Dressage

Pure dressage is almost the only discipline within the pony club in which a member may compete at Area and championship level, at any age, without first passing their C test. In all other disciplines, except mounted games, you must have passed C test in order to compete once you reach 15 years of age on the 1stof January. Dressage is simply good schooling and flatwork and is the basis for success in all other disciplines. A dressage test is no more than a series of school movements carried out in a set order and within a designated space.

Correct tack and rider turnout are listed on the current tack sheet. Always make sure you have the up to date sheet as permitted tack for dressage is frequently changed. Ponies must be at least 5 years old in order to compete.

Category

Age

Teams

(3/4)

Under 21

Individual

Under 23

U12 & novice

Area comp only

Under 23

 

The qualifiers are held in July, the championship is at the IPC Festival, which is usually late July or the very start of August.

In order for a team to qualify for the championship 3 of its riders must have scored a minimum of 50% each of the available marks and must have come 1st or 2nd at their area qualifier. The teams compete for the ‘Bill Fisk Memorial Trophy’.

‘The Ronan Cup’ is awarded to the rider of the horse over 148cm obtaining the highest score at the championship. It is open to all competitors in the team competition and any individuals who are under 21 on 1st January.

‘The Cossack Cup’ is awarded to the rider of the pony not exceeding 148cm, obtaining the highest score at the championship. Open to all competitors in the team competition and any individuals who are under 21 on 1st January.

The ‘Junior Dressage Trophy’ is awarded to the top scoring rider who is under 15 years on 1st January and rides a horse over 148cm.

A full copy of the current IPC Dressage Rules is available online, and is recommended reading for anyone thinking of taking part.

 

Advertisements