lived up to their reputation here, improving by two places to eighth. They earned an excellent score of 75.820%.

    Immediately following his compatriot in the running order, Emile and the magnificent Delatio, who shows immense yet controlled power, were awarded some very high marks for a total percentage score of 78.765. Their freestyle to emotive music composed by Tom Hunt raked in the technical marks, followed by artistic marks up to 85%.

    “So proud of Elena Knyginicheva’s Delatio today fourth in the World Cup qualifier in Neumünster. What a horse!” said Emile (via Facebook) who travels this week to Gothenburg for Göteborg CDI-W with another of his top rides, Lollipop 126.


    Grand Prix
    1st Helen Langehanenberg with Damsey FRH, 78.043% (GER)
    6th Emile Faurie with Delatio, 72.630% (GBR)
    10th Hayley Watson-Greaves with Rubins Nite, 69.957% (GBR)
    Full results

    Grand Prix Freestyle
    1st Helen Langehanenberg with Damsey FRH, 83.880% (GER)
    4th Emile Faurie with Delatio, 78.765% (GBR)
    8th Hayley Watson-Greaves with Rubins Nite, 75.820% (GBR)
    Full results

    Photo c Kevin Sparrow

  4. SICAB dressage qualifiers in the UK

    We're delighted to announce that for a second year ANCCE (the Spanish PRE society), GBPRE (Great Britain PRE) and British Dressage have secured qualification in the UK for the annual COPA ANCCE PRE World Dressage Championships final which takes place at SICAB in Seville, Spain, in November.

    There will be eight opportunities in the UK for riders of pure-bred Spanish horses to secure dressage qualification for SICAB (Salon Internacional del Caballo) which is the pinnacle of the PRE calendar drawing over 250,000 visitors every year and holding championship finals for multiple disciplines but only involving one breed – the PRE (Pura Raza Española).

    Each PRE (Purebred Spanish horse), depending on its age and training, may participate in the ANCCE Cup from Four-Year-Old Young Horse classes up to Grand Prix.

    2018 ANCCE Cup for Dressage UK qualification competition calendar


    11 – 13 May - Addington, Bucks CDN3*, 1.2

    26 – 28 May - Somerford, Cheshire CDN3*,  1.2

    6 – 10 June - Wellington, Hants CDN3*, 1.2

    19 – 23 June - Hickstead, Sussex CDN3*, 1.2

    4 – 8 July - Hartpury, Glos CDI3* & Premier League, 1.5

    26 July - Hartpury, Glos GBPRE National Show, 1.3

    24 – 26 August - Bury Farm High Profile Show CDN3*, 1.5

    September - To be confirmed CDN3*, 1.2

    For the full rules and regulations see the GBPRE website or email:

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  5. Organisers' Conference 2018

    British Dressage is delighted to announce the details of the 2018 Organisers’ Conference, in association with Andrews Bowen. Held on 20 March 2018 at Warwick Racecourse, Warwickshire, the Conference is designed to provide venues of all types with the tools to help take their business to the next level.

    Promising to be an unmissable day for venue owners, staff, volunteers and aspiring competition centres alike, this year’s line-up is set to be better than ever, featuring a day packed full of inspiring seminars and workshops delivered by industry leading professionals. Whether you’re a member of an established venue looking to brush up your knowledge or a brand new start up venue hoping to become part of our affiliated list then this is the event for you!

    There will be a variety of talks held throughout the day as well as a great selection of breakout workshops in order for each attending member to tailor their event to achieve the best results. There will also be a dedicated marketplace of event related outlets on hand to give advice, supplies and information – this area will be open throughout the Conference.

    Event sponsors Andrews Bowen will be speaking as our official surface supplier, alongside other guest presentations from Horse Monkey, Lucinda Freeman, Catherine Holland, and our official partners Harrison Clark Rickerbys and Shearwater Insurance. The subjects of the day’s talks range from ‘Taking IT Forward’ to ‘Developing Volunteers to Become Your Greatest Asset’. There is also a specific Area Festivals discussion hosted by title sponsor Petplan Equine, whilst another highly valuable speech for the months ahead will be the ‘GDPR Overview’ presented by Harrison Clark Rickerbys.

    Tickets are available for only £15 per person, including lunch and refreshments, click here to buy your tickets today.

