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How to Join

APPLICATION FORMS

Please complete in full the "Membership Form" and the "Horse Registration Form". These can be found at the bottom of this page or on the Dressage Ireland Shop page when purchasing your membership.

Due to GDPR regulations these forms are not online forms; they must be printed and signed.
You then have 2 options to submit your application: 

  1. Scan the fully completed application forms and all supporting documentation (ensuring scans are clearly legible and complete) and email them to the office at admin@dressageireland.ie.
  2. Post the fully completed application forms and photocopies of all supporting documentation (ensuring photocopies are clearly legible and complete) to the office at:

    Dressage Ireland,
    c/o GT Electric,
    Main Street,
    Cavan, H12 W592.

 

Please note: 

  • You must declare the region you wish to join on the membership form. If no region is declared, the office will decide the region going by your address. Members may only join one region and cannot change regions within the year of membership, running from January to December.
  • A Junior Member cannot register a horse/pony in their name. The horse/pony must registered by an Adult Member (over 18 years of age).
  • All correct supporting documentation must be supplied regarding the horse/pony - please refer to the "Horse Registration" page here for full details. 
  • Your membership will not be processed until all completed forms, correct supporting documentation and payment have been received.
  • Please allow a minimum of a week for your application to be processed. You will not be able to enter any shows until your membership application has been fully processed.

 

PAY FOR MEMBERSHIP

To purchase your Dressage Ireland membership, please click on the "Join Now" tab on the previous page or click here.
Alternatively, please send a cheque or postal order for the correct amount to the Dressage Ireland Office at the above address. 

 

MEMBERSHIP FEES

For an overview of the membership categories and fees, please return to the Membership homepage here or visit the Dressage Ireland Shop here.

*** DISCOUNTS ***

  • First year registration of a pure bred Irish Draught, Connemara Pony, Irish Thoroughbred or Kerry Bog Pony is free of charge! To avail of this offer, please include a copy of the passport (clearly legible and complete photocopy or scan) along with the completed Horse Registration Form when registering the horse/pony. 
  • If registering as a Trailblazer or Sportsman, the horse/pony registration fee is reduced from €35 to €20. This discount has already been applied to the Trailblazer/Sportsman Membership cost. 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

 

Full Riding Member (18 or over on 1st January 2019):

If you wish to compete at Dressage Ireland competitions, be eligible to qualify for Winter Finals and National Championships and/or partake in training you must choose the Full Riding Member option and register your horse/pony.

Junior Member (under 18 years on the 1st January 2019)

It is a prerequisite of a Junior Membership that their parent or legal guardian is a member of Dressage Ireland.
If a Junior Member wishes to compete at Dressage Ireland competitions, be eligible to qualify for Winter Finals and National Championships their horse/pony must also be registered. Horses/ponies for Junior Members need to be registered by an Adult Member (18 years or over).

Trailblazers *NEW FOR 2019*:

Trailblazers membership is available to riders under the age of 21 who have never ridden above Novice level at Dressage Ireland Shows. Riders may compete in Junior Trailblazers (under 16yrs) and Senior Trailblazers (16-21yrs) classes at Regional Shows and may compete at National competitions in Trailblazer classes should they achieve the qualification criteria. Trailblazers members may also ride in the unregistered section in regular ‘adult’ classes at Regional shows. No horse/pony points awarded.

Sportsmans *NEW FOR 2019*:

Sportsmans membership is available to riders over the age of 21 who have never ridden above Novice level at Dressage Ireland Shows. Riders may compete in Sportsman classes at Regional Shows and may compete at National competitions in Sportsman classes should they achieve the qualification criteria. Sportsman members may also ride in the unregistered section in regular ‘adult’ classes at Regional shows. No horse/pony points awarded.

Judges:

If you wish to be a registered judge or trainee judge you must be a Member. Judges who also wish to ride at Dressage Ireland competitions should choose the Full Riding Member option.