Current Event

May – “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” Dressage

Closing Date Sunday 29th May 2022

Ride a rainbow with us! The May “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” dressage tests are super child-friendly tests that introduce a lovely training movement to encourage your young riders off the track - a shallow loop. With our cheerful rainbow-ribbon rosettes to brighten your wall, this event really should be a must on everyone’s calendar <3

MiniD is a long-time Pony Club Member, and so to show our support for this special organisation, there is also a Special rosette in each class this month for the Highest Placed Pony Club Member, so do let us know if you are a member with your entry!

Demi Dressage is THE home of online competitions for young riders, and you can enter these tests from the comfort of your own yard - all you need is a 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 rosette - even if unplaced.

  

Download your dressage tests to practice by clicking on the image of the test sheet below.

 

Don't forget to check out our Rules, FAQs and watch a Demo Video of a previous test on our Uploading Your Video page.

Classes for our "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" 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)

  • RED (walk/trot/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) is not allowed, and will be classed as Lead Rein. The person may however move around the arena to offer encouragement as required.

Please see our Rider Levels page for more information on our child-friendly colour-coded levels.​

Bright rainbow ribbon rosettes 1st to 6th in each class, and a mini Well Done rosette to all unplaced riders. Only £10 per entry *including* UK postage of your sheet, rosette and sweets!

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)​


Entries can be made now via our website - click on Enter Now! The Closing date for this event is Sunday 29th May. Entries *and* videos must be received by this day!

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Full Event Calendar for 2022

(Later closing dates tbc - please note our summer closing dates are typically the last Sunday of the month. Winter dates coincide with school holidays where possible)

December/January: "Christmas Stocking" Dressage - closing date Sunday 9th January 2022

February half term: “Do You Want To Build A Snowman” Fun Dressage - closing date Sunday 27th February

March: “Spring Into Action” Spring Prix Caprilli and "Spring Rabbit" Dressage - including Special rosette for Highest Placed Newcomer in each class (Dressage), kindly sponsored by Tots Tackroom! Also a Tots Tackroom discount voucher to the winner of each class (Dressage) - closing date Sunday 3rd April

April: "Smarties Easter Circles" Dressage - including Special rosette for Highest Placed Boy Rider in each class, kindly Sponsored by Boys Ride Too Magazine! - closing date Sunday 1st May

Current Event

May half term: "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" Dressage - including Special rosette for highest placed Pony Club Member in each class - closing date Sunday 29th May

June: "Summer Ice Creams" Dressage - including Special rosette for Highest Placed Welsh Sec A Pony in each class - closing date Sunday 26th June 

July: "Unicorn Waterfall" Dressage - including Special rosette for best 🦄 unicorn 🦄 in each class! - closing date Sunday 31st July

August: "Back To School Squares" - including Special rosette for highest placed Veteran Pony in each class! - closing date Sunday 4th September

September: Photo and Video Show with fun and ridden classes for all abilities! Including Best of Show Championship - closing date Friday 30th September for all entries and photo submissions, video submissions accepted up until Sunday 2nd October

October half term: Autumn Prix Caprilli and Dressage - closing date tbc

Non-Competitive: Our popular Weekly Winter Challenges will return again for 2022/23, running throughout November and December 2022, and January 2023. Aimed particularly at the very novice and/or nervous rider, these fun challenges are ideal to help motivate your young children over the worst months of the year. See the Weekly Winter Challenges​ page for full details.

 

Full details of each event and the tests to be downloaded will be available on the Current Event page when each event opens.