Dressage

    Berry Riding Club caters for both beginners in Dressage and also those wishing to compete at higher levels. 

    Events

    Six training competitions are held throughout the year ranging from Preparatory through to Medium level. At each competition separate Preparatory, Preliminary and Novice tests are available for junior riders (under 18 year.) Other BRC Dressage events include test practice days (protocol days) with qualified judges, coaching clinics (Skill Development Days) and open riding days where members can practice tests in our competition arenas.

    Dress Code

    It is not mandatory for horses or ponies to be plaited nor riders to wear jackets at our competition days. At all our events riders are asked to present themselves and their horse in a neat and tidy manner. Riders are encouraged to wear our club t-shirt or rugby top. Click on the Merchandise tab for an order form.

    Our Annual Club Dressage Championship is held in April. Riders compete for prize money, trophies, rosettes and sashes.

    Our Annual Presentation Night  is held each year in August, where many rugs & rosettes are awarded to the winners of the Dressage Pointscore.

    Visit our Facebook page for photos of our Dressage events.

    More Information

    2018 Dressage Calendar & Draw
    All BRC Dressage competitions can be entered via Global Entries Online. 
    Just prior to each Dressage event, entrants will be sent an email with more information about the day, such as start times, what to bring and when the Grounds gate will be open.
    DateEventInformation
    JANUARY
    FEBRUARY
    MARCH
    APRIL
    MAY
    JUNE
    JULY
    Membership due Renew membership Single: $40 Family: $60 Members will be notified by email when membership renewals are due.
    AUGUST
    Saturday 4th August Pink Ribbon Dressage Competition Enter via Global Entries Online.
    Sunday 5th August Pink Ribbon Fun-khana Enter via Global Entries Online.
    Tuesday 7th August AGM Berry Hotel 7pm
    SEPTEMBER
    Saturday 29th September Sunday 30th September Monday 1st October Berry Riding Club Interschool Equestrian Championships Entry form to be posted to BRC Secretary.
    Saturday 15th September Dressage Arena Practice Day Book in by text to the BRC Secretary Phone 0410506143
    Sunday 16th September Dressage Competition Enter via Global Entries Online.
    OCTOBER
    NOVEMBER
    Saturday 3rd November Dressage Arena Practice Day Book in by text to the BRC Secretary Phone 0410506143
    Sunday 4th November Dressage Competition Enter via Global Entries Online.
    DECEMBER
    Sunday 16th December Christmas Party At Club Grounds. BYO everything.
    2017 - 2018 Dressage Results

    Dressage results  DR 17 July 16 (1)

    Dressage results Dr. 14th August ’16

    Dressage results DR. 11 Sept ’16 scoresheet

    Dressage results Dr. 5th November ’16

    Dressage results BRC Dr. 3rd June ’17

    Dressage results Dr. 5th August ’17 copy

    Dressage Results Dr. 5th November ’17 copy

    Dressage Results BRC Pink Ribbon Score Sheet

    How to Enter BRC Dressage Events

    To enter BRC Dressage events:

    • Go to www.globalentriesonline.com.au
    • Change “Show Jumping” to “Dressage”
    • Register as a Competitor
    • Scroll down to Berry Riding Club
    • Click on EVENT DETAILS
    • Payment for entries will be by credit/debit card immediately through Global. Payment must be made within 20 minutes of entry or the entry will be void.

    A Draw will be published on the Global website in the EVENT CALENDAR. Click on the green button in the side of the screen.

    Cancellation: In the case of an event booked through Global Entries Online being cancelled, entry payment will be reimbursed within one week. A notice will appear on your credit/debit card statement.

    Any issues with Global Entries Online, phone Global on 1300 365 077. N.B. Entries for our Dressage competitions close on the Wednesday night night 11.00pm, ten (10) days prior to each event. So that your entries are accepted, please enter early just in case you miss out at the last minute due to computer problems.

    Riders scratching prior to the close of entries will be reimbursed the full amount of entry fees (excluding the admin fee). However, scratchings after close of entries will require a medical or veterinary certificate before entry fees will be reimbursed.

    Volunteering

    Don’t forget, every event needs volunteers.

    We ask that riders and / or their friends / relations consider volunteering, even if it is for only a short period of time. It can be either sometime during the competition day or before/after the event.

    Jobs include, pencilling, checking scores, writing the scores on the board, collecting sheets from the judges, serving & cooking in the canteen…

    It’s not hard work, it’s heaps of fun, no prior experience is necessary and you get to meet lots of horsey people.

    Please contact our Club Secretary jasiiy@bigpond.net.au to offer your assistance.

    If you have some time would like to try your hand at pencilling and see a test from the Judge’s view please ring Nola Barker on 0409446418.

    Here are a few tips for shorthand in pencilling.

    “Judy,

    I just wanted to thank you for the dressage comp last weekend.

    I thought you might like some feedback from a ‘dressage virgin’.

