South and West Regional Training

As a member of British Dressage you can take advantage of a variety of regional training in the South & West region at a discounted price, including clinics, test riding, camps, fitness, social activities, yard visits, lecture demos and seminars. 

Whatever level you are working at, you can take part in the regular training dates which are organised throughout the region. All of our training is open to everyone, with British Dressage members being eligible for exclusive member discounts!

See the full list of training available with individual links to training areas in the header, and book your place through our online booking system.

If you are booking through our new system for the first time then the following user guide tells you everything you need to know about booking a training session:


Training Camps

We run a series of Summer Camps across the region with many excellent trainers and workshops available, with many of them combining seniors, para and youth riders. Camps designed to be a holistic experience with daily lessons, test riding with feedback, sports psychology, rider core strength workshops and equine nutrition. Having the opportunity to put all of those resources together over the one or two days makes for a great learning experience!

Date Location Details Booking
14 & 15 February 2024 Sparsholt, Winchester Available for all. Coached by TBC.   


23 & 24 March 2024 Unicorn Centre, Gloucestershire Available for all. Coached by: Damian Hallam, Tina Burrows, Nicky du Plessis.  


TBC The Grange, Devon Available for senior and youth riders. Coached by: Clare Deithrick, Karen Lisk and Nicky du Plessis.  
TBC  Hartpury College, Gloucestershire Available for all. Coached by TBC.   
TBC Cherwell Competition Centre, Oxfordshire Available for senior and para riders. Coached by: Matt Hicks and Nicky du Plessis.   
TBC Unicorn Trust, Gloucestershire Available for senior and para riders. Coached by TBC  

Flexi Training

In addition to organised training sessions, we also have the option for you to book flexi-training with one of our BD accredited or recognised coaches if you're a rider. Flexi Training is a great way of accessing BD UKCC Qualified Coaches across the region for riders of all levels, with the flexibility of being able to book at time is convenient for you and the coach. They share the ethos of developing you and your horse or pony, building our regional teams and creating a community of riders across the region. All coaches are insured and have their DBS, safeguarding and first aid up to date.

How to book

You can book a session with a coach of your choice online:

  • You will be able to see each coach's home coaching location, any specialisms such as BD Youth or Para coach, and it may also list other venues where you can arrange to have your session (additional venue charges may apply).
  • After booking you will be provided with contact details and can arrange your session at a mutually convenient time and date, quoting your booking reference.
  • Each booking is valid for three months against a code we use to record your training and on your confirmation email.
  • The sessions are pay-as-you-go, so you will pay either at the time of booking or on the day direct to your coach.


County Have a Go Shows

These shows are ideal for having a go at a new level or having a go under a BD listed judge for the first time. They will be organised with your CCO and DO at local venues. This is a series of shows from mid summer onwards is open to members and non members and we will offer classes from Prelim to PSG, including FEI Pony, Junior, COH and YR tests. There will be two sections to each class. 

  • Show and Go – ride a test get feedback from the judge and leave with your sheet.
  • Train and Gain – we will have coaches to help you warm up and prepare and then ride your test in from of the judge, get feedback and then if you wish discuss future plans with the coaches.

Coaches Club

Our coaches club has now been launched, which will offer support to coaches many online and hopefully face to face events. The first two workshops focussing on Coaching Sports Psychology will be released soon and we are looking very forward to supporting and working with all of our coaches across the region.

We're offering flexi training to all of our coaches, if you are not currently listed and would like to be included please email Amanda.

Judge training

There are some fantastic judge training options available throughout the region take a look in the Horse Monkey box above. Want to become a judge? Visit the BD judges' training page for more information: