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Membership

Dressage Ireland offers a range of membership options for riders and horses/ponies of all levels:
 

  • Full Riding Members - can gain grading points with their horses and qualify for the Winter Finals and National Championships
  • Trailblazers Membership - aimed at young riders under 21 years of age starting out in dressage
  • Sportsmans Membership - for amateur adult riders
  • General Membership - for horse owners, judges and supporters of Dressage Ireland

 

 

 Type of Membership

 

 

 Criteria

 

 

 Classes

 


Adult Riding Member
 

Rider - €115

Horse/Pony - €35



 

 

 

 

Over 18yrs of age

Category 1 - have never competed above Novice level

Category 2 - have competed at Elementary but never above Medium level

Category 3 - have competed at Advanced Medium & above

Can compete in registered classes at Regional Shows and may compete at the Dressage Ireland Winter Finals and National Championships on obtaining relevant qualifying scores
 

 

 

 

 


Junior Riding Member

Parent or guardian must be registered as a member

Rider - €60

Parent/guardian - €60

Horse/Pony - €35

 

Under 18yrs of age and categorised 1, 2 or 3 as per adult members outlined above

 

 

 

 

As per above &

Category 1 Junior Riders may also participate in Trailblazers classes

If qualified in both registered and Trailblazer classes for Dressage Ireland Winter Finals and National Championships they must choose one or the other
 

Trailblazers Member

Category 0*
 

Rider - €0

Parent/guardian - €60

Horse/Pony - €20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Under 21yrs of age

Have never competed above Novice level

Riders may compete in Junior Trailblazers (12-16yr old) and Senior Trailblazers (16-21yr old)

May only compete and qualify for National competitions in Trailblazer classes

May ride H/Cin Registered Junior Cat 1 classes at Regional shows

*No horse/pony points awarded

 

 

 

Classes at Regional Shows (20x40m tests)

Junior Trailblazers
Under 16yrs before 1st January

Senior Trailblazers
16-21yrs before 1st January
 

May compete at Dressage Ireland Winter Finals and National Championships in Trailblazers classes on obtaining relevant qualifying scores.

At National competitions classes are split into:

- Junior A (under 12yrs)
- Junior B (12-16yrs)
- Senior (16-21yrs)

Winners at National competitions then move on to Junior Cat 1
 

Sportsman Member

Category 0*

 

Rider - €60

Horse/Pony - €20
 

 

 

 

 

 

Over 18yrs of age

May only compete and qualify for National competitions in Sportsmans classes

Professionals/Trainers or members who receive payment for coachign are NOT eligible

Members declaring as Sportsman must remain in this category for the calendar year.

*No horse/pony points awarded

Horses previously registered with Dressage Ireland may only compete at their current level (i.e. within their current points bracket)

Classes at Regional Shows

Preliminary, Novice, Elementary & Medium

Preliminary (20x40m),
Novice, Elementary & Medium (20x40m / 20x60m)

May compete at Dressage Ireland Winter Finals and National Championships in Sportsmans classes on obtaining relevant qualifying scores
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Member

€60
 

Horse Owner, Parent/Guardian,
Judge/Trainee Judge

N/A