Competitions are available at the following levels
Dressage - Junior
• Junior Trailblazers Intro Championship
• Junior Trailblazers Preliminary Championship
• Junior Trailblazers Novice Championship
Dressage - Senior
• Senior Trailblazers Preliminary Championship
• Senior Trailblazers Novice Championship
• Senior Trailblazers Elementary Championship
Competitions for First Round and Second Round Qualification may be combined, but must be split for qualification purposes.
Dressage - Rules (PDF)
For further details on competing in Trailblazers dressage competitions, please download the Trailblazers Dressage Rules (PDF format).
• Trailblazers Dressage Rules (rev. Mar 2019)
• Trailblazers General Rules (rev. Mar 2019)
Eligibility to Compete in Trailblazers Dressage
Please see Trailblazers Dresage Rules, available above.
First Round Qualification - Numbers to Qualify
Competitor need a presentation score of 58% or over in a Trailblazers First Round to Qualify for the Trailblazers Second Rounds. First round qualification is required at each level to compete at a Second Round at that level.
Only qualified partnerships (horse / pony and rider) from a Trailblazers First Round Qualifier are eligible to compete at the Trailblazers Second Round Qualifiers.
Once a Competitor has qualified at a First Round Qualifier they will be issued with an envelope from the Venue at which they have qualified containing a congratulatory letter telling them that they have qualified. The Competitor will then have the choice to take up the qualification or not. Should the Competitor decide to accept the qualification for the second rounds, then they will return the congratulatory letter (within 14 days) together with the appropriate fee and TWO stamped addressed envelopes, to the Venue of Qualification. One envelope will be used to return a Qualification Card. The other will be used to forward details of the Second Round.
The Qualification Card can be used to compete in any Trailblazers Second Round at the level qualified. There is no restriction on the number of Second Rounds at the level qualified that a competitor may compete at to try to qualify for the Trailblazers Championship Finals.
Second Round Qualification
Every Show Organiser has the option to run one Second Round Qualifier at their Venue at each level for which they have run First Round Qualifiers.
Numbers to Qualify
|Number TB Starters||Number to Qualify|
|up to 25||6|
|26 - 30||7|
|31 - 35||8|
|36 - 45||10|
Splitting Second Round Qualifiers
Show Organisers that have more than 30 entries in a Second Round Qualifier have the option to split into two sections as it is unfair on the judge if the class is too large. Second Round Qualifiers with fewer than 30 entries may not be split. Competitors must check with the individual Venue as to whether a Second Round Qualifier has been split into two sections.
Should a Show Organiser split a Second Round Qualifier into two sections then the following numbers to qualify will apply.
Numbers to Qualify
|Combined Total||Number to Qualify|
|up to 35||4 each section|
|36 - 45||5 each section|
|46 - 55||6 each section|
|56 - 65||7 each section|
Show Organisers must ensure that the sections are evenly split prior to withdrawals. Should there be more withdrawals in one section than the other the balance of entries between the two sections will not be adjusted.
Splitting a Second Round Qualifier into more than two sections may only be done with prior permission from the Trailblazers Central Office.
Juniors & Senior Second Round Qualifiers that run concurrently
A Show Organiser may run a Junior and Senior Second Round Qualifier at the same level as a joint competition. However, the result must be split into junior and senior competitors for qualification purposes. The number of senior entries will dictate the number of seniors to qualify and the number of junior entries dictates the number of juniors to qualify.
Only qualified partnerships (horse / pony and rider) from a Trailblazers Second Round Qualifier are eligible to compete at the Trailblazers Championship Finals.