BD South West Youth

If you're aged between six and 25 and want to get involved in dressage in your region, then BD South West Youth is for you!

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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.

South West Youth Regional Representative

Your South West Youth Regional Rep is Jo Lees. Jo is on hand to answer any questions you have about getting involved with BD Youth in the South West region - you can email her below:


Youth Ambassadors

Meet BD Youth Ambassadors Jess Parsons, Olivia Robertson and Holly Sargent, if you see them out and about make sure you say hi!




Regional training

Here in the South West 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.

In the SW we have County Co-Ordinators who are working hard to delivery a county by county programme for our Members and any Young Rider interested in getting started with BD Youth South West, if you would like to get in touch with your CCO please click on the link below and send them a message.

Are you getting ready for 2020 Rider Testing (Squadding)? 

Updated Rider Squadding Process Explanation With Sheets

All of the CCO's are being briefed so that they can help you but do contact Jo Lees or Amanda Heath if you need any help or guidance.  

 Cornwall Youth CCO

Devon Youth CCO

Dorset Youth CCO

Gloucestershire Youth CCO

South Glos Youth CCO

Somerset Youth CCO

Wiltshire Youth CCO

Contact Your Youth Ambassador

Contact Your Youth Ambassador



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.


If you're ready to be squadded then you can book onto an assessment day within the region:


Squadding and new Horse Care Course

From January 2020 we are launching our new BD Horse Care course 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 after December 2020, you’ll need to have begun working through the horse care online course.​


Youth Regional Team

If you're under 25 you can apply to compete for your region on the BD Youth Team