Strathalbyn, South Australia

Adelaide Hills Dressage Club

Explanation of Classes & Memberships

Competitive:  You MUST be a Competitive member of EA.  Your horse must be registered and have a current Competition Licence (previously called Performance Card).   Grading points can be accrued and recorded.
Participant:  you MUST be a Competitive OR Participant member of EA.  Your horse does not need to be registered nor does it need a current Competition Licence.  Grading points are NOT accrued. 
Closed Unrestricted:  you MUST be a member of AHDC or EA.  However if you only have EA membership you cannot compete at Elementary level or above in Closed Unrestricted classes without being a member of AHDC.  (Text Sally (Secretary) on 0429 190 653 for further information).  No grading points are accrued at this level.
AHDC members can claim Member Discounts on all tests in all categories – Nominate will prompt you to tick the appropriate boxes.



SATURDAY 6 April     Protocol / Closed Unrestricted dressage comp

                                       Protocol:  this is arena "practice time" and not a competition as such.  Tests are

                                       marked and given back to you but not displayed on the board.   You are allocated                                           a 30 minute block of arena time and can use it as you wish:

                                       - ride a test and then have coaching to improve movements

                                       -,ride a test, have discussion with the judge on how to improve it and ride it again

                                       - have a 30 minute block of instruction in the arena in a competition setting

                                       - Tests:  your choice!

                                       Closed Unrestricted dressage comp operates as usual in addition to the

                                       Protocol division.  If you then compete in the usual dressage competition division                                           we can't guarantee you will get the same judge / instructor as we have to fit 

                                       everyone in without finishing at midnight  These days have been very popular in

                                       the past so early entries are advisable.

                                       Tests:  Prep A, Prep C, Prelim to Advanced B and C tests

                                       Entries close Monday 25 March


SUNDAY 7 April         Competitive, Participant, Closed Unrestricted 

                                      You can ride again on Sunday at your desired level after practicising on Saturday or

                                      just ride on Sunday.  This is a separate competition to the Saturday comp.  You can

                                      enter both days of competition - have a practice or Protocol session on Saturday

                                      and then compete on Sunday.

                                      Tests:   Prep A, Prep C, Prelim to Advanced B and C tests

                                      Entries close Monday 25 March

SUNDAY 5 May          Closed Unrestricted Club Champs: 

                                      AHDC MEMBERS ONLY.  New members who are joining now - join by

                                      midnight on 10 March 2019 to be eligible. 

                                      FREE BBQ LUNCH FOR ALL COMPETITORS!

                                      SPECIAL PRIZES AND ROSETTES/RIBBONS. 

                                      Watch this space for updates as we finalise details.

                                      Tests: Prep C, Prep D, Prelim to Advanced Bs and Cs
                                      Entries close TUESDAY 23 April (the day after Easter)

2019 Calendar 

5 MAY COMPETITION:  Our Club Champs are for AHDC MEMBERS ONLY.  JOIN BEFORE MIDNIGHT 10 MARCH 2019 TO BE ELIGIBLE.   FREE BBQ LUNCH FOR ALL COMPETITORS!   SPECIAL PRIZES AND ROSETTES/RIBBONS.  A flyer with more details has now been uploaded under the 5 May date.