"Spring Rabbit" March online Dressage
Closing Date Sunday 31st March 2024
March sees the first of our monthly summer dressage events - Spring Into Action with our "Spring Rabbit" Dressage tests!
With new dressage tests introduced last year, the "Spring Rabbit" Dressage runs with eight classes catering for all abilities from lead rein up to cantering.
Excitingly we are continuing to have March as our 'Newcomer's Month' and so we have some gorgeous 'Highest Placed Newcomer' Special rosettes to the highest placed new riders to Demi Dressage in each class!
Alongside the ridden dressage tests, we are bringing back our popular Groundwork tests - see the Groundwork Tests page for more information on these <3
For a bit of fun after a horrendously wet winter, we are also running a Hobby Horse Dressage Test in March! This test is ideal if you are still dealing with sodden arenas, or perhaps don't have a real pony to ride yet. See the Pony Fun page for more information
Demi Dressage is THE home of online competitions for young riders, and you can enter these tests from the comfort of your home yard - all you need is a horse or pony to ride and someone to film!
All Demi Dressage events are for riders ages 16 and under - no adults allowed! Any size of horse or pony is permitted, and all riders will received feedback, sweets and a themed rosette - even if unplaced.
This month we have bright and cheerful spring daffodil-inspired rosettes 1st to 6th in each class, and a mini Well Done rosette to all unplaced riders.
Classes are only £10 per entry plus postage – this includes your detailed feedback sheet, rosette and sweets!
Download your dressage tests to practice by clicking on the image of the test sheet below.
Classes for our "Spring Rabbit" Dressage are:
GREEN and GREEN Lead Rein (walk only, on or off Lead Rein – will be combined if low entries. Assistance* allowed in off lead section!)
YELLOW and YELLOW Lead Rein plus unique YELLOW Assisted (walk/simple trot, on or off Lead Rein or with Assistance* – will be combined if low entries)
YELLOW-PLUS (extended walk/trot)
BLUE (walk/trot/simple canter)
*Assistance – our Green off lead section and unique Yellow Assisted class allows a person in the arena with the rider for moral support. Leading (of any form, including walking just in front of the pony, or chivvying along from behind) is not allowed, and will be classed as Lead Rein. The person may however move around the arena to offer verbal encouragement as required.
Note that each Rider + Pony combination is only permitted to enter two consecutive levels to keep it fair to all. Please see our Rider Levels page for more information on our colour-coded levels. and how they connect.
OVERSEAS COMPETITORS - please note that you will need to add and pay for the Overseas Postage option to accompany your Dressage Test Entries if you wish to have your test sheet and rosette posted out (if you do not pay for this, a copy of your test sheet will be emailed to you, so please make sure we have a correct email address with your entry)
Click the image to view the test sheets!
2023 was a really tough year for small businesses, and like many others out there, I have considered whether we can continue... Tiny businesses like this one rely heavily on word of mouth, so please please help me to bring in more competitors by spreading the word amongst your horsey contacts! We have children competing with their own ponies, on parents horses, with share or loan ponies, and even some small riding schools taking part. Our tests are a wonderful thing to work towards in lessons, and we are always thinking of new ideas to bring fun to your children's riding.
If you can't compete this month, check out the infographic below to see how you can still help us on social media... Did you know a post with four or more comments is more likely to be seen? Your comments and post shares really do help!
Thank you x
2024 Competition Dates...
Provisional 2024 events and dates are listed on the main Event page, click the button below to quickly link there!