RASDEG offer events which include, Members, Participant and Competitive.
A RASDEG member can ride any level of dressage test at a members day that has been offered on the Entry Form, and need not be a member of any other club, from Preparatory to Grand Prix level.
RASDEG Members days now also invite EA Participant members and are included in the same classes. Separate ribbons are offered to EA Participant member riders.
Equestrian Australia offer several levels of membership for individuals including Competitive and Participant.
An EA Participant member may compete at the following levels at RASDEG Club events, and their horse is not required to be EA registered.
EA National Para-Dressage
An EA Competitive member must ride an EA registered horse with a valid bridle number and be a current financial member of Equestrian Queensland for RASDEG events. An EA member can ride in Participant classes, but a Participant cannot ride in Official classes.
Equestrian Queensland (our state branch of EA) membership information here.
Etiquette in the warmup area
As there may be many horses warming up in a restricted area it is important that all riders have knowledge of the etiquette required in group riding.
This ensures safe riding and achieves harmony in busy areas.
• safety is paramount, and a collision should be avoided at all times
• before entering the warm-up, area make sure the gateway and immediate track are clear
• riders should pass left shoulder to left shoulder when on the track
• when not on the outside track, e.g. on a diagonal line, riders should give way to horses on their left
• the more progressive gait has priority on the track
• halt should not be on the track
• walk should not be on the track and does not have right of way
• trot has priority over walk
• canter has priority over trot
• lateral work has priority over all paces
• when circling, anticipate your return to the track so as to not stop the flow of other riders
• mounting, dismounting and gear adjustment should be done off the track
• consideration should be given to behaviour of other horses in the arena that may upset your horse
• it may be necessary if your horse is upsetting others to leave the area
• if a horse is upsetting the majority, an Official should be sought with a view to requesting that horse's removal for safety's sake.
Stallions should be clearly identified with a green disc on the saddlecloth and/or the bridle. Some owners/riders have started using green bridle numbers which are not as visible as the green discs and owners should consider using both for safety reasons.
Consider fellow competitors and their horses.
Safety for all should never be compromised.