DI Membership Options

Full Riding Membership:

Can gain grading points with their horses and qualify for the Winter Finals and National Championships

Trailblazers Membership:

Aimed at young riders under 21 years of age starting out in dressage

General Membership:

For horse owners, judges, parents/guardians and supporters of Dressage Ireland

Type of Membership Criteria Classes

Adult Riding Member

Rider - €115

Horse/Pony - €35


Over 18yrs of age.

Category 1 - have never competed above Novice level.

Category 2 - have competed at Elementary but never above Advanced Medium level.

Category 3 - have competed at Advanced & above.

Can compete in registered classes at Regional Shows and may compete at the Dressage Ireland Winter Finals and National Championships on obtaining relevant qualifying scores.

Junior Riding Member:

Parent or guardian must be registered as a member.

Rider - €60

Parent/guardian - €60

Horse/Pony - €35

Under 18yrs of age and categorized 1, 2 or 3 as per adult members outlined above.

As per above  plus:

Category 1 Junior Riders may also participate in Trailblazers classes.

If qualified in both registered and Trailblazer classes for Dressage Ireland Winter Finals and National Championships they must choose one or the other.

Trailblazers Member

Category 0*

Rider Only €25

Parent/guardian + rider  €60

Horse/Pony - €20

Under 21yrs of age

Have never competed above Novice level

Riders may compete in Junior Trailblazers (12-16yr old) and Senior Trailblazers (16-21yr old)

May only compete and qualify for National competitions in Trailblazer classes

May ride H/Cin Registered Junior Cat 1 classes at Regional shows

*No horse/pony points awarded

Classes at Regional Shows (20x40m / 20x60m)

Junior Trailblazers
Under 16yrs before 1st January

Senior Trailblazers
16-21yrs before 1st January

May compete at Dressage Ireland Winter Finals and National Championships in Trailblazers classes on obtaining relevant qualifying scores.

At National competitions classes are split into:

- Junior A (under 12yrs)
- Junior B (12-16yrs)
- Senior (16-21yrs)

Winners at National competitions then move on to Junior Cat 1

General Member


Horse Owner, Parent/Guardian,
Judge/Trainee Judge


Free €0!

Over 18yo or Parent/Guardian makes entry At Regional shows.



First year registration of a pure bred Irish Draught, Connemara Pony, Irish Thoroughbred or Kerry Bog Pony is free of charge! To avail of this offer, please include a copy of the passport (clearly legible and complete photocopy or scan) along with the completed Horse Registration Form when registering the horse/pony.