We appreciate that most people coming to our competitions may never have done this sort of thing before. That’s why we have officials who are always happy to help you on the day; whether its advice about the rules or what you need to do, and they’ll even walk the course with you.
We hold regular competitions in Norfolk and Suffolk venues and welcome affiliated riding and driving clubs around the UK to hold our competitions. You do not need to be a members of Long-reiningUK to compete, but being a member does give you discounted entry fees and a chance of winning our annual awards.
See Membership for details on how to apply to become a member.
Rules for competitions
We have a Handbook that describes the rules for each competition - Dressage, Reinmanship, Cones&Obstacle and Agility - and also includes the general rules for competing.
The dress code for these competitions is ‘workmanlike’ and therefore clothing should allow the Handler to move freely without restriction. Handlers should dress appropriately for the competition, level of competition entered and for the weather conditions.
A secure safety hat, designed to provide protection, must be worn and securely fastened at all times when competing, during warm-up and during exercising. The hat must conform to the latest BHS/BEF standards.
Hats that are mirrored are not permitted. Hat covers are permitted.
As for the dress code:
In wet and winter weather dress warmly:
We often hold themed competitions, at Easter, Christmas and other times throughout the year. Novelty dress is optional.
Novelty dress may be worn for Freestyle Dressage tests, in Concours d’Elegance competitions, Pairs and Quadrilles, and at events that offer a prize for the best novelty dress (e.g. Summer or Super Hero themed events).
Tack & Equipment
It is the choice of the competitor whether to long-rein in lunging equipment or driving harness (unless a competition specifies the type of equipment to be used).
The following may be used:
There is no restriction on the type of noseband used.
There are no restrictions on the type of bit used.
Equipment & accessories
Horses may compete in schooling equipment or in a driving harness (or part of driving harness).
Leg protection is permitted in all competitions. There are no restrictions on the type of leg protection (boots, bandages, over-reach boots etc.)
A whip is recommended (optional). There is no restriction on the type of whip used.
The following artificial aids are permitted:
The following are permitted:
Contact us: E: secretary@long-reiningUK.org.uk