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How to compete using a “Class Ticket”. Tried and Tested, Job Done!


Yesterday Horse Scout Blogger spotted that you could get a free class ticket on the British Dressage facebook page but “What are class tickets?”

By buying a class ticket, you can enter one British Dressage class without being a member or having a registered horse. You can use class tickets to compete and will be eligible to win rosettes and prize money, but will not receive BD points or qualification, except for Area Festivals and Combined Training Championships. If a rider using a class ticket wins a qualifier other than those specified above, qualification will pass to the next eligible competitor. You can buy a class ticket from the British Dressage Web site. These are also available in the competition section of this website. You will need to pay the usual class entry fee and abide by British Dressage Rules rules.

British Dressage say: Much more than just a ticket to compete!

If you are already competing in unaffiliated dressage competitions and want to get more involved in this fantastic sport then British Dressage is the place for you! Much more than just a ticket to compete, BD, the National Governing body for the sport in the UK, is a nationwide club for all things dressage, offering training, competitions, information and social opportunities for all. Your horse can earn nationally recognised BD points and you can qualify to take part in prestigious Championships or Festivals.

Most of all affiliated dressage is accessible. Complete competition schedules and lists of training days arrive on your doormat every two months as part of BD magazine. The BD website also carries this vital information (and much more!), and staff at the BD office are on hand during office hours to answer any queries you have. From where to go and what to wear, to competing internationally and representing your country – British Dressage is working to help you get the most out of your sport.

Getting Started

All affiliated shows are open to the public and the major championships are excellent opportunities to see the best at all levels and particularly the nation’s dressage celebrities competing for prestigious national titles. You may also want to go along to your local affiliated venue to check out the facilities and the competition!

You can get a taste for affiliated competition without becoming a full BD member by using class tickets available through the BD shop or by entering Prelim classes.

Class tickets cost £8 each and each ticket allows you to enter one affiliated dressage class without being a member or having your horse registered. You can win rosettes and prize money but you will not receive BD points or any qualifications. You can also use Class Tickets to gain the score sheets needed to qualify to enter an Area Festival.

More information about class tickets here

Lets Shout about – RoR Eventing Series – Horsescout has a perfect candidate for the series


RoR supports the retraining of racehorses and there are several Eventing Series.  The RoR Elite Eventing Performance Award in association with British Eventing, the RoR/NTF Retrained Racehorse Event Championship, and the new RoR Grassroots Eventing Series.

Horse Scout has a perfect home-bred ex racehorse candidate for the RoR Eventing Series for sale in Ringwood. Malenfant – £10,000 He has a proven track record: 3rd Larkhill BE100 7th Goring Heath 100. His advert says he is easy to do in all ways, Snaffle Mouth. No Vices. Real Amateurs Dream. Perfect for Grassroots Championships etc

Overview or the RoR Eventing Series

All horses must be registered with RoR and have raced in GB.  Riders also need to register with BE.  A rider does not need to become a full BE member to start with as they are allowed to run on 4 Rider Day Passes per year, after this riders will have to become a BE member. Horses can run on as many Horse Day Passes as required throughout the year.

RoR Grassroots Eventing Series – New for 2015

Former racehorses registered with RoR and raced in GB can qualify for the RoR BE Grassroots Finals in any BE90 or BE100 section throughout the country.  The final will be held at Upton on Thursday 16th July, in two sections, BE90 and BE100 and will both be at Open Classes.

To qualify for the finals, horse and rider combinations must finish within the top 50% of their section with a clear cross country round and less than 16 show jumping faults.

RoR Elite Eventing Performance Award 2015, in association with British Eventing (BE), will offer a first prize of £2,500 and a second prize of £500.

To encourage competition, all previous winners (1st placed horses) will no longer be eligible to win 1st place in the same competition in subsequent years.

Points will be accumulated by British Eventing from their tables for the 2015 season starting in pre-novice BE100 up to advanced, and will be awarded from 1st to 6th place.

To enter for the award, owners or riders simply have to register their horses with RoR and BE (using their racing name please). Provided the horse is eligible, the points will accumulate automatically through the year.

The RoR Retrained Racehorse Event Championship is sponsored by the National Trainers Federation (NTF) and held at Barbury.  All horses must be registered with RoR and have raced in GB.

The Championship is open to any grade of horse and will run as an IN on a specific day during Barbury which takes place from 9th to 12th July 2015.  Entries will be accepted on a first come first accepted basis.  The top 10 will be invited to show jump again on Sunday 12th July for the top money.  Together the sponsors have put up a £6,000 prize-fund for the final.

Contact Barbury Castle at E: holly@barburyhorsetrials.co.uk, T: 01672 516125, W: www.barburyhorsetrials.co.uk

FEI and grooms


The FEI recognises the crucial role that grooms play

To view the Horse Scout Grooms click here

The FEI Awards put a spotlight on the men, women, young people and organisations that are making an outstanding contribution to the progress and excellence of equestrian sport – in or out of the arena.

Long-standing groom Jackie Potts (pictured) has been rewarded for years of hard work with the best groom award at the FEI’s awards on Sunday (14 December).

She has been William Fox-Pitt’s right hand woman for 22 years. Jackie is one of the most well respected grooms on the circuit. She has groomed at 4 Olympic Games, 4 World Equestrian Games and 8 European Championships on top of countless 3 day events around the world. Jackie is the consummate professional, managing all aspects of William’s yard and horses from training to veterinary care. Her extensive knowledge of horse management and training means her advice is often sought from other grooms as well the management at Team GB.

Jackie, who had swapped he normal jeans and polo for an elegant black dress for the Gala Awards said “It is so exciting and an absolute privilege,” and in acknowledgement to all those thousands of grooms who work tirelessly in support of the horse world aid. “I feel like I am accepting this award on behalf of all other grooms, who are so hardworking and equally deserving.”

Other winners where: World Jumping champion Jeroen Dubbeldam (NED) for the Reem Acra Best Athlete Award.  The Longines Rising Star Award was awarded to Vaulter Lambert Leclezio (MRI), and the FEI Solidarity prize went to the equine therapy centre Equal Ark (SIN) with the final award called “Against All Odds” being awarded to Para-Equestrian Dressage athlete Sydney Collier (USA) with her service dog Journey