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The RDA National Championships is RDA’s flagship event, bringing together in excess of 500 competitors of all abilities in events including Carriage Driving, Countryside Challenge, Dressage, Showjumping, Vaulting and Showing.

Year on year the Championships has grown with 2019 seeing record figures. The RDA National Championships is bigger than the Paralympics and Para World Championships combined. In previous years it has proved a springboard for the Paralympics, with many of the Team GBR riders having competed with us.

The RDA National Championships is held at Hartpury University & Hartpury College in Gloucestershire during July each year. Riders must first qualify at a Regional Qualifier in one of our 18 regions, these usually take place through April & May but do start as early as September the previous year.  Riders from all over the country compete at the Championships and come away with a sense of achievement, great confidence, new friends – not to mention the odd rosette!

2020 Event

Unfortunately this week, due to uncertainty and unease over the spread of Corona Virus, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel Regional Qualifiers and The RDA National Championships that were due to take place from Friday 10th – Sunday 12th July 2020 at Hartpury College.
We have taken a balanced view in light of the fact we have a duty of care to our volunteers, participants and guests and above all it is our priority to ensure their health and wellbeing.

As you will understand this has not been a decision we have taken lightly – especially since this is a significant celebration for RDA and its riders.

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