RDA Dressage & Countryside Competition

RDA Dressage & Countryside Competition

On Tuesday 30th May, Glasgow RDA kindly hosted the West & Central Scotland Regional Dressage Competition. Over 30 Riders had trained hard for weeks to ensure that they were ready for their Dressage tests, the Countryside Challenge and Tack and Turnout Competition.  All demonstrated the best of our participant's riding skills and the fantastic input from their coaches, volunteers and the support of the horse owners.  It was clear that all their efforts had paid off as many riders were presented with rosettes and trophies too.  It is impossible to focus on anyone in particular but the delight, pride and joyful tears of the participants, their families and supporters, said it all.   Our youngest riders stole the show at the presentations with their delight and enthusiasm when receiving their well earned prizes.

This year there were an exceptional 8 qualifying results for the National Championships which will be held at  Hartpury College, Gloucestershire in July.  The size and breadth of the competition will be an absolutely thrilling experience for everyone involved.  There is not much time for our groups to make preparations for this next part of the adventure, so we wish those that are travelling south all the best with their planning, lots of luck, have a fabulous time.  

West & Central Regional Committee would like to thank Glasgow RDA , our judges, writers, Regional Vet and all the organisers and helpers for a tremendous day.


Dressage Qualifying Classes

  • Lindsay Trophy Winner: Janette Lightbody - Carrick

Dressage  Non- Qualifying Classes

  • Gardner Trophy Winner: Louise Worrall - Gareloch

RDA Countryside Challenge - Novice

  • Punchbowl Trophy Winner: Declan Mckinney – Winton

RDA Countryside Challenge – Intermediate

  • Bank Of Scotland Trophy Winner: Ronan Mccready - Gareloch

Combined Competition – Intermediate

  • Brian Peters Trophy Winner: Lauren Dempsey - Glasgow

Tack & Turnout

  • Led: Polo & Splash  -  Winton
  • Unled: Bella – Gareloch
  • Tack & Turnout Trophy: Gareloch