EVENTS

We are planning to run some more events (Covid restrictions allowing), so please make sure you keep checking our Facebook page as well as the website.

Unaffiliated Dressage Series

Our unaffiliated dressage series that ran over the Summer was a great success.

Once an event has been organised you will be able to make entries here.

All 1st and 2nd placings with a score over 60.00% will qualify for the Championship.

Qualification will be passed down if those placed 1st or 2nd have already qualified for the championship.

Classes are split into Senior & Junior.

Points are awarded based on placing as follows:

1st place = 6 points, 2nd place = 5 points,                  3rd place = 4 points, 4th place = 3 points,                   5th place = 2 points, 6th place = 1 point

Followed by additional points for the percentage achieved in accordance with the scales below:

60.00 – 61.99% 1 point

62.00 – 63.99% 2 points

64.00 – 65.99% 3 points

66.00 – 67.99% 4 points

68.00 – 69.99% 5 points

70.00 – 71.99% 6 points

72.00% and above 7 points

Entries Close the Tuesday before the event date. Times posted the Friday before the event.

Please note if you wish to have a member of Washington Riding Centre Staff call your test out for you, this can be booked via Equoevents at the time of entry or can be done when declaring your arrival and THE £2 FEEPAID IN CASH to the Secretary.

Our unaffiliated series is ran under BD rules and where possible we use BD registered Judges or trainee judges with a wealth of experience.

Rules and Information for Washington Riding Centre Unaffiliated Dressage Series (revised and updated October 2020)

CONDITIONS OF ENTRYBy entering you are deemed to have agreed to the following:

  • Smoking and dogs are prohibited within the grounds. A smoking point is by the double gates at the entrance only and please use bins provided.
  • All 1st and 2nd placings and relevant scores will qualify for the Championships in each Section. Classes are split into Junior and Senior sections. Qualification is passed down if those placed 1st or 2nd have already qualified for our inhouse championship.
  • Any horse and rider combination who have won a points series or a championship test at Washington Riding Centre are not eligible to gain points at the same level or below for future series or to compete in a championship class at that level or below also. They can compete at the same level during the series but are not eligible for points or to qualify for the championship.
  • For a championship class to go ahead there much be a minimum of 3 competitors entered.
  • If you wish to have a member of Washington Riding Centre Staff call your test out for you, this can be booked via Equoevents at the time of entry or can be done when declaring your arrival and THE £2 fee PAID IN CASH to the Secretary.
  • If due to unforeseen circumstances Washington Riding Centre cancel an event, entries will be carried forward to the next competition. NO REFUNDS GIVEN.
  • Should due to extreme circumstances a competitor cannot make an event the entries will only be carried forward 1 time to the next competition and Washington Riding Centre must be informed a minimum 48 hours before the event. Otherwise the entry will be lost. NO REFUNDS GIVEN.
  • Junior competitors are 16 years and under. Senior competitors are 17years and over. If a junior is 16 years old and competes in the first competition of a series and is to turn 17years old mid-way through a series, they will continue to compete as a junior for that series.
  • All competitions run under BD Rules including competitor dress, saddlery and tack.
  • All persons enter the show and its grounds at their own risk & Washington Riding Centre Equestrian accept no responsibility for injury, accident, or loss.
  • The organisers reserve the right to ask any competitor to leave the arena if they feel any animal is unfit to compete or being unfairly treated.
  • The organisers will not be responsible for any loss, damage or injury to persons, animals or property.
  • All persons must be vigilant of vehicles and animals moving round the show area and should abide by the spectator/horse only zones and prohibited areas at all time.
  • Horses/ponies must be supervised at all times. Horses/ponies MUST NOT be left tied to vehicles including horseboxes unattended.
  • Rubbish must be placed in the bins provided or removed from the show ground.
  • Vehicles must not be mucked out on the show ground or any part of the facility.
  • It is compulsory for horses to have Public Liability Insurance.
  • Any person behaving inappropriately will be asked to leave and will be disqualified.
  • Children under the age of 16 years must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • THE JUDGE’S DECISION IS FINAL. Anyone acting discourteously to any judge/steward/organiser will be asked to leave the grounds.
  • Vehicles including trailers parked on the premises are left entirely at the owner’s risk.
  • All horses entered must be of good health and have appropriate up to date vaccinations and worm control to prevent any risk to other horses.
  • All travelling horses and ponies must have a valid passport with them. All horses must be fully vaccinated.
  • All horses/ponies competing in ridden classes to be 4 years old or over.
  • It is the responsibility of the competitors to be at the arena on time. Late arrivals may forfeit their chance to compete.
  • No person will enter the arena unless required to do so to compete or at the specific request of the judge.
  • All persons must be vigilant of vehicles and animals moving round the show area and should abide by the spectator/horse only zones and prohibited areas at all time.
  • All competitors should consider carefully the classes they enter. No refunds/swap of classes will be given under any circumstances whatsoever.
  • Any complaints must be lodged, in writing, with the show secretary within 30 minutes of the close of the class. A deposit of £30 must be left which will be returned if the complaint is upheld.