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.

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/Detail.aspx?page=Para-Equestrian-Entry-Programme

14th June – Diamond Centre

27th July – Gainfield
5th August – Mid Cheshire RDA
21st August – Scropton
4th October – Unicorn
18th October – Mid Cheshire RDA
26th October – Gainfield
31st January – Diamond Centre
13th March – Unicorn

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/Detail.aspx?page=Para-Intro-Shows or http://schedules.britishdressage.co.uk/default.aspx for schedule information.

3rd June – Duchy College

7th June – East Soley EC
4th July – Cotswold RDA
9th July – College of West Anglia
16th August – Mid Cheshire RDA/New Barn
18th October – Manor Grange Stud
8th November – Unicorn
22nd November – Diamond Centre


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/ 


Last Updated: June 2, 2015