Wednesday June 29, 2022
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Head of Discipline – Corrie McLellan – 07788 496587 or 01270 668208

Assistant Head of Dressage – Liz Pugh – 07950 640655


Dressage Rallies:

Come and join us at our next flatwork rallies. We regularly have from 4 – 22 year olds – no one too young or too old!  Similar ages and levels grouped.

Come and get excellent help and guidance on what to work on, and join us all for some fun – you can never stop learning and training whatever your age.

Dates 2022:

At Richard Long’s arena, Sandbach, CW11 3NU
On A533 – From Middlewich to Sandbach, turn left after the layby. Once off the A533, the drive forks into two. Take the left fork and over the railway crossing (give way to salt trains!)

Monday 16 May (4pm onwards)
Saturday 28 May (10am – 2pm)

Cap: £20
Entries on Entrymaster

Times will be texted to you a couple of days before the rally


Dressage Test Practices:

Come and get top Judge, Sarah Dobell’s, hints and tips on your test on grass. Great opportunity for those doing area dressage and Cheshire shield. 

Dates 2022:

At Higher Farm, Byley

Sunday 12 June 
Saturday 25 June 
Tuesday 28 June

Entries on Entrymaster


Branch Dressage Competitions:

We host four branch dressage competitions (some with Spring Festival Qualifiers) which count to our branch dressage points league.

These are friendly competitions and all levels are welcome from lead reins to open level.

Saturday 23 October
Saturday 27 November Times
Saturday 12 February Times
Saturday 23 April (at Alsager Equestrian Centre) 


Spring Festival Qualifiers & Championships:

For Novice, Intermediate and Open Levels

Full details and rules can be found here: 
Spring Festival Dressage Details & Rules

Area 5 Preliminary Rounds:

Saturday 23rd October – Somerford Park (East Cheshire)
Sunday 21st November – Northop (Flint & Denbigh)
Saturday 27th November – Somerford Park (East Cheshire) Times
Sunday 9th January – Bryn Derw (Anglesey)
Saturday 12th February – Somerford Park (East Cheshire)
Sunday 20th February – Northop (Burton Cheshire Forest)

Area Final – Sunday 20th March at Northop

Spring Festival Championships (Novice, Intermediate and Open) – Friday 8th to Sunday 10th April 2022 at Arena UK


Summer Qualifiers & Championships:

Annually, branch teams from our area (Area 5: Cheshire and North Wales) compete against each other, and members can qualify individually for the Regional & National Championships detailed below:-

Area 5 Dressage Qualifier (Team & Individual) – Sunday 10th July at Llandyrnog

Regional Championships (Grassroots) – tbc

National Championships (Novice, Intermediate and Open) – Friday 12th to Sunday 21st August at Offchurch Bury


Dressage Tests:

See the link below on all the Pony Club tests that are used at our competitions:

All Pony Club Dressage Tests

Below are the key tests that are used for our competitions and also the Winter Series Qualifiers:

Novice Dressage Test 2020
Intermediate Dressage Test 2013
Open Dressage Test 2020

For those starting out, below are great for those new to dressage or green horses just starting:

Walk & Trot Tests (also used for lead rein):
Walk & Trot Dressage Test 2013
D Level Dressage Test 2012

Tests including canter:
Introduction to Dressage Test 2019
C Level Dressage Test 2012
Grassroots Dressage Test 2018

Queries:       01270 668208 or 07788 496587