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The Barbados Equestrian Association was formed in the 1970’s and was governed by its first President, Sir Denys William. Prior to this, the Barbados Show Jumping Federation (BSF) was formed in the 1960’s and along with the B’dos Polo Club and the B’dos Turf Club were the clubs representing the horse would in Barbados. After the demise of the BSF, the BEA was formed and came to the forefront of equestrian sports in Barbados.
In 1992 Dressage was officially amalgamated into the Association under the guidance of the first ever Dressage Chairperson, Mrs Elisabeth Roachford.
in 1994 the BEA became affiliated with the Federation Equestre International (FEI), the international governing body for equestrian sport and continues to take part inboth their FEI World Dressage Challenge and FEI World Jumping Challenge annually since 1995.
In 1995 Barbados was represented abroad for the first time ever in equestrian sports as they sent a rider to the Pan American Games to compete in Show Jumping.
The BEA is a member of the Caribbean Equestrian Association (CEA) which was formed in 1998. In 2002 the Barbados flag was raised in Hagen, Germany for the first time as we won individual solver in the FEI World Dressage Challenge Finals.
In 2003 Barbados was represented at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo where the Bajan Dressage team finished 8th out of 19 countries.
In 2006 A Dressage team represented Barbados at the Central American and Caribbean Games ( the CACs) in Colombia.
In 2010 Barbados was represented at the CAC games in Puerto Rico in Dressage