Category: Opinion

Regional venues deserve a better support structure

The Hickstead International (25-29 July) was a wonderful show and, importantly, it took place in the South-East, underlining how precious venues like Hickstead are. If we want to enjoy the spectacle of top riders and horses performing without expending precious hours and fuel travelling out of the region we must support them.

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Fall reflections

RUMOURS about the continued existence of various BD Southern venues abound and with the fall in numbers of riders attending dressage competitions in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, fewer venues might be no bad thing. We need a...

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Look closer to home for your dressage horse

“The chances are that the average amateur rider keeping their horse at ordinary livery will be happier aiming for success at local or regional level — with the outside chance of a top-10 placing at either Hartpury or Stoneleigh nationals. You don’t need an expensive warmblood to do that!

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