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You can view the current British Dressage (BD) Members' Handbook by clicking on the various headings below. The rules are revised on an annual basis and come into effect from 1 December every year.

The book contains all the information you need to know to
compete in affiliated dressage, including what you and your horse are allowed to wear, what the judges are looking for and how to qualify for all the different championships.



2018 Rules - active from 1 December 2017

Download the full 2018 Members' Handbook here. (4MB)

Please note this is a revised version (01/12/17) from the printed book with the addendum included and some corrections (no changes).

For a synopsis of rule changes - click here.





New for 2018 - Approved tack and equipment for British Dressage - a handy pictoral guide to be used in tandem with the BD Members' Handbook for clarification on tack, bits and equipment permitted under our rules. Revised 18 June 2018.