British Riding Club and Interdressage are running an online competition league, covering dressage and a number of other disciplines, over the winter months.
This is open to all BRC Clubs and Riding Club Centres, now with great monthly NAF prizes too.
The League started in October and ends on April 30 2020. It has been designed to encourage more BRC Riding Club and Riding Club Centre members to ‘Give Interdressage a Go,’ by making it possible for you to ride your tests/classes in a relaxed manner from the comfort of familiar surroundings.
It is suitable for absolutely any level of rider, from the true beginner to the more advanced competitor.
All you need is an arena, or fairly flat, marked out field and a friend to film your test, then just upload to YouTube and enter via the Inter-dressage website: www.interdressage.com. It is even possible with a camera and tripod to record your own test.
An Inter-dressage league competitor recording her test. Photo: BRC Inter-dressage
As well as Dressage at various levels, Inter-dressage offers Baroque Dressage, Style Jumping, Ridden and In Hand Showing, plus Practical Horsemanship and Handy Horse classes, and from time to time a number of fun Novelty classes, including a charity Hobby Horse Dressage class.
All the tests are professionally judged, with comprehensive feedback and cost just £12.00 per class to enter. So a huge range of great value classes to have a go at. This year, each month NAF will be awarding the highest placed BRC Interdressage individual competitor with a special prize.
At the end of the League we will be awarding impressive BRC rosettes for the winning Riding Club / Riding Club Centre and a wonderful overall individual prize from sponsor NAF, plus a rosette and sash. In addition the highest placed four winning Club/Centre riders and overall winning individual rider will be invited to lunch and a presentation at the BRC NAF Five Star National Horse Trials Championships, at Swalcliffe Park Equestrian, in August 2020.
All the monthly Interdressage classes also have rosettes up to 10th place, with prize money awarded too, and you could be competing Internationally with riders from all over the World taking part. There is a great social Interdressage Facebook page for any questions or tips and advice.
It really is an ideal way for those not confident enough to go out competing to start competing. Or a great way of trying out a more advanced level, or just to keep practising over the winter months for those more experienced competitors not wanting to venture too far. And the beauty of it all is you can compete when you want, where you want, and you don’t have to be particularly smart or have a super clean horse, absolutely ideal for the winter months.
A short video has been produced showing how to get involved – http://bitly.ws/6rtn
Katrina Hawkridge, Interdressage said:“It is always a pleasure to meet up once a year for the BRC Interdressage League presentation and being able to meet members of the winning Club.
“Feedback for the League and Interdressage, is always so positive and it is heart-warming to hear that Interdressage, after twelve years of offering online video competitions, still continues to encourage and support riders, especially those who are just starting out on their competition path.
“We are lucky to have an excellent team of BD judges and professional coaches to judge our classes and offer feedback for those who need it. Interdressage has developed into a worldwide community without losing the personal touch.”
“Malvern Hills RC has been taking part in the BRC Interdressage League for the past four years. We started off small, with just four members meeting up and having a go at the tests, taking it in turns to film each other and generally just seeing what it is all about. Since then, it’s grown into an important part of our winter schedule, with dedicated filming days each month at our local equestrian centre, ” said Caroline Bates, Malvern Hills Chairman.
Last seasons overall Individual winner Henrietta Senn competed with her horse Bobby. She said:”I started entering Interdressage as I didn’t have the confidence to go out to competitions. With brilliant feedback on the test sheets I have learned so much and now go out competing as well as still doing Interdressage online.”
Interdressage is open to anyone, anywhere and is enjoyed by riders worldwide. All standards of riders are catered for and there is a wide variety of dressage, showing and Baroque style classes to choose from every month.
This innovative format makes it possible for anyone, anywhere to compete from the convenience and familiarity of their own arena, online, via video in monthly competitions.
For more information :Tel: 07900 887527 – www.interdressage.com
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British Riding Clubs (BRC)
BRC is a National Organisation of 480 affiliated Riding Clubs and Riding Club Centres, operating under the umbrella of The British Horse Society. With over 31,000 members of all ages, these clubs span the length and breadth of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, from the Orkneys to the Channel Islands. The aim of BRC is to reach all types of horse/pony and rider, from the dedicated competitor to the recreational rider. Through our network of affiliated riding clubs and riding club centres, we offer a whole range of support and encouragement for our grass roots members, including competitions, lessons, training and social activities, aimed at both junior and senior riders. Riders can also join BRC as an individual member.
The British Horse Society
As the largest equine charity in the UK, The British Horse Society is dedicated to equine welfare, protecting and increasing access to bridleways and equestrian routes, safety for horse and riders, and education. The Society’s thriving and active community of staff and volunteers is committed to improving the lives of horses everywhere.
Interdressage was launched in 2007 by Equine Physiotherapist and Freelance Riding Coach, Karina Hawkridge and British Dressage judge and Equestrian Artist, Glynis Mills. It is the original online dressage and showing competition website. Interdressage is open to anyone, anywhere and is enjoyed by riders worldwide. All standards of riders are catered for and there is a wide variety of dressage, showing and Baroque style classes to choose from every month. This innovative format makes it possible for anyone, anywhere to compete from the convenience and familiarity of their own arena, online, via video in monthly competitions.
Tel: 07900 887527 – www.interdressage.com
Interdressage, Broadacres Stables, The Old Coach Road, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24 8HA.