    If you’d like more information on the event, click here to view the official Organisers Conference pack, featuring a detailed timetable.


  6. British riders shine in Le Mans

    The British contingent has returned from a highly successful trip to Le Mans CDI3*/2*/U25/Y in France (15 – 18 February 2018) with a total of five victories between them.

    Michael Eilberg and Sarah Millis both notched up double wins, Becky Edwards won on her U25 debut and there were a number of top placings in all categories.

    Sarah and her exciting prospect Behroez (United x Gribaldi) earned the highest non-freestyle scores, winning the PSG and Inter I with 72.79% and 71.73% respectively. Behroez (pictured), who is affectionately known as Boss, has been nurtured by Sarah since he was bought at the Equine Elite auction in the Netherlands as a five-year-old. Sarah also enjoyed success with Katja Kuistila’s Hofjuwel, a 13-year-old son of Hofrat, earning second place in the Grand Prix Special with 69.61%.

    “I could not have asked more from Boss this week, he was totally focused and was completely with me,” said Sarah. “Hoff gave me a challenging ride in the Grand Prix and was a little spooky but came good in the Grand Prix Special with a personal best so I'm very happy. We have been working hard over the winter along with the help of the World Class team and it’s great to get these results early in the year.”

    Michael and Marakov, his 2015 FEI European Championships partner, posted 69.76% in the Grand Prix to claim fourth behind Henriette Andersen and Flavio who enjoyed a great ride for 69.91% and third. Michael and ‘Marco’ went on to take second place in the Grand Prix Freestyle with a super score of 73.58%.

    At Middle Tour Michael dominated winning both the Inter B and Inter II with Alison Ramseir’s Fuerst Sinclair, a 15-year-old son Fürst Heinrich. “Fred’s done it again! First place in the Inter II with just under 70%. Super feeling and piaffing better than ever. Lovely mistake free canter work today. Very happy,” said Michael on Eilberg Dressage Facebook.

    Becky Edwards and her 2017 Young Rider Europeans partner, Sarah Oppenheimer’s Headmore Delegate (pictured right), did themselves proud on their U25 debut, winning the U25 Grand Prix with a fabulous score of 68.51%. Becky (21) was quite rightly thrilled with ‘Del’ with whom she’s formed a successful partnership since taking over the ride from Alice Oppenheimer early last year. “What a way to start the season! Winning my first ever U25 Grand Prix here in Le Mans CDI3* on the lovely Headmore Delegate,” said Becky on Facebook. “Thank you to all my support team and sponsors; wouldn’t be able to do it without you! Exciting times ahead.” 

    Lewis Carrier (20) impressed in the U21 divisions with his ten-year-old Spielberg-sired gelding Diego V. On his international debut, Lewis, who works as rider and young horse trainer at the Eilberg’s Pink Green Farm in Worcestershire, breached the 70% barrier to take sixth place in a hot Young Rider Team test, before fourth in the Individual and seventh in the Freestyle behind Angus Corrie-Deane and Tiny Tempur. “What a fantastic first international, thank you Eilberg Dressage!” he said via Facebook.


    Big Tour
    Grand Prix

    1st Anne Meulendijks with Avanti, 70.891% (NED)
    3rd Henriette Andersen with Flavio, 69.913% (GBR)
    4th Michael Eilberg with Marakov, 69.761% (GBR)
    22nd Louise Bell with Into the Blue, 63.913% (GBR)
    27th Sarah Millis with Hofjuwel, 63.022% (GBR)
    28th Sara Gallop with Bandreo, 62.543% (GBR)
    Full results

    Grand Prix Special
    1st Birgit Wientzek Plage with Robinvale, 70.085% (SUI)
    2nd Sarah Millis with Hofjuwel, 69.617% (GBR)
    11th Henriette Andersen with Flavio, 64.723% (GBR)
    14th Louise Bell with Into the Blue, 64.191% (GBR)
    Full results

    Grand Prix Freestyle
    1st Anne Meulendijks with Avanti, 76.705% (NED)
    2nd Michael Eilberg with Marakov, 73.585% (GBR)
    11th Sara Gallop with Bandreo, 66.925% (GBR)
    Full results

