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The NDG is affiliated to the BHS. If you would like to become a member please download the membership form below. The NDG year runs from 1st Nov - 31st Oct.


NDG does not have a junior section and so membership is restricted to people aged 18 years and over.

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Competition Schedule: 2017

Welcome to the competition fixtures for the coming season. It is anticipated that there may be additional competitions added to this scheduled, so please be sure to check the schedule for updates



BRC LogoFor those of you that compete at affiliated competitions, BRC have notified us of some significant hat rule changes.

You can view the full rule changes here >


19th Nov 2017NDG Club CompetitionCrow Wood Equestrian CentreDianne WoodClick to view scheduleClick to view times- BOOK
29th Dec 2017NDG Club CompetitionMyerscough International ArenaDianne WoodClick to view schedule-- BOOK
18th Mar 2018NDG Club CompetitionCrow WoodDianne Wood----
1st Apr 2018NDG Club CompetitionMyerscough International ArenaDianne Wood----
3rd Jun 2018NDG Club CompetitionCrow WoodDianne Wood----
15th Jul 2018NDG Club CompetitionAintree International ArenaDianne Wood----
27th Aug 2018NDG Club CompetitionMyerscough International ArenaDianne Wood----


Online Entries

The NDG are now offering as a trial online entries via Horse Monkey, should you need help with registration, we have produced a simple Step by Step Guide for our members >


Entry Procedure

For NDG competitions, show organisers must receive the entry fee together with entry form downloaded from the competition schedule page. For those without internet access, full details to be provided on paper equivalent. The closing date is 3 days prior to the competition. Non-members are welcome, but full details and payment must be provided in writing before closong date. Times will not be allocated unless an entry fee has been received. Times will be available on the web site 2 days prior to the competition date or via phone from the organiser. NDG organisers who arrange with the club to do a job at shows/area competitions will be reimbersed the appropriate helprs fee,


Entry Fees and Withdrawals

£12.00 per class for NDG/BRC memebers, £15.00 per class for non-members. From 1st March 2013, entry fees increased to £12:00 for members, £15:00 for non members. Withdrawals must be made before the times are given out. After this there will be no refunds. A full tariff of competition and training prices is available here>. Cheques payable to "Northern Dressage Group".



Intro: Horse not to have scored 65% at Prelim or above

Prelim: Under 70 NDG points, or 15 BD points at Novice or above

All other classes: Same horse and ride combination not to have 15 or more BD points at any level

No ponies under 14.2 unless ridden by an adult. NDG points can be checked with Dianne Wood on: 07872 164734 or you can check out the points page; BD points can be checked with British Dressage.


NDG rosettes ar awarded to 6th at each competition. Form March 2013 NDG points sytem for annual points trophies will run in line with BD; and actual % gained, points also awarded for Freestyle classes.


New Points System

60 - 61.99% = 1 point | 62 - 63.99% = 2 points | 64 - 65.99% = 3 points

66 - 67.99% = 4 point | 68 - 69.99% = 5 points | 70 - 71.99% = 6 points  |  72% + = 7 points

For a full  explanation of how points are awarded, you can find more about this in our FAQ section >

NDG Championships

1st and 2nd members in each test qualify for the NDG Championships - from 2015 held  in October each year will be held each year. You will be informed in writing. Qualifiers may pass down and wild cards may be awarded. Restrictions on previous championship winners apply at Prelim/Novice.


For those members wishing to be considered for teams and Championships, please note that BRC have a robust flu vaccination policy and immunisation must be up to date prior to team competitions. Please contact Janet Zaldats (Dressage & Jumping) and Clare Walmsley or Janet Zaldats (Teams & Horse Trials) for clarity.


Advanced Riding Tests

Advanced riding tests will be available at some competitions and is restricted to members only. Riders must comply with BRC regulations as stated. COntact theorganiser to arrange a practie test.


Health & Safety

During ALL club activities (competitions and training), everyone whilst mounted must wear a hard hat to at least British Riding Clubs minimum standard, with a harness correctly adjusted and fastened; boots with a heel and smooth sole and for cross country the correct body protection. Failure to do so will entail elimination. Medical armbands are also required for cross country. A complete set of rules is contained in "British Riding Club's Official Rules", obtainable from BHS bookshop - 0871 201918 or You can also contact any member of the committee for clarification.


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