Plan your 'Nationals experience' here
The countdown is on to the summer's hottest celebration of dressage, the LeMieux National Championships at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, 12 - 15 September. Over 500 of the nations most gifted horses and their riders will compete for 25 titles from Prelim to Grand Prix plus the five grades of para-dressage and our Shearwater Young Horse Championships for four, five and six year olds.
The Nationals is so much more than just a show! There's a shopping village which will satisfy the dressage diva in all of us, it's a great social occasion to meet with friends and family for coffee or tasty treat and of course the chance to get up close and personal with the stars of the sport - there's open access to the warm up and some love watching here almost more than the two competition arenas.
For a touch of VIP treatment, upgrade your ticket to include the Andrews Bowen Nationals Pavilion; a ringside marquee with prime viewing for an unrivalled view, forward parking, a selection of amazing catering options for purchase and bar plus complimentary tea, coffee and orange juice throughout the day.
On Saturday and Sunday there's the added entertainment of the educational LeMieux Masterclass and this year's host is none other than Gareth Hughes! Fresh from a monumental performance at this year's European Championships where he finished as best of the Brits, Gareth will impart some of his knowledge and tips gained over his time as a rider and trainer of the international stage.
You could treat yourself to a judge's eye view of the LeMieux arena by securing a seat in the Covered Grandstand situated at the 'C' end so you can give your own marks for each test. Plus, you'll be out of the sun...or rain, depending on what the great British weather throws at us.
Why not immerse yourself and be on site with the riders and horses with our season or weekend camping option? You can bring a tent, caravan, motor home, horsebox...if you can sleep in it, it's welcome! There's the option of an electric hook up and onsite showers and toilets. Plus you're welcome to join us for the show party!
During the show, you can listen all the action live on Radio Nationals. Join our resident hosts Kim and John for great banter, interviews and insight. They'll have top guests and experts alongside them to keep you informed, entertained and up to date. Please note there is NO LIVESTREAM - do not follow any links on social media advertising such - they are a scam.
IMPORTANT - Equine Flu Vaccination Checks
Due to recent cases of Equine Flu in the UK, all flu vaccination certificates and passports
will be checked when horses arrive at the Championships.
All horses must have been fully vaccinated as per BD rules within the past 12 months before arriving at the event. Horses recently vaccinated must have seven days after the vaccination before arriving at the Championships.
Horses without a valid vaccination certificate within passports on arrival will not be allowed to stay at the Championships.