Eastern regional updates

Here you can find everything you need to know about the latest news and updates in the Eastern region!

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Eastern Oscars

The Eastern Oscars Evening was a glittering affair from start to finish!  Riders, supporters and committee gathered to celebrate another great year in the region.  Lots of people took the time to vote for their favourite venue or to nominate a rider in a particular category, and these people were recognised on the night with certificates and trophies.  There was food, drink, music and a lot of socialising at a great event to bring 2019 in the East to a close.

Award Winners 2019 (1)



CPEDI and CDI at Keysoe

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)
  • Lewis Carrier (U25GP)

Carl Hester yard visit

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.
Eastern regional member
Possibly one of the best days of my life!
Eastern regional member

Petplan Area Festival

A great three days of hot competition at the Codham Park Petplan Area Festival Semi-Final.  Many of our Eastern riders are now heading to Hartpury for the finals in 2020 - well done to you all!