This is open to existing BD/Team Quest members or anyone who has never competed BD before who has a pure or part bred PRE registered with ANCCE.
They are run under BD/TQ rules and combinations must be eligible for the level at which they wish to compete.
Only Bronze & Silver riders are eligible.
Who do I need to be a member of to be able to qualify?
To qualify for The GBPRE Spanish Horse Championships, riders need to be a minimum of an associate member on an associate horse with BD (both free of charge). All horses must also be registered with the Great Britain Pura Raza Espanola (GBPRE). All Riders and Owners must be members of GBPRE. This allows the combination to compete at prelim level. Novice and above will require class tickets to compete unless you are a full BD member. BD will provide three free class tickets to anyone who is not a full member who would like to try and qualify.
For the Final, riders need to be a full BD member on an associate (free) horse with BD.
How do I qualify?
Qualification period is between the 1 January 2016 and 30 September 2016.
A horse and rider combination just need to achieve three scores at 60% or above in regular BD or Quest competitions at the level they wish to compete at.
All horses and riders must be eligible for Bronze or Silver at the level they wish to qualify in accordance with BD rules.
By achieving the three scores this gives direct qualification to the championships.
Score sheets from Area Festivals, Regionals, Championships, Team Quest Regional or National Final may not be used towards qualification.
Can I compete at different levels?
Combinations may compete and qualify at different levels but can only compete in two levels/Classes at the final.
How to do I know when I have qualified?
Once you have achieved your three qualifying scores, you need to log that you are qualified with BD.
Please send an e-mail to Karen.Beaumont@britishdressage.co.uk or a letter to Karen Beaumont, British Dressage, Meriden Business Park, Copse Drive, Meriden, West Midlands, CV5 9RG, stating where and when you achieved your three scores to qualify.
You will then receive an invitation to the final after the qualifying period has ended.