Dressage offers the opportunity for riders to show a judge, parents, friends and helpers what has been achieved during the riding sessions.

It can also help an instructor to set goals, allowing the riders to demonstrate often hidden reservoirs of determination to achieve and can vividly show the benefits of previous instruction. Dressage can be easily linked to the requirements of the National Curriculum.

In this section you will find all the resources and guidance you need to include dressage in your RDA sessions and to enter RDA competitions.

RDA & British Dressage Intellectually Disabled Championships 2019

RDA and British Dressage are once again working together to offer the Intellectual Disability Championships at Solihull Riding Club. In 2019 the competition will be held on Saturday 31st August hosted alongside the Equissage Pulse BD Para Summer Championship.

All riders must have competed at an RDA Regional Qualifier for the RDA National Championships, dates for these can be found here Regional Qualifier Dates

The competition will be run under RDA rules, invited riders will be notified in writing by early July 2019.  Entries will close on 9th August 2019, late entries will not be accepted.  Stabling will be available to book through the venue.

Dressage Anywhere 


The qualifiers for the 2019 RDA Online Dressage Championships are open!

Any RDA rider, graded or ungraded can take part in monthly competition classes with Dressage Anywhere.

Qualifying classes run every month between now and March 2019 and riders just need one score of 60% or above to qualify. We’ve added classes for all different types of rider:

  • Walk only – with or without a leader
  • Intellectual disability – walk and trot
  • Grade 1 to Grade 5.

The Championship Show will be held online during May 2019 and champions from each level will be invited to attend the RDA National Championships at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire to receive their medals and rosettes.

This is great way to introduce dressage to your RDA groups, giving your riders something new to work towards. And it couldn’t be easier to get started. Set up a team for free on Dressage Anywhere, or invite your riders to create individual accounts. Film your rider riding their dressage test and then upload the video for judging.  Each rider receives a scoresheet with marks and comments on their performance, which is downloadable from Dressage Anywhere and there are prizes and rosettes on offer too!

RDA rules apply to the monthly classes and Championships. The Championship qualification is with the rider, so any pony or horse can be ridden in the Championship Show. We’ve made one tweak to the rules this year – riders can qualify for only two grades.












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