Welcome to the Eastern regional page! Here you'll find all the information you need about everything going on in the Eastern region and how you can get involved! We are a friendly, competitive and supportive region, and would love to meet you if we haven't already.


Each region has a Regional Development Officer, who organises all of the regional training and activities, works with local competition venues, and is there to answer all of your questions. Supporting your Regional Development Officer is a regional committee, all of whom are volunteers who help to run regional activity and represent our members in a number of different areas.

Meet your Regional Development Officer

Your Regional Development Officer for BD Eastern is Katharine Perry.  Katharine has been working for British Dressage for 17 years now (eek!) and is based in Essex. If you have any questions about how to get involved in the Eastern region then you can email Katharine or call on 07872 603871:


News in the Region

We are always keen to let you know what is going on, and to celebrate the successes of our members - here are a few highlights from this month, full write ups and pictures on our Facebook page:


There are still a couple of spaces left on the Biomechanics Day on Sunday 17th November at Writtle College.  This day, with Russell Guire is a great opportunity for riders to have their position and straightness assessed in relation to the influence on their horse - don't miss out!



  • We had several of our members flying the flag for the East at the recent CPEDI and CDI at Keysoe - a great achievement.  They included: CPEDI - Joanne Dagley Cleworth (2* Grade V), Amanda Shirtcliffe (2* Grade III), Olivia Cornick (2* Grade III), Nicola Naylor (2* Grade IV), Natasha Baker and Mar Durward Akhurst (3*)   CDI Big Tour - Keith Robertson and Litta Soheila Sohi. Claudia Davis (Pony), Emily Coller (Juniors),  Clare Hole (YR) and Lewis Carrier (U25GP)
  • We had a fabulous day out for the region, visiting the yard of Carl Hester recently - and these are some of the comments from those who were lucky enough to go: "A truly phenomenal and inspirational day! So many memories will be remembered from this day. Many thanks to BD Dressage Eastern Region for organising it. Plus allowing us the opportunity to watch, not only amazing horses, but getting to meet, such an amazing and truly humble man, Carl Hester; plus not forgetting, Charlotte Dujardin."  "Possibly one of the best days of my life!"
  • A great three days of hot competition at the Codham Park Pet Plan Area Festival Semi-Final.  Many of our Eastern riders are now heading to Hartpury for the finals in 2020 - well done to you all!

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