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South west region


Welcome to the South West Region website page. Here you will be able to find all training activities and opportunities across the region for all groups.

Amanda Heath is your regional development officer in the South West- please do contact her if you require any advice  


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Friends of British Dressage South West 

British Dressage South West are proud to be working in association with B&W Equine Vets. Click HERE to find out more about them and what they can offer for you and your horse.


SW Region are also delighted to be working with:

Richardson Swift Chartered Accountants


Hartpury Equine

Jo Hansford photograpy.

Click on the below images to find out more! 




Training and Events 

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

If you have any difficulties booking please email who can take bookings for you. 

For cancellation on the day or part way through a course no refund will be paid. Bookings cancelled prior to the start of a course may not be eligible for a refund unless the space on the course can be filled. 


Speedy News in the South West Region

The speedy news will give you feature, training and activity highlights for the upcoming months in the region.


Calvin Healy knows a thing or two about dressage after many an hour spent ring-side supporting his wife, Sarah, and her beloved horse, Bear, a KWPN warmblood. – chauffeur and groom - He is an avid supporter, attending lessons, camps, dressage qualifiers and competitions.

The mathematical bit is easy for Calvin, whose day job is as a Chartered Accountant and it was this background that got him talking to Amanda Heath, South West RDO for BDSW. She says now: “I loved Calvin’s genuine interest in dressage, combined with his understanding of the absolute precision it demands. He said that his accountancy brain was well suited to it!”.

And it was then that the idea of inviting Richardson Swift Chartered Accountants, Calvin’s firm, to be lead accountancy sponsor was born and we’re delighted they accepted. As Calvin said, “There is a real symmetry between dressage and what a good accountant does. Precision and calculation is vital to getting it spot-on, and the relationship of trust between client and adviser is key”.

Richardson Swift is a 28-strong practice in Bath, serving clients in Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. They are the trusted advisers of owner managed businesses, private individuals and their families on the full range of accountancy and tax issues which may affect them over the years.

Commenting on the new partnership with BDSW, Calvin said “I have seen first-hand the incredible role BDSW plays in supporting and educating riders and judges alike. I’m really pleased that my firm will play a prominent role in furthering BDSW’s profile in 2017”. 

If you feel you need some fresh accountancy ideas or just a bit of advice, do speak to Calvin when you see him, or else get in touch at or 01225 325580


For all events click HERE

 Would you like to ride at the Para Home International in 2017?

CLick here to down load the Selection Policy

To apply to come please email Mandy - at


For all events click HERE

If you are under 11 years old you can become a fledgling rider and take part in all the activities and represent the region. If you would like to join BYRDS please download the relevant forms HERE. 

Would you like to ride in a BYRDS Team in 2017?

click here to download the Selection Policy

BYRDS County Coordinators 2017: 

Jo  Lees
07709 376470
Nicky DuPlessis
Karen Lisk
Gilly Wheeler
Claire Speer
Debbie James
Tina Burrow
Jo Lees
07709 376470


For all events click HERE


Senior Selection Poilicy  


Senior County Coordinators 2017:

Fiona Hunt

07817 629691
Jo Dixon

07803 908009
West Cornwall
Tess Wilson
07710 764639
Sarah Simpson

Dorset  (Mid)
Liz Frampton Hobbs
Dorset (East)
Carly Toogood
07843 6066691
Dorset (North) /
Wiltshire (South)
Alisa Hunter-Gordon
07778 773481
Gayle King
07425 378366
Paula Holland
Katie Dearsley

Paula – 07748 666794
Katie – 07736 328038
Tina Burrow
07967 912785
SW Senior Rep
Carrie Payne
07971 690977
Mandy Heath
07894 232355




See Calendar below for all Judges events 


If you would like any help or advise please contact our Judges Rep Alicia Anderson -  

 See Calendar for all Coaching events.


Workshop Dates, help and advice on coaching, plesae contact our coaching rep, Nicky Du Plessis - 


For all archived SouthWest Newsletter please click here


Contact Information 

The South West Regional Commitee Members are:  

Susie Cumine
07860 677977
Jo Lees
Coaching Rep
Nicky DuPlessis
Judges Rep
Alicia Anderson
01300 345149
Marketing Rep’s
Carly Toogood
Katie Dearsley
Para Rep
Nick Rodgers
Senior Rep
Carrie Payne
07971 690977

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British Dressage Venues in the South West Region

Abbey Dressage

Badgeworth Arena

Bicton College

Burrows Court Farm

Colraine Equestrian Centre

Duchy College

Half Moon Stud

Hartpury College

Home Farm Equestrian

Hunters Equestrian

Kingston Maurward

Leadon Vale Family Riding Club @ Cotswold RDA

Moreton Stables & Equestrian Centre

St Leonards Equestrian Centre

Stretcholt Farm

Stockland Lovell Manor

Summerhouse EEC

Tall Trees Arena

The Grange Equestrian Centre

Wellbeck Equestrian

West Wilts Equestrian Centre

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