Four Elms five star livery and training

Four Elms five star livery and training

ANYONE who takes their riding seriously, especially those hooked on dressage, will tell you that right after the health and happiness of their horses, access to good training is central to their enjoyment and fulfilment. Few venues in the area offer training...
Star quality and hard work attract four star luck

Star quality and hard work attract four star luck

A visit to the home of Sarah and Bill Oppenheimer, and daughters Alice and Kate, enables Out and About Dressage to report on one of the sport’s newest stars, Hickstead 2016 and Merrist 2017 regionals winner Dannie Morgan — and see him ride some of Headmore’s exciting...
Sam Osborn in the Chair — a doer not a blogger

Sam Osborn in the Chair — a doer not a blogger

Newly elected Chair of BD Southern Region, Sam Osborn, shares her hopes to make all counties and areas In Southern feel included, her attitudes to positive communication, her broad approach to training — and awareness of the within-region gap in senior rider and judge...
Thinking of putting your mare in foal this year?

Thinking of putting your mare in foal this year?

“MAKING THE DECISION to breed from your mare should not be taken lightly, says Paula Broadhurst, an Arundel Equine director, stud medicine specialist and herself a home breeder and dressage competitor.  “There are many unwanted and neglected horses that...
Meet the judge: Yvonne Huber likes grassroots best

Meet the judge: Yvonne Huber likes grassroots best

Yvonne Huber, a List 5 judge, has watched countless combinations coming down the centreline to ride prelim and novice tests.  She recently took on the role of British Dressage judges’ representative for the Southern Region because, she says,  she wants to be...

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