Ackworth & District Riding Club

Ackworth & District Riding Club

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Members Dressage & Combined Training

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 competitions.  Both are members only competitions and The Points League is where you accumulate points for your scores over the year (see points table/scores below) and is run like a normal Dressage Competition, and then we do a few Stressless Dressage competitions throughout the year where you can come and relax and have a go or practice without any need to bath/plait or get dressed up!

Specific queries please contact: Sheila Rogerson 07780 904857

Stressless Dressage
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Friday 1st December 2017
Moorhouse Equestrian Centre from 3pm

Class1 Intro C, Class 2 Intro A, Class 3 P1, Class 4 N27, 

Class 5 Pick a Test P2, N 34 or E 44

Saturday 20 Januay 2018
Points League
Moorhouse Equestrian Centre
Class 1 Intro A, Class 2 Intro B, Class 3 P2, Class 4 N34,
Class 5 Pick a Test P13, N28 or E50.
Saturday 03 March 2018
NEW DATE:  24th March
Points League
Moorhouse Equestrian Centre 
Class 1 Intro B, Class 2 Intro C, Class 3 P13, Class 4 N28, 
Class 5 Pick a Test P18, N30 or E50.
Saturday 24 March 2018
Points League 
Moorhouse Equestrian Centre
Class 1 Intro B, Class 2 Intro C,
Class 3 P13, Class 4 N28, 
Class 5 Pick a Test P18, N30 or E50.
Saturday 14 April 2018
Points League 
 Wakefield RDA
Class 1 Intro C, Class 2 Intro A,
Class 3 P18, Class 4 Nov 30,
Class 5 Pick a test P12, Nov 24 or E 50
 Saturday 5 May 2018
Points League 
Darrington Equestrian Centre
Class 1 Intro A, Class 2 Intro B,  
Class 3 P12, Class 4 Nov 27,
Class 5 Pick a test P13, Nov 23 or E 45.
 Sunday 24 June 2018
Points League
 Club Field
Class 1 Intro B, Class 2 Intro C,
Class 3 P13, Class 4 Nov 23,
Class 5 Pick a test P12, Nov 30 or E 45
 Sunday 22 July 2018
Combined    Training
 Club Field
Intro C, Intro A, P12, N30 
Pick a test P18 or N24


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 % achieved 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.

54.00 – 55.99% - 1                    66.00-67.99%  -7

56.00 – 57.99% - 2                   68.00–69.99%  -8

58.00 – 59.99% - 3                    70.00–71.99% - 9

60.00 - 61.99% - 4                    72.00-73.99% -10

62.00 – 63.99% - 5                    74.00-75.99% - 11

64.00- 65.99%  - 6                    76.00-77.99% - 12

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.