Dressage – Competition Information


Competition dates for 2024

All 2024 competitions will be held at Northop Equestrian Centre

Sunday 21st January

Sunday 11th February

Sunday 17th March

Sunday 21st April

Sunday 19th May

Sunday 23rd June

Sunday 21st July

Sunday 18th August

Sunday 29th September

Further dates to be posted


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

Competition scores at each level will count towards the league but you must have attended at least four competitions at that level over the year to qualify.  For example, if you enter and attend three competitions at intro level and three at prelim level, you won't qualify for league points. However, if you attend four competitions at prelim level, your scores will qualify for the prelim league.

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.

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 Sunday 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.