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Southern region

RDO : Sharon Walker Tel: 07894 232358

email: Sharon.walker@britishdressage.co.uk

 
 
 
 

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

   

 

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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

 

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! 
 

 

 

 

January 2017

 

 

 

 

6

Fri

Parwood

Sara-Jane Lanning Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

7

Sat

Parwood

Leanne Wall Clinic

FULL

 

 

 

 

10

Tue

Parwood

Clinic with Sarah Sjoholm-Patience

 

 

 

 

 

11

Wed

Parwood

Char Lassetter Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

19

Thu

Parwood  

Russell Guire Centaur Bio Mechanics

ALMOST FULL

 

 

 

 

20

Fri

Kent

Char Lassetter Snr Team Trainer Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

22

Sun

Parwwod

Olivia Oakeley Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

26

Thu

Parwood

Mark Ruddock Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

February 2017 

 

 

 

 

1st Wed

5pm - 9pm

Pre Regionals Test Ride Practise

MERRIST WOOD

 

 

 

 

3rd Fri

1pm - 7pm  

Pre Regionals Test Ride Practise  

MERRIST WOOD

 

 

 

 

4th

Sat

9am - 5pm

Pre Regionals Test Ride Practise

ALMOST FULL  

 

 

 

 

 

Bedgebury

Clinic with Sarah Sjoholm-Patience

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saddlesdane

Maddi Burchell

 

 

 

 

 

5

Sun

Parwood

Leanne Wall Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

8

Wed

Parwood

Sara-Jane Lanning Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

10

Fri

Parwood

Clinic with Sarah Sjoholm-Patience

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parwood

Char Lassetter Clinic  

 

 

 

 

 

12

Sun

MW Regionals

Elementary Judge Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

MW Regionals

Novice Judge Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parwood

Char Lassetter Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

13

Mon

MW Regionals

Advanced Medium plus Judge Training  

 

 

 

 

 

 

MW Regionals

Medium Judge Training

 

 

 

 

 

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 

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

 

 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

  

 

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! 
 

 

 

 

January 2017

 

 

 

 

6

Fri

Parwood

Sara-Jane Lanning Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

7

Sat

Parwood

Leanne Wall Clinic

FULL

 

 

 

 

10

Tue

Parwood

Clinic with Sarah Sjoholm-Patience

 

 

 

 

 

11

Wed

Parwood

Char Lassetter Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

19

Thu

Parwood  

Russell Guire Centaur Bio Mechanics

ALMOST FULL

 

 

 

 

20

Fri

Kent

Char Lassetter Snr Team Trainer Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

22

Sun

Parwwod

Olivia Oakeley Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

26

Thu

Parwood

Mark Ruddock Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

February 2017 

 

 

 

 

1st Wed

5pm - 9pm

Pre Regionals Test Ride Practise

MERRIST WOOD

 

 

 

 

3rd Fri

1pm - 7pm  

Pre Regionals Test Ride Practise  

MERRIST WOOD

 

 

 

 

4th

Sat

9am - 5pm

Pre Regionals Test Ride Practise

ALMOST FULL  

 

 

 

 

 

Bedgebury

Clinic with Sarah Sjoholm-Patience

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saddlesdane

Maddi Burchell

 

 

 

 

 

5

Sun

Parwood

Leanne Wall Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

8

Wed

Parwood

Sara-Jane Lanning Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

10

Fri

Parwood

Clinic with Sarah Sjoholm-Patience

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parwood

Char Lassetter Clinic  

 

 

 

 

 

12

Sun

MW Regionals

Elementary Judge Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

MW Regionals

Novice Judge Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parwood

Char Lassetter Clinic

 

 

 

 

 

13

Mon

MW Regionals

Advanced Medium plus Judge Training  

 

 

 

 

 

 

MW Regionals

Medium Judge Training

 

 

 

 

 

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 

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

 

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!

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

We are holding judge training during the regionals at Merrist Wood.

Novice and Elementary are being held on Sunday the 12th of February, it should work out that the novice will be in the morning, As yet I do not know the name of the judges that will be taking the training or the exact times. The times will not be known until Merrist Wood have received all their entries, but perhaps you would like to pencil in this date and let me know if you would be interested in attending. If you are thinking of upgrading or would like to sit in on the next level please let me know, as this is now accepted.

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.

 

  • For List 3A, 3 and 4 we have the 10th September at Belmordean EC, Sussex with course taker Jo Graham
  • For List 5, 6 and Trainees we have the 11th September at Belmordean EC Sussex with course taker Jo Graham 

 

All of the above cost just £15 per person. 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 
 
I would also like to take this opportunity to say that the lovely Kirsty who has been an amazing Judges rep on the Southern Committee ends her term in December of this year and we are very much hoping to encourage one of you to come forward and apply for the role as soon as possible so that we can have a good handover! So if you think you can help and be part of a very special dedicated group that is the Southern Committee please email me for the forms and information. Alternatively please do not hesitate to contact me or Kirsty Mepham
mephamk@aol.com for more information 


As always assuring you of our very best attention at all times
Kind regards
Sharon & Kirsty 

 

 

For Judge Training Please apply to Kirsty Mepham for a place mephamk@aol.com

 

 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

 

 

 

 

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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