    Middle Tour
    Intermediate B
    1st Michael Eilberg with Fuerst Sinclair, 69.500% (GBR)
    3rd Matt Hicks with Sheepcote Walnut, 65.375% (GBR)
    6th Matt Hicks with Excalibur, 64.917% (GBR)
    7th Sarah Millis with Fürst Henrik, 63.333% (GBR)
    Full results

    Intermediate II
    1st Michael Eilberg with Fuerst Sinclair, 69.706% (GBR)
    3rd Matt Hicks with Sheepcote Walnut, 66.265% (GBR)
    4th Matt Hicks with Excalibur, 66.235% (GBR)
    6th Sarah Millis with Fürst Henrik, 65.00% (GBR)
    Full results

    Small Tour
    Prix St Georges
    1st Sarah Millis with Behroez, 72.794% (GBR)
    3rd Michael Eilberg with Why Banquo, 70.539% (GBR)
    15th Francesca Bradley with Baldovino, 65.833% (GBR)
    16th Sara Gallop with Darsey, 64.314% (GBR)
    Full results

    Intermediate I
    1st Sarah Millis with Behroez, 71.735% (GBR)
    5th Michael Eilberg with Why Banquo, 70.294% (GBR)
    13th Sara Gallop with Darsey, 65.706% (GBR)
    18th Francesca Bradley with Baldovino, 63.441% (GBR)
    Full results

    Intermediate I Freestyle
    6th Francesca Bradley with Baldovino, 68.265% (GBR)
    9th Sara Gallop with Darsey, 67.530% (GBR)
    Full results

    U25 – Intermediate II
    1st Tamara Lucia Roos with Amaretto, 68.088% (SUI)
    2nd Ellie McCarthy with Sir Lancelot M, 67.882% (GBR)
    5th Rebecca Edwards with Headmore Delegate, 66.706% (GBR)
    6th Ellie McCarthy with Donna Summer, 66.353% (GBR)
    Full results

    U25 Grand Prix
    1st Rebecca Edwards with Headmore Delegate, 68.513% (GBR)
    5th Ellie McCarthy with Donna Summer, 65.897% (GBR)
    6th Ellie McCarthy with Sir Lancelot M, 65.641% (GBR)
    Full results

    Young Rider Team Test
    1st Esmee Donkers with Chaina, 74.353% (NED)
    6th Lewis Carrier with Diego V, 70.059% (GBR)
    8th Angus Corrie-Deane with Tiny Tempur, 67.941% (GBR)
    13th Lucy Jane Amy with Extra Time, 66.441% (GBR)
    Full results

    Young Rider Individual Test
    1st Esmee Donkers with Zaffier, 72.010% (NED)
    4th Lewis Carrier with Diego V, 68.873% (GBR)
    12th Angus Corrie-Deane with Tiny Tempur, 66.176% (GBR)
    13th Lucy Jane Amy with Extra Time, 65.833% (GBR)
    Full results

    Young Rider Freestyle
    1st Julia Groenhart with First Barichello, 73.108% (NED)
    6th Angus Corrie-Deane with Tiny Tempur, 69.975% (GBR)
    7th Lewis Carrier with Diego V, 69.575% (GBR)
    10th Lucy Jane Amy with Extra Time, 67.708% (GBR)
    Full results

    Photo c @Les Garennes

  7. BD Winter Regionals: Merrist Wood

    Six thrilling days of Winter Regional competition took place this week at the Merrist Wood College, Surrey, with the action coming to a close on Valentine’s day (9 – 14 February 2018).

    Repeating their successes of 2017 were the winning team of Alice Oppenheimer, Dannie Morgan and the Headmore horses, with Alice herself riding to no less than four victories across the duration of the show. After taking over the reins from Dannie at the end of last year, it was Headmore Davina (pictured) who shone under the supreme direction from Alice in the Albion Medium Gold and Spillers Medium Freestyle Gold Championships. The eight-year-old Davina, owned by Sarah Oppenheimer, now has a colossal six Regional titles to her name.

    Alice went on to triumph in two more classes, this time with the eye catching Headmore Dirubinio - a 17hh chestnut gelding by the popular sire Dimaggio. Alice and ‘Robin’ did the double in the Advanced Medium classes winning the Charles Owen Advanced Medium Gold with 72.63% before going on to win the Nupafeed Advanced Medium Freestyle Gold with an immense 77.94% - the highest score of the show.

