Not long now until the Winter Championships kicks off on the 24th of January and many of you have submitted tests already. Looks like the competition is hotting up as we see Summer League competitors returning alongside some brand new combinations and, of course, our Fall League winners.
If you haven't competed with us before, a reminder to send us evidence of your two 65%+ scores at your chosen level to firstname.lastname@example.org. For our ODI competitors, you should have received your qualification email so contact us if there's an issue and we can resend.
Many of you have qualified for two levels over the course of 2021 You are entitled to enter BOTH Championship Classes and we are offering a half price discount on your second class entry for the SAME horse and rider combination at adjacent levels Simply input the code ODICHAMPS50 when making your second entry.
If you haven't qualified for Winter Champs, there is still the option to compete HC. You will receive your score sheet and ribbon and still be eligible for some of our Special Awards from our fabulous sponsors. Contact us for more details. It's a great way to warm up for the upcoming season.
Speaking of upcoming seasons, Spring League begins on the 14th of February, following our usual six shows every two weeks format, culminating in our Finals for both Teams and Individuals. Get the dates in your diary! Feel free to dip in and out of single shows as it suits or aim for our Leagues. Individual Leagues require four shows out of the six, incuding the Final show, whilst Teams are comprised of four combinations, with top three scores to count over four shows.
We absolutely love 'match making' rider teams from all over the world, so if you would like to be part of an international team of riders, let us know. It's a wonderful way of making friendships with likeminded people and supporting one another along our dressage journeys, and certainly a high point of Online Dressage International.
We plan to introduce some brand new classes for our Spring League so keep an eye out for announcements on Facebook and Instagram. We will also be welcoming some new faces to our bank of judges so it will be fabulous to gain their expertise. As you know, we like to provide a variety of judges over the course of six shows as nothing beats a fresh perspective. If you have any suggestions for the Spring League, drop as a message. As dressage riders and competitors ourselves, we want to hear from your side: it's all about facilitating your progress!
Our video gallery on our home page is also being updated with some of our talented competitors' winning tests so a big thank you to those of you who have given permission to share their performances. It's a real celebration of the very high standard of riding we have here at Online Dressage International (an aspect our judges always comment on!) and also so beneficial for riders to help learn tests and get to grips with unfamiliar movements.
So best of luck to our Winter Championship competitors and roll on Spring League! Here's to making 2022 even bigger and brighter in our thriving and ever expanding global community!
Love all the team at Online Dressage International x