South and West BD Youth

 If you're aged between six and 25 and want to get involved in dressage in your region, then BD South & West Youth is for you!


BD Youth offers not only competitions, teams, prizes and top training, but also the chance to make new friends and have fun! Wherever you live there's a BD Youth group near you - so taking part is easy, simple and enjoyable.

South & West Youth Regional Representative

If you want to find out more about competing for your region with BD Youth, your regional representatives are on hand to answer any questions you may have:

We also have three Youth Ambassadors; Melissa Dawes, Florence Human and Holly Sargent, if you see them out and about make sure you say hi!

Regional training

Here in the South & West region, we host loads of training sessions and social activities throughout the year that you can get involved with! Have lessons with national and local coaches, meet fellow young riders with a passion for dressage and have great fun progressing towards your training goals. Sessions and camps run during the school holidays and over weekends and include everything from test riding and training to unmounted workshops, DVD sessions and social activities.

In the South & West we have County Ambassadors who are working hard to delivery a county by county programme for our members and any young rider interested in getting started with BD Youth South & West. You can get in touch with them here.


BD Youth Squads

When you start your BD Youth training journey within your region, you can attend assessment days to be allocated to a BD Youth Regional Squad. Being squadded opens up a whole bunch of opportunities for team competition, including the Home International, BD Youth U25s Championships and Inter Regionals.


Squadding and Horse Care Course

Our BD Horse Care course is designed to help you as a rider learn all of the fundamentals in caring for horses. If you’re a BD Youth rider who is looking to be eligible to compete our regional teams you’ll need to have begun working through the horse care online course.​


If you're ready to be on a squad then you can book onto an assessment day within the region: