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Scotland region


Emma Stewart - Scottish Regional Development Officer
Tel: 07584 147258
Email Emma

Regional Committee

Your BD Scotland regional committee work hard to organise and support events around the region. The committee are here to represent members of the region so please do not hesitate to contact your committee

Chairperson - Debora Adamson. Tel: 07873798421 / Email Debora
Senior Training Rep - Elaine Simpson. Tel: 07900491691 / Email Elaine
Para Rep - Clare Molyneux. Tel: 07789262898 / Email Clare
Coaches Rep - Diana Zajda. Tel: 07761637245 / Email Diana
BD Youth Rep - Kerry Sutherland. Tel: 07720085248 / Email Kerry
Judges Rep - Caroline Paterson. Tel: 07554086211 / Email Caroline
Judges Rep - Gillian Peters. Tel:  07501444132 / Email Gillian
Marketing Rep - Sharon Lindop. Tel: 07793 129245 / Email Sharon
Marketing Rep - Amelia Ratcliffe-Smith. Tel: 07837533506 / Email Amelia

Last Updated: Thursday 2 August

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Judge Training
Coach Training
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Regional Clothing

Embrace the region with BD Scotland clothing. 

Regional Clothing

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Team Quest Clothing

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 Team Announcements

Congratulations to the followning riders who have been selected to represent Scotland at the Senior Home Internationals

  • Interested in becoming an official BD Steward? Join us on 12 October for the level 1 Steward course or for the upgrade steward course on 13 October.
  • Keep up-to-date with the BD Scotland news and events. Click here to read the latest newsletter.
  • Congratulations to 2017 Regional Trophy Winners - Click here to read who won BD Scotland region trophies 
  • Members Meeting - Click here to read the minutes from the BD Scotland members meeting on 24 Feb.
  • Morris EC Winter Regional Championships Statistics - Click here to read some very interesting facts & figures


Click here to view Scotland Region dates for your diary.


Click here to find out all about BD Youth


Book training with a BD Youth coach at a time / place that suits you with BD Youth Flexi Training. Click here to read more about each coach. To book a training session simply click on the coaches name or visit


BD Youth have a series of squads from Under 12's to A Squad. Riders are eligible for the Under 12's squad until the end of the year of their 11th birthday. Therefafter riders can come forward to any squad level regardless of age.  THE SQUADS are basically a framework for progress within the BD Youth structure, to encourage riders to develop and improve as riders and horsemen. Riders are squadded using the rider squad test. The rider tests have been designed to show the judge(s) how well a rider can influence their horse's way of going through a supple and correct seat, good preparation and a good relationship with their horse. Although the tests may appear relatively simple, they are constructed in a way that requires a great deal of skill to be able to ride them fluently and easily.From a marking point of view the test is split into three clear sections: The seat and effectiveness of the aids, rider's influence on way of going and rider's control of movements in test.

Come along to a squad training day to be squadded or re-assesed. 

Squad tests have been updated for 2018 - click here to purchase a copy from the shop


Participating in a regional team is a fabulous experience, a great way to develop your skills and meet new friends!
There are three BD Youth team competitions throughout the year; BD Youth Inter-Regional, BD Youth Home International & Sheepgate U25's Championship.To ride as part of Team Scotland you need to be a full member of BD. Click here to find out how to become a member.

Click here to view the BD Youth Team Selection Policy

BD Youth Inter Regionals
Keysoe, Beds
30 June - 1July 2018

Teams for the BD Youth Inter Regional competition comprise of 4 riders, 3 of which must be in different squads - Under 12's, C Squad, B Squad & A Squad. Riders must have been squadded in order to apply for a team and the competition utilises the Rider Squad Tests.

Click here to view a BD Youth Inter Regionals Information Sheet
Click here to download the BD Youth Inter Regionals Application Form

**Due to the costs of travel the organisers at Keysoe have offered to FOC stabling for Scotland riders! **

BD Youth Home International
Moreton, Dorset
2 - 4 August 2018

Open to riders from 8 -25 years, teams are made up of 4 riders from Novice to Medium level. Riders and horses must be full members of BD to compete in the competition.

Click here to view a BD Youth Home Internationals Information Sheet
Click here to download a BD Youth Home International Application Form

Sheepgate Under 25's Championship - Team Competition
Sheepgate EC, Boston, Linc
20 - 25 August 2018

Open to riders from 8 to 25 years with teams from Prelim to Medium and above. Teams are made of 4 riders at each level, eg. 4 prelim riders.

