British Dressage announces partnership with Equestrian Management Agency

  • Written By: British Dressage | EMA
  • Published: Wed, 31 May 2023 12:00 GMT

British Dressage is excited to announce a partnership with Equestrian Management Agency to deliver the 25th anniversary celebration of British Dressage at this year’s National Convention, with Charlotte Dujardin headlining the two-day event.

Charlotte Dujardin Rio Freestyle (1) (1)

The popular National Convention has been a flagship event in the British Dressage calendar throughout those 25 years, bringing together some of the sports leading names to deliver a programme of training and education to an enthusiastic and passionate audience.  This year’s Convention returns to Addington Equestrian for the first time since 2019 and will take place on the weekend of Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November 2023.

The last decade has seen a transformation for the sport in Great Britain, with a medal winning generation of riders and horses achieving the most success ever witnessed in the history of dressage in the UK.  We want this year’s Convention to be a celebration of these achievements, delving into what has led to this success, and how we can use these training methods in our own training at home or at the stable with our horses.

British Dressage and Equestrian Management Agency are delighted to confirm that dual Olympic Champion Charlotte Dujardin will be anchoring the 2023 Convention and sharing the principles that have led her to the top of the podium, holding every world record in the sport in the process.  Charlotte’s partnership with Valegro delivered double individual gold in London 2012 and Rio 2016, while she has also won multiple championship medals at National, European, World and Olympic level with MSJ Freestyle, Gio and Imhotep.

Equestrian Management Agency aims to put the 25th anniversary of British Dressage at the heart of this year’s Convention, whilst adding some new initiatives to the two-day event, making it entertaining and informative – and an essential date for your diary!

BD Chief Executive, Jason Brautigam states: “EMA are experienced leaders in their field and have a well-established reputation around the world for hosting and delivering masterclasses with leading riders. We are all very excited to work with their team to deliver a memorable 25th anniversary National Convention for our members and celebrate the achievements of British Dressage.  With horse welfare high on the agenda and our commitment to promoting the best and most harmonious training methods, we hope this year’s Convention will have a long-lasting influence on how we train and ride our equine partners, whilst having fun in the process.”

Abby Newell, owner of Equestrian Management Agency said: “This is such an immense privilege for us, and we look forward to creating a Convention like no other. Charlotte as the headline presenter already promises an exciting two days, and we look forward to sharing the rest of the contributors and programme additions in the coming weeks. We can already say that this will definitely be an event that is not to be missed!”