Watch the National Convention on demand!

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Thu, 22 Dec 2022 00:00

If you missed this year’s National Convention, you can now buy a digital pass to watch coverage from this year’s event from the comfort of your home.

Those who joined us in person for the 2022 BD National Convention, in association with Harrison Clark Rickerbys, enjoyed two days of expert training and top tips from Gareth Hughes, Michael Eilberg and special guest presenters.

If you didn’t make the journey to Hartpury, don’t worry, we have you covered! You can now buy a weekend digital pass; which gives you access to all nine hours worth of training from both days for just £45*.  If you're looking to focus in on a particular level for your training then an individual day ticket is also available for £25*.


* +booking fee

Winter is the ideal time to brush up on your training and aim to step up a level in the new year and, with access to the knowledge and expertise from two world class coaches, the National Convention is the perfect supplement to your ridden work.

Gareth Hughes inspired us with his holistic approach to correct training, with a host of his pupils – including daughter Ruby – joining him to demonstrate his principles in action. Gareth’s training features some fantastic exercises to take home and apply to your own riding.

Michael Eilberg spread his family philosophy with a fascinating insight into classical training and riding, whilst making use of cross-training to improve way of going and make training fun for horse and rider. Watch his creative use of pole work, lungeing and long-reining, alongside sessions on how to introduce flying changes, improving lengthening and collection and more.

There’s also fascinating added benefit insight to enjoy from special guest presenters Andy Thomas and Sophie Wells, plus List 1 judge Richard Baldwin. Watch Andy’s input on how improving rider alignment can impact small tour performance from day one's coverage or catch Sophie and pupil Izzy Palmer in their demonstration of lateral work on day two's session. Richard Baldwin also joined the presenter line up for the showcase on day two, discussing what the judge wants to see from freestyle to music test riding at all levels.

Whether you’re aiming for your first affiliated show, stepping up a level, aiming for winter qualification or on the quest for international success – there’s something for all to take home and learn from our flagship training event.

What to expect

Day one:

  • Young Horse training
  • Introduction of flying changes
  • Small tour exercises
  • Rider alignment with guest presenter Andy Thomas
  • Long-reining and introduction of piaffe
  • Ridden development of piaffe
  • Pole work for Grand Prix

Day two:

  • Prelim to Medium
  • Improving paces for all horses
  • Lungeing for suppleness
  • Lungeing with pole work
  • Pole work for improving lengthening and collection
  • Freestyle test riding
  • Introduction of lateral work with guest presenter Sophie Wells

Tickets now available

You can choose to buy a single day pass, to enjoy the session that fits in with your level and interest, or a full weekend pass, which offers access to over nine hours of training content.

Single day pass: £25 (+ booking fee)
Includes access to watch the day of your choice

Weekend pass: £45 (+ booking fee)
Includes both days of training