Winter Dressage Championships – Sunday 9th April 2017

Have you ever wanted to try your hand in a prestiguous dressage championship but been put off by the cost and list of rules!? If you enjoy dressage we hope you will enjoy the Winter Dressage Championships. You do not need to find any specific qualifier venues, simply download our qualifier form and take that along to any dressage event you are competing at. If you attain 60% or higher in any Intro, Prelim or Novice class, send the form in to us with a copy of your test sheet.

Our Championships will be held on Sunday 9th April 2017 at Selston Equestrian Centre, Notts.

All tests and warm-up arenas are on a surface with ample parking and refreshments available.

The Championships are open for any age and placings are separated out between Juniors and Seniors too and this time we will also have separate classes of Natives. Another bonus is that you are not limited to entering the class you qualified in, so offers a worthwhile trip out.

Stunning rosettes to 6th place along with sashes for 1st and 2nd and prizes in kind with mounted prize giving so that you can get dressed up in your whites for your chance to shine!

Qualification is simple, you just need to achieve 60% or higher to qualify for our Championships. 

You can also download the Winter Dressage Qualifiers form and take it along to ANY event running Unaffiliated dressage, even if they are NOT listed below as an Equestrian Life qualifier. 

If you achieve OVER 60% and the Judge/Event Organiser is happy to sign the form you can then forward this back to us.

Download the form equestrian-life-winter-dressage-qualifiers-form-revised

 The Championships will be held at:

Selston Equestrian Centre,

Hill Bank Farm,



NG16 6FJ.




We are delighted to confirm that at this year’s Championships, additional rosettes will be awarded to the highest placed Veteran across all four classes (that’s the horse or pony not the rider!); the highest placed Senior and Junior Side Saddle rider across all four classes and the highest placed Senior and Junior riders on Welsh Ponies / Cobs in each class.

Please note you are NOT restricted to entering the same class you qualified in at the Championships

The Championship Tests for 2017 are as follows :

  • Intro B (2009)
  • Prelim 7 (2002)
  • Novice 27 (2007)
  • Elementary 44 (2002)


Postal and Online entries are now OPEN and close 31st March.

Click Here for Online Entries

Download HERE for Postal Entries : Entry Form – Winter Dressage Championships 2017

Tests are £17 plus £2 First Aid.

We aim to make our Championships very relaxed and informal – there is a mounted prize giving at the end of each class.

Championship Dress Code
Hats – To be up to current safety standard with chin strap
Boots – Black/brown long or jodhpur, gaiters or plain chaps permitted providing they match the colour of the jodhpur boots
Jodhpurs/breeches – Light colour (white, cream or beige)
Jackets – Traditional Style – may be any plain conservative, dark colour
Shirts – Plain colour, with collar. Tie or stock where appropriate
Gloves – Must be worn
Spurs – optional, must be metal, worn correctly 
Whip – optional 
Body protector – optional- over or under jacket