We all know that recently life can feel a little bit isolating but one of the absolute shining advantages of this Online Dressage International Summer League has been the connections forged between our teams with members from all over the world.
The camaraderie and support on the team group chats has been incredibly heartening to see: we've had the ups and downs of lockdowns in some countries; weather that hasn't played ball; horse injuries and accidents; the inevitable pressures of work and family - but the one constant has been the friendship and shared love of dressage which has kept these teams going and celebrating each other's successes. And that, as we all know, is what it is all about.
Disappointing for the teams that didn't quite make it but there is always our Autumn League beginning in October. The team here are looking forward to matchmaking some new global teams in the coming weeks, and we already have news of friends, neighbours and stablemates planning to enter together. You will find nothing more motivating than being on a team. It's like having your own dressage cheerleading squad and every dressage rider certainly could do with one of those!
So, as specified, your overall team score is comprised of your top three averages from your team of four (this allows a little bit of wiggle room for horses/rider combinations being out of action). Your averages are taken from your four best scores out of the six shows (Final Show not required). As you can see, it has been very tight at the top, albeit with one clear winner.
So time to congratulate each other, hug those talented horses, and hopefully we'll see many of you on the running orders in October. If you would like to be matched up with a team, drop us an email and we can help organise it. Until next league, send us those pictures, enjoy those ribbons and sashes, and happy riding!
Love all the team at Online Dressage International x