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South west region


SW Regional Development Officer

Amanda Heath - Email Mandy

Contact number - 07894 232355

SW RDO Address - British Dressage, Meriden Business Park, Copse Drive, Meriden, West Midlands, CV5 9RG

SW Regional Chairman

Susie Cumine - Email Susie  

Dear SW Members, 

Welcome to the South West Regional Webpage. We hope you find everything you need to know about all things SW on this page. If you need any further help please do not hesitate to contact your RDO or Regional Committee.  

Our Region is split in to eight counties. Avon, Channel Islands, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. Each County has at least one BYRDS and one Senior County Coordinator. Our CCO’s organise regular training and test riding throughout the year along with our regional camps, seminars and unmounted events.

There is something for everyone to enjoy whether you are an Intro or Grand Prix rider, a BYRD or a Senior, a Judge, Coach, Para Rider or supporter.

We welcome new ideas and would love to hear from you so please get in touch.


SW Regional Development Officer

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Latest News

British Dressage Award in Sporting Excellence (formerly AASE) 2017

British dressage in partnership with Hartpury are now recruiting for the ASE programme. ASE provides riders with opportunities to improve performance via a blended learning programme consisting of central ‘camps’ at Hartpury College and ‘home visits’ from the rider’s assigned mentor/assessor. ASE is a 2-year programme for riders aged 16-18 on the 1st September 2017.

To find out more information and how to apply please visit here.

Sheepgate U25's Team Championship Announcement

Congratulations to the following riders who have been asked to represent the South West Region in the Team Competition at Sheepgate U25's 21st-26th August 2017.

SW Starburst - Preliminary

Francesca Lawrence

Amelia Struel

Lainey O’Neill

Benedict Raymond


SW Skittles – Novice

Emma Chinn

Scarlett John

April Joynson

Sasha Bird



Senior Home International @ The David Broome Event Centre 6th-8th October



Brilliant BYRDS at The BYRDS Home International. 28th-30th July 2017 - Rockrose EC, Scotland

Congratulations to all of our AMAZING BYRDS who represented the SW Region last weekend in Scotland. So many ribbons were brought back to the South West as well as making new friends, memories and having an absolute blast!! Well done to you all. There are more photos and updates from the weekend on our Facebook page.

Individual and Team Results

BYRDS HI 2017 Individual Results

BYRDS HI 2017 Team Results





Would you like to voulnteer for your Region?

There are currently no Committee or CCO positions available in the South West but if you would like to get involved in any way helping the region please contact your RDO.



Friends of British Dressage South West 

British Dressage South West are proud to be working in association with B&W Equine Vets.


British Dressage South West are also proud to be working with:   


And welcome to our newest South West Sponsor:


South West Training and Events 

All of the official British Dressage South West Region training and events can be booked via our online booking system to make it easier for you to plan your training and get involved in all the activities in your region. 

If you have any difficulties with booking please please contact Mandy HERE


Team Events

Each year, all 8 regions send selected teams to various team events to battle it out for those vital podium places and rosettes. If you are interested in representing Team South West then you just have to be regularly attending BD training and BD competitions. Riders need to submit their training attendance dates and BD competition scores to be selected. 

Team Selection 2017/2018

Every time you attend British Dressage training and British Dressage competitions, your attendance and scores could count towards you being selected to represent the South West! If you regularly attend training and shows then you may already have what is required!
Each team event has a cut-off date for you to submit your competition and training records. Most of the 2017 team events have now concluded. Once we have dates and selection policies in place for 2018 we will post them here so keep on checking.

What you need to know

The Selection Policy applies to the selection of riders / teams for the following events:

  • Para Home International
  • Senior Inter Regional Competition
  • BYRDS Inter Regional Competition
  • BYRDS Home International
  • Sheepgate Under 25s Championships
  • Senior Home International


As a region we also host the South West Dressage Extravaganza which incorporates the Inter County Challenge. This team event sees our 8 counties compete against each other to become the Inter County Champion. It is primarily a team event but we also have Individual Champions at each level, BD Affiliated classes and it is open to BYRDS, Seniors, Para and Quest Riders. If you would like to know more please contact your CCO. Once the schedule and qualifying criteria are approved we shall post more details on here.


South West Senior Regional Representative:

Carrie Payne – Email Carrie

Contact Number – 07971 690977

All Senior South West events and training are available to view and book online - 


Senior Teams 2017/2018

SENIOR HOME INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, The David Broome Event Centre - 6th - 8th October 2017
Cut off for training and results: 31st August

  • 4 highest scores (3 for PSG) at affiliated dressage competitions in the 12 months preceding selection. AT LEAST TWO OF WHICH are to be within 6 months of the deadline for submission of scores and at least two to be from qualifier tests. 
  • Attendance at 3 regional training events in the 12 months preceding the selection date.

