Reaseheath College’s Equestrian Centre has come up with a way to keep horse riders happy during the coronavirus restrictions.
The Nantwich, Cheshire, college is offering an on-line dressage competition to replace its regular events, which have been cancelled until further notice.
Riders can choose their classes, perform their dressage test at home and upload a video for judging. Their tests are scored by a listed British Dressage judge and score sheets and rosettes are delivered by post.
The unaffiliated classes on offer are (Juniors) Intro A, Prelim 1, Novice 24 and (Seniors) Intro B, Prelim 14 and Novice 28. Entries are open now via the EQUO on-line entry system and close on Friday April 17. Videos should be sent to Reaseheath’s Equine Event Co-Ordinator Phoebe Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org The competition is open to both members and non members of Reaseheath’s Riding Club.
“By putting on an on-line competition we are enabling our many regular competitors to compete while staying safe at their own home or yard. There’s no travelling or spectators and riders can choose to do their test when it suits them, so it’s completely stress free.
“It’s a fantastic way of competing and we’re hoping that it will give our riding community a way to continue enjoying their horses while restrictions last. Although it has been disappointing to cancel our events it is the responsible and right thing to do and our priority will continue to be the health and safety of our staff and visitors.
“We will be rolling over entries and bookings to future competitions and events and will be in touch with all our competitors once these can be re-arranged.”
For further information, rules and to enter the on-line dressage competition see: