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National Dressage Championships 2020

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th September 2020

Cavan Equestrian Centre, Latt, Co. Cavan

 

DINCH Classes:

Class   Level Test 1 Test 2
1 Junior Preliminary Category 1 DI 8 (2012) BD 19 (2008/2016)
2 Preliminary Category 1 DI 8 (2012) BD 19 (2008/2016)
3 Preliminary Category 2 DI 8 (2012) BD 19 (2008/2016)
4 Preliminary Category 3 DI 8 (2012) BD 19 (2008/2016)
5 Junior Novice Category 1 BD 23 (2012) BD 38 (2005)
6 Novice Category 1 BD 23 (2012) BD 38 (2005)
7 Novice Category 2 BD 23 (2012) BD 38 (2005)
8 Novice Category 3 BD 23 (2012) BD 38 (2005)
9 Elementary Category 2 DI E55 (2013) BD 50 (2010)
10 Elementary Category 3 DI E55 (2013) BD 50 (2010)
11 Medium Category 2 BD 73 (2007) DI 67 (2015)
12 Medium Category 3 BD 73 (2007) DI 67 (2015)
13 FEI Pony FEI Pony Team (2012/2018) FEI Pony Individual (2012/2018)
14 Advanced Medium BD 98 (2002) FEI Junior Individual (2009/2018)
15 Advanced BD 101 (2019)  
16 Prix St Georges FEI Prix St Georges (2009/2018)  
17 Intermédiaire I Intermediate I FEI (2009/2018)  
18 Intermédiaire II Intermediate II FEI (2009/2018)  
19 Grand Prix Grand Prix FEI (2009/2018)  
20 Young Horse 4yr old - FEI FEI Young Horse test 4yr old  
21 Young Horse 5yr old - FEI FEI Young Horse test 4yr old  
22 Novice Freestyle BD Novice Freestyle (2019)  
23 Elementary Freestyle BD Elementary Freestyle (2019)  
24 Medium Freestyle BD Medium Freestyle (2016)  
25 FEI Pony Freestyle FEI Pony Freestyle Test (2009/2017)  
26 Advanced Medium Freestyle BD Advanced Medium Freestyle (2016)  
27 Prix St George Freestyle FEI Young Riders / PSG Freestyle (2009/2017)  
28 Grand Prix Kür FEI Grand Prix Freestyle (2009/2017)  
29 Mini Trailblazers Preliminary (under 12) BD INTRODUCTORY TEST A(2008)  
30 Junior Trailblazers Preliminary (under 12)   DI Introductory Test C (2017)  
31 Junior Trailblazers Preliminary (12-16) BD P14 (2006)  
32 Senior Trailblazers Preliminary(16-21) DI P14 (2006)  
33 Junior Trailblazers Novice BD 24 (2010)  
34 Senior Trailblazers Novice BD 24 (2010)  
35 Sportsmans Preliminary DI P14 (2006)  
36 Sportsmans Novice BD 24 (2010)  
37 Sportsmans Elementary BD 50 (2010)  
38 Sportsmans Medium DI 67 (2015)  
39 Para Equestrian Classes on request  

General Information

A horse may only be ridden by one rider at the Championships.

A horse may only compete in three tests on any day.

Horses and riders must be registered with Dressage Ireland before the closing date of entry to any Regional Show in order to be eligible for qualifying scores

All qualification scores must be gained under a suitably listed Dressage Ireland judge at Dressage Ireland shows.

It is the responsibility of the rider to ensure that their horse is within the correct grading bracket when gaining qualifying scores.

 

Entries

Entries for the National Championships 2020 will open on 20th July 2020 and close on the 10th August 2020. No late entries will be accepted.

Entry fees:

Classes 1 - 14 & Class 39 €75

Classes 15 - 28 €40

Classes 29 - 38 €35

Qualifications Entries

Qualifying scores will be accepted from the 6th April 2020 up to and including the 23rd August 2020. Entries made by those pending their final qualification scores will be accepted once entries are made by the closing date of the 10th August 2020. Should an entrant not attain the necessary qualifying scores by the 23rd August 2020, their entry fees will be refunded.

Preliminary, Novice, Elementary, Medium and FEI Pony Championships

To participate in Preliminary, Novice, Elementary and Medium Championships, competitors must have achieved a qualifying standard of 64% on three occasions between 6th April 2020 and the 23rd August 2020

Classes 1 and 5 are for Junior Category 1 Members only.

Rider and horse combinations must have gained at least one qualification score in a Championship test from Classes 1-12 above.

Two qualifying scores at the same level may be obtained at the same show as long the two tests are judged by different Judges.

Pony Riders with qualifying scores obtained in FEI Pony Classes are also eligible to enter the Medium Championships.

Please note: Scores obtained in the following Preliminary tests will NOT count towards qualifying scores: BD1 (2006), BD2 (2016), BD7 (2002/2016).

Advanced Medium and Above Championships

A horse may only be ridden by one rider at the Championships.

To participate in Advanced Medium - PSG Championships, competitors must have achieved a qualifying standard of 63% twice between 6th April 2020 and the 23rd August 2020.

Irish based rider and horse combinations must have gained at least one qualification score in Ireland during the qualification period. Other qualification scores may have been gained abroad.

Irish Riders based overseas must have three qualifying scores from three separate shows within the same timeframe.

For Intermédiaire I - Grand Prix, competitors must have achieved a qualifying standard of 63% once between 6th April 2020 and the 23rd August 2020.

Please note that a qualification score at Intermédiaire I level gives you one of your two qualification scores for PSG while a qualification score at Grand Prix gives you qualification for Intermédiaire II.

Sportsmans Championships

To participate in Sportsmans classes, competitors must have achieved a qualifying standard of 63% three times in Sportsman classes between the 6th April 2020 and the 23rd August 2020.

Trailblazers Championships

To participate in Mini, Junior and Senior Trailblazers classes, competitors must have achieved a qualifying standard of 63% three times in Trailblazer classes, between 6th April 2020 and the 23rd August 2020.

The Junior Trailblazers Preliminary class will be split into two sections:

  • Junior Trailblazers Preliminary A is for riders under 12 years of age (as of the 1st January 2020).
  • Junior Trailblazers Preliminary B is for riders aged 12-16 years (as of the 1st January 2020).

Please note: Trailblazer members may only compete and qualify for National Competitions in Trailblazer classes. If the rider is qualified for National Competitions in both Trailblazer and regular Championship classes, they may not compete in both Championships – they must choose one or the other.

Trailblazers may carry a whip and have their tests commanded (called out). Trailblazers are not allowed to wear spurs.

Freestyle to Music Championships

Qualification is required as set out above for Novice, Elementary, Medium, Advanced Medium. For example, to compete in the Elementary Freestyle to Music competitors must attain the required qualification for the Elementary Championship.

Competitors are asked to provide their music to the organisers when collecting their bridle numbers to ensure adequate time for sound checks.

Please note that music must be supplied on a CD and a copy CD.

It is the responsibility of competitors to ensure that both their chosen music CDs are handed to the show secretary on time and collected after the completion of the classes.

Dressage Ireland does not accept any responsibility for loss or damage to CDs.