    Continuing the Oppenheimer’s great show Dannie Morgan notched up his first Championship ticket in the Blue Chip Novice Gold with Sarah Oppenheimer’s five-year-old Florencio sired Headmore Figaro. The British-bred gelding made his debut in British Dressage shows in June 2017 and has an impressive record not having scored below 72% in all of his outings. Dannie’s great Winter Regional record continued as he topped the leaderboard in the Nupafeed Advanced Medium Freestyle Silver after scoring 74.44% with his own Southern Cross Braemar, also known as ‘Barry’.

    It was 74% all-round in the Freestyle Silver classes as the competitions proved both well entered and highly competitive. 74.07% was good enough for first place in Baileys Horse Feeds Novice Freestyle Silver with Sally Green and Keystone Rhia booking their place at Hartpury whilst Nicola Byam-Cook and the former FEI pony Twyford Salamander aced the PDS Saddles Elementary Freestyle Silver with 74.42%. The final 74% belonged to Christine Cockerton in the Spillers Medium Freestyle Silver; Christine rode a stellar test aboard her own Evaldo, a nine-year-old by Vivaldo whom she has competed and trained up through the levels from 4 year old Young Horse tests.

    Looking up the levels, hoping to make the Friday night gala evening at Hartpury will be Luke Baber-Davis who earned his spot in the Magic Prix St Georges with Tracy Cooper’s Keystone Drummer boy. The elegant duo impressed the judges to win on a score of 71.93%. Speaking on Facebook Luke said, ‘I could not be happier with Tracy Cooper’s Keystone Drummer Boy winning the Magic PSG Winter Regional Championships he just keeps getting better and better every time we go out. Thank you so much to all my fantastic friends and sponsors and of course Dexter’s Mum Tracy who makes this all possible.’

    British Dressage thanks the team at Merrist Wood for a fantastic Winter Regional Championship show, as well as all sponsors, volunteers and competitors. Congratulations to those who qualified and took part.

    Regional Champions

    KBIS Prelim Silver
    Daisy Mansfield with Rayid Heart Breaker - 71.83%

    Blue Chip Novice Silver
    Frances Morrissey with HH Samba Spring - 69.38%

    Blue Chip Novice Gold
    Dannie Morgan with Headmore Figaro - 72.59%

    Baileys Horse Feeds Novice Freestyle Silver
    Sally Green with Keystone Rhia - 74.07%

    Baileys Horse Feeds Novice Freestyle Gold
    Jezz Palmer with Swanmore Wynte -, 77.22%

    Equi-Trek Elementary Silver
    Joanne Price with Casino Scandal - 74.42%

    Equi-Trek Elementary Gold
    James Burtwell with Verano - 72.18%

    PDS Saddles Elementary Freestyle Silver
    Nicola Byam-Cook with Twyford Salamander - 74.42%

    PDS Saddles Elementary Freestyle Gold
    Joshua Hill with Final Highlight - 75.38%

    Albion Medium Silver
    Patrick Troddyn with Altogether Endeavour - 70.67%

    Albion Medium Gold
    Alice Oppenheimer with Headmore Davina - 76.77%

    Spillers Medium Freestyle Silver
    Christine Cockerton with Evaldo, 74.94%

    Spillers Medium Freestyle Gold
    Alice Oppenheimer with Headmore Davina, 76.77%

    Charles Owen Advanced Medium Silver
    Devon Woodgate with Distaulgold - 69.29%

    Charles Owen Advanced Medium Gold
    Alice Oppenheimer with Headmore Dirubinio - 72.63%

    Nupafeed Advanced Medium Freestyle Silver
    Dannie Morgan with Souther Cross Braemar - 74.44%

    Nupafeed Advanced Medium Freestyle Gold
    Alice Oppenheimer with Headmore Dirubinio - 77.94%

    Magic Prix St Georges Gold
    Luke Baber-Davis with Keystone Drummerboy - 71.93%

    Superflex Intermediate I Gold
    Hannah Biggs with Don Caledonia - 71.36%

    For full results click here.

    Photo c. Alice Oppenheimer Dressage

  8. Ideal Saddles Combined Training: Qualified Competitors

    British Dressage is thrilled to announce the first group of qualified competitors and wild cards for the Ideal Saddles Combined Training Championships.

    The Championship final is taking place on 17 March at Field House EC in Staffordshire.

