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North west region


North West Regional Development Officer

Lou Jones - Email Lou

Contact number: 07968819406

NW RDO Address : British Dressage, Meriden Business Park, Copse Drive,Meriden, West Midlands CV59RG 

North West Regional Chairman

Tim Downes FBHS - Email Tim

Contact number: 07775797484

Updated: 13th February 2018 

Dear Members, 

Welcome to the North West Regional Webpage and the home to Norman Northwestie & Friends

Each Region is made up of Regional Committee Members, all volunteers who are very keen to give something back to our sport. We welcome new ideas, so if you have anything that you would like to see then please contact one of us to discuss further.

We hope you will find everything you need to know about British Dressage North West and what we have to offer as a region.

British Dressage has something for everyone from Grass Roots to World Class. No matter what level you are at and whether it is competing or training that interests you, enjoy the journey.

We now have an online booking site called Bookwhen North West where all our regional training and activities are shown.  There are still alternative ways to pay, just contact your RDO. Click the Bookwhen icon and it will take you direct to the site.

For further information about the region, please follow the quick links below and this will take you direct to where you would like to go.

Quick Links

North West Regional Committee 

BD Youth






Regional Teams 


Gift Vouchers 




Get Social with the NW 

North West Regional Clothing

NW British Dressage Approved Competition Centres.


North West Regional Gift Vouchers

Vouchers can only be used towards regional training. Discounts cannot be offered retrospectively. No discount will be offered or allocated without the use of this voucher and no cash alternative will be offered. Vouchers expire 31st December 2018, vouchers received after this time cannot be processed.

Seniors Gift Voucher

BYRDS Gift Voucher

Judges Gift Voucher

PARA Gift Voucher 


Regional Clothing Range 2018

Tylers Horse & Country NW Regional Wear

Tylers Horse & Country NW BYRDS Wear

Tylers Horse & Country Quest Club Wear

Tylers Horse & Country BD Fan Wear 


Be Social with the North West

North West Regional Marketing Representative

Ade Lanigan - Email Ade

Contact number: 07974681255


Regional Newsletters

Newsletters Archive 

North West Senior Regional Training & Activities

North West Regional Senior Rider & Training Representative

Jackie Crombie: Email Jackie

Contact Number: 07816216594

All Senior training and events are located on the online booking page called We offer a wide variety of training with UKCC L3 / 4 accredited or UKCC L2 recognised coaches.  All coaches are happy to train what ever level you are competing at, and are extremely approachable.

Senior Regional Teams

Team Event Date Cut off for training Teams announced
Senior Inter Regionals 2018 - Keysoe 12th - 13th May 2018 11th April 2018 23rd April 2018
Senior Home International 2018 - Bishop Burton 31st Aug - 2nd September 25th July 2018 10th August 2018

Senior Selection Policy 2018 

Senior Inter Regional 2018 Schedule - TBC

Senior Home International 2018 Schedule - TBC

Senior Inter Regional Progress Chart (PDF)

Senior Inter Regional Progress Chart (word)

Team Building day for SIR 2018- TBC

Team Building day for SHI 2018 - TBC

 2018 Regional Team Information

Current Senior Inter Regionals 2017 & Senior Home International Champions 2016

Current BYRDS Inter Regionals 2017 Champions

Senior Selection Policy 2018

BD Youth Selection Policy 2018

PARA Selection Policy 2018



National level stewards training 

For more information about how to be a British Dressage Steward, please contact Head office

 Flexi - Training

What is Flexi-Training? It is training that is more suited to our members by having the flexibility of booking your training session when it suits you and not having to stick to a day clinic.

How does it work? Visit the flexi-training bookwhen site and select your trainer. Book through the site and then contact the trainer direct to arrange your lesson.  When you book, you will receive a confirmation email with a unique booking reference number. You will need to quote that to the trainer. You then have up to 3 months to book your lesson from the time your paid for it.

