Entry Forms & Rules

Entry Forms & Rules for 2018 will be available shortly.

Showing is a new activity within RDA, a progression from the already established Best Turned Out competition held at the RDA National Championships.

Showing teaches you how to put in a performance and accept the judges comments as a positive way to improve.  It is also a great start for a horses education, as it teaches manners and gives exposure to the show environment without the exacting pressure of a dressage test or showjumping.

In addition to the SEIB Search 4 a Star classes that we hold at the RDA National Championships we are looking to increase awareness and make Showing more accessible for all RDA Groups.

Could you be part of our Showing Project Team?

RDA are recruiting a small volunteer project team to develop, raise awareness and deliver showing as an RDA activity.

It is anticipated that there will be around three meetings and it is expected that team members will take away actions from each meeting to work on between meetings. We will be aiming to have the first meeting during January 2019 and work should conclude in September 2019. 

Five volunteers are being sought to join the team, as follows:

  • Two RDA Coaches
  • An RDA Participant
  • Two individuals with experience or expertise in the area of Showing

The team will also include a member of staff from the RDA activities team.

We are looking for people with:

  • Ability to work in a team
  • Experience of the Showing world
  • An interest in supporting the development of RDA at a national level

If you would like to be involved, please contact Sarah Hadley by 13th December 2018

Role Details

Terms of Reference


2018 Showing Championships

Nine immaculately turned out horses and ponies entered the show ring on Thursday 6th September for the final of the SEIB Search 4 a Star RDA Showing Championship at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre, Buckinghamshire.  Each combination then had the opportunity to perform their individual show to the panel of judges Jane Holderness-Roddam, Rob Walker and Tim Price.  The class was judged on 30% conformation, 30% turnout and 40% suitability, manners and way of going.  After each individual show the riders left the arena before returning a short time later as part of the evening performance for the final judging.  

Huge congratulations to Tracy Steel and Johan’s Debut from Tyne & Wear RDA for winning the Championship.

Place Rider Horse Group Region
1st Tracy Steel Johan’s Debut Tyne & Wear North
2nd Isabella Benfield Cookies and Cream Stratford Upon Avon West Mercia
3rd Kayla Pratt Hunky Dory Stokesley Yorks & Cleveland
4th Kassia Dudek-McGee Rio East Liverpool North West
5th Alex Stevens Caplor Hill Billy Ride 2 Achieve West Mercia
6th Lesley Sayers Marieg Victor Ride 2 Achieve West Mercia
7th Phoebe Whitfield Alice Stokesley Yorks & Cleveland
8th Chris Bradley Quintus Cambs College East
9th Karen Dunne Blaze Pendle North West


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