Horse and rider combinations are not permitted to enter a class more than one level below their highest entry in any class up to Medium, e.g. a horse and rider combination competing at Novice level is not permitted to enter an Intro or Intro Plus class etc.
Showdown International reserves the right to refuse an entry that breaches this rule.
Para and Disabled riders are only expected to ride at the levels they are comfortable at as they may not be able to physically ride at the next level up.
Beginner riders are not expected to move up until they feel truly confident.
Yoga for Horses Suppleness Tests are open to all as they do not fall into the standard levels.
We're Relaxing our Rules for our Paced & Mannered Classes
Plaiting and Bathing is NOT required
Show Dress is NOT required
Horse/Pony and Rider/Handler should be smartly turned out
Get your Ring Craft Practice in with us over the Winter Season with helpful feedback, tips and homework to improve from our fabulous judges
As promised, we continually strive to improve our platform. We have been discussing at length today changes we wish to make and we have made the following decision.
With immediate effect if you have previously scored 70% or more in our Intro dressage classes, then in order to enter Intro this month you MUST enter the open section.
Moving forwards if you score over 70% in Intro Restricted you will need to move to Intro Open the following month.
We are trialling this on Intro Classes A1 and A6 this month, with a view to introducing this across all standard dressage classes from November.
ALL other classes remain open to all riders as before for October.
New entrants or new horses are welcome in the restricted section. If you have already entered and are new you have automatically been entered into the restricted section.
If you are unsure of what section to enter, please message us as we have a spreadsheet of previous scores!
You can gain league points from ALL our classes (except VHS Qualifiers).
So, how does it work?
POINTS are AWARDED as follows -
1st Place = 10 Points
2nd Place = 9 Points
3rd Place = 8 Points
4th Place = 7 Points
5th Place = 6 Points
6th Place = 5 Points
7th Place = 4 Points
8th Place = 3 Points
9th Place = 2 Points
10th Place = 1 Point
Points for all leagues are awarded in Dressage Classes (INCLUDING the Team Dressage Competition) and Paced & Mannered Showing Classes.
NB VHS Qualifiers do NOT count towards the leagues.
How do I enter a league?
Make sure you use your entry form to tell us as much as you can about you and your horse - you can use the horse name entry box to add additional sections if you have more than one to enter.