Benefits of Flexi-training? Apart from being flexible to the member, BD now use a selection of UKCC L3 accredited coaches and L2 recognised coaches to deliver their training. It allows more opportunities for members coming forward for teams and also has reduced the cost of training as you are paying for the trainer and not an additional arena hire. (N.B Some flexi trainers will use other yards that could be subject to an arena hire)

Visit the Flexi-Training Booking page


North West Region Coaching Representative


Contact No: - 

Coaching Workshops:

New courses for 2018 - Level 2 & Level 3 - follow the link for further information and requirements

Click here

For all booking enquiries or information please email or Kelsey Smith at BD head office.


 North West Regional PARA Training and Activities

North West Regional PARA Regional Representative

Alison Ramsier -  Email Alison

Contact Number: 07809456296


Getting started with PARA

For further information on competing, or to request a free booklet to help get you started, contact Rachel tel: 02476 698837.

Getting started

PARA Intro Shows

PARA Intro Shows are run primarily at RDA centres for new Para riders that have a National Classification. You can attend an intro show and your scores can be submitted for the Bronze Championship in September 2018. These Intro days also have Open RDA classes for those riders with out classification. Please contact your RDO or Para rep to find out where they are being held in your area.

PARA BEF Entry Programme

PARA BEF Entry Programme application form

PARA BEF Entry Programme Flyer

PARA Classification

PARA Classification Information - Click here

FEI PARA Equestrian Classification Manual - click here

National Classification Forms - click here

British Blind Sport Information - Click Here

PARA /RDA Dressage National Classification Policy - 

PARA Other

PARA Dressage Competition Guide

Bishop Burton International FAQ's

PARA National Calendar - locate all regional events and national competitions

British Dressage PARA Home page

PARA Regional Teams

PARA Regional Selection Policy 2018 

PARA Home International Competition 27th - 29th April 2018 - Vale View Equestrian, Leicestershire

PARA Home International Schedule - not available yet

PARA Home International Progress Chart

Rule book reference Section 9, page 91 & Section 13, page 113

PARA HI Guidlines and FAQ's


Dont forget you can register with Dressage Anywhere, to help you with your Test Riding, without leaving your own yard.  All tests are judged by FEI or British Dressage Listed Judges. 

There is an online championship with Rosettes and Prize Money - for more information click the icon below:


North West Regional Judge Training & Information

North West Judges Regional Representative

Andrew Bennie - Email Andrew

Contact number: 07899818085

All Judge training is now on the bookwhen website.  If you have any problems paying online or do not have a Paypal account then please email Lou direct. To view site, please click the icon.

How to become a Judge

Are you interested becoming a judge? There is a new system in place for exams and how to apply to become one. Please click here for more details.

Judge Testing

Exam system explained 2017


Regional Judge Training

We now have a National Judges Calendar which shows all training and events for all regions click here to view

Winter Regionals Myerscough Judge training

Winter Regionals / ADV Med / Les Smith - Monday 12th February - click here

Winter Regionals / Medium / Gwyneth Lewis - Monday 12th February - click here

Winter Regionals / Elementary / Fiona Lace - Wednesday 14th February - click here

Winter Regionals / Novice / Helen Bradley - Thursday 15th February - Click here

Winter Regionals / PSG / Inter 1 / Clive Halsall - Tuesday 13th February - click here

Ingestre Judges workshops with Tim Downes

Monday 31st January - The Novice horse / balance / rhythm / suppleness and contact - click here

Thursday 15th March - The elementary horse / medium horse / impulsion / Straightness and collection - click here

Thursday 17th May - The advanced Horse / performance exercises. - click here

Regional Judges Induction Days

List Tutor Judge Venue Date


2018  Judge training fees - £20.00

 Regional Judges Seminars 

List Tutor Judge Venue Date
3,3a &4 Jo Graham Crow wood Equestrian, Burnley Lancashire 6th March 2018
1,2& 2a Stephen Clarke Crow wood Equestrian, Burnley, Lancashire 20th March 2018
5,6 &T Clive Halsall Aintree International Arena, Liverpool 14th May 2018

2018 Judges seminar fees - £30.00

 All bookings via  


BD Youth North West

North West BD Youth Regional Representative 

Sue Blackshaw - Email Sue

Contact number: 07528570681


BD Youth North West Events & Training are now online

North West contact details form

BD Youth North West photo consent form

North West Flyers Facebook page

BD Youth Rider Squad Tests  & Information - currently being updated

North West BD Youth Training award scheme information sheet  - currently being updated

North West BD Youth 2018 Rider League

Rider League - Getting started

Rider League score sheet (PDF)

Rider League score sheet (word)

North West League table - not available yet. 

