Para Dressage

ShadowHunter

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Ive been looking into doing some para dressage but I'm a little confused. I understand that I need to have a classification to take part in the para classes; but would I also be able to take part in the 'normal' classes. Mostly I just want to try my hand at it but the process looks long and membership expensive, if I find that I'm not actually feeling it after a few tests. It looks like there seems to be an upper limit to how far you can progress with the para tests too.
 

J&S

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Why don't you contact your local RDA group? You would need to be graded if you wanted to compete at the Regionals/Championship but our group has open dressage days as well. If you have your own horse/pony you can still be very involved and attend training sessions. We have riders who compete under our groups "flag", so to speak, with their own horses.
 

ShadowHunter

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It has crossed my mind but my horse has severe separation anxiety so I cant take him to shows. I was looking into doing something like dressage anywhere or Interdressage, something to give us a goal.
 

Surbie

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DressageAnywhere is running RDA Championship qualifiers from this month:
https://www.dressageanywhere.com/Competitor/EnterCompetition/500

They are open to graded or ungraded riders, though you have to be a member of an official RDA group to compete in the Championships themselves.

We used them for our group this year, it's been brilliant to have given we were struggling with travelling our horses.
 
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