Leinster Dressage Development Pathway


How much does this cost?

For registered 2022 Leinster Dressage members this costs €10 per test

For registered DI members from another region this costs €15 per test

For non registered riders, this costs €15 per test with a surcharge of €5 per rider for the day to cover temporary insurance.

Do I have to bring my trainer with me?

No, you can ride by yourself, can bring a friend / partner or family member with you to coach and help you or even play a recording to yourself as you ride of your trainer shouting key phrases at you!

Do I have to have / use a headset?

No that’s entirely up to you. You can use a headset with earpieces, a phone with headphones or just good old fashioned loud voices from the side-lines still works well.

Can you organise a trainer for me?

We are unable to organise trainers for you but luckily we have a number of talented trainers local and would be happy to recommend a list that you could approach.

Will the judge give me feedback?

As normal you will receive a sheet from the judge with comments and scores. This will be supplied immediately after your test

Can I ride my test a second time?

Our training show will run as a simulation of a normal show so we cannot allow a second run through. However you are welcome to enter a number of tests on the day.

When do entries close?

Entries will close either when we reach maximum capacity (72 entries) or on Sunday the 15th May at 23.45pm – whichever happens first! We are setting aside 10 minutes per rider to ride their test and receive brief feedback from the judge therefore we have to cap our entries so that we don’t wear out our judges!

How do I enter?


There will be two classes listed per test. Please take care to enter the correct test. Leinster Dressage members should enter the first class for LD members. Anyone else (a member of another DI region or an unregistered rider) should enter the second class.

When will times be announced?

As normal times will be released the Thursday or Friday before the training show. Please understand that we will have to organise times to first accommodate any trainer with several clients. Therefore we may not be able to accommodate specific times for individual riders.

What’s the withdrawal policy?

Due to the extremely low entry price, achieved thanks to subsidization by Leinster Dressage, entries for this event are non-refundable. Withdrawals should be made out of courtesy by email to leinsterdressage@gmail.com

Do I need to be a Dressage Ireland member?

No we have a pricing structure depending on membership status

Membership Status  Class to enter  Price  Additional info 
Leinster Dressage 2022 member First class for each test which is for LD members  €10  
DI 2022 member of another region  Second Class for each test  €15  
Non DI member (unregistered rider)  Second class for each test  €15 €5 surcharge per rider for the day to cover temporary insurance 

How many arenas are running?

Two arenas will be running.

Who are the judges?

We are delighted to have Dermot Cannon (List 1) and Jean Halpenny (List 4) judging for us at this training show. These judges have been very enthusiastic and supportive of this initiative and we look forward to seeing riders benefit from their feedback.

Tests – tests for this event are listed below. Please note:

  • We will not be running any trailblazer classes
  • We will not be running any freestyle classes
  • We will not be adding any BD tests to the schedule
  • We will not be adding any short arena tests to the schedule
  • Young horse classes will be FEI only
  • FEI eventing long arena tests can be added by request

Preliminary – DI P8

Novice - DI N 21

Elementary - DI 52

Medium - DI M65

Advanced Medium - DI AM90

Advanced - DI A 100

Inter I - FEI Inter I

Inter II - FEI Inter II


Grand Prix - FEI GP

4 year old – FEI test

5 year old – FEI test

6 year old – FEI test

FEI Junior riders – FEI team and individual test

FEI Pony riders – FEI team and individual test

FEI eventing – upon request provided it’s long arena