Welcome to Bolton & District Riding Club’s 2018 season, as ever it seems no time at all since we were packing the white boards away at the end of last season, and here we are once again, inching our way towards lighter nights, warmer, drier weather (we hope!!), and a new outdoor season.
2017 must go down as one of the wettest dressage seasons we’ve had in a long time; whilst we managed not to cancel any of our events, there were definitely a couple that came very close – let’s hope the weather is a bit drier & more like summer for the 2018 season!
Once again the Intro tests will run at the start of the day with prelim, novice & elementary following on, and once again the Intro New Rider class will run as a championship class. Rather than running a separate Green Horse Intro, this year we’ll be running an ‘Open Intro’ alongside the New Rider Intro. This class is not a championship class, but is open to horses aged 7 years & under, & riders who have not competed at beginners prelim / prelim level. Please enter these classes in the spirit for which they are intended – we will be keeping a check on which other classes competitors enter, both at B&DRC & elsewhere.
Intro competitors who have not been placed in a beginners prelim / prelim class at the start of the season may compete at both intro & beginners prelim for 1 season only.
Beginners prelim, prelim, novice and elementary classes remain unchanged, however please note that, unless competing H/C, horses with BD points may not compete at prelim level or below, regardless of the experience / ability of the current rider.
Following on from the success of last year’s event, we will once again be holding our ‘B&DRC Dressage Championships’, this year on 1st September 2018. Each month, the 2 highest placed competitors at each level (excluding Open Intro) will receive a qualifying pack & invitation to compete at the Championships – a fantastic opportunity to get out there & strut your stuff!
Good luck to all of our competitors – enjoy the 2018 season!
30, Knowsley Road, Ainsworth,
Bolton. BL2 5PZ