There are 2 competitions. The internal competition takes place within Concorde. There is also a national competition, City Encounter (SO). Both competitions are explained below.
Every year ESRV Concorde organises and internal competition. This is a competition that is especially meant for all our members and contributors. During this competition everyone can show their talents in both dressage and jumping. At the end of the day there is a club champion of dressage and a club champion of jumping, and they both have the honour of having the champion trophy for a year.
During the competition everyone can ride their weekly horse from the stables. People with their own horse can also take part with their own horse. We often start with jumping where everyone can take part. For people who find this somewhat scary or for beginners, we have a course of 30 or 40 cm. But for those who want to jump higher, the course can be raised to a metre or more. This is followed by dressage where everyone tries to ride a perfect test. Here you can also challenge yourself by riding in a higher category than normal.
City Encounter (SO)
Throughout the year the KNHS-VNS organizes national competitions. These student competitions are also called stedenontmoetingen (SO) or city-meetings. Each student horse rider in Netherlands who is a member of a student riding society can take part in such a competition. Since the horses are provided by the society that organizes the competition you do not have to have your own horse to take part in the national competitions.
To make it easy for everyone to participate, you can also take part in the easiest dressage category after ten or more lessons. However, to also cater for the more advanced riders, you can ride up to a M dressage test. The tests are ridden on unknown horses where you only have limited time to get to know the horse, and this ensures the competition is always exciting and a challenge. To ensure that every rider has an equal chance, you have to draw lots to see which horse you will ride. Each horse is ridden by two or three people and a knock-out system is in place where you are only compared with people who rode the same horse.
The National Competition of ESRV Concorde
Once a year, ESRV Concorde organizes the national competition. Because we have access to numerous talented horses and many facilities we can organize the biggest national competitions for all students in Netherlands. During this competition, all classes of dressage and jumping are offered. This includes the following classes, namely Ba, Bb, La, Lb and M dressage and B and L jumping.
Vereniging Nederlandse Studentenruiters Kampioenschap
This is the Dutch Student-riders Championship Society. Once a year the Vereniging Nederlandse Studentenruiters Kampioenschap (VNSK) takes place. During all the national competitions that take place during the year, students can earn VNSK-points. During this competitions the three best riders of each category can compete.
ESRV Concorde organized the VNSK during 2012. During this event, ESRV Concorde won the prize of best national team. Besides winning this prestigious prize, ESRV Concorde had the best national B dressage and L dressage rider.
Transportation to and back from the stables cost 1,50 euro. You need to cancel your place in the van at least 24 hours before your lesson. This can be done by sending a mail to the busjes email: [email protected]. You will be charged 2,50 euros if you are to late with it or if you forgot it.