Showing

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

At the 2016 National Championships we piloted a showing demonstration with help from South Essex Insurance Brokers (SEIB) to see if showing has a place within RDA. The demonstration was a complete success and showing is now a growing activity within RDA.  In conjunction with SEIB we have run two successful rounds of qualifiers and Championships, this will continue in 2019, keep an eye on their website by following this link: SEIB Search 4 a Star RDA Showing Championship

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 shadley@rda.org.uk

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Page Last Updated: December 3, 2018