Full (competing) membership

The complete package! Our Full (competing) membership and Full horse registration package enables you to compete in all British Dressage affiliated competitions and gives you access to all of the membership benefits.

Who is Full (competing) membership for?

The seasoned professional, the competitive amateur, the aspiring Olympian, the dedicated hobbyist and all in between!

What competitions can I enter?

You can take part in any British Dressage affiliated competition, at any level and aim for the full range of championship pathways on offer. Don't forget you'll also need a full horse registration too!

Full (competing) membership benefits

  • Third party public liability and personal accident insurance for all equestrian activities, provided by KBIS
  • Access to a legal helpline with Rothera Bray whose specialist equine solicitors are widely regarded as trusted experts in equine law
  • Compete in all level competitions
  • Qualify and take part in all BD championships
  • Access to regional teams, training camps, yard visits and social activities
  • Discounts to national and regional training events
  • British Dressage Magazine
  • BD Members Handbook
  • Engage monthly e-newsletter
  • Music license

How much does it cost?

To compete on a Full (competing) membership you'll need to be a Full (competing) member, plus have a Full horse registration for your horse. Our new subscription option means you can now spread the cost of your membership and horse registration and pay for them monthly. Our annual payment options are still available for those who would rather pay for the year in one payment.

Full membership: £8.75 per month / £98 annual payment

Full horse registration: £7.25 per month / £82 annual payment


About our subscription service

When you sign up to our monthly subscription service, the minimum term for membership is 12 months. At the end of your initial 12 month contract, your membership and / or horse registration will be automatically renewed, meaning you can continue to compete in the relevant competitions associated with your membership, as well as receive all of your membership benefits.

We’ll send you a reminder six weeks before your auto renewal takes place, giving you the opportunity to cancel if you wish or switch to an annual payment. To cancel your auto renewal, simply provide us with notice of your wish to cancel at least 14 days prior to the end of your contract by email or letter.

Once your initial 12 month contract has come to an end you’ll move on to a rolling membership subscription, which you can cancel at any time by giving us 14 days’ notice in writing by letter or email.

Want to know more?

Visit our membership FAQs, call us on 0247 669 8832.

Winter Full membership

If you only train and compete with us throughout the winter season, you can enjoy the Full member package from October to March with our Winter membership. This package is particularly popular with riders who compete in eventing.

Rider membership: £57.50
Horse registration: £57.50

Trial membership
If you're looking to join us for the first time then you can enjoy a taster of BD Full membership for a three month trial period, with full access to competitions and all the member benefits.

Rider membership: £35
Horse registration: £15

Please note that trial memberships are only available to brand new members who haven't previously been a member of British Dressage.

Membership forms

If you would rather sign up/ renew manually you can download, print and complete the membership form or horse registration form, and post them to British Dressage, Building 2020, Copse Drive, Meriden Business Park, Meriden, West Midlands CV5 9RG.

Please ensure you have provided a telephone number as to enable us to process your membership/ horse registration - one of our Membership Team will call you on receipt of the form to process your payment.