What is Combined Training?
Combined Training is a test of the horse and rider’s ability to perform a simple dressage test followed by a straightforward show jumping round, both of which test the horse’s obedience, suppleness and calmness.
The competitions covered by these rules and organised in the IPC Areas throughout the summer should be within the capability of most members who have attained the C Test standard. Members should be encouraged to take part as it provides the general experience necessary for the preparation and horsemanship required in most P.C. activities.
What is Dressage?
Dressage is about showing the judge that you can get your pony/horse to
do what you want him/her to do, when you want him/her to do it.
You and your pony/horse have to follow a set of instructions laid out in
the dressage test.
A judge marks the test. They give you a mark out of ten for how well you
carry out each instruction.
Dress and Saddlery;
Please refer to current Tack Sheet for the Discipline. Dressage Tack sheet for the Dressage Test and the Show Jumping Tack Sheet for the Jumping Phase of the Combined Training competition.
The Dressage tack sheet:
The Show Jumping tack sheet:
General Information for Competitors;
Competitors must be bona fide members of the stated Branch of the IPC
and have regularly attended rallies.
Please refer to the following for the Combined Training & Dressage rule book;
Dressage & Combined Training Rule Book