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Scotland region

 

Emma Stewart - Scottish Regional Development Officer
Tel: 07584 147258
Email Emma

Regional Committee

Your BD Scotland regional committee work hard to organise and support events around the region. We are pleased to welcome two new members to the committee - Elaine Simpson joins us as senior training rep and Emma Haley joins us in the role of marketing rep. The committee are here to represent members of the region so please do not hesitate to contact your committee.


Chairperson - Les Smith. Tel: 07759665134. Email Les
Senior Training Rep - Elaine Simpson. Tel: 07900491691. Email Elaine
BYRDS Rep - Rowenna Walker. Tel: 07510653299. Email Rowena
Para Rep - Clare Molyneux. Tel: 07789262898. Email Clare
Judges Rep - Kathy Ogilvie. Tel: 07790584517. Email Kathy
Coaches Rep - Diana Zajda. Tel: 07761637245. Email Diana
Marketing Rep - Emma Haley. Tel: 07772520998. Email Emma

LAST UPDATE: 19 January 2017

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NEWS

BD Scotland Newsletters

Click here to read the latest newsletter from BD Scotland region

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** Volunteer of the Month Award **

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 to today!

WHAT'S ON

 

 

 BYRDS TRAINING

Click HERE to see all the training dates & book online.

  • 21 January - Diana Zajda @ Easter Rattray, Blairgowrie
  • 27 January - Test Riding with Gillian Peters @ The Cabin, Aberdeenshire. In association with Gordon Dressage Group.- Full
  • 28 January - Eilidh Grant @ Caskieben, Aberdeenshire - Full
  • 28 January - Hannah Moody @ Easter Mains Livery, Aberdeenshire - Full 
  • 3 February - Eilidh Grant @ Morris EC, Ayrshire
  • 4 February - Eilidh Grant @ Morris EC, Ayrshire
  • 4 February - Harry Payne @ Nether Hartside, Berwickshire. In association with South East Scotland Dressage Group. Click to book.
  • 5 February - Diana Zajda @ Easter Rattray, Blairgowrie
  • 6 February - Harry Payne @ Nether Hartside, Berwickshire. In association with South east Scotland Dressage Group. Click to book
  • 11 February - Alison Mastin Moore @ Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire. In association with Gordon Dressage Group.
  • 19 February - Liz Love @ Linnfall EC, Peebles
  • 22 February - Hannah Moody @ Tillyoch Equestrian Centre, Aberdeenshire 
  • 23 February - Pre-Regionals Training with Eilidh Grant at Morris EC, Ayrshire - Full
  • 8 March - Diana Zajda @ Easter Rattray, Blairgowrie
  • 15 March - Claire Moir @ Rockrose Equestrian Sports Centre, Edinburgh (in association with South East Scotland Dressage Group)
  • 24 March - Test Riding with Gillian Peters @ Fountain EC, Aberdeen. In association with Gordon Dressage Group.
  • 26 March - Liz Love @ Linnfall EC, Peebles
  • 19 April - Test Riding with Gillian Peters @ Fountain EC, Aberdeen. In association with Gordon Dressage Group.
  • 11 May - Test Riding with Gillian Peters @ Fountain EC, Aberdeen. In association with Gordon Dressage Group.

 

Squadding

BYRDS have a series of squads from Fledglings to A Squad. THE SQUADS are basically a framework for progress within the BYRDS structure, to encourage riders to develop and improve as riders and horsemen. Riders are squadded using the rider squad test. The rider tests have been designed to show the judge(s) how well a rider can influence their horse's way of going through a supple and correct seat, good preparation and a good relationship with their horse. Although the tests may appear relatively simple, they are constructed in a way that requires a great deal of skill to be able to ride them fluently and easily.
From a marking point of view the test is split into three clear sections: The seat and effectiveness of the aids, rider's influence on way of going and rider's control of movements in test.

Come along to a squad training day to be squadded or re-assesed.

BYRDS TEAMS

Participating in a regional team is a fabulous experience, a great way to develop your skills and meet new friends!

There are three BYRDS team competitions throughout the year; BYRDS Inter-Regional, BYRDS Home International & Sheepgate U25's Championship. 

BYRDS Inter Regionals
Keysoe, Beds
1st - 2nd July 2017

Teams for the BYRDS Inter Regional competition comprise of 4 riders, 3 of which must be in different squads - Fledglings, C Squad, B Squad & A Squad. Riders must have been squadded in order to apply for a team and the competition utilises the Rider Quad Tests. To apply please click on the application form below. All applications must be received by 15th May. 

