TB Dressage 2nd Round 2019

Dear Competitor,

Some information for the Trailblazers second round that will help the event run smoothly.

Vaccinations and Qualifying cards

  1. Vaccinations will be required and should be brought to the Secretary BEFORE you unload. A reminder that you must have had at least 2 correctly administered flu vaccinations and the last one must be more than 7 days from the 28th April. We do not require (but do advise) a 6 monthly booster schedule.
  2. Qualification cards MUST be produced at the same time


Regarding the times – we are of course aware that there is a fair delay between some classes. Whilst we had requests for early in this and late in that class, they have been done to be fair to all. Your relative position in the class will be the same as your fellow competitors.

Running matters

This is, as always, a self stewarding event. We request that you enter the arena at your time following on from the competitor before you. We would also ask that if you bring help you ask them to clear up any manure from the indoor arena should your horse make a mess.

We have had a couple of requests for callers – this is not something we can offer so please make sure you make your own arrangements.

Numbers to Qualify / Snr & Jnr

The number to qualify from Intro (Junior only), Prelim, Novice and Elementary depends on the actual starters in the competition.

Up to 25 – 6 will qualify, which will be the case in all our level.

PLEASE make sure you are in the correct section now as it is not possible to change once the results are published.


Equine Flu – Information for 15-17 Feb Dressage

In light of the current situation in respect of equine flu we wish to inform all competitors of the procedures we are putting in place this weekend.

  1. All competitors must declare at the show office prior to unloading their horses.
  2. They must present the passport for their horse for inspection
  3. Flu vaccinations must be up to date
  4. Latest vaccine DOES NOT need to be within 6 months of the show date
  5. Latest vaccine MUST NOT be within 7 days

This information is based on best practise advised by British Dressage and in conjunction with our vets.

It is essential that you are aware; any horse not complying with this requirement will be unable to compete at the venue and there will be no transfer, credit or refund offered.

These requirements are from British Dressage – the basis of these have been part of their rules for a considerable period of time. They are also specifically detailed in our general rules covering shows and events – a copy of which may be found here. We have updated this document to highlight the section particularly relevant at present.

Information for 20/21/22 April 2018 Dressage


Due to delays in the renovation we are afraid there will continue to be no refreshments at Kingswood.

We sincerely apologise for this – due to the extended drying time required for the floor.

Bike 4 Life

The annual charity Bike4Life event will be taking place on the 22nd April terminating at RAF Cosford.

The route will take bikers eastbound on the M54 from Shrewsbury.

We strongly advise all competitors to allow plenty of extra time to arrive at the centre taking into account any local road closures.

It is impossible to find much information out on the internet about this, however, we are aware that Junction 3 West bound will be closed.

We also believe that the M54 east bound will be affected.

Alternative routes are available on the A5 or via the A449 -> A41 Wolverhampton.

!!Trailblazers Bridle Numbers

As per our previous announcements some months ago, 1st April marked the beginning of our requirement to wear bridle or saddle numbers in Trailblazers dressage competitions.

A 2 mark penalty will be suffered should you fail to have at least 1 number on your horse in competition.

You may purchase these at Equitain – however we only have limited stocks remaining.


Trailblazers Qualification Cards

Please remember you MUST bring these as proof of qualification.

Bring these to the event with you on Sunday!


Welcome to our new website

Well it is finally here – the massive new re-design of our website.

Hopefully as you browse you will see that there are quite a few changes for the better – here are just a few of the things that have changed.


  1. You can now reset your password to email or your mobile phone – perfect if either have changed since you were last with us
  2. Online payment is now immediate – and you can store your card
  3. Much easier system for registering horses and riders onto your account
  4. Hide old horses from your account
  5. Trailblazers cards now fully online – cards sent by post without sending us your qualification sheets


  1. Hall of fame – record setting equestrians over the course of the last 15 years computerised records
  2. Full responsive- now works as well on mobile and table as desktop
  3. Direct links to facility, clinic and event booking along with live arena availability
  4. Breeding and horse information built into the system and shown on all results screens
  5. Judges booked now shown on system


  1. Team Quest full team results online
  2. Ability to transfer your own entries before closing date of event


Dates for 2018 Trailblazers announced

We are delighted to announce that the 2018 SEIB Trailblazers Championships will once again take place at the impressive Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. The senior and junior Dodson & Horrell Dressage Championships will be on 27 – 29 July, SUPREME PRODUCTS Showing & Working Hunter Championships on 28 – 29 July, senior and junior Albion Show Jumping Championships on 1 – 4 August and Griffin NuuMed Combined Training Championships on 2 – 3 August.

Following the same format as the 2017 SEIB Trailblazers Championships, there will be optional dressage and show jumping warm up days. The Dodson & Horrell dressage finals will be held over the Saturday and Sunday 28 – 29 July. The junior and senior show jumping championships will include optional warm up classes taking place on Wednesday 1 August and the Championship Finals being held on two out of the three championship days between Thursday 2 – Saturday 4 August.

SUPREME PRODUCTS Showing & Working Hunter Championships held 28 – 29 July will take place in grass arenas adjacent to each other and near to the main stable area. Don’t forget there are no second rounds for Showing & Working Hunter classes, and once you have gain your direct qualification you may enter any Showing & Working Hunter Championship class, as long as you are eligible.

