BD Eastern Youth

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


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.  In the East we have two Youth Reps - Pip looks after the older riders and is in charge of teams, squadding and entry into Foundation Academies and other opportunities for young riders.  Jessica is our U12 Rep, and her role is to work with our youngest members, making dressage fun and ensuring that they understand how to look after their pony, how to ride a test, and meet other people of the same age at our camps, training days and other events.

Eastern Youth Regional Representatives

We have two Youth Regional Reps in the East. Phillippa Coles is on hand to answer any questions you have about getting involved with BD Youth in the Eastern region and works with our older riders.  If you are under 12 years old, Jessica Brown is your point of contact.  Jessica works with our younger riders just starting out on their dressage journey.



Regional training

Here in the Eastern 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.  We will soon be adding dates for Assessment Days in 2020, they start in January and there will be a choice of lots in different area for you to choose from.


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



Youth Regional Team

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