South & East BD Youth
If you're aged between 6 and 25 and want to get involved in dressage in your region, then BD Youth in the South & East region is for you!
BD Youth offers not only competitions, teams, prizes and top training, but also the chance to make new friends and have fun! Wherever you live there's a BD Youth group near you - so taking part is easy, simple and enjoyable.
Your Youth Regional Representatives
If you want to find out more about competing for your region with BD Youth, your regional representatives are on hand to answer any questions you may have:
Here in the South & East region, we host loads of training sessions and social activities throughout the year that you can get involved with! Have lessons with national and local coaches, meet fellow young riders with a passion for dressage and have great fun progressing towards your training goals. Sessions and camps run during the school holidays and over weekends and include everything from test riding and training to unmounted workshops, DVD sessions and social activities.
Autumn camp at Addington Equestrian, 27 - 29 October
Two days of fun and activities including test riding, training, workshops, demo and socialising! All levels and ages welcome. Training with our UKCC level 2, 3 & 4 coaches with workshops on horse nutrition, rider fitness, horse physio and sports psychology.
PLUS Tony Hobden from Equidance with us - who'll video all of you paces during your lesson. You'll then be able to listen to hundreds of tracks and decide on the best options for you both. Once Tony has a video of your completed plan, he'll send your personalised music to you ready for you to dance into the rest of 2023 and 2024!
BD Youth Squads
When you start your BD Youth training journey within your region, you can attend assessment days to be allocated to a BD Youth Regional Squad. Being squadded opens up a whole bunch of opportunities for team competition, including the Home International, BD Youth U25s Championships and Inter Regionals.
Squadding and Horse Care Course
Our BD Horse Care course is designed to help you as a rider learn all of the fundamentals in caring for horses. If you’re a BD Youth rider who is looking to be eligible to compete our regional teams you’ll need to have begun working through the horse care online course.
If you're ready to be on squad assessed then you can book onto an assessment day within the region: