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Southern region

RDO : Sharon Walker Tel: 07894 232358



Dear Southern Region

Are you ready for a challenge? Do you want to be part of something very special? Do you want to represent the Southern region at this year's National competitions? As the winning team of the 2014 Senior Inter Regionals we have to defend our national title at the Home International.  If selected you will wear the George Cross on your jacket and ride for England!

So Seniors if you are Novice restricted to PSG, you and your horse are at the correct level and you meet the selection criteria come forward for the Senior Home International! Seniors Selection Criteria   Application Form

The date is        3rd, 4th and 5th October

The venue is      Arena UK, Lincs

For BYRDS the first of your team competition is also the Inter Regional at Keysoe. But you will need to do rider tests - contact Sue Pinks for details. Byrds Selection Criteria Application Form

The date is        28th and 29th June (Travel on the 27th )

The venue is      The College Keysoe

Everyone who has ever competed in our teams have had a fabulous time and I believe without hesitation would recommend it to anyone so read the selection criteria, fill in the form, return it to me and get involved !!



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 Calendar of events for the Southern Region



If you are under 11 you can become a Fledgling rider and take part in all the activities and represent the region


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



To book your place on a training session please contact


Leanne Wall -  

Darryl Thickett -Karen Chaplin

Alison Craig -

Sharon Edwards -

Mark Ruddock - Sharon Walker

Zoe Colgate  - Sharon Walker

Islay Auty  Sharon Walker

BYRDS Camp - Sue Pinks         






Please book with Kirsty Mepham – or call 07768 551179
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 and send your cheque through with the completed application form. The closing date for sessions is 7 days prior to the event. 

Click here to download a Judge Training application form.


Southern Para Riders have been flying the flag for the region in International competitions.   

 Fiona Maynard grade 1V rider competed at Bishop burton 2*  International winning her class on both days Saturday 66.79% and on the Sunday heading off strong competition to win again with £73.25%

Next came the Festival of Dressage 3* International at Hartpury.

Nicola Naylor Martin Matthews and Diana Mann all attended.  This was a strong competition with the Final Selection taking place for GB riders for The World Equestrian Games.

Nicola Naylor riding grade IV was placed every day her best score being 67.98% for 4th place in the Kur on the last day

Martin Matthews achieved 5th place  64 .86%

Diana Mann competed all three days in grade 3  with her best score in the kur for 65% for 5th place.

Well Done all of you. 

Carol Green

  • How to achieve your Goal - sport Psychology take with Carol Green 2.15 1 Stable Cottage, Lower Lodge Farm, Ringmer BN8 5NQ £10 including light refreshments
  • Para Training 13th October with Charlotte Lassetter cost £50 - venue tbc
  • Para Training Mary-Anne Horn cost £45 at Ringmer date tbc
  • Para riders welcome on Leanne Wall clinics
  • Paras Coaches Pathway
  •  RDA Course


Daniel Watson

07710 747341


Kirsty Mepham 

07768 551179


Dr Carol Green 

Details to follow


Samantha Mabb

07971 871888


Sarah Jane Roth

07990 526138


Position vacant



Sue Pinks



Charlotte Wickington


Claire Allmett





Details of Events in Southern Region






British Dressage Venues in the Southern Region


Bluebarn, Kent

Cobham Manor, Kent

Eaglesfield, Kent

Frensham Manor, Surrey

Guernsey Dressage Group Chemin Le Roi, Channel Islands

Hadlow College, Kent

Hickstead, West Sussex

Merrist Wood College, Surrey

Oldencraig, Surrey

Priory Equestrian, Surrey

Pachesham, Surrey

Plumpton College, East Sussex

Saddlesdane, Kent



South of England Showground, Ardingly





Speedgate, IOW

Step Aside Dressage, West Sussex

Stilebridge Barn, Kent