We are delighted to be in our third year of sponsoring the Team Quest Series and are equally happy to announce that 2017 will see Kent & Masters support My Quest too!
We are so keen to encourage everyone to “get out there and compete” that it seemed natural to take My Quest under the Kent & Masters banner as well.
What is it?
Team Quest is a friendly dressage competition that allows you to get together with three mates and compete at any level from Intro to Novice. The atmosphere, camaraderie and general fun levels are like nothing else we have ever experienced in dressage and that’s partly what encouraged us at Kent & Masters get involved. Take a look at these photos from the 2016 Championships and you’ll see what we mean!
My Quest is a competition league for individuals competing at Intro to Novice which is run alongside Team Quest.
There are separate sections for under 18s in Team Quest and My Quest.
You can take part in both Team Quest and My Quest! You can even qualify at multiple levels for My Quest.
How does it work?
Both Quest competitions follow the same structure with riders & teams earning 'Quest points' according to the percentage they achieve to the same scale as other BD competitions.
A rider's/team’s five best results - ie Quest points - feed into the regional leaderboard for each section (Open and Under 18s).
Doing well locally and a good finishing place on the leaderboard could see you at a regional final, culminating in a National Final in October
What do I have to do?
Simply get together a team (3 or 4 people), think of a brilliant name for yourselves and register with British Dressage and join Quest Club.
You need to register your horse too but you can find all the info you need on the British Dressage website here
What are the rules?
You can find a complete list of rules at the British Dressage website but here’s a quick summary:
Teams can compete at Team Quest competitions in any region, but their placing points will always be allocated to the leaderboard of their chosen region. The regional rankings are based on points achieved at Team Quest qualifier competitions and will only take into account the 5 best placings for each team.
Each of the eight BD regions has its own TQ leader board, at the end of the qualifying period (Dec 2016 - 31st August 2017) a Regional Final will be held in each region in September/October for the top 15 combinations in the Open sections and U18s.
The top three teams of each section (U18 & Open) from each of the eight regional finals will qualify for the TQ Championships which will be held in October 2017.
All results from Team Quest competitions now go onto the BD website! Find them under the Results tab.
What can we win?
The winning team at each local qualifier receives a rosette.
Every competitor at the regional finals gets a plaque and there are rosettes for 1st-10th
At the Championships we award rosette, trophies, sashes and medals. The winning teams also get rugs.
In addition there are some amazing Kent & Masters prizes for the 1st-3rd placed teams.
To make sure the whole event is run for everyone, we have some special awards too. Last year’s examples include best Gypsy Cob, highest placed veteran rider, best team spirit….