Dressage offers the opportunity for riders to show a judge, parents, friends and helpers what has been achieved during the riding sessions.
It can also help an instructor to set goals, allowing the riders to demonstrate often hidden reservoirs of determination to achieve and can vividly show the benefits of previous instruction. Dressage can be easily linked to the requirements of the National Curriculum.
In this section you will find all the resources and guidance you need to include dressage in your RDA sessions and to enter RDA competitions.
Dressage Judges Training Day
For Judges, Instructors, Dressage Coordinators & Riders on Sunday 22nd March 2015 at Penniwells RDA Centre, Elstree, WD6 3RG. There is no fee to attend this training day, but please confirm your attendance to Sarah Hadley, at RDA National Office on 01926 405967 or firstname.lastname@example.org Dressage Judges Training Day Programme 2015
Para Rider Development competition set for Scotland
New for this year will be a Scotland round of the Para-Equestrian Rider Development which will take place at Ingliston Country Club, Bishopton, Renfrewshire on Saturday 2 May.
Kindly supported by the Para Dressage Training Trust (PDTT), this inaugural fixture, which is for newcomers to the sport, has been added to the 2015 calendar on top of its equivalent at Solihull in August.
The goal of the day, aside from exposing future pros, is to give developing para riders north of the border a chance to put their skills to the test in a professional yet friendly environment.
For further information please see Para Rider Development Scotland
BEF Para-Equestrian Entry Programme
RDA, British Dressage (BD) and British Equestrian Federation (BEF) are together, bringing Regional Para Dressage training to your local RDA centre!
This training initiative supported by funding from Sport England will offer up to 2 training days a year in five England regions and will be taken by top International coaches. The aim of this is to encourage young riders to make the next steps towards competing in BD Para-Equestrian competitions. These regional training sessions will take place in RDA centres and will offer an opportunity for riders from their own group and local groups to ride on these training days.
For more details please see http://www.bef.co.uk/Para-Equestrian-Entry-Programme/
BD Para Intro Shows
As part of the 2013 – 2017 British Equestrian Federation Excel funding from the National Lottery through Sport England, British Dressage (BD) and British Equestrian Federation (BEF) have developed a new competition series of Para-Equestrian Dressage Competitions.
This series of competitions has been introduced to help “bridge the gap” between competing at RDA level competitions and affiliated BD competitions. The first steps are often the most difficult ones to take and the initiative will help riders to take those steps into the British dressage competition structure.
For further information please see http://www.bef.co.uk/Para-Intro-Shows/ or http://schedules.britishdressage.co.uk/default.aspx for schedule information.
RDA Dressage Anywhere Championship
Do you struggle to get out and compete?
RDA and Dressage Anywhere are continuing working together to increase the opportunities for RDA Riders to compete in Dressage competitions. Simply record your test and send it to Dressage Anywhere… no travelling involved!
Please see this link for more information http://www.dressageanywhere.com/