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National Convention

British Dressage National Convention 

Join us at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire 24 – 25 November as we celebrate our 20th anniversary with 2018’s British Dressage National Convention supported by Harrison Clark Rickerbys. This year, we’ll be looking at dressage with ‘20:20 vision’, from the viewpoint of a panel of leading experts including elite riders and trainers Emile Faurie, Gareth Hughes, Sophie Wells plus FEI 4* Judge Peter Storr and Dr Rachel Murray, Senior Orthopaedic Advisor at the Animal Health Trust. 

The term 20:20 vision is used to indicate perfect sight, which is what dressage riders, coaches and judges spend their careers striving for, in their attempt to achieve total harmony between horse and rider. The perfect ten, achieved through excellence, clarity, flawlessness… That’s always the focus but a number of different factors are involved in making it happen.

To celebrate 20 years, our present to you is a new early-bird ticket rate on weekend and daily tickets available now until Sunday 23 September. All tickets are just £72 for a weekend pass or £45 to join us on one of the days. After this, prices rise with rates for BD members, BHS members and non-members. Also, we’re offering tickets at this rate for anyone under 25 throughout the booking process. You can book online via Eventbrite or over the phone by calling 02476 698833/831. Please note that under 25 tickets must be booked by phone to verify age.

Previous National Convention hosts:

2017 - The German Way Forward: Innovation, Insight, Inspiration - Michael Klimke and Ulf Moller

2016 - Dressage for all

2015 - Best of British

2014 - Helen Langehanenberg

2013 - Adelinde Cornelissen

2012 - Carl Hester

2011 - The Bartels family

2010 - Klaus Balkenhol and the Bechtolsheimers

2009 - Jean Bemelmans

2008 - Jean Bemelmans

2007 - Hubertus Schmidt

2006 - Anky van Grunsven

2005 - Beatriz Ferrer-Salat

2004 - Ulla Salzgeber

2003 - Jo Hinnermann

2002 - Jo Hinnermann

2001 - Conrad Schumacher