Don't forget to apply for your Sunshine Tour Personal Qualification card before coming to this month's dressage competition at Brinsbury. go to - print out the card that they email to you and bring it with you to the competition to be signed by the show secretary if you qualify.

With the New Year approaching just to let you know that the committee have decided to support a terrific organisation that has already swiftly helped 2 members of GDRC. Our support for this year will go to the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. We have decided to donate 20% of all profits from shows and dressage to this cause. You will also note a voluntary contribution request on our entry forms. We have already held a cake sale that raised over £100 and various other ideas will be tried out during the year. If you have any ideas we would welcome them.
The Air Ambulance have been invited to come along to our AGM on 26th January and their representative will give us a half hour presentation of their day to day work.
GDRC have been granted a license to collect money on behalf of the organisation and I am investigating setting up a "Just Giving" page to support our cause. The initial target will be £2000 which I am sure we will reach with ease.

Qualification is now open for the 2018 SE Dressage Unaffiliated Championships at Hickstead.

GDRC Summer and Winter Dressage will be qualifiers for this at Prelim, Novice and Elementary levels. 1st and 2nd place will qualify.


Organisers - Dressage at Hickstead
The Secretary, Dressage at Hickstead, Bolney Park Farm, Broxmead Lane, Bolney, West Sussex RH17 5JR

Show Venue - All England Showground, Hickstead, West Sussex, RH17 5NU

Class 1: B.D. Preliminary Test No 15 (2008) Horses with less than 20 BD points
Class 2: B.D. Novice Test No 22 (2007) 
 Class 3: B.D. Elementary Test No 43 (2006)

Rules & Conditions
1: To be run under British Dressage Rules. No whips or commanders permitted in championship classes.
2: Classes are open to riders who have qualified by coming first or second at participating local
unaffiliated competitions. 
 3: Qualifying period runs from 1 August 2017 to 31 March 2018.
4: Riders from BD Group 5 and above only to ride at the Elementary level.
5: Stabling - a list of local stabling can be supplied on request. Please send additional SAE.
6: Riders are requested to compete at two levels only - either Prelim/Nov or Nov/ Elem.

Entry Fee: £22 per class. 
 Rosettes: To 10th place. 
Prizes: To 6th place