    Prelim 2 70cm
    Georgina Young with Minuet
    Alice McKinnon with Holcombe Honeymoon
    Sian Lovatt with Barron Top Ziggy
    Amy Wray with Sara
    Olivia Walker wih Qeg Lux
    L Patterson with Dunguaire Fionn McKool
    Claire Pope with Kinclare Lady
    Nicky Butters with Cor Blimey
    Suzanne Ashwell with Rapunzel
    Georgina Kester with Glenvar Star
    Sophia Maston with Solitaire II
    Leah Tolley with Chiquita
    Kery Davidson with Daniki M2S
    Moyra Cassi with Alphie
    Joanna Maclean with Wingspan
    Helen Bennett with Millie IV
    Lilliana Clarke with Magic Marbles
    Lilliana Clarke with Maggie Mae
    Olivia Walker with Equitrek Atom
    Rachel War with Out of the Blue
    Danielle Rhodes with Edelstien of Westoak
    Polly Tucker with Chaceley Bobby

    Prelim 2 70cm WILDCARDS
    Nicky Conway with Samara
    Emma Brewer with Honduras
    Kate Heap with San Francisco PR
    Kim Turner with Blackie

    Prelim 18 80cm
    Katie Davey with Tresorya Carwyn
    George Forest with Ace
    Sue Evans with Golden Manyana
    Alex McNamara with Termon Captain
    Olivia Walker with Qeq Lux
    Olivia Walker with Equitrek Atom
    Rebekah Reay with Saffron
    Kay Armstrong with Topkick Sailormaid
    Suzanne Ashwell with Rapunzel
    Kate Heap with San Francisco PR
    Caroline Saunders with Lenny
    Amelia Day with Darna
    Vicki Glasgow with Templebready Fearless
    Dorothy Dury with Marley
    Georgina Kidner with Royal Spectrum
    Isabella Mathews-Cook with Kas Silvana
    Gracie Catling with Chaseford Chatterbox
    Gracie Catline with Dalyhill Rocker
    Jorden Slack with Farah
    Liz Mansbridge with Newcopse Tigger
    Donna Boyd with Vagabond VD Withoeve Z

    Prelim 18 80cm WILDCARDS
    Davina Oatley with Maisie
    Sophie Marston with Micklekims Secret
    Rachel Sargeant with Dezina Double Dip
    Lisa Dakin with Mr Harry Patch

    Novice 25 90cm
    Nicky Palmer with Penshanha
    Kerry-Ann Dunstan with Hartlyns Connor
    Katie Wray with Boney M
    Rebecca Stead with Knight Light
    C Halsall with Strinesdale Plum Pudding
    B Paterson with Dunguaire Fionn McKool
    Lucy Barker with Tic Tok Teddy
    Rebekah Reay with Saffron
    Myles West with Beltons Darco Deluxe
    Caroline Exley with Copperfield Iris
    Caroline Saunders with Lenny
    Zoe Martin with Cloverview Eddie
    Fiona Quennell with Apache Flash
    Tessa Halsall with Tresaison Hallmark
    Isabelle Mathews-Cook with Kas Silvana
    Sophie Chatwin with Ready Jetset Go
    Teghan Cantrell with Pasnewydd Artie
    Olivia Walker with Equitrek Atom
    Olivia Walker with QEG Lux
    Janet Harrison with R Boycie
    Zoe Symes with Shaw Smartie

    Novice 25 90cm WILDCARDS
    Lisa Dakin with Mr Harry Patch
    Claire Echlin with traq Time
    Georgina Kidner with Dark Diamond
    Rosie Stevens with Van Neolux
    Elise Howard with Just Dilly
    Angela Fitch with Dolino

    Novice 34 100cm
    Katie Davey with Valentine
    Carolyne Richards with I Fly
    J Stewardson with Asblands George
    B Clegg with Libgatespirit
    Lizzie Walker with Dollys Daughter
    Martin Schleicher with Peaceful Jackadandy
    Eleanor Watts with Branna
    Caroline Bell with Troy
    Catherine Rose with Boogie Shoes
    Lucy Anne-James with Zadat
    Lucy Miller-Todd with Nantymyndd Euros
    Tessa Halsall with Tresaison Hallmark
    Rosie Stevens with Van Neolux
    Louise Bradley with My Cordello T
    Lucie Stokes with Dolores 11
    Keri Bates with Airtime
    Janet Clarke with Bright Knight
    Alice James with Nagana Cool Calypso
    Emma Maisey with Bogelys Corporal

