MCI – How to qualify & tests

IBERIAN HORSE DRESSAGE MASTERS (MCI GB) comprises a number of different levels from Young Horse classes up to Grand Prix. To qualify, each combination must be a member of the IDM and must achieve a minimum of 3 scores plus 1 score at the relevant freestyle. These scores can be obtained at the same venue but must be on different dates:

10 tests of classical dressage and 4 Freestyle to Music as follows:

(You can view the test by clicking the link at the far right)

PRIMERAPreliminary - Young Horse 4-6 year oldsPrimera Test
NOVILLANovice/Elementary 4-6 year oldsNovilla Test
GOLEGAElementaryGolega Test
SEVILLAMedium/Advanced MediumSevilla Test
LISBOAAdvanced MediumLisboa Test
MADRIDPrix St George (minimum age 7 years old)Madrid Test
MAGISTRALEIntermediate B (minimum age 8 years old)Magistrale Test
REYALEGrand Prix (minimum age 8 years old)Reyale Test
MALAGAPRACTICE TEST - Novice/Elementary 4-6 year oldsMalaga Test
EVORAPRACTICE TEST - Advanced MediumEvora Test
CARMENCITAFREESTYLE - ElementaryCarmencita Test
FLAMENCAFREESTYLE - Medium/Advanced MediumFlamenco Test
FANDANGOFREESTYLE - Advanced MediumFandango Test
LUSITANIAFREESTYLE - Prix St George/Inter ILusitania Test
IBERICAFREESTYLE - Grand PrixIberica Test

Please note:

  • Young horse tests are to be ridden in rising trot, all other tests are to be ridden sitting trot.
  • Malaga and Evora are NOT qualifiers for the final, they are practice tests.
  • The MALAGA test is for horses of 6 years old and over and first time riders to commence in dressage competitions.
  • EVORA is a transition between SEVILLA and LISBOA to allow competitors to progress with collection of the horse more gradually.

Minimum Percentages to be achieved:

  • GOLEGA & SEVILLA – 64%
  • LISBOA – 63%
  • MADRID – 61%


  • CARMENCITA (Golega) – 65%
  • FLAMENCA (Sevilla) – 65%
  • FANDANGO (Lisboa) – 64%
  • LUSITANIA (Madrid) – 63%
  • IBERICA (Magistrale & Reyale) – 62%