As the Albion Show Jumping Championships are spread over three days, junior and senior competitors may qualify for more than two Championship Finals on any one horse or pony. Each Championship final will still consist of two competitions, points will be awarded in each competition (e.g. 25 for 1st place down to 1 point for 25th place), with the overall Champion being the competitor with the greatest number of points after two competitions. There will be a greater number of points awarded for a placing in the 2nd competition than in the 1st competition.

Access to Stoneleigh Park will be available from 2pm on Thursday 26 July. Competitors may remain on site after the dressage and showing, relaxing in the beautiful surroundings of Stoneleigh Park; or alternatively, they may arrive from 2pm on Tuesday 31 July. On site stables will be available to hire on a daily basis starting with a two night option extending to the duration of the Championships. Of course, competitors may travel daily and need not arrive until just before the start of their Championship Final.

Further information on the finals will be available in the Trailblazers Championship schedule, which will be sent to qualified competitors providing their postal address and it will also be available on this website from June.

May we wish you all every success in your individual quest to qualify for the 2018 finals. We look forward to welcoming back the familiar faces and meeting many of you at the SEIB Trailblazers Championship Finals.

Trailblazers Championships, a place for everyone

Have you thought about entering trailblazers, but then thought you didn’t stand a chance, or even know where to start? Well think again, because Trailblazers is for you!

Trailblazers is the perfect grassroots championship there are classes for everyone, with events such as showing, combined training, showjumping and of course, dressage, all at different levels of ability AND split for junior and seniors you’re sure to find something you’ll love. First rounds have already begun so now is the time to get a wriggle on and qualify early for next spring’s 2nd rounds!

Check the Trailblazers website for a venue near you, with venues holding qualifying classes all over the country, you shouldn’t even need to travel far to qualify and you have plenty of time to have a few goes too and maybe even progress to the next level. Simply ask to complete the Trailblazers registration form to collect your competitor number at your venue and you’re good to go. No fees and no stress, it’s easy!

Throughout the competition you can expect well run events with knowledgeable, qualified judges and course builders to bring out the very best in you and your horse or pony. The final has support from some fabulous sponsors, amazing organisation, and most important of all a great, fun atmosphere with an amazing sense of occasion.

Don’t forget you don’t pay anything more than your normal class entry fees in first rounds until you get that all important qualifying score. When you decide to proceed to the 2nd rounds you simply pay a small fee for your second round cards but remember showing and working hunter 1st rounds are direct qualifiers to the finals.

Remember to kick start your campaign to gain qualification for SEIB Trailblazers National Championships 2018 it’s such a prestigious event and the place for enjoyment for all, so why not come along next year and have a summer you’ll never forget? I did and I can’t wait to go back.

See you there!

Alanna xoxox

World’s Leading Showjumpers Head to Liverpool International Horse Show

The world’s leading showjumpers will be out in force at this year’s Liverpool International Horse Show as they battle it out for a place in the prestigious Hope Valley Saddlery Grand Prix on New Year’s Eve.

The Whitaker dynasty will be represented by John, Michael and Robert who are all set to compete at this festive show jumping finale which will round off 2017 in style at the Echo Arena, December 29, 30 and 31.

As well as the ever popular Whitaker’s leading British stars, Laura Renwick, Robert Smith, Jessica Mendoza, Will Funnell, Guy Williams, Louise Saywell and Nigel Coupe will be joining them to provide the very best show jumping sport in the run up to the New Year.

The show is always a huge draw for Irish riders and two-times Grand Prix winner, Billy Twomey will have plenty of support with Shane Breen, Anthony Condon, Michael Duffy and Peter Maloney also in action.

The Saturday night Equitop Myoplast Puissance is certainly building to what looks set to be one of the hottest competitions of the show.

The inform Chris Megahy, a winner at Liverpool last year, has since gone on to share first place in the puissance at Royal Dublin Horse Show, while Anthony O’Regan who was fourth in the same class, will also be making his way to the Echo Arena, as will HOYS winner, Padraig Judge and Citi Business.

Show President Nina Barbour said: “The puissance is always such a crowd pleaser and we are delighted that so many of the inform stars are heading to Liverpool.  The Saturday evening is really building up to be a must see performance.”

Last year’s leading rider, Germany’s Felix Hassman will once again be looking to repeat his run of form at the 4* show and will be joined by Belgian rider Constant van  Paesschen as well as a host of other overseas stars.

This year’s Liverpool International Horse Show takes place December 29 to 31, at The Echo Arena on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront.

For further information and to book your tickets visit www.liverpoolhorseshow.com

New Aqua Treadmill Installed

In January 2016 we installed an ActivoMed water treadmill.

Since then, hundreds of horse hours and expertise have been accumulated working competition horses and rehabilitation through the treadmill.

The results achieved are quite remarkable.

On average horses improve their walk stride length and gain increased range of movement through key muscle groups during a course of treatment.

We offer a full range of packages tailored to your requirements, from Full rehab/training livery down to walk in clients.

For more information please call us on 01902 213120