Petplan Equine Area Festival Dates for 2020/2021

The Petplan Equine Area Festival series was launched in 2000 and has grown from 15 Area Festivals with just 555 tests ridden in its’ first year to over 6,300 Area Festival tests ridden in the 2018/19 series. The new format will offer riders all year-round competition and even more opportunity to compete!

All dates are currently subject to change, due to the current situation with Covid-19. Further updates will be published once competition resumes, and a decision from British Dressage has been made regarding the Area Festivals 2021.

Summer Area Festival Dates

The qualification period for the summer Area Festivals series will run from January to June. The Area Festivals will then take place during July and August, with the Championship taking place in September at Arena UK, Lincolnshire. All dates are still TBC and will be updated soon.

Winter Area Festival Dates

The qualification period for the winter Area Festivals series will run from July to December. The Area Festivals will then take place during January and February, with the Championship taking place in April at the NAF Five Star Winter Championships, Gloucestershire.

Existing qualifications will be valid for the following rescheduled 2021 dates:

Venue County Revised dates
Keysoe Bedfordshire 30 April - 02 May
Beacons Equestrian Carmarthenshire 01 - 04 May
Parwood Equestrian Centre Surrey 06 - 09 May
Vale View Equestrian Leicestershire 06 - 09 May
Northallerton Equestrian Centre North Yorkshire 07 - 10 May
Morris Equestrian Centre * East Ayrshire 12 - 16 May
Speedgate Events Kent 13 - 16 May
Prestige Equestrian Gloucestershire 13 - 15 May
Solihull West Midlands 14 - 18 May
Aintree International Equestrian Centre Merseyside 27 - 30 May
Gordon Dressage Group at The Cabin * Aberdeenshire 29 - 30 May
Kingston Maurward College Dorset 1 - 3 June

* Further clarification will be required for the Winter Area Festivals in Scotland, as Level 3 travel restrictions may prevent members from accessing these competitions. Additional contingency plans will be made should restrictions remain in place at this time.

BD are currently working with organisers to secure a new date for the NAF Five Star Winter Championships and will update members once plans have been finalised.

Keep up to date with the festival fever on the Petplan Equine Area Festivals Facebook page.