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Southern region

RDO : Sharon Walker Tel: 07894 232358

email: Sharon.walker@britishdressage.co.uk

 
NEWSLETTER

SENIORS

JUDGES

BYRDS

COACHES
PARAS
COMMITTEE
 
 

 

Happy Weekend Southern!

Calling all campers! We are delighted to announce we have camps booked for you! Spaces will go fast and all we ask in the first instance is a deposit so please go to our Book When Page to reserve your place! https://bookwhen.com/bdsouthern

 
The first is at Parwood on the 3rd and 4th April. Priority will be given to BYRDS Riders but we have 20 spaces so don’t be shy. Trainers are Char Lassetter, Sue McMahon and Emma McGurk we have plenty planned to keep everyone occupied, including private lessons, Pilates, feed fitness, Coaching for Confidence workshops for riders and a special workshop for Parents! squadding and rider test practise, standard test practise a competition plus so much more.  
 
For the second year we are off to Merrist Wood for Senior Camp. Building on last year’s success we have Char Lassetter. Mark Ruddock and Daniel Sherriff giving 1-2-1 lessons, Pilates, feed fitness, Coaching for Confidence workshops for riders. Arrive Saturday evening for a glass of something cold and nibbles and prepare for two days of intense training with our world class coaches. I will add more details over the coming weeks so watch Book When!
 
All of the above count towards your minimum requirement for teams (camps count for two ridden days) Both are available via our online booking system Book When so don’t delay book today to avoid disappointment
 
Have a great weekend Southern
 
Best wishes
Sharon and the Southern Committee

 

 

 

 

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Byrds is open to all riders 16-25 years old - if you are under 11 you can become a fledgling rider and take part in all the activities and represent the region

Come and join us at the Open show at Oldencraig this spring :  Open show 2017    Entry form

 

Hello Southern and Happy 2017!

Its time to burn off any extra Christmas calories and start to get in shape for the 2017 Season! To get you started as follows are the January and February training dates including test riding at Merrist Wood in preparation for the regional's and clinics that will form part of your selection criteria for our amazing Southern 2017 teams! As always bookings are easy and can be made by going to the Book When website https://bookwhen.com/bdsouthern 

We also have not one but two camps for you. So save the dates! The first is at Parwood Equestrian on the 3rd and 4th of April where preference will be given to BYRDS riders and the second at Merrist Wood 27th and 28th August. Full details will be sent through in the next week this one is for Seniors so watch for my next email and book your place! 
 

 

 

 

 

 
               

 

 

 

 

February 2017 

 

 

             
           

 

 

 

 

 

17

Fri

Parwood

Mark Ruddock Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

19

Sun

Parwood

Olivia Oakeley Clinic  

 

 

 

 

 

26

Sun

Kent

Char Lassetter Snr Team Trainer Clinic

 

 


As always our Coaches are dedicated to help you and your equine partner be the best team you can be some come and join us and lets get the 2017 journey underway! 

See you soon

Sharon & your Southern Committee 

YOUR REGION NEEDS YOU! its time for teams Southern Region 

 

 

 

 

Good evening Southern Region, 

In 2016 our fabulous BYRDS team won the Home International! there are five main team competitions in the year two Inter Regional's and three Home Internationals all with amazing cups! 

First on the agenda is the PARA home International, then we have two Inter Regional's - Seniors and then BYRDS and then the two remaining Home Internationals, all of that silver ware to compete for as well as the opportunity to ride and represent your region and at the Home International's wear the George Cross! 
 

So if you think you can come and be part of something very very special and make friends that will last a lifetime have a look at the selection criteria.

Senior Selection Policy 2017
BYRDS Selection Policy 2017
Para Selection Policy 2017

Come on Southern YOUR REGION NEEDS YOU!

Any questions? contact me for anything and PARA's sharon.walker@britishdressage.co.uk  or Emma Butler for Seniors emmathomas25@yahoo.co.uk or for BYRDS Sue Pinks srpinks@aol.com

Lets go Southern! 
Best wishes
Sharon and your amazing Southern Committee

CAMPS Please contact Sharon Walker in the First Instance sharon.walker@britishdressage.co.uk

All clinics can be booked using https://bookwhen.com/bdsouthern 

 
"Times will be emailed 4 days before, if you have any time constraints please put it in the comments box when you are booking on to the clinics"

Leanne Wall     Leanne_wall@sky.com for Kent and for Parwood (Leanne only) please contact Sam Osbornsamantha.osborn@btinternet.com

Char Lassetter contact sharon.walker@britishdressage.co.uk

Mary Anne Horn contact sharon.walker@britishdressage.co.uk

Dan Watson contact 07710 747341 or info@fgstud.co.uk

Alison Craig please contact Sam Osborn to book and times samantha.osborn@btinternet.com

Emma McGurk please contact Emma on emmamcgurk@aol.com 07866 020263

Russel Guire please contact Samantha Osborn samantha.osborn@btinternet.com

Sarah Millis Please contact Natalie Dalrymple jmd199@aol.com

Sara-Jane Lanning Please contact Sam Osborn samantha.osborn@btinternet.com

  

Come and join us at the Open show at Oldencraig this spring :  Open show 2017    Entry form

 

 

 

Happy New Year Southern! Time to Train!

