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Southern region

RDO : Sharon Walker Tel: 07894 232358

email: Sharon.walker@britishdressage.co.uk

We need your application for this year's Home International! Calling all riders from Novice Bronze, up to and including, PSG. Email your 4 best scores, at the level you'd like to ride at from 21st August 2015 to present, to Sharon.Walker@britishdress
You will need to check you meet the eligibility criteria!
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  • Good Afternoon Sunny Southern Region!

    We have some more dates for you... There is always something to be involved in! Firstly Judges seminars then onto clinics with the fabulous UKCC level 3 Coach, Sue McMahon and finally two camps PLUS from now on there is no need to send me a cheque or book via email everything you need is on bookwhen! Just go to https://bookwhen.com/bdsouthern  so without further ado ...
    • List 1 2A and 2 Judges Seminar with David Trott by kind permission of Christian Landolt at his yard in Tetbury on the 24th August
    • List 3A 3 and 4 Judges seminar with Jo Graham. Saturday 11th September at Belmordean EC, West Grinstead, Sussex
    • List 5, 6 and Trainees Seminar with Jo Graham Sunday 12th September at Belmoredean EC, West Grinstead, Sussex
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    • CAMP
    • ONTO our second camp of the year at Merrist Wood on the 28th and 29th of August. Particularly aimed at Seniors although all are welcome this is an excellent chance to come and have a preview of teams and be seen by our senior team trainer Char Lassetter as well as be trained by the one and only Mark Ruddock the fabulous Sue McMahon and the fantastic Harry Payne - all trainers are UKCC level 3 coaches and the chaps and Sue of course are both list 1 judges! We will have all of the above plus NLP sessions and again exclusive to you Equi-Check. Cost £225 for members and £245 for non members to include stabling and welcome cocktail to book https://bookwhen.com/bdsouthern please note it is not necessary to attend for selection purposes but attendance will count as part of the mounted selection criteria! 

      Lots more to come still Southern Region! see you soon and happy summer! 
      Best wishes and kind regards
      Sharon Walker
      Southern Region RDO for
      British Dressage
      07894 232358

  • 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

 

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

 

28th and 29th August at Merrist Wood. ONLY 2 PLACES REMAINING!! Trainers include Sue McMahon, Char Lassetter, Harry Payne and Mark Ruddock.  Reserve you place on our online booking system https://bookwhen.com/bdsouthern 

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

ALL CLINICS CAN BE BOOKED VIA https://bookwhen.com/bdsouthern

All 2016 Dates

 

 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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