The British Young Riders Dressage Scheme (BYRDS) was created by British Dressage to engage with riders between the ages of six and 25 years to open up the world of dressage to them.
As BYRDS Ambassador for Wales, Briony Rose has risen to the challenge with astounding vigour. Her commitment has been cemented by her appointment to the national level committee that agrees strategy, focus and direction to BYRDS activity across the UK. She has organised training camps for the very young, facilitated use of Carmarthen College, and has established website and social media links for the benefit of the Scheme and British Dressage.
Briony also volunteers with British Riding Clubs, is a recognised British Horse Society Assistant Instructor and has represented Wales in dressage as a rider herself. Her sheer dedication and drive to support younger riders is clearly evident. Not content with the already significant personal commitment she gives, she is also training to be a British Dressage judge.
Each year a Trophy is dedicated to the memory of the late Lord Aberdare, a founder member of the Trust. Briony was selected this year in recognition of Lord Aberdare’s strong links with Wales.