Click here to download the BYRDS Inter Regionals information sheet
Click here to download the BYRDS Regional Selection Policy
Click here to download the BYRDS Inter Regional Progress Chart

**Due to the costs of travel the organisers at Keysoe have offered free of charge stabling for Scotland riders! **

BYRDS Home International
Rockrose Equestrian Sports Centre, Haddington, Scotland
29th - 30th July 2017

Scotland region are delighted to be hosting the 2017 BYRDS Home International team competition. Open to riders from 8 -25 years, teams are made up of 4 riders from Novice to Medium level. Riders and horses must be full members of BD to compete in the competition. Click on the information sheet below to find out how to get on a team! All applications must be received by 19th June.

Click here to download the BYRDS Home International Information Sheet
Click here to download the BYRDS Regional Selection Policy
Click here to download the BYRDS Home international Progress Chart

Sheepgate Under 25's Championship - Team Competition
Sheepgate EC, Boston, Linc
21st - 26th August 2017

Open to riders from 8 to 25 years with teams from Prelim to Medium and above. Teams are made of 4 riders at each level, eg. 4 prelim riders. All applications must be recived by 14th July.

Click here to download the Sheepgate Team Competition Information Form
Click here to download the BYRDS Regional Selection Policy
Click here to download the BYRDS Sheepgate Progress Chart

 

Children on Horses

The FEI have introduced a new section at International level called Children on Horses.

Open to riders from the beginning of the calendar year of their 12th birthday to the end of the calendar year of their 14th birthday riding horses. Click here to read further information. Application forms can be downloaded here.

 


 

 SENIOR TRAINING  


Click HERE to view and book all regional training dates.

  • 21 January - Diana Zajda @ Easter Rattray, Blairgowrie
  • 27 January - Test Riding with Gillian Peters @ The Cabin, Ayrshire. In association with Gordon Dressage Group. - Full
  • 28 January - Eilidh Grant @ Caskieben, Aberdeenshire - Full
  • 28 January - Hannah Moody @ Easter Mains Livery, Aberdeenshire - Full
  • 31 January - Debby Lush Test Riding Clinic @ Netherton Equestrian, Perthshire
  • 1 February - Debby Lush Test Riding Clinic @ Netherton Equestrian, Perthshire - Full
  • 3 February - Eilidh Grant @ Morris EC, Ayrshire
  • 4 February - Eilidh Grant @ Morris EC, Ayrshire
  • 4 February - Harry Payne @ Nether Hartside, Berwickshire. In association with South East Scotland Dressage Group. Click to book
  • 5 February - Diana Zajda @ Easter Rattray, Blairgowrie
  • 6 February - Harry Payne @ Nether Hartside, Berwickshire. In association with South East Scotland Dressage Group. Click to Book.
  • 9 February - Test Riding with Gaynor Ranshaw @ Barstobrick, Castle Douglas
  • 11 February - Alison Mastin Moore @ Ladyleys, Aberdeenshire. In association with Gordon Dressage Group. (BYRDS training - open to seniors if space allows)
  • 19 February - Liz Love @ Linnfall EC, Peebles
  • 22 February - Hannah Moody @ Tillyoch Equestrian Centre, Aberdeenshire
  • 23 February - Pre-Regionals Training with Eilidh Grant at Morris EC, Ayrshire - Full
  • 23 February - Test Riding with Gaynor Ranshaw @ Barstobrick, Castle Douglas
  • 27 / 28 February - Charlie Hutton @ Penwold House, Bridge of Weir, Glasgow
  • 8 March - Diana Zajda @ Easter Rattray, Blairgowrie
  • 9 March - Test Riding with Gaynor Ranshaw @ Barstobrick, Castle Douglas
  • 14 / 15 March - Claire Moir @ Rockrose Equestrian Sports Centre, Edinburgh - (in association with South East Scotland Dressage Group - email emma.stewart@britishdressage.co.uk to book)
  • 23 March - Test Riding with Gaynor Ranshaw @ Barstobrick, Castle Douglas
  • 24 March - Test Riding with Gillian Peters @ Fountain EC, Aberdeen. In association with Gordon Dressage Group.
  • 26 March - Liz Love @ Linnfall EC, Peebles
  • 19 April - Test Riding with Gillian Peters @ The cabin, Aberdeen. In association with Gordon Dressage Group.
  • 11 May - Test Riding with Gillian Peters @ The Cabin, Aberdeen. In association with Gordon Dressage Group.

