Friday January 27, 2023
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Want to get involved in dressage? Contact Lisa Smith or Ann Addington and put your name on the list for one of the popular dressage rallies. Team Training takes place in the lead up to Area Competitions.


Dressage rallies are focusing on long lists for Area Dressage to hopefully take us through to National Championships. 

All the Dressage rallies are open to all not just for team selection –  all rallies work  towards  improving the  horse and rider for a better partnership together,  encouraging you to realise your full potential  and of course the fun of riding with your friends under the instruction of fantastic Coaches. 





Dressage Teams 2022:


 ROB LUMB  is the  Novice to Open Team Trainer

All OBHPC Coaches work as a team so all rallies be it Combined Training, Eventing Clinics, Polework Rallies, other Dressage rallies count  etc, as  all coaches happy to assess and provide information to the Team Trainers and Managers   

The long list is mainly based on interest expressed, ability demonstrated over the Winter and Spring rallies and the results achieved. 

If you are interested in Teams : Please let Ann Addington  know and also inform Ann  of any results you achieve.   You will need to be available for: 



AREA 70CMS DRESSAGE QUALIFIER:  Sunday 3rd July 2022 at Swalcliffe Park Equestrian, Park Lane, Banbury OX15 5EX

REGIONAL AREA GRASSROOTS DRESSAGE QUALIFIER:  Saturday 23 July 2022 at Park Piece, Badminton, South Glos, GL9 1DD

REGIONAL PONY CLUB GRASSROOTS DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS: 27 Aug 2022 at Rectory Farm, Duntisbourne Abbots, Cirencester, GL7 7JW



AREA DRESSAGE COMPETITON: Saturday 23 July 2022 at Park Piece, Badminton, South Glos, GL9 1DD

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS at Offchurch Bury, CV33 9AR from 12th – 20th August (day depends on Dressage  Level)  



  1. Let Ann Addington know you are interested in the Dressage Team and at what level– 

Best wishes Lisa and Ann and 


Pony Club Area 9 Dressage Grassroots/Regional Qualifiers

1.New Competition for this year – 70 cm (rather odd name we know) dressage qualifier

Sunday 3 July 2022 at Swalcliffe Park Equestrian, Park Lane, Banbury OX15 5EX.

This is being held together with the Area 9 Grassroots Regional ODE Championships Qualifier – 80CM Grassroots and 70CM ODE

If you enter the 70 cm One Day Event you are automatically entered into the dressage competition, but you can enter just the dressage via Horse Events

Here is the dressage Test:

Entries are to be made via Horse-Events and close on Friday 24th June 2022.

The schedule and link to entries are available on Horse Events here:

2.Regional (Grassroots) Dressage Qualifier

Saturday 23 July, Park Piece, Badminton, South Glos, GL9 1DD.

Here is the dressage test:

Entries are to be made via Horse-Events and close at Midnight on Friday 15th July 2022

The schedule and link to entries are available on Horse Events here:

3. Test Riding and preparation for the competitions

We are lucky to have Carol Starkey as the Team Trainer and she will be with us on both days to help you warm up and give invaluable support. We have organised the following rallies including test riding with Carol.

Thurs 23rd June – 4.30 pm onwards

Wed 29th June – 4.30 pm onwards

Wed 20th July – 4.30 pm onwards

Thurs 14th July – 4.30 pm onwards

Please attend as many rallies as you can.

Further details including venues are on the OBHPC website under the Rallies and fixtures tab

Final teams and Individual competitors will be confirmed as soon as possible, these will be decided based on both competition results and progress in training

We look forward to seeing you at rallies and in the meantime if you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch






Rebecca Bell on Sunny

OBHPC Member Rebecca Bell on Sunny



Managers: Ann Addington ( and  Lisa Smith (




Valid Equine Influenza vaccinations are now required for all the above competitions. 

Equine Passports:Must accompany the horse to all events 

Must be available for inspection 

Must be produced on request 


Equine Influenza:Must have current equine influenza vaccination 

Minimum of two valid injections required  


Concussion / Head Injury / Any medical Suspension (Regardless of which sport) 

If a member suffers a head injury, suspected concussion or a medical suspension regardless of the circumstances or sport within 21 days of any rally / training / competition, please notify Ann / Lisa so they can check compliance with the rules. 



Spur cards are no longer required, however, any misuse will be reported.