Ackworth & District Riding Club

Ackworth & District Riding Club

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Dressage & Combined Training - Members Only

Our members competitions are suitable for those who would like to have a go, up to our eager competitive champions. The atmosphere is always friendly and supportive and yet the aim for best score remains.

We run two types of competitions, Points League and Stressless , both are for members only.
The Points League is where points are accumulated for your scores over the year (see points table/scores below) but it is run like a normal Dressage Competition. This year the points system has been changed - please read the new rules below! Cost per class £9.50.
Stressless Dressage are competitions throughout the year but they are more relaxed and you can have a go or practice without any need to bath/plait or get dressed up! Cost per class £8.50.

For the 2019/20 season, combinations who have won the ADRC Intro or P level leagues at members’ only competitions in 2019 or the previous 2 years can not do 2 tests at that level competitively. They may enter one class but the second one at the same level would be deemed to be non competitive.

Specific queries please contact: Sheila Rogerson 07780 904857

Stressless Dressage
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 2019 - 2020
 2019 - 2020 Season
 Saturday 28th September 2019 

Class 1 Intro A, Class 2 Intro B

Class 3 Either P7 or P12

Class 4 Either N28 or N30

Class 5 Either P14, N34 or E44

 Saturday 26th October 2019
 Points League
Class 1 Intro B, Class 2 Intro C
Class 3 P 14, Class 4 N 34
Class 5 P 13 or N 27 or E 42
Class 6 E 49
 Saturday 23rd November
 Points League

Class1 Intro A. Class 2 Intro B, 

Class 3 P13, Class 4 N 27, 

Class 5 Pick a test P2, N 24 

Class 6 E 49 

 Saturday 18th January
Points League 

Class1 Intro B. Class 2 Intro C, 

Class 3 P2, Class 4 N 24, 

Class 5 Pick a test P7, N 28 

Class 6 E 42 

 Sunday 16th February
Points League 
 Class1 Intro C. Class 2 Intro A, 

Class 3 P7, Class 4 N 28, 

Class 5 Pick a test P12, N 30 

Class 6 E 44

 Saturday 14th March
Points League 
Class1 Intro C. Class 2 Intro A, 

Class 3 P7, Class 4 N 28, 

Class 5 Pick a test P12, N 30 

Class 6 E 44


Entries close the MONDAY prior to the specific competition. UNLESS the entries become full beforehand. So please enter early to avoid disappointment! 

Online entries close automatically, but we request that paper entries are made well in advance. 

If there is not the minimum of 11 tests entered, then the competition will be cancelled.


'Stressless' Dressage:

A relaxed spin on a normal dressage competition. Correct hats and footwear must be worn, but clothing and plaiting is your choice. Tack must still conform to the usual dressage rules i.e no boots in the ring and correct bits/bridles etc. 

Entry fee is £8.50 / class and the competition will start from 2pm.


We are hoping each member who enters will give a short time on the day to help run your competitions, giving the organisers chance to ride their own horses. Please let me know on your entry form if you are able to help.


Dressage Rules & Points 

Dressage= Highest % wins.

Members will receive points for each competition attended, and rider points will be gained by using your placing in the class - SEE TABLE BELOW. We hope members will come and support it and see that 'Stressage' isn't so bad!

The member’s only days are aimed at all levels to ‘have a go’ and to build on already flourishing dressage careers. The club has made its mark in other disciplines, and are now featuring in dressage & giving others a ‘run for their money’!

The points system for our Dressage Season is shown below.

Each rider will receive 1 point for competing in the class

Additional points are then awarded according to their placing in the class


FIRST...........8 Points

SECOND........6 Points

THIRD...........5 Points

 FOURTH.........4 Points

 FIFTH............3 Points

 SIXTH............2 Points

Combined Training Rules

Combined Training = Jump penalties will be added to dressage penalties…lowest score wins!

Riders must jump either:

65cms with Intro

65cms or 75cms with Intro or a Prelim test

75cms or 85cms with a Novice test 

85cms with an Elementary test

If you are doing multiple dressage tests, please nominate which dressage test you wish to use for your combined score on the entry form.