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 will have Member Discounts applied automatically by Nominate at the final stages of entry.

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From 1 March 2021:
Entries close on the Wednesday 11 days before a competition. Late entries will be accepted until midnight on the Friday 9 days before a comp. The draw commences on the Saturday 8 days before a comp so at that time any late entries will only be available if there is a suitable scratching. Queries to the Draw Secretary:  TEXT 0400 289 481 (with your name and details of what you want to enter).

Late entries will be NOT be accepted under any circumstances after 9 pm on the Friday 2 days before the competition. All entries are via Nominate.  Queries regarding Nominate to Secretary:  TEXT 0429 190 653 (text = shiftworker).

Day Membership (for people new to dressage or very casual competitors) - $5 per rider - if you are not an EA/AHDC member you can apply for Day Membership twice only during a calendar year.  After that you will need to join AHDC (or EA) to compete.  ***On Competitive comp days, EA only riders in CUR classes riding Elementary or above must be AHDC members (EA rule).  Riders in these classes are exempt from the twice a year Day Membership rule.***

Nominate will recognise that you are not an EA/AHDC member and ask you to renew membership.  Scroll and select "One Day Membership" (not "Senior" or "Youth") in the Membership Category at the top of the page and proceed through.  You will need to nominate a helper day as this is part of the annual membership process (but won't apply to Day Members).  

***Type in the date of the competition where it says "Valid Until" (just above Date of Birth).  If you don't it will default to 1/1/1900 and not recognise you as a member. ***

Link for 2022 Dressage Rules (copy and paste to your browser):​



Dates may change so watch this page for updates

***Dressage riders please note that from 1 July 2022 your helmets will need to be tagged to ensure they meet current safety standards.  Helmets may be tagged at either the EA Office in Mt Barker (Monday, Wednesday or Thursday 10.00 to 4 pm) or contact Sue Brown on 0409 090 547.

​​​3 September - Closed Unrestricted + Para
Tests:  Prep 1, Prep 2, Prelim to Advanced 1s and 2s

7 & 8 October - Spring Festival - Competitive, FEI, Young Horse, AOR, Participant, Closed Unrestricted
Tests:  Competitive - Prelim to Advanced 2s and 3s, FEI, Young Horse

Participant - Prelim to Novice 2s and 3s

Closed Unrestricted - Prelim to Elementary 2s and 3s

 12 November - Closed Unrestricted
Tests:  Prep 1, Prep 2, Prelim to Advanced 1s and 2s

10 December - Competitive, Participant, Closed Unrestricted
Tests:  Prep 1, Prep 2, Prelim to Advanced 1s and 2s