Arts & Crafts


Who can enter?

Forming part of the RDA National Championships, the annual Arts & Crafts competition is always an incredibly popular event. Not only does the competition provide a brilliant opportunity for riders, vaulters and carriage drivers to express themselves through art, but also, as it is open to all participants of all ages in RDA, it gives everyone a chance to take part in the RDA National Championships in some way, and to achieve recognition.

We’re always amazed by entrants’ creativity and imagination! As in previous years, we’ll be offering entry classes for both individual and group artwork, and these can be drawings, paintings, collages, sculptures, textile creations and photography.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to involve families, schools, colleges or care centres, too, as participants are welcome to create their artwork at any time – in RDA sessions, in the classroom or at home.

How do groups take part?

We recommend that groups speak with their Regional Chairman as soon as possible for specific dates and deadlines for the regional round of judging, as it will vary from region to region. Please contact RDA National Office on 01926 492915 if you are unsure of who your Regional Chairman is, or how to contact them.

The winners from all classes in the regional rounds will qualify for the finals, which will be judged on Saturday 11th July 2020, at the RDA National Championships at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire. The winners for all Arts & Crafts classes, in places 1st – 6th, will be announced on the same day.

Definition of Artwork Types – coming soon


Page Last Updated: October 16, 2019