Haygain announced as British Dressage Official Partner

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Haygain announced as British Dressage Official Partner Haygain has announced its renewed alliance with British Dressage, elevating the brand to ‘official partner’ status. The renewal comes after the brand announced further partnerships with British Show Jumping and British Eventing, all aligned through the new corporate partnership with British Equestrian. Haygain’s mission of tending to the well-being of the horse strongly aligns with the values of British Dressage and its stewardship of the sport.  By participating in affiliated competition and training, over 17,000 British Dressage members are assured of fair play…

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British Dressage nominations for Tokyo Olympics revealed

British Dressage Nominations for Tokyo 2020 revealed

British Dressage nominations for Tokyo Olympics revealed The British Dressage nominations for Tokyo have been revealed by British Equestrian and the British Dressage selectors. The nine dressage athlete and horse combinations, plus three reserves, will be submitted to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) as our (GBR) nominated entries for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Only the combinations who appear on the nominated entries list (closing date 21 June 2021) may be put forward to the British Olympic Association for selection to the Games. Nominated entries, listed in alphabetical order by athlete surname:…

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National Development Programme for Coaching Excellence 2021/22

National Development Programme for Coaching Excellence. Image Steph Gump Coaching

National Development Programme for Coaching Excellence welcomes applications for 2021/22 Take your coaching career to the next level! Yesterday (Monday 7th June) marked the start of National Coaching Week and what better day to launch applications for the 2021/22 National Development Programme for Coaching Excellence, which comes under the stewardship of British Dressage (BD) for the first time. A 12 month personal development programme, the National Development Programme for Coaching Excellence is aimed at ambitious coaches in all disciplines working with adult and young people who ride for recreation and competitive…

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BD Competition and Training Activity to Return in England from 29 March

British Dressage Winter Championships

BD Competition and Training Activity to Return in England from 29 March Equestrian venues will be able to re-open for facility hire All equestrian centres and riding schools will be allowed to re-open, with arena hire again permitted All shows, training and regional camps can resume as normal from 21 June The following in formation has been received for publication from British Equestrian (BEF) surrounding the recommencement of British Dressage competition and training activity. The following information is specified in accordance to Government guidelines and may alter over the coming…

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Keysoe Spring International Cancelled

Keysoe Spring International Cancelled

Keysoe Spring International Cancelled Keysoe Spring International competition cancelled as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact equestrian activity and competition. British Dressage (BD) and the team at Keysoe were disappointed to announce the cancellation of the Bedfordshire venue’s upcoming CDI, scheduled for 19 – 21 March 2021. Despite the enormous amount of effort that has gone into trying to ensure the show could run, the lockdown restrictions and ongoing uncertainty has made it extremely difficult to plan an event so soon in the calendar. The complexity and expense of running…

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Equality Standard of Sport Addressed by British Equestrian Bodies

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Equality Standard of Sport Addressed by British Equestrian Bodies British Equestrian has announced that three of the federation’s member bodies – British Dressage, The British Horse Society and Endurance GB – have achieved the foundation level of the Equality Standard for Sport. The Equality Standard for Sport is owned by UK Sport and the sports councils for the four home nations and was first launched in 2004. It was later relaunched in 2012 to reflect the latest equality legislation. The standard is a framework that assists sports organisations to widen…

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British Dressage Winter Championships Get the Go-Ahead for 2020

British Dressage Winter Championships

British Dressage Winter Championships Get the Go-Ahead for 2020 The British Dressage Winter Championships, which were scheduled for April 2020, have had the go-ahead to run in August (2020) instead. The NAF Five Star Winter Championships and Petplan Equine Area Festival Championships was one of the first large dressage events to be cancelled when the coronavirus pandemic took hold in Britain back in March.  Hartpury and the revised championships are now set to run from 17 to 23 August 2020. All competitors who had previously qualified for the two championships…

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Revised Pathway for BD Youth Riders Announced

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Revised Pathway for BD Youth Riders Announced Summary findings of U21 pathway review British Dressage (BD) have now completed their review on the development pathways for BD Youth riders, with international and team aspirations. The review falls in line with BD’s ongoing commitment to re-assess options available for young riders, in order for them to be able to go on and compete successfully. Following the review, applications for this year’s Foundation Academies are now open and close on Wednesday 19 August. Headed by BD’s Chief Operating Officer, with input from…

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British Dressage Competition Returns from 1 July 2020

The fabulous black stallion, Glamourdale, nd British rider Charlotte Fry won the Seven-Year-Old Final for Great Britain’s Charlotte Fry at the Longines FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Dressage Championships 2018 in Ermelo (NED). (FEI/Dirk Caremans)

