Premier Leagues and High Profiles

Premier League and High Profile shows offer combinations the chance to excel in the higher level classes from Advanced Medium and beyond.

As well as being a rider favourite, Premier Leagues and High Profiles provide a rare opportunity for dressage fans and supporters to enjoy FEI classes on British soil with many of the nation’s top combinations using the opportunity to gain mileage for international status or to compete for National Championship places.

Premier League and High Profile levels

  • FEI Children on Horses
  • FEI Pony
  • FEI Junior
  • FEI Young Rider
  • Medium/Advanced Medium
  • Prix St Georges
  • Intermediate I
  • Intermediate II
  • Grand Prix

To compete at Prix St Georges or Inter I at a Premier League a combination must achieve a minimum of 63% at PSG (including YR tests) in a regular BD competition.

National Championships direct qualifiers

At Premier League shows, LeMieux National Championship direct qualifiers are offered for the following classes:

  • Bret Willson Dressage International Advanced Medium Gold
  • Fairfax Saddles Prix St Georges Gold & Freestyle
  • Saracen Horse Feeds Intermediate I Gold & Freestyle
  • Stübben Intermediate II Gold
  • LeMieux Grand Prix Gold

The winner for Advanced Medium, Prix St Georges, Inter I and Inter II must achieve a 65% minimum score to directly qualify. If there is a split class the winner in each will qualify. For the full qualification rules please see the members handbook.

Upcoming competitions

With many of the nation’s top combinations in attendance, the High Profile and Premier League Shows are great competitions to go and spectate!

Premier League

Venue Location 2024 Dates
Myerscough College Lancashire 5 – 10 March
Addington Equestrian Buckinghamshire 26 – 28 April
Hickstead West Sussex 9 – 12 May
Somerford Park Cheshire 24 – 26 May
Wellington Riding Hampshire 4 – 9 June
Vale View Equestrian Leicestershire 20 – 23 June
Hartpury Gloucestershire 1 – 7 July

High Profile

Venue Location 2024 Dates
Vale View Equestrian Leicestershire 26 – 28 January
Bury Farm Equestrian Village Buckinghamshire 22 – 24 August
Aintree International Equestrian Centre Merseyside 16 – 20 October
Arena UK Lincoln 5 – 8 December

See the full schedules by selecting Premier League and High Profile Shows on 'event type':


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