HorseHage Announces The Launch of Two Exciting New Sponsorship Deals

HorseHage Announces The Launch of Two Exciting New Sponsorship Deals HorseHage have announced the brand will officially take preliminary sponsorship of the British Dressage Winter Championships 2023, as well as becoming a NexGen Event Partner as the Official Forage Supplier. HorseHage are well-known for their range of high fibre forages, chaffs and complete feeds, and have been the brand of…

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British Dressage and Horse & Country announce wide-range content broadcast partnership

British Dressage Winter Championships

British Dressage and Horse & Country announce wide-range content broadcast partnership British Dressage (BD) and leading international equestrian sports network Horse & Country (H&C) have announced the details of an exciting wide-range broadcasting partnership. The new arrangement will see increased exposure across all of H&C’s assets that will ultimately deliver you a whole new set of dressage content to feast…

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Sad passing of British Dressage’s former Chairman Penny Pollard after brave fight against illness

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Sad passing of British Dressage’s former Chairman Penny Pollard after brave fight against illness British Dressage (BD) have announced with great sadness the death of former Chairman, Penny Pollard, on Monday 31 January 2022 at the age of 63 years. Penny had fought a ‘long and brave’ battle against cancer.  Family and friends are reported to be shattered at the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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)…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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. …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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