Senior Selection Policy 2017

Senior Home International Results and Training Record 2017

Senior Home International Schedule 2017


SENIOR INTER REGIONAL COMPETITION, Keysoe EC, Bedfordshire, Date - 2018

Cut off for training and results: tbc

More information for the 2018 IR will be posted when available.

NB-All teams for all events will be selected in accordance with the Regional Selection Policy 2017 and BD Rules 2017.


Senior County Coordinators 2017: 

Avon  FionaHunt  07817629691 
Cornwall Jo Dixon 07803908009
West Cornwall

Tess Wilson        07710764639
Devon Sarah Simpson TBC
Dorset (mid) Liz Frampton Hobbs 07780694535
Dorset (east)  Carly Toogood 07843606691
Dorset (North) & Wiltshire (South)  Alisa Hunter-Gordon 07778773481
Wiltshire Gayle King 07425378366
Gloucestershire Paula Holland & Katie Palmer & 07748666794 & 07736328038
Somerset  Tina Burrow 07967912785
SW Renior rep Carrie Payne 07971690977
SW RDO  Mandy Heath 07894232355



South West BYRDS (British Young Riders Dressage Scheme) Regional Representative:

Jo Lees – Email Jo

Contact Number – 07709 376470

All BYRDS South West events and training are available to view and book online - 

If you are aged between 11 and 25 you are eligible to become a BYRD! From Fledglings to A Squad you can find out more about the BYRDS and Squadding structure here! 


BYRDS Teams 2018

BYRDS INTER REGIONAL COMPETITION, Keysoe EC, Bedfordshire, Date - 2018

Cut off for training and results: tbc

More information for the 2018 IR will be posted when available.


Cut off for training and results: tbc

More information for the 2018 HI will be posted when available.


Cut off for training and results: tbc

More information for the 2018 U25's will be posted when available. 

BYRDS Regional Selection Policy 2018


BYRDS SW League Results at 19 May 2017 Click HERE


BYRDS County Co-ordinators 2017: 

SW BYRDS Rep Jo Lees 07709376470
Cornwall Nicky DuPlessis  07427674610
Devon Karen Lisk 07814834286
Dorset Gilly Wheeler & Claire Speer & 07788587744 & 07973152621
Gloucestershire  Debbie James 077902241415
Somerset  Tina Burrow 07967912785
Wiltshire Jo Lees 07709376470



South West Para Regional Representative:

Nick Rogers – Email Nick

Contact Number – 

All Para South West events and training are available to view and book online - 


Getting started with PARA

For further information on competing, or to request a free booklet to help get you started, contact Rachel our BD Para Dressage Officer tel: 02476 698837.

PARA National Calendar - locate all regional events and national competitions

You can also view our Getting started webpage!


Para Teams 2018


Cut off for training and results: tbc

More information will be posted when available.

Para Regional Selection Policy 2018

Para Guide to Home Internationals and Competing Internationally

Other helpful information


RA Classification


PARA Classification Policy -  Click here

FEI PARA Equestrian Classification Manual  -  Click Here

National Classification Forms - Click Here

British Blind Sport Information -  Click Here

PARA /RDA Dressage National Classification Policy -  Click here


PARA Other


PARA Dressage Competition Guide

Bishop Burton International FAQ's

British Dressage PARA Home page  



South West Judges Regional Representative:

Alicia Anderson – Email Alicia

Contact Number – 07778 898499

All Judges South West events and training are available to view and book online - 

Are you interested becoming a Judge? There is a new system in place for exams and how to apply to become one.  

How do I become a Judge?

Judge Testing System 2017

Judge Testing FAQ's

National Judges Calendar - this shows all training and events for all Regions.  

South West Coaching Regional Representative:

Nicky Du Plessis – Email Nicky

Contact Number – 07427 674610

All Coaching South West events and training are available to view and book online -  

UKCC Guide 2017

For all booking enquiries or information regarding UKCC please email or Ellie Morgans at BD head office.

South West Regional Gift Vouchers

Not sure what to give the person who has everything? Why not try one of our BD SW Gift Vouchers!

Gift Vouchers are available in denominations of £5, £10, £20 or £50.

You can purchase your Gift Vouchers on our Bookwhen site.

Vouchers can only be used towards regional training. Discounts cannot be offered retrospectively. No discount will be offered or allocated without the use of this voucher and no cash alternative will be offered.  


South West Regional Clothing

Purchase your South West team clothing from…Tylers Clothing


British Dressage venues in the South West Region


Venue County BD/Quest/Para/FSM Website