How to apply

Top Dressage Finland is continuously looking for new riders. Selection trials are organised based on applications in conjunction with training sessions.

If you have a promising horse and fulfil the criteria for one of the five groups, you may send an open application letter to Janne Bergh: janne.bergh(at)elisanet.fi.

The Top Dressage Finland athletes are divided into five groups:

1. NATIONAL TEAM GROUP

Required qualifications: valid and current championship-qualifying socres (the combination has a result of at least 64% attributed by the Ground Jury and by any two different FEI 5* Dressage Judges in a Grand Prix at two different CDI3*/4*/5*/CDI-W or CDIO events). The combination is available and fit to ride as part of the national team.

 

2. CHALLENGER GROUP 2

Required qualifications: at least two 65% scores for Grand Prix at a national competition during the current or preceding competition season. The combination is available and fit to ride as part of the national team. The combination is aiming for, and has the potential to gain, the required qualifications to join the National Team Group.

 

3. CHALLENGER GROUP B

Required qualifications: at least a 60% score for Intermediate II or Grand Prix at a national competition for the current or preceding competition season.The combination is available and fit to ride as part of the national team. The combination is aiming for, and has the potential to gain, the required qualifications to join the National Team Group.

 

4. DEVELOPMENT GROUP

The rider either has a promising at least a 7 year old horse or has competed Prix St. Georges during the current or preceding competition season. The objective for riders in the Development Group is to train their horses from PSG level to Grand Prix. The combination is aiming for, and has the potential to gain, the required qualifications to join either the National Team Group or the Challenger Group A.

 

5. YOUNG HORSE DEVELOPMENT GROUP

The rider has a promising 5-7 year old horse with potential up to Grand Prix level. The combination is aiming for, and has the potential to gain, the required qualifications to join first the Development Group and later either the National Team Group or the Challenger Group A.