Area 18 Qualifying Competitions

Throughout the year area 18 run competitions that qualify for British Riding Club National Championships. Visit their website for an overview of competitions and previous results.

Overview of Competitions

Combined Training

For teams of 4 riders, the best 3 scores to count and individuals.

Two riders complete a Prelim dressage test and show jump 75 cm.  The other two riders complete a Novice dressage test and show jump 85 cm.

Dressage

Winter and Summer qualifiers, team of 4 riders doing different tests from Intro to Medium.

Dressage to Music

Individual competition from Prelim to Advanced Medium

Horse Trials

For teams of 4 riders, the best 3 scores to count and individuals.

Riders compete in dressage, show jumping and cross country on the same day.  There are four height levels – 80, 90, 100 and 100+.

Arena Eventing

For teams of 4 riders, the best 3 scores count and individuals.

Consists of a course of show jumps immediately followed by a course of cross country fences in the same arena.  The course finishes with a show jump which can be up to 10 cm higher than the rest of the course.  There is a maximum of 20 jumping efforts, 9 show jumping and 10 cross country and the final show jump fence.

Show Jumping

For teams of 4 riders, the best 3 scores to count and individuals.

Riders jump two rounds.  There are four height levels in the winter competitions – 80 (team competition only) 90, 100 and 110.  There are five height levels in the summer competitions – 70, 80, 90, 100 and 110

Style Jumping

Open to teams of 4 and individuals.

Each team consists of two riders jumping a 75 cm course and two riders jumping an 85 cm course.  Riders jump one round and are judged on the style of their riding.  Riders must salute the judge when entering the arena, and then canter a figure of eight.