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Eastern region


 
Hack Up - Regional Sponsors for British Dressage East
 
Katharine Perry - Regional Development Officer       
Tel:  07872 603871

 

LAST UPDATED:  19 January 2017

 

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INTRODUCTION

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)

INFORMATION

 


 

Click here to download Members November Newsletter

Click here to download BYRDS December Newsletter

 


   
 

NEWS...REPORTS....INFORMATION

 

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

 

 
Para Home International 2nd placed team
 
 
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New Regional Sponsors - Hack Up

 

Senior Inter Regional Winners

 

Without volunteers, dressage could not function as a sport. Did you know that, at competitions, all scorers, stewards, runners, writers and many of the show secretaries do their job simply for the love of the sport?
Each month we announce our NIRVANA SPA VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH, where they'll receive a certificate and trophy plus more! But we can't do this without your help!
Is there someone you'd like to thank for helping settle your competition nerves, or someone who has helped you get to the arena on time? Have your say and email your nomination today!

 


 
EVENTS COMING UP FOR SENIORS 
See more details for all our events for Seniors in the Region by clicking below. 

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!

Click here to download the Senior Selection Policy

Click here to download the Senior Inter Regional Application Form

Click here to download the Senior Home International Application Form

 
 
 

 JUDGES

 

JUDGE TRAINING SESSIONS

 

FOR ALL THE ABOVE, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BOOK ON LINE
 
If you are unable to book on-line, please click here to download
a booking form for Judge Training courses,
and return it with your payment to Pam Bushell 

 

 


EASTERN REGIONAL COACHES
 
 
                                        
Requirements
  • 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.carter@britishdressage.co.uk

 
 

 
 EASTERN REGION BYRDS TRAINING
If you are a rider under 25 years old and interested in dressage, then you are welcome to come along to any of our Regional BYRDS events (BYRDS stands for British Young Riders Dressage Scheme). We have a newsletter which goes out several times a year with all the details of what we are doing and news of our riders successes (of which there are many, obviously!!). If you would like to know more, please contact me, Katharine, or Eleanor Collins who is the Eastern Regional BYRDS Rep and we can tell you more about what we do!

 

If you are not already on our database, click here to send me an email, and I will add you on to our list so that you receive all BYRDS information.
 

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. 

 
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BYRDS DATES 2017 are out!
 
  CLICK HERE to enter any of our events
 
CLICK HERE to read the latest BYRDS Newsletter with lots of information for 2017
 
Times will be emailed out a couple of days before the event 
Clinics will count for 1 training attendance for Regional Competitions
 
BYRDS TEAM OPPORTUNITIES 2017 
 
We have several team opportunities in 2017 - Inter County, Inter Regiona, Home International and U25 Championship - so do have a read of the Selection Policies below, and download the results chart too, and get ready to join in!
 
 
We are aiming to put more photos and clips onto our website and Facebook page in the future.  All riders under 18 need to have a disclaimer in place, signed by a parent, to say they are happy for images to be used.  If you are under 18 and would like to be included in our albums, please download a form below, and return it to Katharine or Eleanor.
 

 REPORTS ON PAST EVENTS

Click here to read report of BYRDS Spring Camp 2014

Click here to read report of BYRDS Autmn Camp 2013

Click here to read report of BYRDS Spring Camp 2013

 


 
COURSES FOR HORSES
Are you 16 or over?
Have you left school and wondering what to do next?
How about getting the experience and qualifications to work in the Equine Industry?
If you are interested click and enter our website
 
 

 
 
PARA ACTIVITIES - SPONSORED BY CU PHOSCO LIGHTING 
 

 

   

February 12

Sun

Biomechanics Day, The Centaur Trust, Halesworth, Suffolk

March 11

Sat

Para Test Riding Day, Chigwell Riding Trust, Essex

March 18

Sat

Para Training Day with the Assoulines, Colne Engaine, Essex

September 17

Sun

Biomechanics Day, Shuttleworth College, Biggleswade, Beds

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BOOK ANY OF THE ABOVE

Click here to read all about our recent Para Training Day withe the Assoulines

 

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.

Click here to download the Para Selection Policy

Click here to download an application form for the Para Home International

 


BRITISH DRESSAGE FESTIVAL OF PARA DRESSAGE 

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


 
Our 2nd placed Para Team at the Para Home Internationa

 

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:

 
1a Jason Marques on Ballygarret Pride
1b Kyrby Brown on Barney Rubble
2 Natalie South on The Woodman
3 Hannah McGlynn on Bobby
3 Adrian Hare on Stady Boy
4 Joanne Dagley_Cleworth on Sweet William
4 Katie Radzik on Bugatti
 

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.

 
The lovely yard at Chigwell
Katie Radzik and Bucatti
Natalie South and The Woodman
 

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.

The riders included two from the Oaklands RDA group:

·        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.

 Riders from Chigwell RDA
 
Georgina Maton
Kyrby Brown
 
 
Jason Marques
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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2014

 
 

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