Friday 22nd of January 2021

Ride for the NHS with Dressage Anywhere’s Hobby Horse Competition

Dressage Anywhere is still running online dressage competitions, but with a twist! Following guidance from the UK Government and equestrian governing bodies around social distancing and staying at home our riders now need a horse with only one leg – a hobby horse!

Dressage Anywhere is running Novice, Grand Prix, Pony Club and RDA tests which may be ridden in any size arena and on any surface.  £8 of the £10 entry fee goes to the NHS Charities Urgent Appeal, raising funds for staff and volunteers supporting COVID-19 patients. Horses may be purchased especially or produced at home and there will be a prize draw which all entries are automatically entered into. 

Top judges include Stephen Clarke and Jennie Loriston-Clarke. Grand Prix rider Sara-Jane Lanning will be judging the Novice class and International rider Alice Oppenheimer will be giving helpful hints to children. So many riders are having their first go at a Grand Prix test – all for such a good cause! Let’s help the NHS but also have some FUN.

Alice Oppenheimer and ‘Legless’ were our first Grand Prix combination to take part. On the first run through the test, Sarah Oppenheimer thought it was a pretty good effort, but the pair started off ‘with a bit of a head tilt which got better as the test went on’.

Find out more about the competition, including how to take part here and the schedule here 

About Dressage Anywhere

Dressage Anywhere has been running online dressage competition and training classes since 2010 and has judged over 10,000 dressage tests online to date, with 11,000 members from more than 70 countries. Dressage tests are judged online by a BD List 1, 2 or specialist judge and riders can download their scoresheet as soon as their test has been judged.

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