Showing is a new activity within RDA, a progression from the already established Best Turned Out competition held at the RDA National Championships.

Showing teaches you how to put in a performance and accept the judges comments as a positive way to improve.  It is also a great start for a horses education, as it teaches manners and gives exposure to the show environment without the exacting pressure of a dressage test or showjumping.

In addition to the SEIB Search 4 a Star classes that we hold at the RDA National Championships we are looking to increase awareness and make Showing more accessible for all RDA Groups.

**New for 2019**

In addition to the usual SEIB qualifier at the RDA National Championships we are delighted that SEIB will also be holding a qualifier at TOYS, Onley Equestrian Centre, Rugby CV23 8AJ on 1st August 2019, the following classes will be on offer:

  • Showing Masterclass 
  • RDA Introduction to Dressage Tests 2 & 4
  • Introduction to Showing Class (led & unled)
  • SEIB Search for a Star RDA Championship Qualifier

For further information please see Entry Forms & Rules to the right of this page.


2018 Showing Championships

Nine immaculately turned out horses and ponies entered the show ring on Thursday 6th September for the final of the SEIB Search 4 a Star RDA Showing Championship at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre, Buckinghamshire.  Each combination then had the opportunity to perform their individual show to the panel of judges Jane Holderness-Roddam, Rob Walker and Tim Price.  The class was judged on 30% conformation, 30% turnout and 40% suitability, manners and way of going.  After each individual show the riders left the arena before returning a short time later as part of the evening performance for the final judging.  

Huge congratulations to Tracy Steel and Johan’s Debut from Tyne & Wear RDA for winning the Championship.

Place Rider Horse Group Region
1st Tracy Steel Johan’s Debut Tyne & Wear North
2nd Isabella Benfield Cookies and Cream Stratford Upon Avon West Mercia
3rd Kayla Pratt Hunky Dory Stokesley Yorks & Cleveland
4th Kassia Dudek-McGee Rio East Liverpool North West
5th Alex Stevens Caplor Hill Billy Ride 2 Achieve West Mercia
6th Lesley Sayers Marieg Victor Ride 2 Achieve West Mercia
7th Phoebe Whitfield Alice Stokesley Yorks & Cleveland
8th Chris Bradley Quintus Cambs College East
9th Karen Dunne Blaze Pendle North West


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