I am really excited about this! It's been something I've been looking to put into place for a long time.... Another couple of riders, alongside MiniD, to become a 'face of Demi Dressage'... Riders we can mentor and support on a dressage journey over the course of a year. Riders who we hope will share our passion for dressage, and see the benefits good flatwork training can bring to everything they want to do with their ponies. Most of all we want to help two young riders have fun within a discipline so often written off as 'boring'.
It's taken time to pull together not only all the details and the branded goodies, but the budget to be able to offer a package worth having. I hope you'll agree it's an amazing opportunity!
Below is the full post/details - we've had several applications submitted in just the first day, but this will be open until the 30th September so there's plenty of time, and we will welcome applications from ALL young riders! Whilst we'd love to support a rider already familiar to use, please do not feel put off if you're new to Demi Dressage, or if you've never shown/competed before. We also don't care if your pony is the next Valegro or a hairy Heinz57! The most important criteria is that you 'get' Demi Dressage as a brand and understand what we're all about. I'm looking forward to reading through all about you and your goals!
🤩 Demi Dressage – Supported Rider Search 🤩
I am looking to work with two young riders – offering them a training package and support to progress their riding with Demi Dressage for a year.
The chosen riders will receive:
🌈A year’s worth of free entries to Demi Dressage competitions (one entry per event, starting with the first event in our 2021 yearly cycle, the Christmas Stocking 2020 competition)
🌈An exclusive ‘2021 Supported Rider’ Demi Dressage branded t-shirt, personalised with your name or social media tag if required
🌈An exclusive Demi Dressage embroidered saddlecloth
🌈A ‘Welcome to Demi Dressage’ training package, including our Welcome Pack (which includes a ‘learn a test diagram’, test log, Demi Dressage pencil and sweets) as well as a video training session (note: not live!) and bespoke feedback to get you started on your journey as a supported rider
🌈A Demi Dressage ‘Happy Birthday’ rosette posted out for your birthday!
🌈Social media coverage on our platforms and website – we’d like to include photos and video snippets but will of course protect your online privacy and security at all times
In return for this amazing package, worth over £150, we’d like you to promote and share Demi Dressage wherever possible, and provide us with regular training and competition updates that can be used on our social media and website blog.
Tell me a little bit about yourself, your current riding goal(s), and why you would make a great representative for Demi Dressage! It doesn't matter if you're not a really popular rider with a huge following, or if you are only just starting out in dressage - I am looking for someone who will genuinely and passionately support Demi Dressage, in return for us supporting them. I’d love to support someone who has competed with Demi Dressage in the past – but if you have only just found us, don’t worry! We’ll still welcome your application.
Please apply VIA DEDICATED RIDERS EMAIL ONLY email@example.com including your social media handle/s and a photo you’d be happy for us to use publicly if you are chosen. Closing date for applications 30th September 2020 – we will then carefully select our chosen riders before the end of October ready for you to get started with your video training session in advance of our 2021 competition year kicking off on 1st December 2020.
Demi Dressage is the only online competition platform exclusively for riders 16 years and younger - no adults allowed! *Therefore please note* if you are a young rider applying for this opportunity yourself, you MUST have a parent/guardian’s permission to do so, and we ask that you confirm this at the time of application. For our very young riders, it is of course fine for the parent/guardian to apply on their behalf.