Dressage – Competition Information


Competition dates for 2022

We're pleased to relaunch Flint & Denbigh Riding Club Dressage competitions on May 22nd, June 19th, July 31st, Sept 18th, Oct 30th and Dec 18th. Since the unfortunate closure of Northop College our exciting new competition venue from July 31st onwards is Hafod Arena, Hafod-y-Green, Trefnant, Denbigh LL16 4UN.

All dressage classes will be competitive and for over 18’s only.  There will be only one league at each level.

All your competition scores will count towards the league but you must have attended at least four competitions over the year to qualify.  If you win the dressage league at a particular level you are expected to move up to the next level. Only the first preliminary test counts towards the league. The annual dressage league runs from January until December each year and there are luxury rosettes to 6th place and trophies for the winners which are presented at the Annual General Meeting in February.  Since January 2020, Clwyd Agricultural have kindly sponsored our dressage competitions.

No instructors, assistants or anyone dismounted are allowed within the warm up arena.  No lunging is permitted and out of consideration for other riders, no coaching from the side-lines. Please note that only the competitor may ride/warm up the horse prior to competing.  Entries close at 5pm the Wednesday preceding the competition. Only withdrawals before closing date will be refunded. Competition times will be available on the website by the Thursday evening.

All  hay-nets to be given in trailer/box only and all droppings cleared.  Test sheets are available to buy on the BD website.

To enter a competition please visit the 'What's On' page and click on the event.