The Divine Equestrian Midway Championships is aiming to give riders who do not compete strings of horses at the lower levels, or who only have two horses in 2020 competing at the higher levels, an opportunity to compete at a Championship type show. We have had the most amazing show in 2019 and with our fantastic sponsors Divine Equestrian and Equidance are looking forward to August 2020.
We have just had the most amazing fourth year of competition and with nearly 200 combinations taking part, and nearly 500 tests ridden in 2 days, it was fantastic. As always I would just like to extend my thanks to all competitors, helpers and sponsors who make the whole thing possible.
We are also announcing our bursary scheme for 2020. There are 5 awards available from £200 to £1,000 that are available to individuals who have either competed or volunteered at the Championships in at least two years since it's inception in 2016. Please downoad the application form below and email your application to email@example.com by 31st January 2020.
We had a fantastic Gala Music Evening sponsored by Equidance and raised £1000 for the Breast Cancer Unit at Salisbury District Hospital as well as watching some fantastic combinations dance their way through the evening.
Prelim to Advanced Medium - Riders who have competed 2 or less horses in British Dressage competitions since 1st December 2019, and who have not competed at a CDI since 1st January 2015 are eligible.
Prix St Georges to Grand Prix - Riders, who may have competed any number of horses from Preliminary to Advanced Medium, but have only competed TWO horses at PSG or higher at British Dressage or FEI competitions since 1st December 2019, and who have also not competed at a CDI since 1st January 2015 are eligible.
Horse and rider combinations will also need to qualify for the show by achieving the number of specified scores for their level.
The show will run over 2 days on 28th and 29th August 2020 and will take place at Hartpury College.
All competitors entering the Midway Music classes (classes 21-28) will automatically be entered in the equivalent BD Affiliated Music Class. Competitors may enter an additional BD Music Qualifier if they wish by entering the appropriate class. All classes will be run under BD rules.
Entries can made on line at www.horsemonkey.com from 1st July 2020.
The main Championship will run over the 2 days and will run from Prelim to Grand Prix. Each combination will complete 2 tests at their level and the overall winner for each level will be decided on the total good marks presented as a percentage of the total marks available. There are no prizes for placings on each day.
The Music classes will run from Prelim to Grand Prix on Friday 28th August through into a Music Gala Evening in the main Hartpury Arena. Any combination who has competed in the main Championship will be eligible to enter the Music Championship, at the same level or above. Entries in the Music classes will automatically be entered in the appropriate affiliated Music class.