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    NATIONAL PONY SOCIETY SUPREME DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIP 2017/2018

    This competition was introduced to encourage both performance and education of British bred ponies and their riders.Qualifiers will run from the 1st of April 2017 through to 31st March, 2018 and culminate in the

    NPS Supreme Dressage Championship Final

    to be held at the prestigious show venue
    Saturday 7th April 2018
    Addington Manor Equestrian Centre, Addington, Buckinghamshire
    British Dressage Tests Prelim 18 & Novice 30 will be used for all qualifiers. Each test will consist of the following six sections all of which will have their own Final:-
    • Registered Mountain & Moorland breeds not exceeding 138cm
    • Registered Mountain & Moorland breeds exceeding 138cm
    • Registered British Riding Ponies
    • Part Bred Horses/Ponies registered with their appropriate Native Breed Part Bred Stud Book – including Part Bred Arab ponies over stamped in the British Riding Pony Stud book and ponies registered with the British Sports Pony Stud Book. Please note Part Bred Native ponies and Sports ponies over stamped within the British Riding Pony & Stud Book may only compete in one section per season.
    • Highest placed Mini rider aged under 12 years on 1st January 2017
    • Highest placed Junior rider under 18 years on 1st January 2017
    • The two highest placed ponies in each section at each qualifying show will qualify for the 2018 Final and also be eligible to be chosen to represent their Breed, NPS Area or other team in the Team Challenge which will be incorporated into the 2018 Championship Final.
    • Qualifying rounds are open to competitors from the UK and elsewhere. All qualifiers will receive a qualification card, The Final will run in accordance with the 2017/2018 NPS Dressage Rules which will be available to all NPS Members. Copyright .All Rights Reserved 2016
    • Horse/ponies must be ridden at the Final by the qualifying rider. You must be fully paid up Dressage, Qualifying or Life members of the NPS for 2018 in order to compete at the Final.
    At the Final the winners of each section for each Test will be required to perform a 4.5 minute Freestyle to Music for the judging of the Overall NPS Supreme Dressage titles. Ponies may only compete in this section once even if they have won both their Preliminary & Novice section Finals. A Team Challenge is incorporated in the 2018 Championship Final. Each Team to comprise four ponies and riders who have qualified for any section of the NPS Supreme Dressage Championships 2017/2018. All four Team Ponies scores to count. Each Pony & Rider combination may only compete for one Team. There will be both Preliminary & Novice Team Championships plus overall Supreme Team awards for Teams competing in both Tests.
    No show affiliation fee will be charged for 2017/2018 qualifiers.
    Requests for qualifiers are welcomed from NPS Areas, Breed/Show Societies, Pony Club Branches , Riding Clubs & Competition Centers in the UK and Europe. Qualifiers should be run under British Dressage rules wherever possible. All qualifying shows are requested to use BD list Judges if possible. British Dressage Tests Prelim 18 & Novice 30 to be used for all qualifiers. Shows are requested to offer all 6 sections qualifications but exceptions will be considered for approval by the Dressage Working Group. Qualifier Application Packs and Information :-
    • Dressage Affiliation Form
    Contact:- NPS Dressage Working Group Secretary, Mrs. Angela Kember on Tel: 01580 211747 or email her on :- angela.kember@btinternet.com. Please show us on your affiliation form the exact way you would like your event to be displayed in our publications, which will include the NPS website and NPS Dressage Working Group Facebook page.