There are 2 stages of qualifications:
1 – OLYMPIA FIRST ROUND QUALIFIERS
Please Note: The first round qualifying show dates are updated on the website twice a week . Shows will apply for qualifiers from January right up to August per year.
Go to SSADL website and click on icon for OLYMPIA SHOWS. There you will be able see a list of shows all over the country that hold the SSADL FIRST ROUND QUALIFIERS.
Select the show/shows that you wish to enter, contact the show secretary direct. (you can enter as many shows as you wish to, in order to qualify).
You can choose to enter the RIDDEN section or the IN HAND SECTION – or you can even enter both sections!. Please ensure you select the correct class for the age of your animal. After the judging of the class and the judge has selection their placings. From 1st to 6th placings will be issued with an Olympia Anthony Evans qualification card /SSADL Championship Show qualification card .
Once you receive your qualification card assuming you are already a current SSADL member, you have 10 days to complete the card and return to Memberships Office. Follow the instructions on the card, This is most important.
If you are NOT a member with SSADL, then you will get 10 days to become a member and register your pony/horse and send the card in. If not done within the 10 days time frame, your qualification will not be valid. To obtain new membership forms, please go to our website: www.seniorshowinganddressage.co.uk and click on APPLICATIONS then MEMBERSHIPS and download your forms .
Membership Office will issue a SECOND ROUND ACCEPTANCE CARD which entitles you to enter SECOND ROUND qualifiers (see below). Also enclosed with your card will be a list of the shows holding the SECOND ROUND QUALIFIERS.
This list is also on our website: www.seniorshowinganddressage.co.uk
2 – OLYMPIA SECOND ROUND QUALIFIERS
Once you have selected a show to enter, please remember to have your ACCEPTANCE CARD and your SSADL MEMBERSHIP CARD with you. They will be checked by a steward before you can enter the ring. This is most important and we have to be strict with this rule……. so if you have forgotten your cards then you will not be allowed to enter the ring!
3- OLYMPIA DIRECT ROUTE QUALIFIERS
There are a number of such qualifiers throughout the United Kingdom. Open to both MEMBERS and NONMEMBERS of SSADL. However in the Olympia Championships it will be the highest placed current SSADL MEMBER that will claim the Olympia ticket.
For further information on all the above please look at the Rule Book.