Regional Championships

Competing at the Summer and Winter Regionals is a great goal and achievement for all level of BD competitor. The gateway to the two major BD Championships, combinations line up across the eight regions to contest Silver and Gold qualification classes from Prelim to Intermediate I.

Key facts

  Summer 2024 Winter 2025
Qualification period 1 January - 30 June 2024 1 July - 31 December 2024
Levels Prelim to Inter I  Prelim to Inter I (including freestyle)

Silver and Gold

Silver and Gold

July - August

February - March 
Championships LeMieux National Championships, 12 – 15 September NAF Five Star Winter Championships, April TBC
Championship Dressage tests Prelim 17A 2017, Novice 37A 2017, Elementary 59 2010, Medium 75 2002, Advanced Medium 98 2002, FEI PSG 2009 and FEI Inter I 2009 Prelim test 6, Novice test 6, Elementary test 6, Medium test 6, Advanced Medium test 6, FEI PSG 2009 and FEI Inter I 2009

How to qualify

From Prelim Silver and above, you can qualify for a Regional Championship by taking part in regular day to day BD competitions at your local venues. The number of points required varies per level, take a look at our table below to find out how many points you need to achieve your Regional Championship goals.

Points for Summer Regionals 2024:

Level Total points Qualifier points Minimum score
Prelim Silver 20 20 66.00%
Prelim Gold 20 20 66.00%
Novice Silver 19 10 67.00%
Novice Gold 20 10 68.00%
Elementary Silver 15 8 65.00%
Elementary Gold 18 9 67.00%
Medium Silver 12 6 64.00%
Medium Gold 16 8 65.00%
Advanced Medium Silver 10 5 64.00%
Advanced Medium Gold 14 7 65.00%
PSG & Intermediate I Silver  6 6 64.00%
PSG & Intermediate I Gold 6 6 64.00%

Continuing reading below for information on the upcoming 2024 Summer Regionals. 

Points for Winter Regionals 2025:

Level Total Points Minimum score
Prelim Silver 20 66%
Prelim Gold 20 66%
Novice Silver 19 67%
Novice Gold 20 68%
Elementary Silver 15 65%
Elementary Gold 18 67%
Medium Silver 12 64%
Medium Gold 16 65%
Advanced Medium Silver 10 64%
Advanced Medium Gold 14 65%
PSG & Intermediate I Silver 6 64%
PSG & Intermediate I Gold 6 64%


The amount of points you receive per test depends on the score awarded by the judge. Here’s how the points are awarded in relation to your scores:

Percentage gained Points
64% - 65.99% 3 points
66% - 67.99% 4 points
68% - 69.99% 5 points
70% - 71.99% 6 points
72% - 73.99% 7 points
74% - 75.99% 8 points
76% - 77.99% 9 points
78% - 79.99% 10 points
80% and above 11 points

Need to know:

  • A combination may not compete at the same level (including music) in both an Area Festival and Regional in the same season. The Area Festival level must be higher than the Regional if competing in both in the same season.
  • Combinations who have been placed in the top three of the Music / Winters / Nationals at the same level or above may not compete subsequently in the Silver section for that level or below in the current and future years. The above is effective immediately on gaining such a placing. Any pre-existing qualification is to be switched to the Gold section of the Winter / Summer Regionals.
  • Once a horse has qualified for the Regionals, a rider can be changed as it is the horse’s qualification. If the horse qualifies on for the Championships then it is the combinations qualification and therefore has to be ridden by the same rider, who rode the horse at the Regionals.


Summer Regionals 2024

Click on the venue to find out more about their schedules and entries. 

Venue County Date
Sheepgate Equestrian Lincoln 13 – 15 July
Kelsall Hill Cheshire 16 – 18 July
Parwood Equestrian Surrey 19 – 21 July
Bury Farm Equestian Buckinghamshire 23 - 25 July
Northallerton North Yorkshire 26 - 29 July
Hartpury Gloucestershire 30 July - 01 August
Bicton Arena Devon 09 - 11 August
Scottish National Equestrian Centre West Lothian 10 - 11 August

Remember to fill in the rider biography form here and send it directly to the venue.

National and Winter Championships

The highly anticipated conclusions to the summer and winter seasons! Qualification for both the National Championships, Somerford Park and Winter Championships can be obtained through the Regional Championships on a ratio system, which are published at the start of each season.

  • Wild cards are also offered at the end of each Regional Championship, immediately after the last winter or summer regional, those qualified at each level are listed and the remaining places in the relevant championship class are filled by non-qualified competitors with the next highest percentages from across all the regional finals. Wild cards are only distributed after all championship places have been allocated to those who qualify by right.




To qualify and compete at a winter or summer Regional Championship, both rider and horse need to hold Full membership and registrations. If you are an owner, you will need either Full (non-competing) or Full (competing) membership.