Winter Weekly Challenges 2020

Our popular Weekly Winter Challenges are back! Running throughout November, December and January, each month has a different theme of four weekly mini 'Challenges'. 

We know first-hand how hard it can be to keep Small People motivated through the winter! So we have a fun series of ‘Weekly Winter Challenges’ running through November, December and January, which you can dip in and out of each month as you please. Each week (4 per month) we will set a ‘mini challenge’ for your child to complete. Some will be ridden, some will be unmounted, and all will follow a theme for the month.

To take part, you will need to be a Facebook user, as the Challenges are set in a private Facebook group exclusively for those who have signed up. All you have to do is upload a photo or brief video proof of your child doing the challenge into the Weekly Winter Challenges 2020 group each week. At the end of the month, everyone who has completed at least one of the challenges will receive a mini Goody Bag with a Demi Dressage ‘Well Done’ sticker, and everyone who completes three or all four of the challenges will receive the Goody Bag with a mini star ribbon rosette too, specially made for the Weekly Winter Challenges in a different colour for each of the three months it is running! Children who take part across all three months will get an extra special item in their January Goody Bags <3 

December’s theme is Dressage Meets TREC! Some poles and cones, and a suitable riding area (not necessarily an arena) will be helpful this month. Remember only those who have paid to take part and are therefore in the private group will be able to see the details of the Challenges, and share with the others taking part.

No judging, just for fun, but the children will enjoy sharing their challenges and get inspired by others to have a go at the same time! Only those taking part in the Challenges will be allowed in the special group, so it ends up being a nice little community for them – pen-pals of the Facebook age! 

Entry fee is just £12.50 per month (this covers the cost *and* UK postage of the Goody Bags and rosettes!) 

(Please note you will only be allowed to join this group once you have paid to take part in the Weekly Winter Challenges: please pay via the Enter Now section, and then request to join the Facebook "Weekly Winter Challenges 2020" Group, which you can find via the Demi Dressage Facebook page.)

Whilst we try to keep the equipment needed for the Weekly Challenges to a minimum, you will ideally need access to 'props' such as poles, cones, buckets. Nothing is mandatory, and if you don't have the required equipment it's totally fine to be creative or do your own thing along a similar theme to that set for the week! 

You don't need access to an arena: any enclosed/safe area is fine.