Lara Edwards

Lara Edwards

Lara Edwards (Nee Dyson) was riding before she could walk! Fast forward a few years of all Pony Club activities and in 1997 and 1998, competing in FEI pony trials, she was long listed for the GB Eventing team on Black Velvet, a pony she started herself. She then competed at Young Rider/Advanced level on her grey gelding Ermin Street winning the CCIJ at Aldon in 2001.

The dressage bug took hold aged 24 and Lara became involved with The British Young Dressage Rider Scheme (BYRDS). She was selected to represent the Northern Region in Necarne, Ireland in 2008, winning Reserve Novice Champion.

Lara has been a member of The BD Northern Home International team every year since. With four different horses she has been reserve champion in 2009 at Medium level and 2014 at Advanced Medium level. She has won 7 BD regional titles and in 2011 after working with David, she secured her first BD National title at Medium level, returning in 2012 to win her second, the Advanced Medium Pet Plan championship in 2013. 2015 was another successful year for Lara, she qualified Cyden Oosting Amigo and Cyden Cadans M through to the Winter nationals and gained her GREAT BRITAIN badge and space on the team in Le Mans, France on Cyden Bodyguard Moorland, to now achieve another of her dreams as an international dressage rider and producer.2016

was a successful year for Lara and Milners’. Jazzed Up (Felix) homebred by Laura and Tracey Milner, at South Grange Stud winning three more regional titles for Lara and two top ten placings. Annabelle was born in June and Lara managed to be back in the saddle for the regionals in July and qualified for the nationals where she gained another plus 70% score at the Summer Nationals


another successful year for Lara with another four regional titles on board Jazzed up at the winter regionals and a 2nd, two 3rds and a 4th place at the Winter Championships in April, Felix (Jazzed up) has also had his debut at small tour winning both qualifier classes taking him to the Championships in December. Not being out done is Bodyguard Moorland who was chosen to represent GB at Keysoe CDI and also at Hartpury CDI. He also won the PSG section at Sheepgate Premier League in May giving him an automatic qualification for the summer Nationals but an unfortunate knock in the stable meant he wasn’t able to go. He made his inter 2 debut at the end of the year. Lara has also started to compete her homebred horses who are all showing their exceptional temperaments and trainable attitudes with wins all round.


Lara has stepped up to Big tour with Bodyguard. Felix has had another great year with another regional title and two great scores at the Summer Nationals. Cadans is back under Lara’s ridden horses doing really well at advanced medium and small tour level and Lara has just started with a couple of her hombred horses – Kiki and Kaydans (by Bodyguard and Cadans) watch this space for these two in 2019.


Another fantastic year with the horses for Lara, numerous more regional titles, top three finishes at Nationals, International Success for Jazzed Up (Felix) and Lara at both Hartpury and in Deauville. With again top three finished and scores up to 75%, Lara is excited about building on this international record going forward.

A Huge stepping stone for Lara and Bodyguard in 2019 was their very first GP test completed and Lara has now met another of her goals which was to train her own horse to GP.