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Introduction to Dressage Show 2024

March 17 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Equestrians, welcome to our annual Introduction to Dressage Show 2024, generously sponsored by Caledonian Horticulture, presenting trophies to the Highest BD Dressage Score and Highest RDA Dressage Score. Organised by and on behalf of Muirfield Riding Therapy, all proceeds support the charity – entries are now open on HorseMonkey.com

Open to riders, horses and ponies of all ages (equines from age 4+) and abilities. Benefit from a professional British Dressage experience but in a relaxed, friendly and encouraging atmosphere. The Show is being held at our Arena, at West Fenton Farm & Livery, by kind permission of The Morrison Family.



CLASS 1: BD Introductory A (2008) for new riders to dressage not to have been placed in any British Dressage, dressage test.
CLASS 2:. BD Introductory B (2009) for riders not to have won more than 3 walk / trot tests or any Prelim or above tests
CLASS 3: Preliminary 18 (2002/16) – Horse & Rider combinations not to have won 3 firsts at Prelim level or above.
CLASS 4: RDA-Introduction-to-Dressage-Test-3 (2016) Walk or Walk-Trot for riders on a lead rein under 12yo, or a disabled person of any age.
CLASS 5: RDA-Introduction-to-Dressage-Test-3 (2016) Walk or Walk-Trot for riders off the lead rein including disabled riders.


* Outdoor warm up and indoor test for all classes.
* Classes 4 and 5 – able bodied riders will warm up on grass, RDA riders will warm up in the outdoor school.
* Class numbers may be limited to ensure completion of the show at a reasonable time.
* All day Cafe, and cosy Viewing Gallery
* Thank you to our sponsor Caledonian Horticulture
* Our Photographer on the day will be Zoe Meadows
* Muirfield Riding Therapy is a volunteer-led Centre, providing pioneering, life-changing equine assisted therapy. Based in East Lothian, we are a member group of RDA UK. Our services are free, ensuring they are accessible to all who need them. Your support of this event is helping us keep our vital service free of charge, thank you.


Show Terms & Conditions
1. All horses / ponies to be aged 4 years and over.
2. Horses may not be entered in more than 3 classes / 2 tests per rider.
3. Dogs must be on a lead at all times and kept away from any horse / pony.
4. This competition is run under British Dressage and RDA rules, back numbers will be supplied if necessary.
5. A hard hat to PASO15 (2011), SNELL E2016 and E2021, ASTM F1163 (2015), AS/NZS 3838 (2006) and WHICH MUST ALSO BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE RESPECTIVE OFFICIAL KITEMARK. The chin strap must have a non-detachable retaining harness secured to the shell at more than two points. Any rider found to be using a hat to a lower specification will be disqualified.
6. Neither the organisers of this event, nor any person acting on thier behalf, the owners of the showground or agents acting on their behalf, accept any liability for the loss, damage, injury or illness to horses, riders, spectators or any other persons or property whatsoever. Riders should have their own third party insurance (MRT riders are covered by RDA insurance)
7. Rosettes 1st to 6th place in all classes.
8. Closing date is Monday 11th March at 9pm. No late entries.
Times will be available on Thursday 14th March on Horse Monkey and www.muirfieldridingtherapy.org.uk
9. The judge’s decision is final. Any complaints must be made in writing to the secretary accompanied by £20 and the complaintmust be made within one hour of the incident.
10. Entry fees will only be reufnded if the show is cancelled. An administration fee may be taken from each competitor. No refunds after the closing date.
11. Dressage tests may be read.
12. Cantering is allowed only in the practice and competition areas.
13. The organisers reserve the right to combine or split classes according to entries with results determinded on a percentage basis.
14. There will be a limited number of entries available in each class.
15. We ask that the horses are fully vaccinated against equine flu, preferably within the last six months, and that passports be available for inspection by an MRT official.
16. Dress code is light or dark jodphurs (single colour), shirt (with tie or stock) and dark jacket / tweed jacket / blazer. Refer to British Dressage Rulebook 2024 Rules 78, 82 and 83.
17. The venue, including the parking area must be left clean and tidy. Please ensure you remove all hay / droppings / litter etc.
18. BD tests are available from,
British Dressage
BD and RDA tests available from,
Dressage Diagrams
RDA test is included in this schedule, press ‘Download schedule’.
19. Results will be available on Horse Monkey.
20. Catering will be available from the wonderful MRT cafe.
21. Photographer is Zoe Meadows



March 17
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Muirfield Riding Therapy
West Fenton
North Berwick, East Lothian EH39 5AL United Kingdom
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