British Young Riders Dressage Scheme
If you're between six and 25 years old, there's a group just for you - the British Young Riders Dressage Scheme (BYRDS). With competitions, teams, training with top riders, prizes and coaches to help you achieve your dreams, BYRDS is simply the best group to be in! And, wherever you live, you can be sure there's a BYRDS programme near you.
And the best part is, you don't need to be a member of BD to have a taster of BYRDS but if after one training session you'd like to continue with us, we'd love to have you as a member - give our BYRDS Club membership a try. At just £25 for the year, it's jam-packed with loads of great benefits. Click here to find out more.
The BYRDS & U25s International Manager is Karen Ryder and she's assisted by Sharon Weir. The office address is British Dressage, Meriden Business Park, Copse Drive, Meriden, West Midlands. CV5 9RG. Tel: 02476 698840 / 698834.
Email: Karen Ryder or Sharon Weir
BYRDS covers all aspects of Under 25’s training and competitions under the remit of the British Dressage BYRDS Committee.
You are encouraged to join British Dressage. For the majority of activities, unless otherwise stated, you must be a full member of British Dressage with a registered horse or pony.
Riders who want to take part in Regional Training sessions on a regular basis need to join British Dressage as a BYRDS Club member. Ponies/horses do not need to be registered for Regional Training. Riders from 6 – 25 years will be welcome and encouraged to take part in Regional training. BYRDS Club membership allows you to compete in Quest competitions too - find out more.
If you wish to take part in Regional Training and compete in affiliated dressage competitions or are chosen to compete for your region in competitions as part of a team, you will need to become a full member of British Dressage and register your pony/horse. Membership and Horse Registration with British Dressage is rolling – so will run for 12 months from the date of joining. Riders who are full members of British Dressage will not need to pay extra to take part in BYRDS Regional Training.
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