British Dressage Competition Returns from 1 July 2020 British Dressage (BD) has this week announced the resumption of affiliated competition from the 1st July in England, in line with the winter qualification period. However, competition numbers will understandably be restricted whilst the UK continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Further news on sporting resumption is expected later this week for Scotland and Wales. The official British Dressage statement reads: We [BD] are anticipating that there will be a further relaxation of restrictions with effect from 4 July onwards, which…

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British Dressage Announce Plan to Recommence Activity

British Dressage Announce Plan to Recommence Activity

British Dressage Announce Plan to Recommence Activity Following the suspension of British Dressage (BD) training and competition in March 2020, BD has announced a strategic plan to recommence activity inline with the government recommendation’s to ease lockdown, expected Sunday, May 10. Integral to the plans roadmap are four-stages; Ride, Train, Compete and Qualify. The British Dressage Coronavirus Operational Plan follows extensive consideration, planning and collaboration between the board of directors and senior management team alongside the British Equestrian Federation and its relevant bodies. The 12-page, three-phase document maps out direction according…

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BD and BS Release Joint Statement on Coronavirus Impact

BD and BS Announce Joint Statement on Update to Coronavirus Impact

British Dressage and British Showjumping Release Joint Statement on Coronavirus COVID-19 Impact British Dressage and British Showjumping have this evening (17/03/2020) released a joint statement on the coronavirus COVID-19 impact to the current equestrian sporting calendar under the two disciplines. In light of yesterday’s UK Government advice on the risks to public health presented by the coronavirus, British Dressage (BD) and British Showjumping (BS) have taken a number of decisions around sporting and training activities for the next four week period, up to and including 16 April. These have been…

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BEF Announce Exciting Collaboration Intentions as Joint Working Party is Planned

British Equestrian Federation Announce New Chair Appointment BEF

British Equestrian Federation Announce Exciting Collaboration Intentions as Joint Working Party is Planned The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has announced the intention to form a new Joint Working Party with British Dressage, British Eventing and British Showjumping to explore the potential for closer collaboration across equestrian sport. The initiative follows recent discussions between the BEF Interim Chair Malcolm Wharton and Interim Chief Executive Iain Graham, and Boards of each of the Olympic Disciplines, where the concept was received positively. Malcolm Wharton said; We have discussed the principle of working more…

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British Dressage Online Championships Qualifying Classes Now Open

Dressage Anywhere Logo to announced British Dressage Online Championships for 2020

British Dressage Online Championships Qualifying Classes Now Open Dressage Anywhere has announced qualifying classes for the 2020 Equetech British Dressage Online Championships are now open. The team are also delighted to welcome their new headline sponsorship with leading equestrian apparel brand, Equetech. From January to the end of September 2020, riders entering Dressage Anywhere’s regular monthly competition classes at Introductory to Advanced Medium level can qualify for the 2020 Equetech British Dressage Online Championships. Dates for the Champs are due to be released later in the year, with an expectation of…

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BD Nationals Announce Further Changes for 2020

Charlotte Dujardin riding Mount St John VIP. Image credit Kevin Sparrow Photography

Exciting changes announced for the British Dressage Nationals Significant numbers boost for the BD championships News follows shock change in venue for 2020 Following the landmark news last month of a new home for the LeMieux National Dressage Championships at Somerford Park Farm, British Dressage can now announce exciting additional competition opportunities for riders at this year’s inaugural fixture in Cheshire, which takes place from 24 – 27 September. The additional facilities on offer at Somerford, including a third competition arena, has provided British Dressage with the opportunity to review…

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British Dressage Launch BD Dressage TestPro App

Dressage TestPro

British Dressage Launch BD Dressage TestPro App British Dressage have announced the launch of their new app, BD Dressage TestPro. The app hopes to bring a on-the-go learning experience and has been designed in conjunction with Lion Dogs, creators of the original Dressage TestPro app series. The convenient, easily accessible library will aid users to learn their dressage test in whatever style suits them. Users are able to draw, listen or follow their way around a chosen test route, with an easy, straight-forward format to those of all ages and…

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Great Britain’s dressage Worlds’ short list announced

Great Britain’s dressage Worlds’ short list announced The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has today confirmed the short list which will form the nominated entry combinations, selected by the British Dressage selection panel, for this year’s World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina (USA), 11-23 September 2018. The athletes, who are on the short list, are; Lara Butler with Dr Wilfried and Mrs Ursula Bechtolsheimer’s Rubin Al Asad Charlotte Dujardin OBE with the Mount St John Stud’s Mount St John Freestyle Emile Faurie with Elena Knyaginicheva’s Delatio, and Hof Kasselmann KG’s…

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British Dressage Confirm Rule Change for Mules

British Dressage Confirm Rule Change for Mules

British Dressage Confirm Rule Change for Mules British Dressage has today confirmed a rule change for mules competing in affiliated dressage. The official statement; British Dressage statement – rule clarification on horse definition  At a meeting of the Board of Directors yesterday, the question regarding allowing the registration of a mule to compete in affiliated dressage competition was discussed fully.  Following consultation with the FEI, the Board have taken the decision to harmonise our rules with the international federation by adopting the same wording.  While our current rules refer to…

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British Dressage celebrate 20 Years

2020 British Dressage Championships get the go ahead - Image credit Daisy Jackson Dressage www.djdressage.co.uk

British Dressage celebrate 20 Years 2018 is a huge year for British Dressage, not only are they unveiling new Championships, sending super seniors and paras to the World Equestrian Games, developing the U21 international teams, launching the BD Youth strategy and focusing on building better foundations for their grassroots riders, but it’s also the official 20th anniversary. To celebrate the occasion, British Dressage will be holding numerous events throughout the year, with exciting opportunities for all members to get involved in. FREE MEMBERSHIP, will also be up for grabs to…

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British Dressage Announce New Board Director

Changes to the British Dressage Board - Image Daisy Jackson Dressage

British Dressage Announce New Board Director British Dressage is delighted to start the New Year by announcing the appointment of FEI 4* Judge Peter Storr to the Board as Judges Director. Peter has been co-opted to the role for a four year term, with immediate effect, and will take up chairmanship of the Judges Committee as part of his remit, alongside Jane Peberdy who will continue as deputy. In his riding career, Peter represented Britain at World and European Championships, but since hanging up his boots in 2014 his main…

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Unexpected Changes to the British Dressage Board

Changes to the British Dressage Board - Image Daisy Jackson Dressage

Unexpected Changes to the British Dressage Board of Directors British Dressage today have announced changes to the Board of Directors, with two members of the Board recently standing down from their positions. Karen Wilson, who was recently been appointed Finance Director has tendered her resignation after only six weeks in post. BD’S previous Finance Director, Maggie Copus, has therefore been co-opted back onto the Board with immediate effect. A formal election for the position of Finance Director will take place in due course, information on this will be published at…

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Para-Equestrian Dressage – British athletes set to make championship debuts

Keysoe Spring International Cancelled

Para-Equestrian Dressage – British athletes set to make championship debuts #britishathletes #dressage #para-equestrian The British Equestrian Federation has, announced the UK Sport National Lottery funded para-equestrian dressage squad, which will compete at the Longines FEI European Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden (21-27 August 2017). Spearheading the team is triple 2016 Paralympic medallist Sophie Wells with her European 2015 multi-medallist C Fatal Attraction; the all-female quartet is completed by three athletes who each receive their first call-up to a senior squad, with Natasha Adkinson, Suzanna Hext and Julie Payne set to make…

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British Dressage Welcome Two Key Additions to Senior Management

British Dressage Welcome Two Key Additions to Senior Management British Dressage (BD) is delighted to announce two new additions to its Senior Management Team. Following an extensive recruitment process for the management vacancies covering Sport Operations and Training & Education, Amanda Heath and Charlotte Osborne have been appointed to take on these important roles at a crucial time in the sport’s development. For those involved in dressage, Amanda Heath’s name will already be familiar, particularly with those in the South West region as she has been the Regional Development Officer…

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The Sky’s the Limit for Nina Barbour

The Sky’s the Limit for Nina Barbour Heralded for the outstanding success that is The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show, while also ensuring the smooth running of the family’s 6,000 acre estate and the many businesses in the surrounding Cheshire countryside including Harthill Stud – Nina Barbour is one busy lady.  Read on to find out more about this fascinating, hardworking young woman as we count down to this year’s show – June 14 to 18. Nina Barbour – A Visionary Force NOW in its fourth year as a 4…

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New Chairman appointed for BD Southern Region

New Chairman appointed for BD Southern Region The British Dressage Board of Directors has unanimously ratified Sam Osborn as the new Chairman of the Southern Region. Based in Haslemere, Surrey, Sam takes over the post with immediate effect as Dan Watson has finished his term of office. Sam has been on the Southern Committee for two years as one of two BYRDS Reps and has been actively involved in dressage since 1989 when she became a member of the newly created BYRDS (British Young Riders Dressage Scheme).  A committed supporter…

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Petplan Equine and British Dressage Build a New Era of Festival

Credit Kevin Sparrow Photography: Charlotte Bateman and Flores L Petplan Equine Area Festival Prelim Champion 2016

Petplan Equine and British Dressage Build a New Era of Festival Petplan Equine, one of the UK’s specialist horse insurance providers has sponsored the Area Festivals for 17 years and is looking to the future with an even bigger competition for 2017/18. The new Petplan Equine Area Festivals, which will involve more horse and rider combinations than ever before, has had a whole new tier of Festivals added.Twenty-seven Petplan Equine Area Festivals and eight Petplan Equine Festival Finals will culminating in the Petplan Equine Area Festival Championships which are part…

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