Events

Young Horse Forum: online event

  • Date: 02 Apr 2020 - 01 Jul 2021
  • Location: Online, On demand, From 2 April

Our next online event is now available! We're bringing you the British Dressage Young Horse Forum, streamed online for the first time for you to enjoy from home.

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Presented by Isobel Wessels and Paul Hayler, the Young Horse Forum will take you through the training of four, five, six and seven year old horses, from all perspectives of the sport. Whether you’re a rider, judge, coach, breeder or owner, watch our top presenters and demo riders as they give us a unique insight into the training of young horses.

What to expect

The event will include a number of sessions, each with different riders and horses, demonstrating all of the different aspects of young horse training, including:

  • Demonstrations of four to seven year old tests
  • An insight as to what the judge is looking for from these tests
  • How to produce a four year old, using the scales of training
  • Using the scales of training to train and develop young horses
  • Working with the FEI directives for five to seven year olds

Buy your ticket

Tickets are just £20 and will give you access to watch all seven sessions. The event will be available on demand online until Friday 2 July, so you can watch from the comfort of your own home. To buy your ticket, follow the link below:

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The presenters

International 5* judge Isobel Wessels has judged the World Breeding Championships for young horses on numerous occasions and will be judging this year’s Senior FEI Dressage European Championships in Hagen. Away from the judges’ box, Isobel has competed internationally to Grand Prix, is the High Performance Dressage Coach for the New Zealand Eventing Team and also passes on her knowledge as a much sought after coach, running clinics all over the world.

BD Training Director and List One Judge Paul Hayler returns to host this popular event alongside Isobel. A former European Championship pony selector, Paul has successfully competed internationally at both small and big tour level on a wide range of horses. In addition to judging and his role as Training Director for BD, Paul, along with his daughter Bobby, run dressage training clinics and workshops for all levels at their Team Hayler base in Stockton-on-Tees.

The riders

Our demo riders and horses for each of the sessions are:

Session Horse Rider
Producing the four year old: the scales of training Hawtins Federica Lucinda Elliott
Four year old championship test demonstration: what the judge is looking for Lara-Obertje Harvey White
Training the five year old: the scales of training Headmore Valentina Alice Oppenheimer
Five year old championship test demonstration: what the judge is looking for and FEI Directives Koko II Sarah Wilkinson
Training the six year old: the scales of training Kakalina Lucy Cartwright
Six year old championship test demonstration: what the judge is looking for and FEI Directives Wurlitzer Alice Oppenheimer  
Training and developing the seven year old: the scales of training, potential problems and the next steps Damaris S Calum Whitworth
Seven year old championship test demonstration: what the judge is looking for and FEI Directives