    By far, the best thing about the day, and its greatest asset are the people. Everyone was so friendly and supportive and (to my surprise) I knew a lot of them already. It was all very relaxed and not at all what I expected from a dressage competition.

    I found the sport itself a very valuable training tool for that horse that I had borrowed. And I will continue to ride him in that fashion and try to improve his carriage and ability.

    I am still unsure where to go from here. I would definitely do another of those dressage days though! It was challenging and a good test of the amount of effort you put in at home, and for that reason I appreciate the challenge.

    So, thank you to you and your team for a great day out last Sunday, I look forward getting back there again next time and seeing how far I can get this horse to progress down the dressage path.

    Thanks for your support.

    Alison.”

    Dressage Tests: EA & WE

    EA TESTS (2014) – All EA dressage tests including Freestyle.

    Link to Australian National Working Equitation Tests and website.

    Quick link to EA Prep tests. These are in order of difficulty.

    Informative Links

    The Dressage Directory

    Current Test Diagrams to aid learning of Australian EA tests.

    Arena Movements & Figures to help with the correct placement in the arena.

    Abbreviations for Pencillers

    EA Dressage Rules (effective 2018)

    Berry Riding Club strongly advises riders and officials to be familiar with the current Rules of Dressage as stipulated by EA.

     EA Dressage Rules 2018

    Resources for Officials

    News from DNSW

    Dressage NSW (DNSW) is the controlling body for dressage riding in the State of NSW. It is committed to the development and promotion of the sport from junior level to Olympic representation. It seeks to improve all aspects of competition to internationally accepted levels and provides a comprehensive service to its members.

    Dressage NSW (DNSW)

    Dressage NSW (DNSW) Calendar of Events

     

    DNSW Major Events

    NSW STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

    Sydney International Equestrian Centre, Horsley Park.

    The State Championships include a CDI-W, competitions for Adult Amateur Owner Riders, Ponies and Para Dressage.

    The schedule for the State titles will be available from the beginning of June in each year.

    NSW YOUTH DRESSAGE DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

    Sydney International Equestrian Centre, Horsley Park.

    30th June – 2nd July 2017. Entries close 28th May.

    Interesting & Informative Articles

    Read more articles at John Kohnke’s Website

    Types of Dressage Competitions

    1. Training Competitions

    “Introductory, Training, T-shirt days” or other suitably named competitions can be offered to the Club members using EA Dressage tests.

    Only current financial Members of the Club and EA may take part in these types of competitions.

    The entry form must clearly indicate that the above “Introductory, Training or other” competition may be judged by persons who are not EA Accredited Judges e.g. they may be riders, coaches or other suitably experienced people who in the Club’s opinion, are worthy for the task.

    Berry Riding Club Inc. only conducts “Dressage Training Competitions”.

    To compete at our Dressage Training Competitions riders do not need to be a member of the EA – NSW (Equestrian Australia – NSW branch).

    Riders are encouraged to wear our Club t-shirt on these days. It is not a requirement to either plait your horse or wear a jacket at our competition days however riders are requested to present themselves and their horse to the judge neat and tidy.

    At our “Training Competitions” training or beginner Judges who need an opportunity to practice their judging may be officiating on the day. We encourage all judges to become accredited with the EA and to join Dressage NSW.

    Our Club runs Training Competitions in accordance to EA Dressage Rules where applicable, taking particular care to follow safety regulations for events, as set at out in the Dressage Rule Book and the “Affiliated Club” EA insurance policy.

    2. Associate Competitions

    Associate competitions are competitions offered.

    • To Club members only or
    • To all EA members

    However, in both cases, EA accredited judges must be used as per the EA Dressage Rule Book (Rule 2.10)

    It is a requirement by the EA that Berry Riding Club Inc. conduct one Associate Event per year. Each year our club will choose to conduct an associate dressage competition or an associate Showjumping competition or both.

    3. Official Competitions

    Official competitions are competitions open to all EA Members. EA accredited judges must be used as per the EA Dressage Rule Book (Rule 2.2).

    Results from all Official competitions are sent to the EA for the grading of horses. For a better understanding of Grading Points refer to the Dressage Rules found on the “Discipline” section of this website. Copies of Official results are also sent to Dressage NSW.

    At this stage Berry Riding Club Inc. does not conduct Official Competitions. Competitors who wish to gain grading points can do so by joining one of the nearby clubs: Shoalhaven Dressage Club, South Coast Equestrian Club, Eurobodalla Dressage Club and Bowral Dressage Club.

    Get in touch

    We love to receive feedback with suggestions on how to continue providing riding fun and good experiences. 

    Email: BRC Secretary jasiiy@bigpond.net.au

    Phone: 02 4464 1143 

    Mobile: 0410 506 143 (text is best)

     

    Where to find us?

    50 Schofields Lane, Berry, NSW 2535, Australia

    Berry Riding Club