Carriage Drivers sitting in a carriage pulled by a grey horse, both are wearing a purple jacket and helmets. The driver on the left is holding a Red Gorilla water bottle and the volunteer on the right is holding a rosette up.

RDA Virtual National Championships

Join us for our Virtual National Championships on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th November, streaming live on our YouTube and Facebook.

Over the weekend, RDA participants will show off their incredible skills in lots of RDA’s disciplines like Showing, Dressage and Carriage Driving. All entries are filmed at participant’s local RDA Groups, so during the live stream, you will be taken on a virtual tour of the RDA Groups across the UK.

For many of our participants, the Virtual National Championships provides a first taste of equestrian competing and one of the stepping stones to competing professionally. The Virtual National Championships offers lots of different opportunities to our National Championships in July; it provides a place for RDA participants and Groups who are not able to travel for competitions or for those who don’t quite feel ready for an in-person competition. 

Facts & Figures

  • 402Entries
  • 81Classes
  • 63Competing Groups
Watch last year's Virtual National Championships Live Stream
Participant is riding a chestnut pony and is escorted by a volunteer in a high vis. Both are walking down a track.


Full program and schedule available here.


Where to watch


You can watch the classes on our Facebook page and YouTube channel (@RDA National).



The full results are available here. Results for those in the livestream will be released after the event.

Lizzie Bennett on horse Puro standing up in the stirrups and with her hands raised in the air. She is wearing black riding trousers and a tassled blue jacket.

It’s more than a competition: it’s a festival. It’s joyous and heart-warming and fun; encouraging, motivating, inclusive, celebratory and inspiring.

Event Supporters

Thank you to all our sponsors and partners that help make the Virtual National Championships & National Championships possible.

Showing / Show jumping/ Musical Ride & Drive

Red Gorilla logo

Carriage Driving

Dodson & Horrell logo


Kingsley Napley logo

Countryside Challenge

child farm logo


Bruce Wake Charitable Trust logo

If you want to support RDA at next year’s Championships, please contact us