    Novice 34 100cm WILDCARDS
    Elise Howard with Just Dilly
    Victoria Kerrison with Laughtons Silver Flash
    Georgina Kidner with Dark Diamond
    Michelle Lowe with Vivendi Noble Cavalier
    Helen Fearn with Spes Addit Or
    E Rarity with Finlows Rendezvous

    Qualifying emails are currently being sent, if you have not received yours by Wednesday 21 February please get in touch with Fixtures Administrator Christina Stuart on 02476 698909 or email

    Please note that a second batch of wildcards will be announced once ALL qualifying competitions are complete, these will be released on the website shortly alongside a full list of qualified combinations.

  9. TGCA Championships - all you need to know

    Open to horses and ponies registered with the Traditional Gypsy Cob Association (TGCA), this championship is becoming more and more popular for owners and riders of this much-loved breed.

    Originally bred by the Romany Gypsy families to pull their wagons across the length and breadth of England and Ireland, the Traditional Gypsy Cob had to be hardy, fearless, intelligent and powerful, yet docile and patient enough for the whole family to handle. These horses were bred for many generations solely in the UK and Ireland for their temperament, stamina, strength and versatility.

    Over the years, they’ve gradually found their way into the hearts of many people who recognise their practicality and no-nonsense approach to life. This lovely temperament, coupled with intelligence and eye catching, active paces makes them a great choice for those wanting an honest, hardworking dressage partner.

    What levels do they run at?

    o Intro
    o Prelim
    o Novice
    o Elementary
    o Medium

    Who can compete?

    o Open to any horse or pony registered with Traditional Gypsy Cob Association (TGCA).
    o At the championship there will be one section for purebreds and one section for Part breds TGCA Horses each level.
    o This is open to current Full and Club members. Those who have never competed BD before are welcome.
    o They’re run under BD/Quest 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?

    BD membership/ registration to qualify:

    Level Horse Rider
    Intro - Prelim Bronze Club/Full/Ticket/Trial Club/Full/Ticket/Trial
    Prelim Silver, Novice and above Full/Ticket/Trial Full/Ticket/Trial

    For the final:
    - All horses and riders must be full BD members.
    - All horses and riders must be registered with TGCA

    How do I qualify?

    o Qualification period is between the 1 December 2017 and 31 August 2018
    o To qualify directly for the final for the championship, horse and rider combinations must achieve three scores of 60% or above, gained between 1 December 2017 and the 31 August 2018.
    o Horse and rider combinations must be eligible for Bronze or Silver sections for the level they wish to qualify in accordance with BD Rules

    Please note: The winning combination at each level at the final will not be eligible for the same level or below in future years and must compete at a higher level.

    What shows can I get my scores at?

    o Scores can be gained in any regular BD affiliated competition or BD Team/My Quest competition. To see a list of competitions please click here
    o 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?

    o Combinations may compete and qualify at different levels but can only compete in two levels/classes at the final.

    How do I know when I have qualified?

    o Once you have achieved your three qualifying scores, you need to register your qualification with BD.
    o Please fill in the qualification form and then send an e-mail to or post to: British Dressage, Meriden Business Park, Copse Drive, Meriden, West Midlands CV5 9RG, stating where and when you achieved your three qualifying scores.
    o You’ll then receive an invitation to the final with all the championships details.

    Where and when is the final?

    o The final will take place at Solihull RC in the West Midlands on Sunday 4 November 2018.

    I still have questions, who should I contact?

    o Christina Stuart at British Dressage: 02476 698909
    o Andrea Betteridge at the Traditional Gypsy Cob Association: 07725 832192

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  10. BD Abroad: Neumünster CDI-W

    The following riders have been selected to represent Great Britain at the FEI World Cup Dressage qualifier in Neumünster, Germany (15 – 18 February 2018).

    Emile Faurie (54) from Milton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire with Elena Knyaginicheva’s Delatio (14yrs, black, stallion, s. De Niro ds. Rubinstein).

    Hayley Watson-Greaves (34) from Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire with her own Rubins Nite (14yrs, black, gelding, s. Rubin Royal ds. Limbo).

    Start lists and results
    Live stream: FEI TV

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