Central BD Youth

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

Youth Team

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.

Central Youth Regional Representative

Your Youth Regional Rep is Emma Mansfield. Emma is on hand to answer any questions you have about getting involved with BD Youth in the Central region - you can call her on 07748 902655, or email her:


Regional training

Here in the Central 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.


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.


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


Youth Ambassadors

We have three BD Youth Ambassadors in the region, Melissa Dawes, Rose McMillan and Rosie Boulton, through our Youth Ambassador Scheme. If you see them out and about make sure you say hi!



Youth Regional Team

If you're under 25 you can apply to compete for your region on the BD Youth Team