 

 SENIOR TEAMS

Enjoy the unique experience of competing as part of a team and apply to be on one of our regional teams. There are two senior team competitions annually - the Inter-Regionals and Home Internationals.

Senior Inter Regionals
Keysoe, Beds
13th - 14th May 2017

Open to BD full members 18 years and over, the Inter Regional team competition is for Bronze and Silver riders at Prelim to Medium levels. To find out more about this competition please download the Inter Regionals information sheet. All applications need to be submitted by 13th April.

Click here to download the Senior Inter Regionals  Information Sheet
Click here to download the Senior Regional Selection Policy
Click here to download the Senior Inter Regional Application Form

Senior Home Internationals
Mount Ballan, Monmouthshire, Wales
6th - 8th October 2017

The prestigious Senior Home International team competition is for riders 18 years and over from Novice to PSG and open to Bronze, Silver and Gold combinations. Download the Senior Home Internationals information sheet to find out more about being part of Team Scotland! Application forms need to be submitted by 31st August.

Click here to download the Senior Home International Information Sheet
Click here to download the Senior Regional Selection Policy
Click here to download the Senior Home International Application Form

 


JUDGE TRAINING

Are you interesting in become a BD judge? Click here to find out more.

Judge training is open to all. Riders and trainers are encouraged to participate.

29 December - New exam system preparation with Debby Lush at The Cabin Equestrian Centre. 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Click here to book.

4 January - Judge Training with Paul Hayler in association with Gordon Dressage Group at Uppertack Farm, Newmachar. Novice / Elementary level from 7pm. Medium level from 8pm. Click here to book. 

31 January - Debby Lush talks us through Novice / Elementary levels with test riders. Netherton Equestrian, Perthshire. Approx 2pm - 5pm. Click here to book.

 

 



COACHING

 

We are now working alongside BHS, horsescotland, BE & BS to offer a variety of coach CPD days covering a variety of disciplines and levels. We therefore thought it would be of interest to you all to have a list of training opportunities that can be used towards your coaching CPD.


Coach CPD Dates         

11 February– Caroline Moore and les Smith “Coaches day” at Rockrose. Booking enquiries, email frances.hay-smith@britisheventing.com

18 February - Russell Guire: The Effect of the rider on the horse – Biomechanics explored. Venue - Tannoch Stables. Booking enquiries, email tricia.halley@bhs.org.uk

24 March – XC course CPD at Burgham BE event (limited to 20 coaches). Booking enquiries, email frances.hay-smith@britisheventing.com

12 May –XC course CPD at Floors BE event (limited to 20 coaches). Booking enquiries, email frances.hay-smith@britisheventing.com


PARA TRAINING

Training Dates

  • 27 Nov - Full Day Para Training at The Brae RDA, Dundee

Join us for a jam packed training day on 27 November at THe Brae RDA Centre in Dundee. The day will consist of an individual training session with para coach and list 3 judge Sandra Edwards, individual biomechanics session with para classifier Gilean Docherty and a group discussion session on test riding with para judge Shona Grant-MacKintosh.

Book Now!

Click here to book online or click here to download a booking form

 For further information and to book online click here


SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Rockrose Equestrian Sports Centre
 1- 3 September 2017

Qualification continues to run from 1 September 2016 until the close of entries of the Championships. Horses that finish 1st and 2nd in an affiliated class at a BD competition in Scotland, or elsewhere in Great Britain if ridden by a resident in Scotland, or a person born there will qualify. 

Click here for full qualification details.

To download a copy of the Qualification Letter please click here.

We look forward to seeing many of you at these great Championships!


REGIONAL COMMITTEE

Chairman: Les Smith 07759 665134. Email: lessmith105@aol.com

Judges Rep: Kathryn Ogilvie. 07790 584517. Email: burntshield@gmail.com

BYRDS Rep: Rowena Walker 01250 870191. Email: rowena856@btinternet.com 

Coaching Rep: Diana Zajda 01764 684108. Email: dianazajda@aol.com

Rider Training Rep: Anne Millar 01835 830200 timpendean@btconnect.com

Para Rep:  Clare Molyneux 01309 651253.  Email: claremolyneux@live.co.uk

Marketing Rep: Susan Fox.  01436269306.  Email: fox-susanj@hotmail.com


REGIONAL AWARDS

We have a number of regional trophies which are awarded at the end of each year. To view the list of trophies that are awarded together with the criteria please Click Here

 

USEFUL DOWNLOADS

BRITISH DRESSAGE JUDGES LIST

BRITISH DRESSAGE TRAINERS DATABASE 

EASY TO REMEMBER SCALES OF TRAINING

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