Dressage Ireland


Latest International News

Anne Meulendijks Sustains Head Injury in Stable Accident

Dutch Under 25 team rider Anne Meulendijks has sustained a head injury in a stable accident that happened on Tuesday 14 February 2017. The rider was briefly hospitalized and is now recovering at home.

Blood Up For Dispute at National Shows in Austria?

At the 2017 CDN Ebreichsdorf on 10 - 12 February 2017 a blood incident took place which caused quite some upheaval in the German and Austria media as the Austrian national dressage rules apparently leave room for interpretation when it comes to a horse bleeding.

Lars Petersen's Succes Passed Away

Lars Petersen's former Grand Prix horse Succes has passed away on Sunday 19 February 2017. The Danish warmblood gelding was 22 years old and had to be euthanized due to a fatal colic attack in the paddock.

Marie-Christin Kogel's Harkon Passed Away

German young rider Marie-Christin Kogel has lost her number one competition horse Harkon to colic. The pair had only made its international show debut in the spring of 2016.

Zaneta Skowronska's Mystery Sold to Hungary

Polish Grand Prix rider Zaneta Skowronska has sold her number one Grand Prix horse Mystery to Hungarian FEI rider Aniko Losonczy, who aims to qualify on the Hungarian team for the 2017 European Championship in Gothenburg. 

Marieke van der Putten to Go Independent

The 34-year old Marieke van der Putten has handed in her resignation as an assistant trainer and young horse rider for Edward Gal and Hans Peter Minderhoud. The recently A-team listed Grand Prix rider has decided to start her independent business.

Latest Notices
Recent General Notices

New class for Irish Breeds at Eastern Region shows

Irish Breeds classes

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The Judges Committee of Dressage Ireland have recently approved three new Introductory tests

Temporary Membership Update

Good news for unregistered riders

Recent Judges Notices
Recent Training Notices
Recent Show Notices

Eastern Region Spring Schedule

Eastern Region Spring Schedule now on line


Riders Competing Abroad at National Shows

All riders competing at National shows outside of Ireland are requested to inform the office of their competition plans.

After returning to Ireland (or sooner if possible), ALL results MUST be sent to the office.

Results must include: Rider and membership number – horse and registration number – classes (class numbers and test names) and the results (score and percent), together with the judges' names for each class.

National Dressage Champion of Ireland 2016

Anne Marie Dunphy & UrbanusAnne Marie Dunphy being presented with awards by Joe Reynolds
Left: Anne Marie Dunphy & Urbanus
Right: Anne Marie Dunphy being presented with awards by Joe Reynolds
(photos by Alf Harvey)

Grant Appreciation

Dressage Ireland is very grateful to the Irish Horse Board, The Irish Sports Council and Horse Sport Ireland for their continued support of the sport of dressage in Ireland. Once again this year an allocation from the proceeds of the National Lottery to the Irish Sports Council has made this funding possible.