 

 

Hello Southern and Happy 2017!

Its time to burn off any extra Christmas calories and start to get in shape for the 2017 Season! To get you started as follows are the January and February training dates including test riding at Merrist Wood in preparation for the regional's and clinics that will form part of your selection criteria for our amazing Southern 2017 teams! As always bookings are easy and can be made by going to the Book When website https://bookwhen.com/bdsouthern 

We also have not one but two camps for you. So save the dates! The first is at Parwood Equestrian on the 3rd and 4th of April where preference will be given to BYRDS riders and the second at Merrist Wood 27th and 28th August. Full details will be sent through in the next week this one is for Seniors so watch for my next email and book your place! 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

February 2017 

 

 

             
           

 

 

 

 

 

17

Fri

Parwood

Mark Ruddock Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

19

Sun

Parwood

Olivia Oakeley Clinic  

 

 

 

 

 

26

Sun

Kent

Char Lassetter Snr Team Trainer Clinic

 

 


As always our Coaches are dedicated to help you and your equine partner be the best team you can be some come and join us and lets get the 2017 journey underway! 

See you soon

Sharon & your Southern Committee 

YOUR REGION NEEDS YOU! its time for teams Southern Region 

 

 

 

 

Good evening Southern Region, 

In 2016 our fabulous BYRDS team won the Home International! there are five main team competitions in the year two Inter Regional's and three Home Internationals all with amazing cups! 

First on the agenda is the PARA home International, then we have two Inter Regional's - Seniors and then BYRDS and then the two remaining Home Internationals, all of that silver ware to compete for as well as the opportunity to ride and represent your region and at the Home International's wear the George Cross! 
 

So if you think you can come and be part of something very very special and make friends that will last a lifetime have a look at the selection criteria.

Senior Selection Policy 2017
BYRDS Selection Policy 2017
Para Selection Policy 2017

Come on Southern YOUR REGION NEEDS YOU!

Any questions? contact me for anything and PARA's sharon.walker@britishdressage.co.uk  or Emma Butler for Seniors emmathomas25@yahoo.co.uk or for BYRDS Sue Pinks srpinks@aol.com

Lets go Southern! 
Best wishes
Sharon and your amazing Southern Committee

Senior Selection Policy 2017

CAMPS Please contact Sharon Walker in the First Instance sharon.walker@britishdressage.co.uk


 All clinics can be booked using https://bookwhen.com/bdsouthern 
"Times will be emailed 4 days before, if you have any time constraints please put it in the comments box when you are booking on to the clinics"

For Clinics and Events please contact;

Leanne Wall     Leanne_wall@sky.com for Kent and for Parwood (Leanne only) please contact Sam Osbornsamantha.osborn@btinternet.com

Char Lassetter contact sharon.walker@britishdressage.co.uk

Mary Anne Horn contact sharon.walker@britishdressage.co.uk

Dan Watson contact 07710 747341 or info@fgstud.co.uk

Alison Craig please contact Sam Osborn to book and times samantha.osborn@btinternet.com

Emma McGurk please contact Emma on emmamcgurk@aol.com 07866 020263

Russel Guire please contact Samantha Osborn samantha.osborn@btinternet.com

Sarah Millis Please contact Natalie Dalrymple jmd199@aol.com

Sara-Jane Lanning Please contact Sam Osborn samantha.osborn@btinternet.com

Team Quest Entry Form Entry form 

Seniors Team Application form

 

 

 

Dear Coaches

Regional Coaches Development is a new initiative which aims to bring ongoing training and personal professional development sessions to British Dressage Trainers/Coaches in their own regions.  As part of the programme we will be arranging a series of sessions with national and international trainers and coach educators here in the Southern Region.

Our first session will take place on the 3rd October and the subject will be Performance Profiling.   I am delighted to say that we have secured Jill Day as our Coach Educator for this session.  Jill will need no introduction for many of you, having ridden to international GP level herself and trained many riders to GP level also in a career spanning 45 years, as well as a bronze medal winning event rider at the Beijing Olympics.  Jill is now the coaching lead for BD with a responsibility for all matters relating to coaching and especially UKCC. She sits on the BEF Coaching Development Action Team (CDAT) as the BD representative looking after BD's interests in all matters relating to coaching.

Performance Profiling is a vital area of coaching which all coaches should be familiar with and know how to use. It will help your riders to analyse their strengths and weaknesses and to come up with a plan of action. The BEF have announced that future talent programs will include riders performance profiles. BYRDS and Para coaches will be required to profile all their riders in the future.  Can you afford not to know how to profile your own riders?

