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!


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