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Southern region

RDO : Sharon Walker Tel: 07894 232358

email: Sharon.walker@britishdressage.co.uk

 

Good evening Southern Region

We have so much to tell you about! Attached is an updated events listing for our region including an exciting new clinic with Olivia Oakley! Also attached is the schedule for our annual Spring Show at Oldencraig EC on the 17th April. Don’t forget the results from the rider test can be used for selection for the BYRDS Inter regionals, this brings me neatly onto teams…

 I just wanted to remind all PARA’s, Seniors and BYRDS that you must comply with the selection criteria (training and scores) to enable you to be chosen BUT that doesn’t mean you cant fill in the application form now so we know you are interested. So come on what are you waiting for? We have our Southern pride to defend, Your region needs YOU 

I also wanted to mention the following

·        Magic and Sparkle our The Southern annual ball with the BHS and BS will now be on Saturday 5th November we have combined the fireworks display with dinner fizz and dancing as well as recognising a few special people so come and join your friends and lets get the party session off to a magical start! You can book your tickets via bookwhen to ensure you get a table https://bookwhen.com/bdsouthern

·        We still have a couple of spaces on the BYRDS camp at Keysoe 4th & 5th April, again you can book at https://bookwhen.com/bdsouthern

There are two spaces suddenly available this Saturday with Mary Anne Horn at 4 Elms Mary Anne Horn. Mounted and unmounted. We all talk about goal setting, understanding objectives and “ring craft” but what does that really mean and how do we do these things. Join Mary Anne Horn List 1 judge and UKCC level 3 coach and look at three most important points for a competitor

·        Preparation

·        Patience

·        Practice

·        Followed up by a test riding day / clinic benchmarking and development session.

Finally dates for your diary. On June 2nd and 3rd we have our U25 Championships to be held at Hickstead our region will compete against Eastern, Central and the South West over two days. Heaps of prizes, championship rugs and much more. These dates are immediately before the Hickstead Masters Semi Finals so an additional nights stabling could mean you are on site practised and ready!

Phew! So much going on! Don’t forget you can always offer to help at any of the above events we are always so grateful for the support you give us or bring friends along to see what we are all about, there is always someone ready and willing to talk dressage!

 Look forward to seeing you soon

 Best wishes

 Sharon Walker and the amazing Southern Committee 

  • PICK a TEST affiliated shows now incorporate PARA tests.  This is great news as will enable Para's to compete on a regular basis.


 

 

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

Dear All

What can we say about this year except WOO HOO what amazing achievements with both our teams and individual results, win after win came our way - it seemed every few days we were saying well done to one of you! Our teams started with winning the BYRDS Inter Regionals and ended RULING Sheepgate!!  
 
But our region isn’t all about just winning, success comes in so many different ways. We have watched people doing tests for the very first time, conquering their own doubts and improving weekly with their training and development so regardless of everything Southern we are proud of every last one of you!
 
Our newsletter is attached with lots of details and highlights from the year. So remember it is about taking part and being the best you can both be and we are all here to help you in any way we can. Roll on 2016 Southern young riders – we have plans for you!!
 
Wishing you all a lovely Christmas and a peaceful successful new year!
 
Best wishes from us all
 
Sharon Walker ** Sam Osborn ** Nat Dalrymple ** Sue Pinks

20th March         Emma McGurk BYRDS Clinic & Squadding The Bridge Equestrian Centre, Sussex

 

                                                                                                                                                £45 plus £15 arena

23rd March          Sara Jane Lanning . Parwood EC, Guildford Surrey        £50 Plus £15 arena hire

                                After School times available

26th March          Leanne Wall      Parwood EC, Guildford Surrey                  £40 plus £15 arena hire

                                Including Squadding if required

29th March          Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £40 plus £7.50 arena hire

APRIL

2nd  April              Emma McGurk BYRDS Clinic & Squadding Kent                              £40 inc arena hire

2nd April               Leanne Wall BYRDS Clinic & Squadding The Bridge Equestrian Centre, Sussex

                                                                                                                                                £45 plus £15 arena

5th April               Alison Craig      GBEC (see below for full details) Surrey             £40 plus £10 arena hire

8th April               Alison Craig      Saddlecombe Stud, Nr Leatherhead.   £40 plus £15 arena hire

