Starting out

Whether a current or aspiring rider, British Dressage aims to support all those with a passion and interest in the sport.

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First steps

If you’ve been inspired by the success of Charlotte Dujardin, or you have a family member who’d like to get started on their dressage journey, take a look at a few FAQs for riders taking their first steps in the saddle:

VIEW FAQS

Go affiliated

For riders enjoying unaffiliated competition with riding clubs, the Pony Club, or with local riding centres, the move to affiliated is an easy transition with many rewards! Read on as we break down a few of the myths around BD competition.

ASPIRE TO AFFILIATE

Find a coach

Dressage is all about progression and improving the way of going of you and your horse. Finding the right coach is an important step on the way to achieving your personal goals!

BD COACH DATABASE

Owners and further opportunities

From Quest and Young Horses to international teams and Grand Prix, follow every step of the journey from the sidelines as an owner, breeder or supporter.

JOIN THE JOURNEY

Become a member

Sign up to a British Dressage membership for exclusive benefits!
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