British Dressage

British Dressage (BD) is the national governing body for the sport of dressage in Britain.

The main responsibilities of British Dressage include the provision and regulation of affiliated dressage competition across England, Scotland and Wales.

In 2014, British Dressage was granted charitable status for its work in amateur sport, education and training, recreation and the welfare of animals.

British Dressage is headed up by a nine-strong Board of Directors, which is led by the current Chairman, Linda Whetstone. Each of the Directors, who do the job on a voluntary basis, is responsible for a certain area of BD, for example judges, training or finance, and each is supported by a technical committee.

BD is a member body of British Equestrian (previously known as the British Equestrian Federation and still shortened to BEF), which brings together sport organisations such as BE and its equivalents in the other Olympic disciplines (British Eventing (BE) and British Showjumping (BS)) as well as non-Olympic sport federations, industry bodies such as the British Grooms Association and the British Equestrian Trade Association and charities such as World Horse Welfare, the Riding for the Disabled Association and the British Horse Society.