LAST UPDATED: 19 January 2017
HELLO FROM THE EASTERN REGION!
The regional committee in the East is made up of very experienced volunteers who help me in my role by providing technical know how, advice, ideas and support - BD in the East would not exist without them. They are:
Lotte Olsen (Chairman) List 4 Judge and Rider
Eleanor Collins (BYRDS Rep)
Pam Bushell (Judges Rep) List 2a Judge
Hayley Liddiard (Rider Rep) List 3 Judge and UKCC L3 Trainer
Tracy Wright (Coaching Rep) UKCC L3 Coach
Joanne Dagley Cleworth (Para Rep)
Emma Blakeman (Marketing Rep)
HAVE YOU TRIED OUR LEVEL CHECKER YET? Our sponsors - Hack Up - have created an on-line checker to find out what level you and your horse will be from December 1st. There is also lots of other BD information there, so do go and have a look by clicking here
2016 - A brilliant Year in the East!
Inter County Champions - London Team
BYRDS Inter Regional Winners
Senior Inter Regional Winners
If you wish to send a cheque, this needs to go to: Katharine Perry, Herons Farm, Herons Lane, Fyfield, Essex, CM5 0RQ. Thank you
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO BE ON A
REGIONAL TEAM 2017?
Did you know, scores you are collecting now could count towards selection for 2017 teams? Both BYRDS and Senior Inter Regional events will be held at Keysoe, and the Home Internationals go to Wales for Seniors and Scotland for BYRDS, and of course, our Inter County Challenge in July too, so lots of fun to be had!
JUDGE TRAINING SESSIONS
- current BD memberon the Trainers database (forms attached),
- hold a current first aid & child protection certificate
- registered with EQL
- Currently coaching at least 4 pupils. One rider has to be currently competing at Novice/Elementary gaining 60% or above
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Claire Carter on 02476 698833 or Claire.email@example.com
BYRDS CLUB MEMBERSHIP
New Club Membership from British Dressage. If you are not currently a member and you would like to become a Club member it costs £25. For this you can attend all our training at the same cost as a member, compete in prelim affiliated classes including qualifiers and also Team and My Quest, you are also covered by the BD insurance, legal helpline and have access to BD website and on line magazine. At the moment you need to download an application form from the website and then post into BD but when the new website is up and running they will be able to do it on line. Click here for an application form You are allowed one training session as a non member before having to join BYRDS Club. Please remember that if you are selected for teams you would need to become a full member and your horse be registered with BD.
REPORTS ON PAST EVENTS
Biomechanics Day, The Centaur Trust, Halesworth, Suffolk
Para Test Riding Day, Chigwell Riding Trust, Essex
Para Training Day with the Assoulines, Colne Engaine, Essex
Biomechanics Day, Shuttleworth College, Biggleswade, Beds
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BOOK ANY OF THE ABOVE
PARA TEAMS 2017
Are you interested in representing the Eastern Region at the Para Home International? If so, take a look at the Selection Policy below, and download a copy of the Results Chart that you need to send in to be considered for selection.
Great Britain’s up-and-coming para riders travelled to Solihull Riding Club in the West Midlands at the end of August for the BD Festival of Para Dressage, and some of our Eastern riders were up there in the top placings!
Kyrby Brown and Barney Rubble V, in their first season together, won the Grade II Bronze Championship. 20-year-old Hertfordshire rider Kyrby and ‘Barney’ her 12-year-old chestnut gelding earned a super score of 68.82%. Kyrby admitted to being ‘well and truly exhausted but totally satisfied after a great weekend at Solihull RC’.
Adrian Hare (42), whose passion for dressage started with the Chigwell RDA, travelled from Hertfordshire to contest the Grade III and boy was his trip worthwhile. He took the championship in style earning 67.25% aboard the skewbald gelding, Stady Boy, Deborah Hall’s attractive 10-year-old.
Mari Durward-Akhurst (22) took the Grade Ia Silver Championship. Riding Glesni Owen’s 17-year-old KWPN son of Welt Hit II, Sky O’Hara, Mari was awarded 73.55%. “Sky warmed up brilliantly and just did the best test ever!” enthused Mari. “I was so proud of him. He helped me out enormously and showed what a great team we make! I finished the test on such a high, we couldn't have done any more, either of us!
Adrian and Stady Boy
Chigwell Riding Trust hosted their first British Dressage Para Intro Show on 21st May. This beautiful venue was well attended from Riders from the Chigwell group and also other Para riders that had travelled to the event. The riders competing were:
All riders gained respectable percentages riding a warm up test in the morning followed by one to one discussions with judge Joyce Wood. They used the feedback to help improve their second tests. A good time was had by all, with tea and cakes being offered in abundance.
Many Thanks to the Judge Joyce Wood for her time and input which was greatly appreciated by all the riders.
BEF Para-Equestrian Entry Programme 10 Jan 2016
It was great to see a good attendance to the recent BEF Para-Equestrian Entry Programme held at one of the Eastern region RDA Centres, Oakland’s College, Herts on 10th January.
This BEF programme is funded by Sport England and offers 2 days training per year, to encourage riders to make the next step in to British Dressage Para-Equestrian competitions. To be eligible for the programme Riders must be within grades I-IV and be scoring 60%+ in the RDA National Championship qualifiers.
Five riders benefited from an individual ridden session with Sacha Hamilton, who has competed to Inter II level and trains with Emile Faurie. Sacha trained the 2012 Paralympic hopefuls including Grade II Gold Medallist Natasha Baker. After the ridden session the riders has a ‘Goal Setting’ discussion with David Hamer, who leads this training initiative for the British Equestrian Federation.
· Kyrby Brown Grade 1b - riding her own Barney Rubble
· Georgina Maton Grade iV – riding her own Rudys Pride
And three from the Chigwell RDA group, who where well supported with a great team of helpers, and immaculately turned out horses.
· Natalie South Grade II
· Adrian Hare Grade III
· Jason Marques Grade 1a
All of the riders found the day hugely beneficial and are keen to progress with BD. We hope to see them at some test riding events and the Para Intro shows soon.
Click on the following to see reports from events gone past
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