BDSC Newsletters

Our usual spring/summer newsletter has been scuppered by the virus (you know the one I’m talking about!). We can’t get it printed as our printers’ capacity is totally taken up by NHS work and, secondly, because there’s nothing much happening in the world of dressage!

Two obituaries sadly: Dr Bechtolsheimer (Dr B) and George Goring – two people with long associations with BDSC and both so generous with their time and their company. Missed by all and our condolences to their families.

We hope all our members and friends are staying well and safe and hope that there will be something to write about in the autumn/winter newsletter.

PS- for those disappointed by the postponement of the yard visit to Carl’s, he has promised us a date when it is safe to do so – so watch this space!


Current Newsletter
BDSC Newsletter Summer 2020

Our eNewsletter seems to be popular and below are some comments we have received from our members



  1. Jo Halton 28th July 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    Dear Gill
    Very many thanks for sending me a copy of the latest BDSC Newsletter with the bits I sent you printed in “From the Archives 30 Years Ago”. It has made a very good article and I hope it will be of interest to some members. It is interesting that you noticed the Life Membership fee – I did the same as a Magistrate when I joined the Magistrates’ Association and it has saved me a fortune!!
    Best wishes to the continuing success of the BDSC – and of course British Dressage. How it has blossomed over the past 31 years!
    Yours sincerely
    Jo Halton

  2. Alan Myers 23rd June 2014 at 12:37 pm #

    Dear Gill
    I am writing to congratulate you on your article which I thought was very interesting.

    I say this, as a member of over 30 years of the Worshipful Company of Loriners who are interested in all things metal in both bridles and saddles.

    On the history side, in 2011 we celebrated 750 years since formation in 1261.

    If I’m at the Hickstead International I will make a point of saying “hello”. Many years seem to have passed! I did visit Richard D last year which was a very enjoyable day. I still have my Russian dressage stallion at Woodlands.

    Best wishes


  3. Marion Hollands 25th July 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    7 December 2012
    Just to say the Newsletter was great and no problems re email. Well done to you all for doing a great job.

  4. Patti Beasley 25th July 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    14 June 2013
    Hi Jane
    Just to say that I enjoyed receiving my newsletter by email and have now read it from cover to cover – an enjoyable ten minutes – regards to you and thank you for your collective hard work.

  5. Pat Green 25th July 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    28 November 2012
    Hi Jane
    Just received the latest BDSC newsletter. It looks good and I much prefer to have it this way than hard copy – it’s less paper cluttering up my desk!

  6. Jane Wykeham-Musgrave 24th July 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    From our Founder
    14 June 2013

    Dear Jane

    Many congratulations on the latest newsletter, excellent, just the right size, presentation and format. Well done to all of you. The real way forward. I was very glad to see so much Para news included.

    I was really sad not to have been able to come to the Ball this year, but sadly was not too well a the time. I do hope you will invite me again and hopefully will be able to make it.

    You are all doing such wonderful work with the Club, which has progressed out of my wildest imagination. Keep up the splendiferous efforts!

    My love to you all


  7. Jude 24th July 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    14 June 2013
    Love the e newsletter

  8. Carys Jones 27th September 2012 at 11:37 pm #

    Hi Gill
    I have been meaning to drop you a line since the BDSC newsletter landed on my door mat. Thank you so much for the space you were able to give to my article – I hope your readers find it interesting and are inspired to start taking more photos of their own horses.
    All the best and thanks again.
    Carys Jones