Introducing BD Youth

The day is finally here, British Dressage is pleased to announce the launch of the rebranded Under 25s programme, BD Youth!

The launch incorporates a shiny new name, logo and breakdown of age groups for riders under the age of 25. For our young members in the regions, it’s the same great offering for training and competition but the rebrand gives us a chance to better target our programmes, squads, competitions, camps, national teams and communications.

Celebrating the occasion BD Youth Director Claire Moir commented, “Welcome to BD Youth! There are lots of things to look forward to in the new U25 section of BD. The BD Youth commitee, regional representatives and I are looking forward to bringing you exciting new Foundation Academies, which will lead up to a National Academy, a new B+ Squad and a new Young Horse A squad rider test at Keysoe. Plus, the redeveloped Young Professionals Programme is already underway and has just taken on its first recruits – all exciting stuff.”

“Information about all of these initiatives will be in the BD Youth Bulletins online and you can find out more from your Regional BD Youth Representative and RDO. We welcome your views and feedback, so let your BD Youth Rep know if you have any queries or ides.”

Here’s a brief overview of the new categories:

Under 12s – for riders aged between the ages of 6 and 12

Under 14s – for riders aged between 12 and 14

Under 16s – for riders aged between 14 and 16

Under 18s – for riders aged between 16 and 18

Under 21s – for riders aged between 18 and 21

Under 25s – for riders aged between 21 and 25

There are lots of exciting plans in the pipeline for BD Youth moving into 2018 so watch this space for further updates.

To mark the event on social media we’ve launched a new BD Youth Facebook page where news will be posted about everything from BD Youth Inter Regionals to European Championships for Children, Ponies, Juniors and Young Riders. Head over to the rebranded Facebook page by clicking this link, don’t forget to give the page a like and keep up to date with all things Under 25s related.

Branded clothing is also still available from Tylers, complete with the new logo. Click here to order your hoodies, saddle pads and coats ready for the 2018 season – they make ideal Christmas gifts for any young dressage rider!