Team Information


North West Progress Chart BD Youth Inter Regionals 

North West Progress Chart BD Youth Home International 

North West Progress Chart BD Youth Sheepgate 

Sheepgate Under 25's 2018 Schedule

Sheepgate Under 25's 2018 Competitor Notes

Rule book references - Page 89 Section 9 Team Competitions

BD Youth 2018 Selection Policy 


Team Events 2018 Date Cut off for Training Teams Announced
BD Youth Inter Regionals - Keysoe Bedfordshire 30th June - 1st July 2018 14th May 2018 10th June 2018
BD Youth Home International - Moreton, Dorset 3rd - 5th August 2018 18th June 2018 2nd July 2018
Sheegate Under 25's Championships 21th-26th August 2018 13th July 2018 23rd July 2018






BD Youth Ambassador Scheme

BD Youth Ambassador scheme information

BD Youth Ambassador Role Description

BD Youth Ambassador Application form


Pony Viewing Day Poster

National Viewing Days 2018 

Young Professional Applications


 NW British Dressage Approved Competition Centres

British Dressage Competition Dates and Online Schedules

Venue     County BD / Quest Website Link
Aintree  Liverpool BD Website
Allens Hill Worcestershire  BD / Quest / PARA Website
Beaver Hall Staffordshire  BD / Quest Website
Birtle Lancashire  BD / Quest / PARA Website 
Bold Heath  Cheshire   BD / Quest Website 
Blackdyke Farm  Cumbria  BD  Website 
Arley Moss  Cheshire BD  Website 
Cockshot  Cheshire  BD/ Quest  Website 
Crow Wood  Lancashire  BD  Website 
Fieldhouse  Staffordshire  BD / Quest  Website 
Foxes Farm  Cheshire BD  Website 
Kings Equestrian  Herefordshire BD / Quest  Website 
Kingswood  Staffordshire  BD / Quest  Website 
Myerscough College  Lancashire  BD / PARA Website 
Reaseheath College  Cheshire  BD/ Quest  Website 
Rodbaston College  Staffordshire  BD / Quest   Website 
Solihull   West Midlands  BD / PARA  Website 
South View  Cheshire  BD  Website 
Stourport   Worcestershire  BD / Quest  Website 
Tushingham  Shropshire / Cheshire BD / Quest  Website 
Newton Rigg College  Cumbria  BD / Quest  Website 
Warren Farm  Merseyside BD / Quest  Website 
Kennaa RC IOM BD / Quest Website 
The Glebe  IOM  BD  Website 
Ballavartyn  IOM  BD  Website 
IOMDG  IOM  BD  Website 
Cumbria Horse Trials  Cumbria Quest Website 
Northcote Stud  Lancashire BD Website

Membership Information

There are various different memberships now available within British Dressage.

Membership packages and information

If you are new to British Dressage then why not have a read through our 'Discover Dressage Booklet'

North West Membership Forms

Horse Registration Forms



Regional Sponsorship is now starting to take off and the North West would be delighted if you would join us.

Key Benefits:

  • Promotion in all our regional newsletters, flyers, webpage and Social Media campaigns
  • Social Media reach to more than just our members, informing them about your product and any special offers
  • Opportunities to introduce your product at special events and training camps
  • Brand awareness via our marketing through events, social media and regional communications
  • Feedback on click rates through regional commincations so you can monitor yourselves the interest your product is getting

Basic Sponsorship package details

British Dressage Media Pack

  • It doesnt have to be a monotary package, we can tailor to your individual needs and finances
  • Payment plans can be arranged
  • Specific sponsorship packages I.E. Teams  / BD Youth / PARA etc

If you are interested and would like to discuss further then please contact Lou Jones on 07968819406 or email Lou