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News Update .....   30 November 2018

SW Judges Representative -Click here for more information and here for the application form This position is still vacant, if you would like to find out more please phone 07894 232355 to discuss the role further.

We are pleased to provide you with some information that we hope will make things easier for you.  We will be emailling your entry ticket in the next day or so.  Youl will need to print the ticket and your booking reference or bring an electronic copy to the evening.


Would you like to know more about 
SW Regional Development Officer

Amanda Heath - Email Mandy

Contact number - 07894 232355

SW RDO Address - British Dressage, Meriden Business Park, Copse Drive, Meriden, West Midlands, CV5 9RG

SW Regional Chairman

Susie Cumine - Email Susie  

Regional Committee Members 2018



Phone Number


Regional Development Officer

Amanda Heath


Email: Amanda

South West Region Chairman

Susie Cumine


South West Region BYRDS Representative

Jo Lees


South West Region Judges Representative

Alicia Anderson

 01300 345149

South West Region Para Representative

Nick Rodgers


South West Region Senior Training Representative

Nicky Du Plessis


South West Region Marketing Representatives

Sharon Stuart



South West Coaching Representative

Nicky Du Plessis




Dear SW Members, 

Welcome to the South West Regional Webpage. We hope you find everything you need to know about all things SW on this page. If you need any further help please do not hesitate to contact your RDO or Regional Committee.  

Our Region is split in to eight counties. Avon, Channel Islands, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. Each County has at least one BD Youth and one Senior County Coordinator. Our CCO’s organise regular training and test riding throughout the year along with our regional camps, seminars and unmounted events.

There is something for everyone to enjoy whether you are an Intro or Grand Prix rider, a Youth or Senior rider, a Judge, Coach, Para Rider or supporter.

We welcome new ideas and would love to hear from you so please get in touch.

Mandy - SW Regional Development Officer

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Are you interested in riding for the South West Region in 2018?

Download our handy guide to BD Youth, Senior and Para Teams 2018 or view the BD Team Competition page here.

The SW Inter County Challege Schedules are now available to view!

BDSW Youth Schedule

The Kate Negus BDSW Senior and Para Schedule

More information about this fun team and individual event and how to be qualified to be considered to represent your county can be found below.




Friends of British Dressage South West 

British Dressage South West are proud to be working in association with B&W Equine Vets.


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South West Training and Events   

All of the official British Dressage South West Region training and events can be booked via our online booking system to make it easier for you to plan your training and get involved in all the activities in your region. 

If you have any difficulties with booking please please contact Mandy HERE

 South West Team Opportunities 2019

Team Selection 2019

Every time you attend British Dressage training and British Dressage competitions, your attendance and scores could count towards you being selected to represent the South West! If you regularly attend training and shows then you may already have what is required!
Each team event has a cut-off date for you to submit your competition and training records.
The Selection Policy applies to the selection of riders / teams for the following events:

  • South West Inter County Challenge
  • Para Home International
  • Senior Inter Regional Competition
  • BD Youth Inter Regional Competition
  • BD Youth Home International
  • Sheepgate Under 25s Championships
  • Senior Home International

You can find out more about Senior, Para and BD Youth Teams below.

As a region we also host the South West Inter County Dressage Extravagana. This team event sees our 8 counties compete against each other to become the Inter County Champion. It is primarily a team event but we also have Individual Champions at each level, BD Affiliated classes and it is open to BYRDS, Seniors and Paras. If you would like to know more please see above or contact your CCO. 

South West Senior Regional Representative:

Nicky Du Plessis – Email Nicky 

Contact Number – 07427 674610

All Senior South West events and training are available to view and book online - 


Senior Teams 2019




Senior County Coordinators 2018: 

S. Glos/Avon Carolyn Kitson  
Cornwall Nicky DuPlessis 07427674610 
Devon/Somerset Julia Beggs 07790 639568
Devon Joanna Johns 07989415388
Dorset (mid) Liz Frampton Hobbs 07780694535
Dorset (east)  Carly Toogood 07843606691
Dorset (North) & Wiltshire (South)  Alisa Hunter-Gordon 07778773481
Wiltshire Gayle King 07425378366
Gloucestershire Paula Holland & Helen James & 07748666794 & 07970 274753
Somerset  Tina Burrow 07967912785
SW Renior rep Nicky Du Plessis 07427674610
SW RDO  Mandy Heath 07894232355



South West BD Youth Regional Representative:

Jo Lees – Email Jo

Contact Number – 07709 376470

All BD Youth South West events and training are available to view and book online - 

If you are aged between 11 and 25 you are eligible to participate in BD Youth! From Under 12's to A Squad you can find out more about the BD Youth and Squadding structure here.

BD Youth County Co-ordinators 2018: 

SW BD Youth Rep


Jo Lees 
Cornwall Nicky DuPlessis 07427674610
Devon Karen Lisk 07814834286
Dorset Gilly Wheeler & Claire Speer & 07788587744 & 07973152621




South Glos/Avon

Helen James



Jo Cole

07970 274753





Somerset  Tina Burrow 07967912785
Wiltshire Jo Lees 07709376470



South West Para Regional Representative:

Nick Rogers – Email Nick

Contact Number – 07791 935095

All Para South West events and training are available to view and book online - 

Getting started with PARA - for further information on competing, or to request a free booklet to help get you started, contact Rachel our BD Para Dressage Officer tel: 02476 698837.

PARA National Calendar - locate all regional events and national competitions

You can also view our Getting started webpage!


Para Guide to Home Internationals and Competing Internationally

Other helpful information

PARA Classification Policy - 

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 - 

Click here

PARA Dressage Competition Guide

Bishop Burton International FAQ's

British Dressage PARA Home page  



South West Judges Regional Representative:

Alicia Anderson – Email Alicia

Contact Number – 07778 898499

All Judges South West events and training are available to view and book online - 

Are you interested becoming a Judge? There is a new system in place for exams and how to apply to become one. 

How do I become a Judge?

Judge Testing System

Judge Testing FAQ's

National Judges Calendar - this shows all training and events for all Regions.  

South West Coaching Regional Representative:

Nicky Du Plessis – Email Nicky

Contact Number – 07427 674610

All Coaching South West events and training are available to view and book online -  

UKCC Information 2018

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

South West Regional Gift Vouchers

Not sure what to give the person who has everything? Why not try one of our BD SW Gift Vouchers!

Gift Vouchers are available in denominations of £5, £10, £20 or £50.

You can purchase your Gift Vouchers on our Bookwhen site.

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. 

South West Regional Clothing

Purchase your South West team clothing from…Tylers Clothing