Click here to view a Sheepgate Under 25's Team competition Information sheet
Click here to download a Sheepgate Under 25's Team Application Form

Under 21's International Team Opportunities

Click here for more information Pony, Children on Horses, Junior & Young Rider International teams.


Flexi Training

Click here to read more about the Scotland region Flexi Trainers and booking details. Click on the names below to book a training session or visit


Enjoy the unique experience of competing as part of a team and apply to be on one of our regional teams. There are two senior team competitions annually - the Inter-Regionals and Home Internationals. To ride as part of Team Scotland you need to be a full BD member. Click here to find out how to become a member.

Click here to view the Senior Team Selection Policy

Senior Inter Regionals
Keysoe, Beds
12 - 13 May 2018

Open to BD full members 18 years and over, the Inter Regional team competition is for Bronze and Silver riders at Prelim to Medium levels. To find out more about this competition please download the Inter Regionals information sheet.

Click here to view the Senior Inter Regional Information Sheet
Click here to download the Senior Inter Regionals Application Form

Senior Home Internationals
Bishop Burton, Humberside
31 August - 2 September 2018

The prestigious Senior Home International team competition is for riders 18 years and over from Novice to PSG and open to Bronze, Silver and Gold combinations.

Click here to view the Senior Home Internationals Information Sheet
Click here to download the Senior Home Internationals Application Form


Are you interesting in become a BD judge? Click here to find out more. Judge training is open to all. Riders and trainers are encouraged to participate.Click here to read more about how to become a BD judge.

Click here to register as a trainee judge.

Live stream judge training - this year we have started to offer judge training using live streaming / conference call. Click here for further information on how to take part in the conference call. Further training dates to be confirmed soon.  

All judge training must be booked online in advance


18 Aug - DVD judge training with Andrea Smith, Aberdeenshire. Click here to book online

12 Sept - Judge Induction Day at Loch Leven Community Campus, Kinross. 5pm - 9pm. Click to book online.

15 Sept - Judge Induction Day at Ian Stark Equestrian Centre, Scottish Borders. 1pm - 5pm. Click to book online.



Sadly due to lack of uptake this session has been cancelled


2 September - Carrick RDA, Ayrshire
Join us for para regional training with Cathy Burrell. Classification is not essential to participate and horses will be available to hire from the RDA centre -
Fiona Ross. Click here to email Fiona.

Click here to view further information and book online.

2 September - Para Intro Show, Carrick RDA, Ayrshire

Join us for a Para-Dressage Intro competition which is aimed to help riders ‘bridge the gap’ between the RDA & the BD competition structure. Including qualifying classes for Bronze Championships!

To qualify for the Bronze Intro Championship, combinations must obtain an average score of 66% or more in a minimum of two Para Bronze qualifiers.

Classification is not essential to participate and horses will be available to hire from the RDA centre - Fiona Ross. Click here to email Fiona

Click here to view further information and enter online


Para Home International
Vale View, Leicestershire
27 - 29 April

Represent the region as part of a team at the Para Home International! Being involved in a regional team is a fantastic experience where you can not only enjoy dressage but make great friends and have a blast.
Riders will be asked to submit their highest three scores at affiliated para dressage competitions (including BD Para Intro Classes and scores from Rider Development) in the 12 months preceding selection.  Only scores achieved at the relevant grade can be considered.
Click here to view the Para Selection Policy
Click here to download the Para Home International Application Form

Useful Downloads
National Classification Policy


Rockrose Equestrian Sports Centre. 7 - 9 September
Qualification continues to run from 1 September 2017 until the close of entries of the Championships. Horses that finish 1st and 2nd in an affiliated class at a BD competition in Scotland, or elsewhere in Great Britain if ridden by a resident in Scotland, or a person born there will qualify. All BD affiliated classes in Scotland are Scottish Championship qualifiers. My Quest and Team Quest classes are not Scottish Championship qualifying classes.  

Click here for full qualification details.
To download a copy of the Qualification Letter please click here.
We look forward to seeing many of you at these great Championships

** Volunteer of the Month Award **

Without volunteers, dressage could not function as a sport. Did you know that, at competitions, all scorers, stewards, runners, writers and many of the show secretaries do their job simply for the love of the sport.
Each month we announce our Nirvana Spa Volunteer of the Month, where they'll receive a certificate and trophy plus more! But we can't do this without your help!
Is there someone you'd like to thank for helping settle your competition nerves, or someone who has helped you get to the arena on time? Have your say and email your nomination to today!