Dressage competitions in England return July 1, Scotland & Wales Expected to Announce This Week

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June 15, 2020

Dressage competitions in England return July 1 after 15 weeks of lockdown to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, British Dressage announced Monday. Scotland and Wales are expected to announce decisions later this week.

The decision coincides with the start of the winter qualification period, although the number of competitors at shows will initially be restricted to meet current government guidelines of no more than six individuals from different households to have contact at any one time.

“We are anticipating that there will be a further relaxation of restrictions with effect from 4 July onwards,” it said, “which we hope will include the use of indoor facilities for sports and recreation purposes.”

Competitions, including standard and Quest shows, will be listed on the British Dressage online fixtures portal that is being updated over the next two days.

Entries, beginning June 17, will have to be made online.

The first international competition on the FEI calendar after July 1 is the Hickstead CDI3* Sept. 9 with Keysoe CDI3* scheduled for Oct. 6 and London Olympia World Cup Dec. 15.

Competitions that were canceled during the lockdown included Harthill-Bolesworth, Windsor and two events at Hartpury, the European Junior and Young Rider Championships and a CDI3*.