**COVID-19 Statement** - 25th March
We are doing our best to keep up to date with the ever-changing coronavirus situation. At present, we are continuing to run our standard dressage classes for those still able to ride HOWEVER we must all do what we can to protect our NHS - the last thing we want is any riders falling off and needing to go to hospital right now! With this in mind, please do everything you can to stay safe when riding. If you need to 'drop down' a level, please do so.
We hope through Demi Dressage to give your child something positive to focus on at this time, whether you are riding or not. Please read the latest advice from The British Horse Society here: Safe To Ride?
And have a look at our Spring Photo Show as well as our Hobby Horse Dressage and our page of 'Covid-19 Activities' (many of which are free!) if you are unable to ride.
Regretfully due to the new 'lock down' now in place in the UK it is unlikely that the first of our Riding School Summer League classes will be able to go ahead in April. Hopefully this is something that can resume later in the summer...
We hope you will find Demi Dressage still has something to offer over the coming weeks/months, and we hope you all stay safe xx
Demi Dressage – online competitions for young riders is an exciting new online dressage platform, exclusively for junior riders!
Building on the growing trend for online competition, Demi Dressage enables young riders to compete with ease from their own yard, by entering online, filming their test and uploading it to be judged at one of our regular competitions.
Any child up to and including the age of 16 can compete with Demi Dressage, making it ideal for children who share or loan a pony either privately or at a riding school as well as those with their own. The unique tests are designed and written to be child-friendly, with five colour-coded class levels Green to Red which cater for all abilities from those on the lead rein or just starting to ride independently in walk, to older and more experienced riders almost ready to progress to Pony Club or British Dressage Intro and Prelim tests.
All tests have a different theme and are written by Demi Dressage to provide a progressive system for young riders to develop their skills and confidence whilst also having fun! As well as standard dressage ‘school movements’, tests also include mounted exercises and occasionally the use of equipment or ‘props’ such as poles or cones to enhance enjoyment.
Online dressage has so much to offer – just some benefits include: Thoroughly inclusive – anyone, anywhere can have a go! No need for transport. No need for special show clothes. Compete with confidence from your own yard. Have your riding externally validated by a professional judge. Detailed feedback, and a rosette in the post!
*NEW* for 2020! Red-Plus class! Is your child ready to try a BD Prelim, but just a bit unsure to take the leap, or unwilling to compete against adults? Alongside our existing child-friendly tests we will now be offering a ‘Red-Plus’ class, which will be one of the 20*40 British Dressage Preliminary (or Pony Club equivalent) tests!
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