This session is aimed at all BD Coaches but will be of particular interest to BYRDS and Para coaches as well as anyone involved in regional coaching, camps and team selection.  Being part of the UKCC Level 3 examination It is also vital for anyone hoping to upgrade from Level 2 to Level 3 in the future.

This training session will be at Parwood Equestrian Centre, Surrey on Monday 3rd October from 1-4pm.  Price is just £10 per head including tea/coffee/biscuits.  Places will be snapped up quickly I'm sure and preference will be given to those on the current Trainers List before BD members so be sure to book your place soon.  Bookings can be made through the bookwhen website at https://bookwhen.com/bdsouthern.

If you have any questions or need any further details please don't hesitate to contact me.  If you have already contacted me to reserve a place please confirm and pay through the bookwhen website.

Look forward to seeing many of you there!

Kind regards

Frances Wilson 

Coaches Representative BD Southern Region

 

 

 

Southern BD have arranged a Music Seminar, this will be taken by Debby Lush ; it will be held on Sunday May 21st. 2017.

The event will be held at :

Premier Inn Hotel. Fleming Way. Manor Royal. Crawley. West Sussex. RH10.9DF. 

The reason for choosing this venue is , I found out our furthest judge North, South, East & West and Crawley is nearly in the center of them all, so making the journey fairest to all our judges. 

The Boeing Suite.

Please make sure you sign in , as you enter, as this record of judges is then sent forward to BD HQ.

The day will be as follows,

Please arrive at 10 when Tea, Coffee and Biscuits will be served.

Seminar will begin at 10.30,

Light Lunch and drinks will be served at 1.00.

Seminar will progress at 2.00,  finish around 4 to be followed by any questions and answers.

The cost of the seminar is £20.00 pp for all listed judges. For riders , trainers and guests the cost will be £25.00pp. Please make your booking through bookwhen ,which can be found on BD southern website. Please book as early as you can as the seating is limited. 

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If you have any ideas as to what you would like the southern area to do, ie judging, training, discussions or a social meet up, coffee morning where we can have questions and answers , please let me know.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Cheers

Yvonne Huber.

Judges Rep Southern.

We have a fabulous online booking system to make reserving and paying for your place easier than ever just click and go to https://bookwhen.com/bdsouthern  or contact Sharon Walker
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Are you a PARA rider? Your Region Needs YOU! 

 

 

Dear Southern member

A
re you a registered PARA rider? would you like the opportunity to ride for Southern and wear the George Cross at the PARA Home International? 

Perhaps you would just like to ride through a test or join in the clinic with our very own List 2A Judge, Coach & International PARA Judge Joyce Wood. 

We have the 12th February booked at Saddlesdane Equestrian Centre in their super indoor arena with Joyce. Just £40 for a private 45 minute session and an optional addition of a test ride for just £10 extra. 

If you haven't already seen the details the PARA Home International is on the 7-9 April, at Vale View Equestrian. It’s a great opportunity to meet up with your fellow riders from all over the country and have a fun weekend of competition and team building.  You'll need these to help you get prepared! (just right click on the label!) 

            Schedule                          Selection Policy                   Training & Competition record

to save your place please go to book when  https://bookwhen.com/bdsouthern

If you need any help please contact Joyce Wood joyce.wood4horses@btinternet.com 07949 035021 or me sharon.walker@britishdressage.co.uk 07894 232358

Best wishes 
Sharon & Joyce 

Para Selection Policy 2017 

  • All BD trainers holding clinics in the region will also accept Para Riders so no excuses!!
  • PICK a TEST affiliated shows now incorporate PARA tests.  This is great news as will enable Para's to compete n a regular basis.
  • Para Rider Development     Rider Guildelines Entry Form 
  • Para's you will see above we have Clinics arranged around the region these are open to Para rider's as well as able body members. If you wish to take part please apply to Sharon Walker.  

Samantha Osborn              Chairman                                              samantha.osborn@btinternet.com

Emma Butler                     Senior rider Rep Teams                        emmathomas25@yahoo.co.uk

Katie Roberts                     Senior Rider Rep Events                      rockonequestrian@yahoo.co.uk

Sarah Roth                         Member Rep                                       Sarah@the-event-workshop.co.uk

Sam Mabb                          Marketing Rep                                     sam.mabb@hotmail.co.uk

Yvonne  Huber                   Judges Rep                                         parkhillstables@btinternet.com

Sue Pinks                           BYRDS Rep for teams only                 srpinks@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

 British Dressage Venues in the Southern Region

 Bluebarn, Kent

Cobham Manor, Kent

Eaglesfield, Kent

Hadlow College, Kent

Hickstead, West Sussex

Merrist Wood College, Surrey

Oldencraig, Surrey

Priory Equestrian, Surrey

Pachesham, Surrey

Plumpton College, East Sussex

Saddlesdane, Kent

Chester Hall Events,

Step Aside Dressage, West Sussex

Stilebridge Barn, Kent

 

 


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