Red Gorilla Combined Training Championships


Qualifiers are made up of six classes, with Prelim and Novice options open to combinations who’ve not competed at Medium and above, and Elementary open to any combination at any level/eligibility no matter of their previous competition record. To qualify for the Red Gorilla Combined Training Championship, simply place in the top two in any class at any qualifier. If the top two have already qualified, it will be passed down to the next eligible competitor. 

Tests and showjumping heights

Dressage Test Showjumping maximum height
BD Intro B 60cm
BD Prelim 2 70cm
BD Prelim 18 80cm
BD Novice 24 80cm
BD Novice 34 90cm
BD Elementary 42 80cm
BD Elementary 50 90cm


2024 Qualifier dates and entries

Venue Location Date
Northallerton Equestrian Centre Northumberland 20 January
Moreton Equestrian Centre Dorset 27 January
Brook Farm Training Centre Essex 3 February
Holmside Hall Equestrian Durham 11 February
Bury Farm Equestrian Village Buckinghamshire 3 March
West Wilts Equestrian Centre Wiltshire 3 March
Golden Cross Equestrian Centre East Sussex 3 March
Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre Warwickshire 9 March
Colraine Equestrian Centre Cornwall 9 March
Alnwick Ford Equestrian Centre Northumberland 10 March
Solihull Equestrian Centre West Midlands 16 March
Ponderosa Equestrian Centre Newport 17 March
Chard Equestrian Centre Somerset 23 March
Allens Hill Competition Centre Cornwall 23 March
Wellington Riding Hampshire 23 March
Hartpury University & Hartpury College Gloucestershire TBC
Parwood Equestrian Centre Surrey TBC
Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre Warwickshire 27 – 28 April


Need to know:

  • The same horse must compete in both phases and may not compete in more than two classes on the same day.
  • The dressage phase is run under British Dressage rules, whilst the show jumping phase is run under British Showjumping rules and is is timed accordingly. No whips are allowed in the dressage phase at the championships but are allowed in the showjumping phase.
  • The course will consist of eight to twelve fences.
  • Any faults that occur will be deducted from the marks awarded in the dressage phase. The winner is the combination with the highest score.

Louise Bell shows us how she sets up to practise in her arena...