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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

Interim Chairman - Sharon Lindop. Tel: 07793129245 / Email Sharon
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 - Amelia Ratcliffe-Smith. Tel: 07837533506 / Email Amelia

Last Updated: Tuesday 11 December

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Embrace the region with BD Scotland clothing. 

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Regional Chairman update

We are sad to inform our members that at this time our Chairman Deborah Adamson is receiving intensive hospital treatment for a serious illness.  On behalf of the region we have sent her our best wishes and most sincerely hope that the treatment she is receiving proves effective.  Whilst Deborah is absent Sharon Lindop will act as Chairman.

Scotland region committee vacancy - coaching rep

After eight years in the role of coaching rep Diana Zajda will come to the end of her term on the Scotland region committee at the end of the year. This means that we are now seeking a positive and enthusiastic coach to join us in the role of volunteer coaching representative. Click here to view the role description. Application deadline of Friday 4 January 2019. Click here to download an application form.  


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 D Squad to A Squad. Riders are eligible for D squad 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 2019 - 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.

2019 BD Youth team competition information coming soon!

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.

2019 Senior team competition information coming soon!


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

5 Dec - DVD judge training session with Harry Payne at Rockrose Equestrian Sports Centre. Click here to book.

11 Dec - Medium / Advanced Medium DVD judge training with Debby Lush at Westbank Livery, Longforgan. Click here to book.

10 Jan - Lateral Movements Educational Workshop with Harry Payne at Morris EC. 7pm - 9pm. Click here to book

21 Jan - DVD judge training session with Harry Payne at Rockrose Equestrian Sports Centre. Click here to book


BD Scotland coach rep Diana Zajda steps down from the role at the end of 2018 after 8 years on the committee. Please click here to read Diana's end of year report.

We are delighted to bring a series of educational workshops with Harry Payne.


Regional training activities specifically tailored for para riders.

Para training day - Sunday 18 November

The day will individual or shared coaching sessions with BD para coach Cathy Burrell and a workshop session with Sandie Robertson focused on coping with nerves.

You can book the full training package or book sessions seperately.

Classification is not essential to participate in the event

Horses will be available for hire from the RDA centre - please contact the centre directly to arrange. Click here to email Emma Bollan

Click here to book online

Para Home International 2019 - details coming soon!

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! Click here to download a nomination form.