LeMieux National Dressage Championships | 20 - 23 September | Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ

Competitor Information

The Championship Schedule will be provided in your Qualification Pack. Alternatively, you can download one here.

Below is some useful information; however, it is important that all competitors read the General Rules and Regulations within the Schedule.

Vaccination certificates

All horses at the Championships must have a current and valid certificate of vaccination against Equine Influenza. There will be random checking of certificates and any horse found without a valid certificate will not be permitted to remain at the Championships.

Competitor access to the showground

Horses may arrive in the show ground from 12 noon on Wednesday 19 September and the Horsebox Entrance will close at 11pm. The Horsebox Entrance to the showground will be open from 6am – 11pm on show days. Outside these hours the entrance will be opened for emergency access only. Horses requiring stabling must arrive on the show ground before 7pm. All competitors must have the correct passes to access the show ground. Should any competitor be delayed, they must contact the Stable Manager on 07779 788014.

The Stable Managers Office will open at 7.00am and close at 7.30pm each day.  

Only horseboxes/trailers bringing horses and/or ponies intending to compete at the Championships will be admitted to the showground.


Temporary plastic stabling (3m x 3m) will be available on the showground. Stables must be booked on the National Dressage Championships Stabling Form or online equivalent and paid for in advance with your entry to The Entry Secretary. Prices and conditions are on the official stable form.

It is understood by Competitors that horseboxes / trailers may be parked some distance from the stables and that it may not be possible to park competitors who have more than one horsebox / trailer at the Championships in the same location.

Stable hire is from 3pm - 3pm (access from 12 noon on Wednesday 19 September). Occupants are advised that stables must be vacated on time so that incoming horses may be stabled. Your co-operation in leaving stables promptly and clean will be appreciated. Stables should be skipped out and left clean and tidy ready for the following occupant. Lighting is not provided within the stables. Any damage caused to stables will be charged to the hirer. 

Stable bedding

Although bedding may be in the stable allocated to the Competitor from previous occupants, no bedding whatsoever is provided with the hire of the stable. Bedding may be purchased from the Stable Manager's Office between 10:00am and 7:00pm. 

Straw is not permitted in stables.

Horsebox electrical hook-up

A limited number of 6amp electrical hook ups are available for horseboxes at a cost of £96 (inc VAT) per hook up for the period that the Competitor is staying in the Show Ground. Competitors must have a 16amp (blue socket) extension cable to connect to the socket supplied by the Organiser. It is the responsibility of the Competitor to ensure that all their cables and electrical equipment comply with current electrical regulations. Competitors must ensure that all electrical items in their horseboxes have a current PAT Certificate. Whilst the Organiser endeavour to supply the hook up booked the Organiser does not guarantee a constant supply throughout the Show, nor do we accept any responsibility for losses and / or discomfort occurring as a result of a break in the supply provided. Electrical connection must be booked on the Official Stable Form or online equivalent by 24 August 2018 and is on a strictly first come basis.

Car access to the show ground

Cars without passes must be parked in the public car park and will not be permitted entry at the Horsebox Entrance or Public Pay Gates. Cars with Competitor Car / Lorry Passes must be parked in the designated car park and will not be permitted in the stable area or horsebox parking area.

Competitor caravans

There is no charge to competitors competing at the Championships who, rather than use live-in horseboxes wish to bring a caravan or camp on the showground. Competitors should indicate their intention to bring a caravan or tent on the Official Stable Form and should contact the Stable Manager upon arrival. Electric is not available for tents. Caravans or tents may not be located next to the competitor's horsebox or horse trailer.

Competitor admission

Free admission passes to competitors are as follows (all passes will be sent to the billing contact of your online account):

1 x 4 day competitor wristlet per rider entered to compete
1 x 4 day competitor wristlet for additional personnel for each horse entered to compete
2 x 4 day wristlets to each non - riding owner (BD members only, registration numbers to be stated in the notes section online) of the horse entered to compete.

All requirements must be clearly stated on the Official Entry Form. Any replacement wristlets will be charged at the standard rates.


The LeMieux Welcome Party is a great way to enjoy the social side of the Championships.  Held on the evening of Friday 21 September from 6:30pm to around 8pm, the party is in the Sponsors' Marquee and all are welcome.

Stoneleigh Park Lodge Hotel - everyone welcome!

Stoneleigh Park Lodge Hotel will be opening their doors to offer evening meals and the bar facilities for everyone staying on-site whether or not they are resident at the hotel. For the Championships an adjoining marquee will be added behind the hotel to provide a social environment for all to enjoy.

Evening meals will be available each night from 6.00pm – 9.30pm

A licensed bar will be available each night 6.00pm – 11.00pm


Will be open between 3.55pm till 7.00pm on Wednesday 19 September and 6.55am till 10 minutes after the final prize giving in the main arena. Outside these times the horse walk will be closed and there will be no access to either the Competition Warm Up Arena or the General Exercise Arena. Any Competitor found abusing the access times to the warm up arenas may be asked to leave the show ground.

Arena walk exercise times

All arena walk exercise times are subject to amendment, times will be posted at the Show Secretary’s Office and in the Stable Managers Office. Competitors may use arena walk exercise on any day and horses are not restricted to the day of competition. All horses must have a mounted rider and with the exception of the Para Dressage Competitors, no horses may be led, whether with or without a mounted rider.

Competition warm up arena

The competition warm up arena will be available for exercise from 4.00pm on Wednesday 19 September until 7.00pm, after which it is available from 6.55am each morning until 10 minutes after the final prize giving in the main arena each day. Should, in the opinion of the arena steward, the competition warm up arena become congested the arena steward may ask Competitors not warming up for competition to relocate to the general exercise arena. Horses not competing at the Show may not exercise in the competition warm up arena.

General exercise arena

A designated general exercise arena will be available for use by competitors. Access will be available for exercise from 4.00pm on Wednesday 19 September until 7.00pm, after which it is available from 6.55am each morning until 10 minutes after the final prize giving in the main arena each day.

Grass Exercise Arena

The Grass Exercise Arena (opposite the stable Manager’s Office) will be open throughout the hours of daylight. The Grass Exercise Arena is the only arena that may be used for lunging and only if the arena does not have other Competitors exercising.  Competitors in class 8 will be given priority in the grass arena on Friday 15 September which will be stewarded from 6.45am - 10.00am.

Official Event Photographer

Hoofprints, 62 Woodlands Road, Irchester, Northamptonshire. NN29 7BU
Frances Gannon Tel: 01933 418 884 or 07909 683764