11th April            Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

16th April            Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire 

16th April            Mary Anne Horn 3P programme follow up Mounted     £45 plus arena hire

23rd April            Mary Anne Horn Inter Regionals Test ride                         tbc

23rd April            Alison Craig      GBEC (see below for full details) Surrey             £40 plus £10 arena hire

24th April            Leanne Wall      Parwood EC, Guildford Surrey                  £45 plus £15 arena hire

                                Including Squadding if required

30th April            Emma McGurk BYRDS Clinic & Squadding The Bridge Equestrian Centre, Sussex

                                                                                                                                                £45 plus £15 arena

MAY

6th May                Alison Craig      Saddlecombe Stud, Nr Leatherhead.   £40 plus £15 arena hire

8th May                Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

14th 15th                May Senior Inter-Regional, Keysoe

22nd May              Leanne Wall      Parwood EC, Guildford Surrey                  £45 plus £15 arena hire

                                Including Squadding if required

30th May              Leanne Wall      Parwood EC, Guildford Surrey                  £45 plus £15 arena hire

                                Including Squadding if required

31st May              Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

 

 JUNE

1st & 2nd June    EXCITING! ONCE AGAIN the Under 25’s SOUTHERN CHAMP’s AT HICKSTEAD

3rd June               Alison Craig      Saddlecombe Stud, Nr Leatherhead.   £40 plus £15 arena hire

10th June            Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

11th June            Leanne Wall      Parwood EC, Guildford Surrey                  £45 plus £15 arena hire

12th June            Leanne Wall      Parwood EC, Guildford Surrey                  £45 plus £15 arena hire

18th June            Sarah Millis Day Camp (see below) Slinfold, West Sussex

25-26 June        BYRDS Inter-Regional Venue TBC

JULY

3rd July                  Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

25th July              Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

26th July              Leanne Wall      Parwood EC, Guildford Surrey                  £45 plus £15 arena hire

30 – 31 July         BYRDS Home International, Sparsholt Hants     

AUGUST

19th Aug              Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

20th Aug              Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

21st Aug              Leanne Wall      Parwood EC, Guildford Surrey                  £45 plus £15 arena hire

SEPTEMBER

10th Sept            Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

19th Sept            Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

OCTOBER

15th Oct                  Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

24th Oct              Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

NOVEMBER

5th Nov                Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

25th Nov              Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

DECEMBER

10th Dec              Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

23rd Dec              Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

 

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

 

4th & 5th April    KEYSOE BYRDS Camp. We will be sharing with the Eastern region. The cost will be confirmed early in the new year.

 

21st & 22nd May BURY FARM an exciting new venue for camp for Southern ! trainers include Char Lassetter and Harry Payne. Individual clinics, test rides and much more! 

 

18th June           A day camp with Sarah Millis UKCC 3 coach and international rider. To be held at Sarah’s base in Slinfold, West Sussex. A full day including a lesson and a test ride and re ride. Places are strictly limited! Cost is £110 per rider 

 

9th & 10th July  SPARSHOLT pre BYRDS HI practise and Seniors camp open to all

 

Mary Anne Horn. Mounted and unmounted. We all talk about goal setting, understanding objectives and “ring craft” but what does that really mean and how do we do these things. Join Mary Anne Horn List 1 judge and UKCC level 3 coach and look at three most important points for a competitor

·        Preparation

·        Patience

·        Practice

Followed up by a test riding day / clinic benchmarking and development session.

Alison Craig. BD / BYRDS lunge-the-rider sessions at Great Bookham Equestrian Centre, Dorking Road, Great Bookham KT23 4PZ in the indoor school.  it’s 32m x 16m so a good size for controlled lungeing/work-in-hand, with a really good springy and stable Martin Collins waxed surface.  Specialist rider position work and transitions practice, with BHSI and BD UKCC3 trainer and Rider Test Judge, using key elements of Alexander Technique to improve rider balance and achieve an elegant, effective position with subtle aids. GBEC is off the A246, a few minutes from Leatherhead, 10 minutes from Junction 9 M25 or from Dorking, 15 minutes from A3/Guildford.

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

Did you know you can pay for all events, clinics and seminars via paypal and coming shortly BOOKWHEN? Contact Sharon Walker for information!

