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!
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!

Specific queries please contact: Sheila Rogerson 07780 904857

Stressless Dressage
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Saturday 6th October 2018 
Moorhouse Eq Centre  
Class 1, Intro A, Class  2 Intro B, 
Class 3 P2 or P 7, Class 4 P13, 
Class 5 N24 or N27 Class 6 N28 or N34
Class 7 E 42.
Saturday 1st December 2018
Points League
Moorhouse Eq Centre
Class 1 Intro B, Class 2 Intro C
Class 3 Prelim 7, Class 4 Novice 28
Class 5 Pick a test P12 , Nov 30
Class 6 E 49

Sunday 20th January 2019

Points League
Moorhouse Eq Centre 

Class 1 Intro C, Class 2 Intro A, 

Class 3 P12, Class 4 Nov 30. 

Class 5 Pick a test P13, Nov 24 or E49. 

Class 6 E40

Saturday 16th February 2019
Points League 
Moorhouse Eq Centre

Class 1 Intro A, Class 2 Intro B, 

Class 3 P13, Class 4 Nov 24, 

Class 5 Pick a test P18, Nov 27 or E 40. Class 6 E44

Saturday 2nd March 
Points League 
 Moorhouse Eq Centre

Class 1 Intro B, Class 2 Intro C, 

Class 3 P18, Class 4 Nov 27, 

Class 5 Pick a test P1, Nov 34 or E 44. 

Class 6 E50

Saturday 13th April 2019
Points League 
Darrington Eq Centre  

Class 1 Intro A, Class 2 Intro B, 

Class 3 P1, Class 4 Nov 34, 

Class 5 Pick a test P2, Nov 28 or E 50. 

Class 6 E42

 May 2019 
Points League
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 Club Field

Class 1 Intro B, Class 2 Intro C, 

Class 3 P2, Class 4 Nov 28, 

Class 5 Pick a test P14, Nov 30 or E 42. Class 6 E49

June 2019 
Club Field

Class 1 Intro C, Class 2 Intro A, Class 3 P14, Class 4 Nov 30. Class 5 Pick a test P13, Nov 24 or E49. Class 6 E40

 July 2019
 Club Field

Class 1 Intro A, Class 2 Intro B, 

Class 3 P13, Class 4 Nov 24, 

Class 5 Pick a test P18, Nov 27 or E 40. Class 6 E4



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 - NEW for 2018/9

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.