There seem to be even more disgruntled affiliated dressage riders at competitions since the gold, silver and bronze sections and their eligibility rules were introduced than there were in the good old days of ‘open’ and ‘restricted’. This is a sample of thoughts gathered at recent Area Festival and Regional shows:
Oldencraig second round AF host Ian Winfield: “For me it’s wrong that we can have an Olympic rider competing at Novice level. It used to be that riders at top level couldn’t compete below Medium open. That they are now allowed to do . . .
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