Dressage Ireland


International Riders Information

International Criteria


These criteria take precedence over all previous documents.

Please Read carefully.

Riders, horses and owners must be paid up members of Dressage Ireland before applying to compete abroad.

Download the new Qualification Criteria for National to International Pathway for Dressage & Para-Dressage in PDF format here

NB: All this administration takes time so leave at least 6 weeks for the process of these forms. There will be a charge of €50 for last minute administration

Will I need permission to compete in England or abroad in national competitions?

You do not need permission from D.I. to compete away from Ireland in a national show but all results obtained abroad MUST be sent to the office.. However, as a matter of courtesy it is recommended that you inform the Office of D.I. that you are competing outside Ireland.

  • to compete in England you will need to be a member of British Dressage britishdressage.co.uk

  • to compete abroad you will need a guest license. Contact the H.S.I. for information 045–886–678.

Invitations to friendly internationals for adults and/or Under 21's. Do I have to qualify for these and who will be in charge?

Friendly international invitations sent to D.I. are published on the website.

The selection process for these friendly international competitions are all different. If you are interested in selection please send you declaration of same to the Office of Dressage Ireland.