South & West Region Updates

Here you can find out all of the latest news and updates from the South & West region.

Women's Health Days

We run a number of these across the region at Sparsholt College in Hampshire and Bicton College in Devon with plans to run more across the region.

A Sport Science Day for Coaches, Riders and Judges with a good programme of speakers and workshops throughout the day. This gives the you an opportunity to keep up with the most modern training ideas and become involved in some healthy discussion about the sport. Talking about: Women's pelvic health, athlete nutrition, women of a certain age - Lauren Chiren will talk about competing through your cycle, peri menopause, menopause and life after, mindfulness and making sure your body doesn't let you down.

Quakers Awards Evening

9 March 2024 at Aztec Hotel, Bristol

Enjoy a welcome drink, full 3-course meal & coffee with full table service. Get your black tie outfits out and enjoy a welcome drink, full 3-course meal & coffee with full table service. Look forward to awards and a very exciting raffle!

Great opportunity to catch up with old and new friends and dance away the hours! Accommodation is available at a special spa weekend rate please contact the hotel to book and find out more.


The Harbour Holidays Inter-County Challenge 2024

4 - 6 May 2024 at Bicton Arena, Devon

Qualifications start on 1 October 2023 and close on 31 March 2024. If you have any questions or would like further information, contact Amanda Rogers, Development Officer.


Wiltshire Ambassador Appointed

Marie Smith has joined our team of ambassadors and is taking up the reins in Wiltshire. Marie is originally from Dorset and moved to Cirencester when she was 19 years old. This is where she then spent her next 14 years as a student then eventually a member of staff at the Talland School of Equitation gaining her BHSI. She is married with 2 teenage boys that used to ride before moving onto University and College , but she secretly hopes  one day they will come back into it.

She has competed up to PSG and ridden various horses across the years to regional and national level. Marie is also a freelance coach and has 25 years’ experience teaching. She loves working with a variety of clients in order to help them achieve their own personal goals and aims so is very excited to be an ambassador to assist others on their dressage journey.

Hampshire Ambassador appointed

Emma Mansfield has joined our Ambassador team to help cover Hampshire. Many of you will know Emma as she has been an organiser for many years and her daughter competes as a Young Rider.