 

 

MARCH

19th March          Alison Craig      GBEC (see below for full details) Surrey             £40 plus £10 arena hire

13th March          Leanne Wall      Parwood EC, Guildford Surrey                  £45 plus £15 arena hire

                                Including Squadding if required

18th March          Alison Craig      Saddlecombe Stud, Nr Leatherhead.   £40 plus £15 arena hire

19th March          Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

 

19th March our ANNUAL BALL AND AWARDS EVENING at Lingfield Park Hotel – watch your emails and save the date!

 

20th March         Emma McGurk BYRDS Clinic & Squadding The Bridge Equestrian Centre, Sussex

                                                                                                                                                £45 plus £15 arena

23rd March          Sara Jane Lanning . Parwood EC, Guildford Surrey        £50 Plus £15 arena hire

                                After School times available

26th March          Leanne Wall      Parwood EC, Guildford Surrey                  £40 plus £15 arena hire

                                Including Squadding if required

29th March          Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £40 plus £7.50 arena hire

APRIL

2nd  April              Emma McGurk BYRDS Clinic & Squadding Kent                              £40 inc arena hire

2nd April               Leanne Wall BYRDS Clinic & Squadding The Bridge Equestrian Centre, Sussex

                                                                                                                                                £45 plus £15 arena

5th April               Alison Craig      GBEC (see below for full details) Surrey             £40 plus £10 arena hire

8th April               Alison Craig      Saddlecombe Stud, Nr Leatherhead.   £40 plus £15 arena hire

11th April            Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

16th April            Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire 

16th April            Mary Anne Horn 3P programme follow up Mounted     £45 plus arena hire

23rd April            Mary Anne Horn Inter Regionals Test ride                         tbc

23rd April             Alison Craig      GBEC (see below for full details) Surrey             £40 plus £10 arena hire

24th April            Leanne Wall      Parwood EC, Guildford Surrey                  £45 plus £15 arena hire

                                Including Squadding if required

30th April            Emma McGurk BYRDS Clinic & Squadding The Bridge Equestrian Centre, Sussex

                                                                                                                                                £45 plus £15 arena

MAY

6th May                 Alison Craig      Saddlecombe Stud, Nr Leatherhead.   £40 plus £15 arena hire

8th May                Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

14th 15th               May Senior Inter-Regional, Keysoe

22nd May              Leanne Wall      Parwood EC, Guildford Surrey                  £45 plus £15 arena hire

                                Including Squadding if required

30th May              Leanne Wall      Parwood EC, Guildford Surrey                  £45 plus £15 arena hire

                                Including Squadding if required

31st May              Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

 

 JUNE

1st & 2nd June    EXCITING! ONCE AGAIN the Under 25’s SOUTHERN CHAMP’s AT HICKSTEAD

3rd June               Alison Craig      Saddlecombe Stud, Nr Leatherhead.   £40 plus £15 arena hire

10th June            Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

11th June            Leanne Wall      Parwood EC, Guildford Surrey                  £45 plus £15 arena hire

12th June            Leanne Wall      Parwood EC, Guildford Surrey                  £45 plus £15 arena hire

18th June            Sarah Millis Day Camp (see below) Slinfold, West Sussex

25-26 June        BYRDS Inter-Regional Venue TBC

JULY

3rd July                  Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

25th July              Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

26th July              Leanne Wall      Parwood EC, Guildford Surrey                  £45 plus £15 arena hire

30 – 31 July         BYRDS Home International, Sparsholt Hants     

AUGUST

19th Aug              Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

20th Aug              Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

21st Aug              Leanne Wall      Parwood EC, Guildford Surrey                  £45 plus £15 arena hire

SEPTEMBER

10th Sept            Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

19th Sept            Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

OCTOBER

15th Oct                  Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

24th Oct              Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

NOVEMBER

5th Nov                Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

25th Nov              Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

DECEMBER

10th Dec              Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

23rd Dec              Leanne Wall      Cobham Manor EC, Nr Maidstone          £45 plus £7.50 arena hire

 

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

 

4th & 5th April    KEYSOE BYRDS Camp. We will be sharing with the Eastern region. The cost will be confirmed early in the new year.

 

21st & 22nd May BURY FARM an exciting new venue for camp for Southern ! trainers include Char Lassetter and Harry Payne. Individual clinics, test rides and much more! 

 

18th June           A day camp with Sarah Millis UKCC 3 coach and international rider. To be held at Sarah’s base in Slinfold, West Sussex. A full day including a lesson and a test ride and re ride. Places are strictly limited! Cost is £110 per rider 

 

9th & 10th July   SPARSHOLT pre BYRDS HI practise and Seniors camp open to all

 

Mary Anne Horn. Mounted and unmounted. We all talk about goal setting, understanding objectives and “ring craft” but what does that really mean and how do we do these things. Join Mary Anne Horn List 1 judge and UKCC level 3 coach and look at three most important points for a competitor

·         Preparation

·         Patience

·         Practice

Followed up by a test riding day / clinic benchmarking and development session.

 

Alison Craig. BD / BYRDS lunge-the-rider sessions at Great Bookham Equestrian Centre, Dorking Road, Great Bookham KT23 4PZ in the indoor school.  it’s 32m x 16m so a good size for controlled lungeing/work-in-hand, with a really good springy and stable Martin Collins waxed surface.  Specialist rider position work and transitions practice, with BHSI and BD UKCC3 trainer and Rider Test Judge, using key elements of Alexander Technique to improve rider balance and achieve an elegant, effective position with subtle aids. GBEC is off the A246, a few minutes from Leatherhead, 10 minutes from Junction 9 M25 or from Dorking, 15 minutes from A3/Guildford.

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

 

Did you know you can pay for all events, clinics and seminars via paypal and coming shortly BOOKWHEN? Contact Sharon Walker for information!

All 2016 events

Attendance on Clinics: Unless otherwise stated, please apply to the individual trainer. Cheques (individual cheques for each training session) payable to British Dressage.PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR PAYMENT MUST BE TO BRITISH DRESSAGE AND NOT TO THE INDIVIDUAL TRAINER. Please check dates on regional web page for regional squad training sessions and additional dates as we book them in. In order to avoid last minute cancellations we would like people to post their cheques in advance to the trainers or relevant contact in order to reserve their place. If you need to cancel your lesson your cheque will not be cashed if it is possible for us to fill the slot with an alternative rider. The individual trainers will confirm times with you directly for their own sessions

 

 

  

JUDGE TRAINING 2016

2nd April                                   Saddlesdane EC. Faversham. Kent      Novice & Elementary

1st May                                    Hadlow College. Kent                            Medium

28th May                                  Hickstead. Sussex                                 Medium & Adv Med

 

For Judge Training Please apply to Kirsty Mepham for a place mephamk@aol.com Payment to Sharon Walker this can be made by cheque or paypal

All 2016 Dates

Judge training sessions - Unless stated, cost of sessions  £12.00, cheques payable to British Dressage. Please reserve your place by calling Sharon on 07894 232358 or emailing

 

  • 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. 

British Dressage Southern Region are thrilled to announce the appointment of Tanya Reid onto the Southern Committee as PARA Equestrian representative.

Tanya brings with her a wealth of experience and is very keen to invest time and energy into the sport she loves. Tanya is passionate about developing opportunities for PARA riders in the region focusing on inclusivity and opportunity for all. Tanya is a BHSAI and UKCC Level 2 coach and regularly trains with Simon Laurens and Dr Carol Green. Tanya is busy organising all sorts of events but did you know that any training set up by any region counts towards team selection criteria?

Tanya says “..I’d like to make PARA dressage more inclusive by organising training that is open to all PARA classified and RDA riders, as well as able-bodied riders and to get information about training opportunities to those riders. The trend to include PARA competitions alongside regular BD shows is a good one, and I’d like to try to expand that".

Like to know more about opportunities in our region? Please contact tanya.reid@outlook.com

 

Dan Watson                      Chairman                                            dan@fgstud.co.uk

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                         Members Rep                                      sam.mabb@hotmail.co.uk

Kirsty Mepham                  Judges Rep                                          mephamk@icloud.com

Samantha Osborn             BYRDS Rep     (Surrey)                       samantha.osborn@btinternet.com

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

Tanya Reid                        Para Rep                                                     tanya.reid@outlook.com

 

 

 

Details of Events in Southern Region

 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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Natalie Dalrymple            BYRDS Rep (Kent & Sussex)                          jmd199@aol.com

 


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