Dressage Ireland Autumn Development Series 2021

 Mon, 1st Nov, 2021

Dressage Ireland are delighted to announce that Horse Sport Ireland have kindly sponsored the Autumn Dressage Development Series again this year.

Dates as Follows

  • 24/10/2021 - Tipperary E.C., Thurles, Co. Tipperary
  • 30/10/2021 - Portmore E.C., Craigevan
  • 14/11/20 - Ard Cluain, Co. Sligo
  • 21/11/2021 - Ballindenisk, Co. Cork
  • 27/11/2021 - JAG, Co. Kildare
  • 12/12/2021 - Greenogue, Co. Dublin (Final)


  • Preliminary - Warm Up test DI P18 (2012 ), Qualifying Tests BD15 (2008)
  • Novice - Warm Up test DI N24A (2021), Qualifying Test BD38 (2005)
  • Elementary - Warm Up Test DI E51 (2013 ), Qualifying Test BD43 (2006)
  • Medium - Warm Up Test DI M65 (2021), Qualifying Test BD73 (2007)
  • Advanced Medium - Warm Up Test DI AM90 (2021), Qualifying Test BD91 (2016)
  • Advanced - Qualifying Test DI 100(2021)
  • PSG - Qualifying Test
  • Inter I - Qualifying Test
  • Inter II - Qualifying Test
  • Grand Prix - Qualifying Test
  • 4 Year Old Test - Qualifying Test BD15 (2008)
  • 5 Year Old Test - Qualifying Test BD38 (2005)
  • 6 Year Old Test - Qualifying Test BD43 (2006)


All full rider and horse/pony combinations registered with Dressage Ireland are eligible to compete in the Preliminary to Grand Prix classes, once the horse has not exceeded the points limit for the class.  Trailblazers are not eligible to compete.  Only horses/ponies that were foaled in Ireland in 2017, 2016 and 2015 and are recorded in an Irish Horse Registry and Studbook is eligible to compete in the respective age classes.  Classes will not be split into rider categories.

Unregistered entries accepted only in accordance with regional capacity.  Preference will be given to Dressage Ireland members and registered horses.  Unregistered combinations are not eligible for prize money or rosettes.

Qualifying for the Final

To qualify for a class in the final, a combination must complete a minimum of two qualifying tests, one of which must achieve a qualifying placing. Qualification is specific to each class and is not transferable between classes (e.g. to qualify for the Prelim Final a combination must have attend two qualifiers and completed the test in the Prelim Qualifying Class at both and on one of those occasions have been awarded a qualifying placing).  A qualifying placing is given to the top 4 placings in each class.  If those in the top 4 have already received a qualifying placing at a previous qualifier, the qualifying placing will be given to the next position and continue down the placings until all four places are given.  A league table wil be available here soon.

Final & Prizes

Only qualified combinations can compete at the final.  No whips or commanders.  Cash prizes will be given for each class and a substantial cash prize will be given to the highest placed Irish bred horse in each class.  A substantial cash prize will also be given to the breeders of the winning 4, 5 and 6 year olds age classes from the series.