Welcome to our BD Affiliated Competition & GBPRE Championship Show Site. Here you will find all you need to know about the show. There’s a lot of information here and to help you, this page will guide you through the important what you need to know before the show type of information.
See the tabs on this page for pre-show information, entering the show etc., and a map of the venue.
The main show menu itself (see link above) contains more detailed information e.g. schedule, timeline, class info, rules & regulations, showing guides etc.
The GBPRE National Championships Show is held at Hartpury Arena at the Hartpury Equestrian College in Gloucestershire, over 3 days in end July/beginning August (Friday, Saturday & Sunday).
A huge, international venue with several indoor and outdoor arenas, stabling for in excess of 150 horses and accommodation on the adjacent campus. It’s an ideal host for our annual show which attracts PRE enthusiasts, breeders, handlers and riders of all levels, from across Europe.
Of course with qualifiers for the ANCCE International Championships, there are some classes that are exclusively for pure-bred PREs, but we also welcome PRE Fusions (part-bred PREs) and Portuguese Lusitanos, and have a number of classes for each, as well as fun events such as agility and parade. The COPA classes are open to all breeds and are a part qualifier for SICAB.
We welcome competitors that are just entering the BD Affiliated Competition to arrive on the Friday from midday, in order to get stabled and settled for the BD classes on the Saturday. Those just entering the main GBPRE Championship Show and ANCCE classes can arrive from 1pm on the Thursday.
Please note that those entering the ANCCE classes must arrive on the Thursday from 1pm and cannot leave until after the special awards on the Saturday night.
On the Saturday evening we host an arena-side Spanish-themed tapas or paella dinner which will include a meal & wine and will be a great opportunity to socialise and watch the dressage to music and stallion display. Complimentary tickets should be booked in advance when entering the show. Please book this, as it is subject to numbers. For more information, take a look at the show schedule and timeline by following the menu links above, as well as the on-line booking tab, where you can enter classes, reserve stabling and accommodation.
The show menu (above) also has all the information you should need in regards to tests, rules and entry requirements.
NB: ANCCE Section 15 for Geldings 4+ is not a qualifying class for SICAB, but will be judged as per the other sections.
Entries normally open on 1 April each year and the closing date for show entries is normally 30 June each year. This is subject to change. Entries received after the closing date are allowed, but will not be included in the show catalogue and are also subject to a late entry fee of £10, so make sure you get your entries in before the closing date!
New for 2022, GBPRE is using Horse Monkey to manage our competitive events. Designed by equestrians, for equestrians, we hope the new entry system will prove simple and straightforward for you to use and us to manage! As with all new things, there may be some teething problems to begin with, but we are here to help, so please do contact us if you need to.
Links to the Breed Show and BD on the Horse Monkey website can be found above and on the main show page. If you prefer to use your phone, Horse Monkey has an App that you can download from the Apple Store or Google Play. This will be useful at the show as you will be able to easily keep up to date with class results as they are published.
You will first need to sign-up for an athlete account. Before you enter the show, please spend some time completing your profile and creating the riders and horses that will be competing. This will save you a lot of time during the entry and checkout process ! Some fields are mandatory, but you are encouraged to fill in as much as possible anyway.
Please note, that if you as the account holder are competing as a handler/rider, you will also need to create yourself as a rider.
Once your account is created, you will notice a bell icon at the top right of the screen. Click on this for the Help menu. From the Help menu, click on the search box to reveal a list of help topics such as:
and more !
We have prepared a Beginner’s Guide to the Show a link to which can be found above and on the Main Show Menu page (see above link). A Guide to Entering the Show is currently being finalised and will be available on the main show page shortly.
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