Showing is still very much a new activity within RDA, a progression from the already established Best Turned Out competition held at the RDA National Championships.

Showing teaches you how to put in a performance and accept the judges comments as a positive way to improve.  It is also a great start for a horses education, as it teaches manners and gives exposure to the show environment without the exacting pressure of a dressage test or showjumping.

We are delighted to be offering a more grass roots approach to Showing to all Groups wishing to get involved and learn more about this discipline.  We have produced several documents to help demystify Showing and to provide information on what is involved in the three classes that will be on offer at our National Championships in July. 

The classes will consist of:

  • Ridden horses/ponies led (walk & trot)
  • Ridden horses/ponies unled (walk & trot)
  • Ridden horses/ponies unled (walk, trot & canter)

Each class will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Manners & suitability
  2. Riders individual display
  3. Type & conformation
  4. Turn out of combination
  5. Overall impression

For further information please see “What is Showing?” to the right of this page.

How does a Group add Showing as an activity?

It’s easy – any Coach can run Showing sessions, no assessment of the group is required!

You will need to complete and return the Application Form to add Showing to Activities and return to the National Office.

Once this has been registered you can get started!





Page Last Updated: November 4, 2023