Entry Forms & Rules

Entry Forms & Rules for 2018 will be available shortly.

Showing is a completely new activity in RDA with it being a progression from the already established Best Turned Out competition at the National Championships.

Showing is about making a horse look beautiful, elegant and obedient. It teaches great attention to detail, builds confidence and character. It teaches you how to ride, put in a performance as well as how to be judged and accept criticism without being defeated by it. Showing can become addictive and tremendous fun! It’s also a great start for a horse’s education, teaching them manners and exposing them to the show environment without the exacting pressure of going a dressage test or show jumping round.




2018 RDA SEIB Showing Championships

The classes are open to any rider registered with an RDA center who can walk and trot independently. They will be asked to ride around together and then give a short show that can include canter but it is not necessary. Any type of horse is able to compete and the class will be judged on its conformation, turnout, suitability, manners and way of going. 

Riders should be neatly turned out, clean and tidy but tack and saddlery suitable for the rider not show ring will be encouraged. 


After the success of our first year for RDA SFAS Showing we are pleased to announce that we are able to hold more qualifiers this year:

15th April
Osbaldeston Equestrian Centre
Blackburn BB2 7LZ
Tel 01254 813159

Closing date for entries 3rd  April
Late entry closing date 12th April*

20th May
Stretcholt Equestrian Centre
Tel: 01278 683312

Closing date for entries 8th May
Late entry closing date 17th May*

10th June
Bury Farm Equestrian
Slapton, Leighton Buzzard
Buckinghamshire LU7 9BT
Tel 01525 222114

Closing date for entries 29th May
Late entry closing date 7th June*

8th July 
Alnwick Ford Equestrian
Near Morpeth
Northumberland  NE65 8EQ,
Tel: 07742171060

Closing date for entries 26th June
Late entry closing date 5th July*

13th July
RDA National Championships
Start time to be confi rmed
Hartpury College
Hartpury House
Gloucester   GL19 3BE

Closing date for entries 13th June

5th August 
Vale View Equestrian Centre
Old Dalby
Melton Mowbray
Leicestershire LE14 3LX
Tel: 01664 823739

Closing date for entries 24th July
Late entry closing date  2nd August*

* late entry fees apply.

Please regularly check the SEIB Search 4 a Star website for any changes.


2017 RDA SEIB Showing Championships 

On Thursday 7th September, 8 riders from across the UK travelled to The British Show Horse Association Championships which was being held at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre, Buckinghamshire for the first SEIB RDA Showing Championship Class. All 8 riders had successfully competed against hot competition at 3 of the qualifier venues, Osbaldeston, Vale View & Hartpury. Competition organisers invited 3 new judges to put our finalist through their paces, which included a familiar face in Jane Holderness-Roddam.

A huge congratulations to Kathryn Wheelock from Otley & District RDA on Westpoint First of Many for taking 1st place.

1st Kathryn Wheelock

Huge congratulations to all the competitors all the competitors in the 2017 series and good luck to those competing in 2018! 


Page Last Updated: March 13, 2018